Punk Identities, Punk Utopias (Book)

Global Punk and Media

This new volume in the acclaimed Global Punk series extends the critical enquiry to reflect broader social, political and technological concerns impacting punk scenes around the world, with international contributors, ranging through topics from digital technology and new media to gender, ethnicity, identity and representation. 50 b/w photographs.

Category: Music
Series: Global Punk


Matt Grimes is a senior lecturer and researcher in music industries and radio at Birmingham City University’s School of Media.

Russ Bestley is reader in graphic design at London College of Communication.

Mike Dines is a lecturer of music at Middlesex University.

Alastair Gordon is a senior lecturer of media and communication at De Montfort University, Leicester.

Paula Guerra is professor of sociology at the University of Porto.



 Russ Bestley, Mike Dines, Matt Grimes and Paula Guerra


  1. From Belfast with Love: the women and female presenting punks of Northern Ireland and  

      their ‘subculture’

      Francis Stewart

  1. The Power of Memory: Gender inequality among the Berlin psychobilly scene

      Matt Newsom

  1. Trans-Punk: Diy identities and new modes of subjectivity

      Gareth Schott 

  1. Brazilian Riot Grrrls: History, reflections and feminist empowerment in girls

      rock camps.

      Gabriela Cleveston Gelain and Mike Dines

  1. Not just Riot Grrrls! Punk rock feminism in the Philippines

      Monica Schoop
6.   Not just boys’ fun: Punks, pariah femininities, and challenges to gender hegemony

      Steve Moog

  1. Say a spell: Summoning the ghosts of post-punk Melbourne

      Donna McRae and Alexia Kannas

  1. Keeping Japanese punk film (A)LIVE: Shôzin Fukui’s concert-screening hybridity and

       Japanese Live House culture

       Mark Player

  1. ‘Back from the Grave’: Retro style and cultural memory in the Tokyo Garage Rock scene

      José Neglia

  1. The punks, the web, local concerns and global appeal: Cultural hybridity in Turkish

          hardcore punk

      Lyndon C. S. Way and Dylan Wallace

  1. Love at first sip? When Finnish hardcore punk met alcohol

        Lasse Ullvén

  1. Punk is punk but by no means punk: definition, genre evasion and the quest for an

          authentic voice in contemporary Russia

          Yngvar Steinholt    


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