Punks and Skins United : Identity, Class and the Economics of an Eastern German Subculture Hardback
Part of the Anthropology of Europe series
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.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 226 pages, 15 illustrations
- Publisher: Berghahn Books
- Publication Date: 01/08/2020
- Category: Punk, New Wave & Indie
- ISBN: 9781789208603