The Philosophy of Punk

The Philosophy of Punk : More Than Noise!!

By (author) Craig O'Hara

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ContentsIntroduction by Marc Bayard Preface by the author Why Punk: Background comparisons with previous art movements; some defining characteristics of punk. Media Misrepresentations: How television, glossy magazines, and mindless mass media have done their best to defang the beast. Skinheads: Who they are, where they're from and do they have to do with punk anyway. Intra-Movement Communication: Fanzines-communcation from the Xerox machine to the underground. Anarchism: An alternative to existing systems. What it is and why it is embraced by punks all over the world. The failure of "bought and paid for" politicians has ensured a counterculture receptive to the idea that we would be better off without these vampires. Gender Issues: Sexism, feminism and open homosexuality. Environmentalism and Ecological Concerns: The ideas and techniques of Earth First, ALF, and others have found a comfortable home in the punk scene. Straight Edge: A movement that went from being a minor threat to a convervative, conformist no threat. DIY Bibliography

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  • Paperback | 171 pages
  • 139.7 x 213.36 x 10.16mm | 204.12g
  • 01 Jul 2001
  • AK Press
  • Edinburgh
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • illustrations, ports.
  • 1873176163
  • 9781873176160
  • 157,689

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