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Punks against censorship: Negotiating acceptable politics in the Dutch fanzine Raket

Lohman, Kirstin (2018) Punks against censorship: Negotiating acceptable politics in the Dutch fanzine Raket In: Ripped, Torn and Cut: Punk, Politics and fanzines. Manchester University Press. ISBN 978-1-5261-2059-5

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Abstract

Punk took root in The Netherlands in 1977, with scores of new bands forming through 1978–80. As with elsewhere, punk’s mix of spectacular imagery, nihilism and/or radical politics, shock value and a do-it-yourself approach appealed to young people. Also in the late 1970s, the port city of Rotterdam was undergoing a process of deindustrialisation and automation. It was still being rebuilt, both literally and figuratively, following near-annihilation during the Second World War. The city’s teenagers worked together to create strong subcultural and artistic networks, heavily influenced by left-wing political groups actively vying for attention.

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology
Authors :
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Lohman, Kirstink.lohman@surrey.ac.uk
Editors :
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Worley, Matthew
Date : 18 August 2018
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2018 Manchester University Press
Additional Information : "Ripped, torn and cut offers a collection of original essays exploring the motivations behind - and the politics within - the multitude of fanzines that emerged in the wake of British punk from 1976. Sniffin' Glue (1976-77), Mark Perry's iconic punk fanzine, was but the first of many, paving the way for hundreds of home-made magazines to be cut and pasted in bedrooms across the UK. From these, glimpses into provincial cultures, teenage style wars and formative political ideas may be gleaned. An alternative history, away from the often-condescending glare of London's media and music industry, can be formulated, drawn from such titles as Ripped & Torn, Brass Lip, City Fun, Vague, Kill Your Pet Puppy, Toxic Grafity, Hungry Beat and Hard as Nails. The first book of its kind, this collection reveals the contested nature of punk's cultural politics by turning the pages of a vibrant underground press."
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 12 Oct 2017 14:52
Last Modified : 19 Feb 2018 13:55
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/842534

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