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The Connected Lives of Dutch Punks: Contesting Subcultural Boundaries

Lohman, Kirsty (2017) The Connected Lives of Dutch Punks: Contesting Subcultural Boundaries Palgrave Studies in the History of Subcultures and Popular Music . Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-3-319-51078-1

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This book is the first in-depth, ethnographic study of the Dutch punk scene. It questions the artificial boundaries of subcultural research, calling for a critical analysis of the distinctions drawn between subcultural and everyday lives, and between localised and globalised subcultures. The everyday experiences of punk are framed within the mobile and connected global subculture of which they are a part. It traces its emergence in the 1970s and its development through to 2010, with chapters that map Dutch punk historically and spatially. Further chapters explore the meanings and practices attached to punk by its participants before focusing in particular on the political affiliations of punks. This book argues for an approach to social research that recognises the ‘messiness’ and the ‘connectedness’ of punk and of the social world.

Item Type: Book
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology
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Date : 10 October 2017
DOI : 10.1007/978-3-319-51079-8
Copyright Disclaimer : © The Author(s) 2018
Uncontrolled Keywords : the Netherlands; Social movements; Spatial history; Globalisation; Political affiliation
Additional Information : From 1940s zoot-suiters and hepcats through 1950s rock ‘n’ rollers, beatniks and Teddy boys; 1960s surfers, rude boys, mods, hippies and bikers; 1970s skinheads, soul boys, rastas, glam rockers, funksters and punks; on to the heavy metal, hip-hop, casual, goth, rave and clubber styles of the 1980s, 90s, noughties and beyond, distinctive blends of fashion and musichave become a defining feature of the cultural landscape. The Subcultures Network series is international in scope and designed to explore the social and political implications of subcultural forms. Youth and subcultures will be located in their historical, socioeconomic and cultural context; the motivations and meanings applied to the aesthetics, actions and manifestations of youth and subculture will be assessed. The objective is to facilitate a genuinelycross-disciplinary and transnational outlet for a burgeoning area of academic study.
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 15 Jul 2019 09:08
Last Modified : 15 Jul 2019 09:08

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