Seminal book on Punk, Ageing and Time published

By Matt Grimes on April 15th, 2024

BCMCR researcher Dr Matt Grimes and fellow punk scholar Dr Laura Way (University of Roehampton ), have a new co-authored editied collection titled Punk, Ageing and Time published today as part of the Subcultures Network  Palgrave Studies in the History of Subcultures and Popular Music (PSHSPM) series (Palgrave Macmillan

To date there has been no plotting of punk scholarship which speaks to ‘time’, yet there are some clear bodies of work pertaining to particular issues relevant to it, including ageing and/or the life course and punk, memory and/or nostalgia and punk, ‘punk history’, and archiving and punk. Punk, Ageing and Time is therefore a timely (pun intended) book.

What this edited collection does for the first time is bring together contemporary investigations and discussions specifically around punk and ageing and/or time, covering areas such as: punk and ageing; the relationship between temporality and particular concepts relevant to punk (such as authenticity, DIY, identity, resistance, spatiality, style); and punk memory, remembering and/or forgetting. Multidisciplinary in nature and international in reach, this book considers areas which have received very little to no academic attention previously.

There will be an online book launch Wednesday 17th April 15.30 UK time , featuring many of the international contributors to this seminal edited collection.

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