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PUNK! Las Américas Edition

A collective challenge to the global hegemonic vision of punk.

This book interrogates the dominant vision of punk—particularly its white masculine protagonists and deep Anglocentrism—by analyzing punk as a critical lens into the disputed territories of “America,” a term that hides the heterogeneous struggles, global histories, hopes, and despairs of late twentieth- and early twenty-first-century experience. Compiling academic essays and punk paraphernalia (including interviews, zines, poetry, and visual segments) into a single volume, the book explores punk life through its multiple registers: vivid musical dialogues, excessive visual displays, and underground literary expression.

394 pages | 71 halftones | 6 3/4 x 9 1/2

Global Punk Series


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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction: ¿Otro Punk es Posible? Heterogeneous Histories, Contested Territories
Olga Rodriguez-Ulloa, Rodrigo Quijano, and Shane Greene

CONTESTED TERRITORY 1: COLONIALITY AND CULTURAL RESILIENCE

1. The Indigenous Punk: Mapunkys
Agustina Paz Frontera

2. The Monument: The Anchorage Scene as Colonial History
Thomas Michael Swensen

CONTESTED TERRITORY 2: SIGHTS, SOUNDS, AND IM/POSSIBLE DIALOGUES

3. Sonic Agitation
Jon Horne Carter

4. Brown Gaze, Feminine Gaze / Queer Punk, Latin Punk
Amina Cruz

5. Lima 77
Rodrigo Quijano

6. Stepping on the Flowers with Brazil’s Early Punks
Alexander S. Dent

7. “I really thought it was about fucking revolution” (interview)
Martín Crudo and Shane Greene

8. Porno para Ricardo, Unplugged (comment and video transcript)
Shane Greene and Olga Rodríguez-Ulloa

CONTESTED TERRITORY 3: IDENTITY, VOICE, AND STRUGGLE

9. Sadistic Cholas: Sex and Violence in Punk Literature
Olga Rodríguez-Ulloa

10. Pa’ los jodíxs: The Anti-Movement of Borícua Punk
Judith Rodríguez

11. Hysterics, Rebels, and Punks: Collectivity and Feminism in Mexico City
Merarit Viera Alcazar

12. “This is not what Afro-Punk is about” (interview)
James Spooner and Shane Greene

13. Notes on FemZines from Colombia (comment on zines, punk, and feminism)
Minerva Campion and Rapiña

14. “I don’t care what you think and you can’t hurt me” (interview)
Alice Bag and Olga Rodríguez-Ulloa

CONTESTED TERRITORY 4: STATES, BORDERS, AND VIOLENCE

15. Punk and the Drug War in Mexico (record review and interviews)
Stuart Schrader, Yecatl Peña, Fani Suarez, Violeta Hinojosa, and Dave Rata

16. Burning Down the City (novel excerpt)
Julio Durán

17. I Disrespect Authority: Punk Disobedience and Activism in Post-dictatorship Argentina (comment on documentary images)
Pat Pietrafesa

18. "Los frikis”: voices from the first wave of Cuban punk (comment and testimonial)
Carmen Torre Pérez

CONTESTED TERRITORY 5: INDIVIDUALISMS OF HOPE AND DESPAIR

19. Not Your Punk
Shane Greene

PARAPHERNALIA

20. “The first lesson was self-definition” (interview)
Ian MacKaye and Shane Greene

21. Third World Punk Manifesto (poetry, manifesto, and film review)
Giovanni Oquendo

22. Straight Edge Hardcore and Activism at the Festival Verdurada in São Paulo (scene report)
Jhessica Reia

IN LIEU OF A CONCLUSION – A PUNK MANIFESTO

23. 40 Years of Punk in the World, Mexico 2017
Magos Rebelde

Author Biographies

Index

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