“21st Century Punk?” commentary by GSU grad student
- Explore more sociocultural analyses of the punk rock scene in these Georgia State University Library resources:
- Ensminger, D. (2010) Coloring between the lines of punk and hardcore: From absence to black punk power. Postmodern Culture, 20(2). Article examines the “misconception that punk is essentially a white (or Anglo) Do-it-Yourself participatory subculture, and argues that the neglect of a mixed, diverse, and inclusive punk history demonstrates that African American punk cultural productions are undervalued, absent, or deleted.”
- Cogan, B. (2006). Encyclopedia of punk music and culture. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. A reference work divulging all-things punk.
- Kristiansen, L. J. (2010). Screaming for change: Articulating a unifying philosophy of punk rock. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. Critiques the historical, sociological, and cultural analyses of punk music.
- Malott, C., & Peña, M. (2004). Punk rockers’ revolution: A pedagogy of race, class, and gender. New York: Peter Lang. Critiques the “predominantly white, male working/middle-class counterculture” of punk rock music.
- Majeed, O. et al. (2010). Taqwacore: The birth of punk Islam. New York: Lorber Films. Documentary film exploring the burgeoning Muslim punk-rock movement in America.
Social Shutter (edited by GSU sociology professor Deirdre Oakley, and GSU sociology graduate students Angie Luvara and Chandra Ward) is an online “weekly venue for photo essays and single photos with extended captions about everyday social life.” Submissions welcome!