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Punk Crisis


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Introduction 1. Punk Ethnoscapes: New York-London-Kingston-Berlin-Warsaw-New York 2. Prophets of Postmodern Provocation 3. Subcultural Capital 4. The Politics of Aesthetics: Punk in the East and West 5. Thatcher, Reagan, Jaruzelski 6. Punk Tiermondisme, Punk Tribalism, and the Late Cold War Roots of anti-Globalization 7. Culture Wars 1989: Conclusion and Epilogue Bibliography Index

About the Author

Raymond A. Patton is Director of Educational Partnerships and General Education at John Jay College of the City University of New York. He has also served as a professor and Director of the Global and Transnational Studies program at Drury University. He has taught courses on a wide variety of interdisciplinary topics, and once played saxophone in an obscure 3rd wave ska-punk band.


"This book makes a substantial contribution to scholarship on punk and other forms of music and popular expression within the larger contours of history ... Highly recommended." -- J. G. Matthews, CHOICE "Forget 'the politics of punk.' Punk is politics, even when Brygada Kryzys sang 'I don't trust politicians' in Poland in 1981. But now we know, thanks to Punk Crisis, that punk was transnational politics, too. Transnational is nothing if it isn't DIY, and Ray Patton shows us how to do it in this lively and valuable book." -- Padraic Kenney, Professor of History and International Studies, Indiana University "By drawing attention to punk's place in the Cold War, Punk Crisis reminds us of the shared spirit of '77 across the globe and brings new players onto the stage for a rave-up. Patton gives both an ideal introduction for young punks and a new twist for the grizzled veterans who might not know the whole story. London calling, Warsaw calling, Kingston calling." -- Jonathyne Briggs, Associate Professor of History, Indiana University Northwest, Author of Sounds French

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