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(I Want Some) Demystification: Deconstructing Punk

Bestley, Russ (2015) (I Want Some) Demystification: Deconstructing Punk. Punk & Post Punk, 4 (2/3). pp. 117-127. ISSN 2044-1983

Type of Research: Article
Creators: Bestley, Russ

What does ‘punk scholarship’ mean in practice? This is a question that many of us wrangle with on a personal as well as a critical, academic level. How can punk be academicized? What is gained – and what is lost – in that process? Why does punk need to be studied? In relation to which fields of enquiry, which bodies of knowledge could, or should, it be examined? What kinds of people undertake such study, and what motivates them to do it? What is their connection to the subculture itself, as observers, analysts or contributors? What constitutes a critical study of punk in any case – many punk followers are interested in the history of the subculture, sometimes to the tiniest detail, but does that make them ‘scholars’ or merely active participants (or punk nerds)?

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Date: 1 September 2015
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1386/punk.4.2-3.117_1
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2016 16:06
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2023 04:46
Item ID: 9567
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/9567

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