Trans-Global Punk Scenes

The Punk Reader Volume 2

Edited by Russ Bestley, Mike Dines, Alastair "Gords" Gordon, and Paula Guerra

Trans-Global Punk Scenes

Edited by Russ Bestley, Mike Dines, Alastair "Gords" Gordon, and Paula Guerra

Distributed for Intellect Ltd

340 pages | 90 halftones | 6 3/4 x 9 1/2
Paper $38.50 ISBN: 9781789383379 Published May 2021 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only

While the punk scenes and subcultures of the late 1970s and early 1980s are well known and well documented, the proliferation of punk after the year 2000 has been far less studied. Picking up where The Punk Reader left off, Trans-Global Punk Scenes examines the global influence of punk in the new millennium, with a focus on punk demographics, the evolution of subcultural punk styles, and the notion of punk identity across cultural and geographic boundaries.

International in scope and analytical in perspective, the chapters offer insight into the dissemination of punk scenes and their form, structure, and contemporary cultural significance in New Zealand, Indonesia, Singapore, Ireland, South Africa, Mexico, the UK, the US, Siberia, and the Philippines. 


1. Yes, But Is It Punk?

Mark Edward Achtermann

2. Re-thinking punk discourse and purpose: A case study of Muslim Punk in Java

Elise Papineau

3. ’Mutants of the 67th parallel north’: Punk performance and the transformation of everyday life

Hilary Pilkington

4. Looking beyond music: Curating and narrating punk subculture in Singapore

Kai Khiun Liew and J. Patrick Williams

5. Taurunga music sux! DIY punk culture in Aotearoa

Kyle Barrett and Wairehu Grant

6. Filipino-American punk

Junior Tidal

7. Punk space in Bandung, Indonesia: Evasion and confrontation

Jim Donaghey and Frans Ari Prasetyo

8. Welcome to the ’modern age’: The imagery of punk from the 1970s in the redefinition of the New York music scene of the 2000s and beyond

Paula Guerra and Thiago Pereira Alberto

9. Going through the motions: Punk nostalgia and conformity

Russ Bestley

10. Always now: Punk in Washington DC, 2010–19

John R. Davis

11. Punk’s not dead but its organs are being harvested in Ireland

Michael Mary Murphy

12. From punk rock to Prabhupada: Locating the musical, philosophical and spiritual journey of contemporary Krishnacore

Mike Dines

13. Gore, absurdity and injustice: Narco aesthetics as local transgressions in grind and power violence: A perspective from Mexico’s musical subcultures

José Omar González Hernández

14. Fuck off! Fokofpolisiekar’s Afrikaans punk in the postcolony

Schalk D. van der Merwe

15. So far, so close: Contemporary faces of Portugese and Brazilian punk scenes

Paula Guerra and Pedro Menezes

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