CIDRAL, Manchester, Dick Hebdige 5pm 2 June and 10am 3 June 2015

High and Dry: The Desert Arts Project’

5-7pm 2nd June 2015: John Casken LT, Martin Harris Centre, Univ of Manchester, Oxford Rd.

Co-sponsored by: ESRC Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change (CRESC)

To be followed by Wednesday 3 June: CIDRAL Masterclass:

Dick Hebdige (Art Institute, UC Santa Barbara):

’40 Years in the Labyrinth: Reflections on Doing Cultural Studies’A cultural critic and theorist, Hebdige has published widely on youth subculture, contemporary music, art and design, and consumer and media culture. His books include: Subculture: The Meaning of Style (Methuen, 1979); Cut ‘n’ Mix: Culture, Identity and Caribbean Music (Methuen, 1987); and Hiding in the Light: On Images and Things (Routledge, Methuen, 1988). His current interests include the integration of autobiography and mixed media in critical writing and pedagogy.

Suggested Readings:

Alfred Gell, ‘Vogel’s Trap: Traps as Artworks and Artworks as Traps’ in The Art of Anthropology: Essays and Diagrams, edited by Eric Hirsch, London School of Economics Monographs on Social Anthropology (Vol. 6), (Oxford & New York, 2006), pp. 187-214

Dick Hebdige, ‘The Trapper and the Fall: An Amnesiac’s Diary’ in Mike Nelson: Amnesiac Hide, Exhibition Catalogue, Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, 2013 (London: Black Dog Publishing, 2015), pp. 17-45

Images to accompany Mike Nelson: Amnesiac Hide

Carlo Ginzberg, ‘Freud, Morelli and Sherlock Holmes: Clues and Scientific Method’, History Workshop No. 9 (1980), pp. 5-36

Readings available at


All welcome, no booking required.


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