History UsefulNotes / Skinheads

3rd Jul '16 10:36:23 AM CynicalBastardo
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* Barry Kent of the ''Literature/AdrianMole'' books is one in the early books. He is racist at first, but in the second book becomes an anti-racist after a politician from the Send 'Em Back Where They Came From Party comes around to the school looking for support to deport everyone not of Anglo-Saxon blood. Kent threatens him with bodily harm and joins a group called Rock Against Racism.
13th Jun '16 6:33:56 AM Folamh3
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* ''Film/GreenRoom'' revolves around a HardcorePunk band who unwittingly get hired to play a gig at a neo-Nazi skinhead bar. Things only go south from there.
17th Nov '15 2:34:04 PM namingway
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* In the revival series of ''Series/DoctorWho'', the costume theme for each Doctor is (by admission of WordOfGod) based on a British subculture. Both the Ninth Doctor and the Twelfth Doctor were modeled after different kinds of skinhead - the Twelfth the more classic, 1960s-style kind, with close-cropped but not shaved hair, brogues with Doc Marten's-like soles and a Crombie coat; and the Ninth the 00s, LGBT-skinhead kind with a crew cut, more conventional Doc Martens and lots of leather.

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* In the revival series of ''Series/DoctorWho'', the show struggled with a [[{{Badbutt}} middle class BBC approach]] to young thugs. (See [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS25E3SilverNemesis}} "Silver Nemesis"]], a Seventh Doctor serial.)
** In the revival series,
the costume theme for each Doctor is (by admission of WordOfGod) based on a British subculture. Both the Ninth Doctor and the Twelfth Doctor were modeled after different kinds of skinhead - the Twelfth the more classic, 1960s-style kind, with close-cropped but not shaved hair, brogues with Doc Marten's-like soles and a Crombie coat; and the Ninth the 00s, LGBT-skinhead kind with a crew cut, more conventional Doc Martens and lots of beat-up leather.
17th Nov '15 2:27:04 PM namingway
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* A major feature on British cop shows, as you would expect. Especially in period dramas: On ''Series/LifeOnMars'' they were [[StupidCrooks inept clowns]] (not even the real killers, just a red herring).

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* A major feature on British cop shows, as you would expect. Especially in period dramas: On ''Series/LifeOnMars'' ''[[Series/LifeOnMars2006 Life on Mars]]'' they were [[StupidCrooks inept clowns]] (not even the real killers, just a red herring).
17th Nov '15 2:21:55 PM namingway
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* A major feature on British cop shows, as you would expect. Especially in period dramas: On ''Series/LifeOnMArs'' they were [[StupidCrooks inept clowns]] (not even the real killers, just a red herring). ''Series/InspectorGeorgeGently'' portrays them slightly more sympathetically.

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* A major feature on British cop shows, as you would expect. Especially in period dramas: On ''Series/LifeOnMArs'' ''Series/LifeOnMars'' they were [[StupidCrooks inept clowns]] (not even the real killers, just a red herring). herring).
-->'''Gene''': The NF are far too stupid for that. That could stick a shotgun up me arse, pull the trigger two times and still miss.
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''Series/InspectorGeorgeGently'' portrays them slightly more sympathetically.
17th Nov '15 2:19:59 PM namingway
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* A major feature on British cop shows, as you would expect. Especially in period dramas: On ''Series/LifeOnMArs'' they were [[StupidCrooks inept clowns]] (not even the real killers, just a red herring). ''Series/InspectorGeorgeGently'' portrays them slightly more sympathetically.
-->'''John''': It's getting to where I don't even understand the crimes anymore.\\
'''Gently''': They told ''my'' generation, 'keep your nose clean work, hard young.' Young people today know that's a lie. What if these toe rags are the future, John? What then?
14th Aug '15 3:21:34 AM LondonKdS
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Skinheads first truly emerged in British culture in the '60s, following the long post-war economic boom. They were working class youth who made use of their money by buying clothes that reflected their lifestyles (straight-leg jeans, work boots, braces [suspenders], and occasionally suits) and going to dance halls to enjoy styles such as ska and rocksteady. They were technically [[ScooterRidingMods mods]] (more famously known for their upper-class, more refined image), but broke off from the other mods around the late '50s and became their own subculture, eventually becoming known as skinheads around the late '60s.

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Skinheads first truly emerged in British culture in the '60s, following the long post-war economic boom. They were working class youth who made use of their money by buying clothes that reflected their lifestyles (straight-leg jeans, work boots, braces [suspenders], and occasionally suits) and going to dance halls to enjoy styles such as ska and rocksteady. They were technically [[ScooterRidingMods [[ScooterRidingMod mods]] (more famously known for their upper-class, more refined image), but broke off from the other mods around the late '50s and became their own subculture, eventually becoming known as skinheads around the late '60s.
14th Aug '15 3:21:10 AM LondonKdS
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Skinheads first truly emerged in British culture in the '60s, following the long post-war economic boom. They were working class youth who made use of their money by buying clothes that reflected their lifestyles (straight-leg jeans, work boots, braces [suspenders], and occasionally suits) and going to dance halls to enjoy styles such as ska and rocksteady. They were technically mods (more famously known for their upper-class, more refined image), but broke off from the other mods around the late '50s and became their own subculture, eventually becoming known as skinheads around the late '60s.

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Skinheads first truly emerged in British culture in the '60s, following the long post-war economic boom. They were working class youth who made use of their money by buying clothes that reflected their lifestyles (straight-leg jeans, work boots, braces [suspenders], and occasionally suits) and going to dance halls to enjoy styles such as ska and rocksteady. They were technically mods [[ScooterRidingMods mods]] (more famously known for their upper-class, more refined image), but broke off from the other mods around the late '50s and became their own subculture, eventually becoming known as skinheads around the late '60s.
22nd May '15 1:42:06 AM LondonKdS
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* The recent British film ''Film/ThisIsEngland'' focuses on a young boy who ends up befriending a group of mostly apolitical skins during the days of Thatcher's England. When the group's leader returns from prison having joined the National Front, it splits between white power and anti-racist skins.

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* The recent British film ''Film/ThisIsEngland'' focuses on a young boy who ends up befriending a group of mostly apolitical skins (one of them actually being black) during the days of Thatcher's England. When the group's leader returns from prison having joined the National Front, it messily splits between into apolitical and white power and anti-racist skins.supremacist factions.
7th Apr '15 10:11:05 PM toongrrl1990
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* In the book [[BridgetJones Bridget Jones's Diary]], Bridget and her friends haven't heard from their gay friend Tom for a while and are worried he must've gotten attacked by some bigots and skinhead types. She also mentions that Tom had friends in the non-racist and queer-friendly rival group of the National Front. Thankfully Tom is safe albeit with some cosmetic surgery done to his nose.



* In the revival series of ''Series/DoctorWho'', the costume theme for each Doctor is (by admission of WordOfGod) based on a British subculture. Both the Ninth Doctor and the Twelfth Doctor were modelled after different kinds of skinhead - the Twelfth the more classic, 1960s-style kind, with close-cropped but not shaved hair, brogues with Doc Marten's-like soles and a Crombie coat; and the Ninth the 00s, LGBT-skinhead kind with a crew cut, more conventional Doc Martens and lots of leather.

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* In the revival series of ''Series/DoctorWho'', the costume theme for each Doctor is (by admission of WordOfGod) based on a British subculture. Both the Ninth Doctor and the Twelfth Doctor were modelled modeled after different kinds of skinhead - the Twelfth the more classic, 1960s-style kind, with close-cropped but not shaved hair, brogues with Doc Marten's-like soles and a Crombie coat; and the Ninth the 00s, LGBT-skinhead kind with a crew cut, more conventional Doc Martens and lots of leather.
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