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Rodney Barker

a contrary development, in that the more segments of a population develop their identities as part of public society, the more possibilities there are for plural or multicultural identities, which may be simple alternatives to prevailing identities or, like punk in the 1970s, a deliberate eschewing of expensive or dominant style. There was a movement from a horizontally diverse to a vertically diverse society, a development with several possible consequences. One possible consequence is that resentments arising from dissatisfied emulation which previously would

in Cultivating political and public identity
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Non-elite cosmopolitanism in the Brexit era
Ben Rogaly

, reggae and punk and their conjoining in Rock Against Racism were key politicising forces.101 This was a time of intensified racism, manifest most notoriously in the active presence of the National Front, and opposition to it. It was also a turning point, a conjunctural moment, a move from the politics of redistribution and social democracy to one dominated by neoliberalism and Thatcher’s authoritarian populism.102 My friends at the time – both male and female, black and white – crossed the middle-class/working-class divide. I knew that, among them, I was privileged

in Stories from a migrant city
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Peter Beilharz

Library, to Oxford for Nuffield and to visit the Ashmolean, where I gloved up alongside a sullen young punk to inspect the Ruskin files. We admired the watercolours together in silence: modern, traditional and postmodern all at once. I took a train to Cambridge to visit the archaeologist Peter Gathercole, with whom I shared an interest in the work of Vere Gordon Childe. This was the moment when I decided that I had to write about Bernard Smith. And, as memory serves, I took a day trip to Leeds. As related above, we began – Janina, Zygmunt and I – at Weetwood Hall for

in Intimacy in postmodern times
Dana M. Williams

something not explicitly anarchist in name could attract others, as FNB has attracted those who have pro-recycling, “do-gooder,” or punk orientations. Fourth, frame transformation occurs when a proposed frame does not resonate with individual’s own interpretative frames, thus requiring a shift in the frame to something that better secures participants and support. It is always possible that anarchism will cease to provide an appropriate roadmap or strategy for action, thus leading some to reject it in favor of other ideologies; to give a few anecdotal examples: Daniel

in Black flags and social movements
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The ethics and politics of research with the ‘far right’
Hilary Pilkington

forced migrants, drug users, punks and skinheads) had attracted constructively critical responses from academic colleagues on methodological questions (field relations, mutual responsibilities and obligations between researcher and research subjects, trust and verification, exit from the field etc.). This time the very act of ethnographic engagement with the EDL seemed to evoke moral indignation. I found myself accused of not taking a significantly ‘critical position’ in relation to my research subjects and of ‘implying’ my support for EDL views. Clearly the study of

in Loud and proud
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Mary Gilmartin

traditional music, and they have also influenced other musical genres. For example, there is a growing awareness of the influence of second-generation Irish on popular music in England (Campbell 2010). Key figures include John Lennon and Paul McCartney from the Beatles, John Lydon, Kevin Rowland from Dexy’s Midnight Runners, Boy George, The Smiths and The Pogues. While The Pogues and Dexy’s Midnight Runners sought to fuse Irish music with other forms, such as punk or soul, performers like The Smiths or Boy George ‘eschew[ed] Irish sounds and styles’ (Campbell 2010: 44). The

in Ireland and migration in the twenty-first century