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Punk Record Labels And The Struggle For Autonomy by Alan O'Connor
This book describes the emergence of DIY punk record labels in the early 1980s. Based on interviews with sixty-one labels, including four in Spain and four in Canada, it describes the social background of those who run these labels. Using the ideas of French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu, this book shows how the field of record labels operates. The choice of independent or corporate distribution is a major dilemma. Other tensions are about signing bands to contracts, expectations of extensive touring, and use of professional promotion. There are often rivalries between big and small labels over bands that have become popular and have to decide whether to move to a more commercial record label.
Transnational Punk Communities In Poland by Marta Marciniak
A transnational historical and ethnographic work that makes an interesting intervention into the field of subculture studies by emphasizing the seriousness, outreach, and attraction of these unique, yet similar Polish and Silesian punk communities since the late 1970s. Combines the methods of oral history and ethnography to create compact sections assignable as reading to graduate students enrolled in courses in cultural studies, Polish studies, social history of central Europe, anthropology, political studies, and others.
Punk Crisis by Raymond A. Patton
In March 1977, John "Johnny Rotten" Lydon of the punk band the Sex Pistols looked over the Berlin wall onto the grey, militarized landscape of East Berlin, which reminded him of home in London. Lydon went up to the wall and extended his middle finger. He didn't know it at the time, but the Sex Pistols' reputation had preceded his gesture, as young people in the "Second World" busily appropriated news reports on degenerate Western culture as punk instruction manuals. Soon after, burgeoning Polish punk impresario Henryk Gajewski brought the London punk band the Raincoats to perform at his art gallery and student club-the epicenter for Warsaw's nascent punk scene. When the Raincoats returned to England, they found London erupting at the Rock Against Racism concert, which brought together 100,000 "First World" UK punks and "Third World" Caribbean immigrants who contributed their cultures of reggae and Rastafarianism. Punk had formed networks reaching across all three of the Cold War's "worlds". The first global narrative of punk, Punk Crisis examines how transnational punk movements challenged the global order of the Cold War, blurring the boundaries between East and West, North and South, communism and capitalism through performances of creative dissent. As author Raymond A. Patton argues, punk eroded the boundaries and political categories that defined the Cold War Era, replacing them with a new framework based on identity as conservative or progressive. Through this paradigm shift, punk unwittingly ushered in a new era of global neoliberalism.
Diy Style by Brent Luvaas
Armed with cheap digital technologies and a fiercely independent spirit, millions of young people from around the world have taken cultural production into their own hands, crafting their own clothing lines, launching their own record labels, and forging a vast, collaborative network of impassioned amateurs more interested in making than consuming. DIY Style tells the story of this international do-it-yourself (DIY) movement through a major case study of one of its biggest, but least known contingents: the "indie" music and fashion scene of the predominantly Muslim Southeast Asian island nation of Indonesia. Through rich ethnographic detail, in-depth historical analysis, and cutting-edge social theory, the book chronicles the rise of DIY culture in Indonesia, and also explores the phenomenon in Europe and the United States, painting an evocative portrait of vibrant communities who are not only making and distributing popular culture on their own terms, but working to tear down the barriers between production and consumption, third and first world, global and local. What emerges from the book is a cautiously optimistic view of the future of global capitalism - a creative, collectivist alternative built from the ground up. This exciting and original study is essential reading for students and scholars of anthropology, fashion, media studies, cultural studies and sociology.
One Less Car by Zack Furness
Discusses the power of the bicycle to impact mobility, technology, urban space and everyday life
Literature And Oppositional Culture In Late Capitalism by Johanna L. Isaacson
Encyclopedia Of Punk Music And Culture by Brian Cogan
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An Encyclopedia Of Political Record Labels by Josh MacPhee
Just as the Civil Rights Movement leaps onto mainstream headlines in the early 1960s, the 33rpm �Long Player� and 45rpm single invade people�s stereos. All the major Civil Rights organizations release vinyl records of speeches, movement songs, and field recordings�setting the pace for the intertwining of social movements and easily distributed sound recordings. This relationship continues through the end of the twentieth century, which marked both the end of apartheid in South Africa and the dominance of the vinyl format. An Encyclopedia of Political Record Labels is a compendium of information about political music. Focusing on vinyl records, and the labels that released them, this reference book traces the parallel rise of social movements in the second half of the twentieth century and the vinyl record as the dominant form of music distribution. From A-Disc (the record label of the Swedish Labor Movement) to Zhongguo Changpian (the state label of the People�s Republic of China), An Encyclopedia of Political Record Labels is a compendium of over five hundred record labels which produced political music. Each entry features the logo of the label, a brief synopsis of its history, and additional interesting information. Truly international in scope, over two dozen countries and territories are represented, as well as a myriad of musical styles and forms.
Raymond Williams by Alan O'Connor
Raymond Williams, a Welsh media critic and a pioneer of cultural studies, believed traditional biographies focus on individuals while isolating them from their communities. The author introduces us to Williams and his time period of social change and crisis.