||'If you want to live, you better know how to fight' : fighting masculinity on the Russian punk scene / Hilary Pilkington -- Oi! Oi! Oi! : class, locality and British punk / Matthew Worley -- Playing a-minor in the punk scene? Exploring the articulation of identity by older women punks / Laura Way -- Immigrant punk : the struggle for post-modern authenticity / Ivan Gololobov -- Crass, subculture and class : the milieu culture of DIY punk / Peter Webb -- 'Flowers of evil' : ecosystem health and the punk poetry of John Cooper Clarke / John Parham -- Distortions in distance : debates over cultural conventions in French punk / Jonathyne Briggs -- Lo spirito continua : Torino and the Collettivo Punx Anarchici / Giacomo Bottà -- Shared enemies, shared friends : the relational character of subcultural ideology in the case of Czech punks and skinheads / Hedvika Novotná and Martin Heřmanský -- Ostpunx : East German punk in its social, political and historical context / Aimar Ventsel -- Silver screen sedition : auteurship and exploitation in the history of punk cinema / Bill Osgerby -- 'Punk belons to the punx, not business men!' British DIY punk as a form of cultural resistance / Michelle Liptrot -- Normality kills : discourses of normality and denormalisation in German punk lyrics / Melani Schröter -- 'Militant entertainment'? 'Crisis music' and political ephemera in the emergent 'structure of feeling', 1976-83 / Herbert Pimlott -- Punk zines : 'symbols of defiance' from the print to the digital age / Matt Grimes and Tim Wall.
||Fight back examines the different ways by which punk - as a youth/subculture - continues to provide space for political expression and action. Bringing together scholars from a range of academic disciplines (history, sociology, cultural studies, politics, English and music), it showcases innovative research into the diverse ways in which punk has been used and interpreted. The essays contained within Fight back are divided into three overarching themes: identity, locality and communication. These, in turn, cover subjects relating to questions of class, age and gender; the relationship between punk and national/local socio-political contexts; and the ways by which punk's meaning has been expressed from within the subculture and, simultaneously, reflected by the media. The book's objective is to advance general and scholarly understanding of punk and youth culture more broadly. It seeks to reveal the importance of youth culture as a site of political expression and to stimulate scholarly interest in the relationship between subcultures, popular music and social change. Among its contributors are Professor Hilary Pilkington (University of Manchester), Professor Bill Osgerby (London Metropolitan University), Matthew Worley (University of Reading) and Jon Savage, whose book, England's Dreaming: Sex Pistols and Punk Rock (1991) remains the definitive account of punk's emergence. --Provided by publishers.