Global Punk: Resistance and Rebellion in Everyday Life by Kevin DunnGlobal Punk: Resistance and Rebellion in Everyday Life by Kevin Dunn

Global Punk: Resistance and Rebellion in Everyday Life

byKevin Dunn

Paperback | May 5, 2016

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Global Punk examines the global phenomenon of DIY (do-it-yourself) punk, arguing that it provides a powerful tool for political resistance and personal self-empowerment. Drawing examples from across the evolution of punk - from the streets of 1976 London to the alleys of contemporary Jakarta - Global Punk is both historically rich and global in scope. Looking beyond the music to explore DIY punk as a lived experience, Global Punk examines the ways in which punk contributes to the process of disalienation and political engagement. The book critically examines the impact that DIY punk has had on both individuals and communities, and offers chapter-length investigations of two important aspects of DIY punk culture: independent record labels and self-published zines. Grounded in scholarly theories, but written in a highly accessible style, Global Punk shows why DIY punk remains a vital cultural form for hundreds of thousands of people across the globe today.
Kevin Dunn is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY. He is author of several books, including Imagining the Congo (2003), The Politics of Origin in Africa (2013) and Inside African Politics (2013). He is also a regular contributor to Razorcake and Maximumrocknroll ...
Title:Global Punk: Resistance and Rebellion in Everyday LifeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.75 inPublished:May 5, 2016Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Prologue Punk Won: A Conversation with Ian MacKaye 1. Punk Matters: DIY punk and the politics of resistance 2. You're Not Punk and I'm Telling Everyone: Oppositional identities and disalienation 3. Fuck Your Scene, Kid: The power of local scenes 4. Punk Goes the World: Global networks, counter-hegemony and the contradictions of globalization 5. If It Ain't Cheap, It Ain't Punk: Punk record labels and DIY as a (anti-)business model 6. Satan Wears a Bra while Sniffin' Glue and eating Razorcake: Punk zines and the politics of DIY self-publishing 7. Total Resistance to the Fucking System: Anarcho-punk and resistance in everyday life Postscript Punk Rock Won't Change the World, It Already Has Notes References Index

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I've been waiting a long time for a book that tackled punk in all its complexity both on a global and local level and finally, Kevin Dunn has done it. In Global Punk, Dunn doesn't come across as a dispassionate observer, but an active participant in a very real and living resistant subculture, one that still resonates across the world. By reminding us how vital punk still is on a day to day basis, Dunn has created a book that truly inspires and reminds us why punk still matters and why we should never give up the hope of positive change.