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Music and Theft: Technology, Sampling, and the Law : Dick Hebdige

Music and Theft
Dick Hebdige
Daphne Keller
Anthony Kelley
Fred Koenigsberg
Scott Lindroth
Tim Mandelbaum
David Sanjek
DJ Spooky

Conference Participants

Dick Hebdige


  • Director of Interdisciplinary Humanities Center and Professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
  • Former Dean, School of Critical Studies and former Director of MFA Writing Program at the California Institute of Arts.

Practical Experience and Bio

Professor Hebdige has taught at various universities and arts colleges in Western Europe, the United States, Canada, and Australia. In addition to being the Director of Interdisciplinary Humanities Center at the University of California in Santa Barbara, Professor Hebdige also teaches in Film Studies as well as Art Studio at U.C. at Santa Barbara. Professor Hebdige is a graduate of the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies, Birmingham University, United Kingdom. His career in academia is complimented by his career as a writer and critic. He has written extensively on contemporary art, design and music, the media, and critical theory. His current interests include the integration of autobiography, fiction and mixed media in critical writing and pedagogy.

Work Samples

  • Subculture: The Meaning of Style (Methuen, 1979)
  • Cut 'n Mix: Culture, Identity and Caribbean Music (Routledge, 1987)
  • Hiding in the Light: On Images and Things (Routledge, 1988)

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