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"Music" - The Gift

Wednesday, June 20, 2007


In class, we had the chance to study a text on streetstyle. here are a few comments on it.

“The history of streetstyle is a history of tribes":

- I have chosen this sentence, because this means there are many tribes and each tribe has its own style. Many of today’s rebellious groups had their origin in those tribes.


- Street style is a history of tribes, because every group of people has a distinctive style of dressing and decoration.
There are various tribes in the world, zooties, hippies, etc. and each
of it has its own style.
Street style isn’t a specific style, because there are several styles and nobody can really say one is the actual street style.


"Like-Looking is Like-Thinking"

- We don’t agree with that idea, because it is not the type of clothes we wear that shows the way we think, our true personality. The way people think doesn’t influence the way people dress and their moral thinking.

Vanessa and João Dores

"The Punks who dyed their hair green or even the hippies who let their hair grow long at a time when short hair was the norm were risking a great deal - job prospects, family harmony, verbal and sometimes even physical abuse. To adopt the look of a particular styletribe is to put oneself on the firing line. But if this brings a sense of group solidarity and comradeship, then, for many, it is worth it."

I was asked to comment on a certain part of a text we have read in the English class today. I have chosen to write about this part, and I agree with it. At that time, being 'not normal' was almost a crime, people risked a lot just to show their ideas on the world they lived in, and they never thought twice about that, because they didn't care about the consequences as long as they tried, at least, to tell everyone the truth about what they thought about society, discrimination, war, people that were not really living their lives. They wanted everyone to know that. I also think that "group solidarity and comradeship" is worth a lot, but I have to disagree when the author says that that is the reason why they did it...

Hugo Cortez

“The teenager steps out of the parental family into a social vacuum”

Until they are 11-12-year olds, youngsters usually hang out with their family. When they grow up they start feeling a need to step out of it. Sometimes they get into a social vacuum. Sometimes they step into many types of relationships, some bad some good…

The idea of being with friends, doing what you usually do and like, is prior to the idea of being with your parents.

That’s why teenagers step out of their parental family into their own social circle.

José Pedro Quintino

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