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Capitals of Punk

DC, Paris, and Circulation in the Urban Underground

Authors: Sonnichsen, Tyler W

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  • Provides insight into the transnational circulations that define the meaning and identities of popular cultural forms such as music
  • Adds a unique and valuable perspective to an expanding body of literature on the social and spatial dynamics of the punk era
  • Explains the vital role that punk has played in urban, global change
  • Includes exclusive new interviews with music legends like Ian MacKaye (Fugazi, Minor Threat, Dischord Records), Craig Wedren (Shudder to Think), and Cynthia Connolly (Banned in DC) as well as a number of key characters in the growth of French punk
  • Features over thirty photos of this slice of punk history, many of which are exclusive, never-before-seen images
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Capitals of Punk tells the story of Franco-American circulation of punk music, politics, and culture, focusing on the legendary Washington, DC hardcore punk scene and its less-heralded counterpart in Paris. This book tells the story of how the underground music scenes of two major world cities have influenced one another over the past fifty years.  This book compiles exclusive accounts across multiple eras from a long list of iconic punk musicians, promoters, writers, and fans on both sides of the Atlantic. Through understanding how and why punk culture circulated, it tells a greater story of (sub)urban blight, the nature of counterculture, and the street-level dynamics of that centuries-old relationship between France and the United States.

          

About the authors

Dr. Tyler Sonnichsen works at Central Michigan University, USA. He completed his PhD in Geography at Tennessee in 2017, specializing in musical geography, urban history, and American Popular Culture.

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Capitals of Punk offers a valuable and original contribution to the cultural geography of music. Tyler Sonnichsen shows how residual spaces, individual destinies, photocopies, and vinyl scratched with fast and short sonic attacks matter in defining places across continents, languages and cultures. Through a unique exploration of independent labels, fanzines, family histories of activism, live gigs, oral stories of urban violence, and the history of the Franco-American relations, the author builds a powerful portrait of what in the end we are able to recognize as vital capitals of punk.” (Giacomo Bottà, University of Helsinki, Finland)

“Capitals of Punk is a highly original, insightful and engaging book. Tyler Sonnichsen's social geography approach for understanding the development of two distinct scenes and the global conduits of exchange that connect them is one of the freshest and most unique contributions I have read in some time.” (Kevin Dunn, co-director of Africana Studies Program at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, USA)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Introduction: A Tale of Two Cities and Scenes

    Pages 1-8

    Sonnichsen, Tyler

  • DC and Paris: Capitals of Punk

    Pages 9-43

    Sonnichsen, Tyler

  • A Brief History of Franco-American Circulation in the Twentieth Century

    Pages 45-73

    Sonnichsen, Tyler

  • Washington Geography and the Birth of HarDCore, 1979–1983

    Pages 75-96

    Sonnichsen, Tyler

  • Hardcore Vient à Paris, 1983–1987

    Pages 97-114

    Sonnichsen, Tyler

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Capitals of Punk
Book Subtitle
DC, Paris, and Circulation in the Urban Underground
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-5968-2
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-5968-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-5967-5
Softcover ISBN
978-981-15-2673-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 211
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