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Lo spirito continua
Torino and the Collettivo Punx Anarchici
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An examination of the Collettivo Punx Anarchici of Torino suggests that punk served as an Ersatz for the lack of enjoyable public spaces in the city. A better understanding of the Collettivo's relationship to Torino may be gleaned from the notion of 'articulation' developed within the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies (CCCS), and by Stuart Hall in particular. Punk is understood to represent a complex set of ideologies and practices that transcend any specific national culture. This chapter aims to reveal the complex interaction between the (sub)cultural productions of a group of youngsters in an industrial city under economic duress. It provides an analysis of local youth resistance, first as a form of Publizität from below, that is, as an agency able to rebuild a public space of struggle, dialogue and politics. The chapter addresses punk as a spatial and cultural articulation of resistance.

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