Playing a-minor in the punk scene?
Exploring the articulation of identity by older women punks
in Fight back
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Punk has retained its presence in the subcultural literature that has flourished since the Birmingham University Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies (CCCS) was established in the 1960s. But while theoretical shifts away from the assumed link between youth and subcultural participation have drawn attention to ageing within a subculture, there continues to be a notable absence of women in such analysis. This chapter explores what punk meant to the women; how they expressed and maintained a punk identity; and how their experiences relate to L. Andes' concept of a 'punk career'. It outlines how older punk women became involved in punk and examines how they 'do' punk in relation to three principal areas: music, lifestyle practices and attitude. The chapter considers the findings alongside academic work on the concept of commitment in subcultures. It focuses on the punks of four women, Jett, Cica, Buckfast and Abitbatty, across the UK.

Fight back

Punk, politics and resistance

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