Thursday, 23 September 2010

Brief introduction to Mod subculture

The term ‘Mod’ basically means modern and was a subculture through the 1950’s to the 1960’s. The Mod subculture began in London and the key elements of the culture include: fashion often suits, pop music including African American soul, Jamaican Ska and British beat music. The sub culture would frequently be found influenced by amphetamines in clubs and parties. A common recognizable trait was Italian motor scooters or as we know them now as mopeds. When media began taking off it would often use the term Mod as a way to describe what was popular or fashionable. There was a mod revival in the United Kingdom in the late 1970’s which created a further revival in North America in the early 1980’s mainly in southern California. An example of mod culture is shown in this is England ’86

1 comment:

  1. How is Mod culture represented in "This is England" the film and/or TV series. Are Woody and his gang positively, sympathetically, humourously, ironically or.....represented?

    Also how does Shane Meadows strongly communicate the Ska genre/lifestyle in his film and/or TV series. Think about the title sequence in the feature film "This is England".