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Punks and Skins United : Identity, Class and the Economics of an Eastern German Subculture, Hardback Book

Punks and Skins United : Identity, Class and the Economics of an Eastern German Subculture Hardback

Part of the Anthropology of Europe series

Description

Germany has one of the liveliest and well-developed punk scenes in the world.

However, punk in this country is not just a style-based music community.

This book provides an anthropological examination of how punk reflects the larger changes and contradictions in post-reunification Germany, such as social segmentation, east-west tensions and local politics.

Punk in eastern Germany is a reaction to the marginalization of the working class.

As a cultural, social and economic niche, punks create their own controversial "substitute society" to compensate for their low status in mainstream society.

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 226 pages, 15 illustrations
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Punk, New Wave & Indie
  • ISBN: 9781789208603

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