Punk Rockers' Revolution: A Pedagogy of Race, Class, and Gender

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Peter Lang, 2004 - Social Science - 145 pages
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For punk rockers, music and art have often been used as tools for resisting and accommodating the interests of society's dominant classes. During the late 1970s, a predominantly white, male working/middle-class counterculture began to develop what is now known as punk rock. This book shows how punk rock serves to both subvert and accommodate the interest of late-capitalist American society by looking at the trends in the ideas, values, and beliefs transmitted through punk lyrical messages, specifically through the content of three punk record labels and how they have evolved over time. The impact of punk will continue because it is a product of the changing face of alternative cultural spaces - spaces that impact and are impacted by increasingly hostile and exploitive relationships between and within oppressor and oppressed groups.
 

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Contents

Who We Are Where We Come from and This Study
1
ClassBased Theories of Popular Culture
15
Hisstory of Selected Subversive Popular Musical Genres
41
The Connection
61
The Problem with the Larger Context
65
Why We Did What We Did
69
What We Learned from Doing a Content Analysis
89
Putting It All Together
95
The Inevitable Revolution
119
Remaking the Revolution Peter McLaren and Jonathan McLaren
123
Appendix
129
Notes
133
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The Authors: Curry Malott is Assistant Professor of childhood education at Brooklyn College, CUNY, and has taught Introduction to Sociology and Social Studies Pedagogy courses at New Mexico State University and Multicultural Education at Oregon State University. He received his Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from New Mexico State University. Dr. Malott also continues to participate in local skateboarding and music scenes, not only through skateboarding and playing music, but by recording musical artists who skate. As a result, and with the help of a few friends, Dr. Malott has started and is running Punk Army Skateboards and Records.
Milagros Pe a is Associate Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies and Gender Research at the University of Florida in Gainesville. She received her Ph.D. in sociology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She is the author of Theologies and Liberation in Peru: The Role of Ideas in Social Movements (1995). She has published widely in journals and edited books and is currently completing a book on Latina activism in Mexico and the U.S.-Mexico border.

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