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    DescriptionExamining 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 Lyxzen 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.

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    Sober Living for the Revolution
    Hardcore Punk, Straight Edge, and Radical Politics
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gabriel Kuhn
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 299
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    ISBN 13: 9781604860511
    ISBN 10: 1604860510

    BIC E4L: POL
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.5
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    BIC subject category V2: JPW, AV
    BISAC V2.8: SOC022000
    Ingram Subject Code: PR
    Libri: I-PR
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    DC22: 322.40973
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    LC classification: HQ796 .S5595 2010
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    Ingram Theme: ASPT/ARTAS
    Thema V1.0: AV, JPW
    Thema style qualifier V1.0: 6PN
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    12 b/w photos & 20 b/w illus
    PM Press
    Imprint name
    PM Press
    Publication date
    28 February 2010
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    Author Information
    Gabriel Kuhn is the author of "Life Under the Jolly Roger: Reflections on Golden Age Piracy "and "Women Pirates and the Politics of the Jolly Roger."
    Review quote
    "Kuhn's book can be credited as the first deeply international account of straight edge and perhaps the first to draw from the voices of women and queer folks as central (rather than ornamental) to the subject's history." --www.UppingTheAnti.org