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Punk Crisis: The Global Punk Rock Revolution

Raymond A. Patton


This book tells the story of punk rock as a global movement that spanned the boundaries of the Cold War world, focusing on examples in Poland and elsewhere in Eastern and Central Europe, the United States, the United Kingdom, and their connections with the Third World. Drawing on archival documents, ’zines, mainstream publications, and other sources, it closely examines the appeal of punk to its practitioners and the reactions of each society to the rise of punk. It argues that punk grew out of and contributed to the global transition from the late Cold War era to the era of neoliberal/neocons ... More

Keywords: punk, globalization, Cold War, cultural studies, subcultures, popular culture, popular music, postmodernism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190872359
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190872359.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Raymond A. Patton, author
Director of Educational Partnerships and General Education, John Jay College of Criminal Justice