Sober Living for the Revolution: Hardcore Punk, Straight Edge, and Radical Politics by Gabriel Kuhn

Sober Living for the Revolution: Hardcore Punk, Straight Edge, and Radical Politics

byGabriel Kuhn

Kobo ebook | February 1, 2010

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Examining the multigenerational impact of punk rock music, this international survey of the political-punk straight edge movement-which has persisted as a drug-free, hardcore subculture for more than 25 years-traces its history from 1980s Washington, DC, to today. Asserting that drugs are not necessarily rebellious and that not all rebels do them, the record also defies common conceptions of straight edge's political legacy as being associated with self-righteous, macho posturing and conservative Puritanism. On the contrary, the movement has been linked to radical thought and action by the countless individuals, bands, and entire scenes profiled throughout the discussion. Lively and exhaustive, this dynamic overview includes contributions from famed straight edge punk rockers Ian MacKaye of Minor Threat and Fugazi, Dennis Lyxzén of Refused and the International Noise Conspiracy, and Andy Hurley of Fall Out Boy; legendary bands ManLiftingBanner and Point of No Return; radical collectives such as CrimethInc. and Alpine Anarchist Productions; and numerous other artists and activists dedicated as much to sober living as to the fight for a better world.

Title:Sober Living for the Revolution: Hardcore Punk, Straight Edge, and Radical PoliticsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:February 1, 2010Publisher:PM PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1604863439

ISBN - 13:9781604863437

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