This work remains the classic work on British youth culture. A product of the Birmingham School of Cultural Studies, it examines the style as subterfuge of the punk era and has become the basis for most serious evaluation of youth culture ever since. As fresh as ever, if you have not read it for thirty years, it will repay a revisit
"An Introduction to Language and Society" explores how our ways of seeing and engaging with the world may be shaped by the categories, systems and patterns of language. This second edition includes new material on gender, register, the speech community, language and subcultures, and language and representation.