The Punk Reader (Book)

Research Transmissions from the Local and the Global

The first offering in Intellect’s new Global Punk series, The Punk Reader: Research Transmissions from the Local and the Global is the first edited volume to explore and critically interrogate punk culture in relation to contemporary, radicalized globalization.

Series: Global Punk

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Forty years after its inception, punk has gone global. The founding scenes in the United Kingdom and United States now have counterparts all around the world. Most, if not all, cities on the planet now have some variation of punk existing in their respective undergrounds, and long-standing scenes can be found in China, Japan, India, Africa, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. Each scene, rather than adopting traditional interpretations of the punk filter, reflects national, regional and local identities.
 
The first offering in Intellect’s new Global Punk series, The Punk Reader: Research Transmissions from the Local and the Global is the first edited volume to explore and critically interrogate punk culture in relation to contemporary, radicalized globalization. Documenting disparate international punk scenes, including Mexico, China, Malaysia and Iran, The Punk Reader is a long-overdue addition to punk studies and a valuable resource for readers seeking to know more about the global influence of punk beyond the 1970s.

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 is reader in graphic design at London College of Communication.

Introduction

The Punk Narrative Turned Upside Down: Research Transmissions from the Local to the Global

Russ Bestley, Mike Dines, Alastair 'Gords' Gordon & Paula Guerra

Chapter 1

Sell-out Bastards! Case-study Accounts of the Dilemmas of Authenticity in the UK/US Punk 1984-2001 and Beyond

Alastair 'Gords' Gordon

Chapter 2

'Nothing Like the Rest of Holland': The Groningen Punk Scene

Kirsty Lohman

Chapter 3

The Global and Local in Music Scenes: The Multiple Anchoring of Portuguese Punk

Augusto Santos Silva & Paula Guerra

Chapter 4

'Crack in the System'. A Bottom-up Analysis of the Anarcho-Punk Movement in Mexico

Alice Poma & Tommaso Gravante

Chapter 5

One Struggle, One Fight, All Day, All Night: Punk Cartographies in the Subway of São Paulo

Paula Guerra & Débora Gomes

Chapter 6

Golfos, Punkis, Alternativos, Indignados: Subterranean Tradition of Youth (Spain, 1960-2015)

Carles Feixa & Paula Guerra

Chapter 7

Narratives of Transition Within a Subculture: A Case Study of Nomadic Punks

Edward Avery-Natale

Chapter 8

Powerviolence, or, How to Play Punk with a 'Hammer' 

Benjamin Van Loom

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