3189381-Literature-Review-of-Theory

3189381-Literature-Review-of-Theory - Post-millennial Punk...

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Post-millennial Punk Identities Individualism in consumer society Candidate number: 03022331 Supervisor: Paul Chambers Word count- 10, 500 1
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Contents Page number Prologue 3 Literature review and theory 4 Introduction…………………………………. .…………………………. .5 Origins and subcultures……………………. .…………………. ..………5 Identity and the “closing days of the modern era” ................................... 8 Bodies of Consumerism………………………………………….……. ...9 Punk’s dead?. ............................................................................................ 11 Embodiment versus Consumerism. .......................................................... 12 Punk and Sociology at the Millenium. ..................................................... 14 Methodology 18 Theoretical Confession ” and Ontology…. ............................................... 19 Who’s punk?…. .......................................................................................... 20 Interview and Analysis Methodology . ...................................................... 23 Analysis 25 Introduction……………………………………………………………. ..26 Competing Definitions. ............................................................................. 26 Learning to be “Punk” . ............................................................................. 28 Alternative Media. ..................................................................................... 30 Dress and Difference. ................................................................................ 32 Individuality versus “the Scene”. .............................................................. 38 Punk in Context- Conclusion. ................................................................... 40 Epilogue. ................................................................................................... 46 Bibliography 47 2
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Prologue “Don't try and tell me Green Day are punk. They're not, they're plonk and they're bandwagoning on something they didn't come up with themselves. I think they are phony…” “…The government's against you, the police are on you. So there we are fending off all that and it pisses me off that years later a wank outfit like Green Day hop in and nick all that and attach it to themselves.” John Lydon, former lead singer of the Sex Pistols (in Contactmusic.com 2006). 3
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Literature Review Introduction My project is on contemporary interpretations of “punk”. My aim is not to find an essentialist typology of punk, as this may exclude individuals whose interpretation and experience of punk differs from other discourses. The aim will be to examine differing experiences of punk for young Britains around the turn of the century and to research the micro and macro social events which have shaped these interpretations. Origins and Subcultures
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