skinheads


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Noun1.skinheads - a youth subculture that appeared first in England in the late 1960s as a working-class reaction to the hippies; hair was cropped close to the scalp; wore work-shirts and short jeans (supported by suspenders) and heavy red boots; involved in attacks against Asians and football hooliganism
youth subculture - a minority youth culture whose distinctiveness depended largely on the social class and ethnic background of its members; often characterized by its adoption of a particular music genre
skinhead - a young person who belongs to a British or American group that shave their heads and gather at rock concerts or engage in white supremacist demonstrations
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Mike Layton is the author of books Birmingham's Front Line and Reporting for Duty Close shave with skinheads FOURTEEN days after the Bull Ring battle, it was the skinheads' turn to cause trouble.
"There were rockabillies, there were punk rockers, there were skinheads together.
Described as 'skinheads' in our archives, the cropped hair, heavy-duty work boots and straight-legged trousers being part of the trademark style, along with button-down shirts and braces, echoing the working class, practical clothing that suited their employment and lifestyles.
Amid graffiti-scarred streets, we see the skinheads on the prowl, young lads tearing down the back lanes of old Benwell on home-made 'bogies', and Dunston Power Station pumping out smoke across the Tyne.
They're all like business-casual skinheads. They all wear bomber jackets to work.
"And furthermore, we don't endorse any neo-Nazi, white supremacist, skinheads, or 211 or anything like that - we don't hold events, we don't invite them, we don't want them here."
Interviews with local residents carried out by a young Jonathan Dimbleby contain strong language as they relate encounters with skinheads, police discrimination and social deprivation.
Marshall (1994, 1997) suggests there are three main skinhead groups, Traditional, SHARP (SkinHeads Against Racial Prejudice), and neo-Nazi skinheads.
Later came the skinheads and the punks with rings in their ears and noses and skinheads who the rockers battled who wore Doc Martin boots and had short cropped hair.
They were textbook skinheads: headstrong, music-loving youths in checkered button-ups, Dr.
Kaique Batista dos Santos, 16, had all his teeth pulled out with pliers and was battered to death by a gang of skinheads.