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Punk Identities, Punk Utopias

Global Punk and Media

Explores the notion of identities, ideologies, and cultural discourse in contemporary global punk scenes. 

Punk Identities, Punk Utopias unpacks punk and the factors that shape its increasingly complex and indefinable social, political, and economic setting. The third offering in Intellect’s Global Punk series, produced in collaboration with the Punk Scholars Network, this volume examines the broader social, political, and technological concerns that affect punk scenes around the world, from digital technology and new media to gender, ethnicity, identity, and representation.

Drawing on scholarship in cultural studies, musicology, and social sciences, this interdisciplinary collection will add to the academic discussion of contemporary popular culture, particularly in relation to punk and the critical understanding of transnational and cross-cultural dialogue.

260 pages | 35 halftones | 6 3/4 x 9 1/2

Global Punk Series

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Table of Contents


 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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