Steve Redhead

 132 The absolute non-​end This book has tried to find some answers to the problem of what happened to the relationship between popular music, youth culture and deviance in the years since punk. In the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s pop and rock music seemed inextricably connected to a never-​ ending succession of deviant youth subcultures –​teds, rockers, mods, hippies, skinheads, rastas, punks. However in the Thatcher years of the 1980s youth culture became more of an advertising medium than ever before; it was notable not for opposition, but for its role in selling

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Deborah Youngs

sub-cultures for particular literary genres. All offer useful insight into the nature of gentry horizons, and the potential influence of regional activities on gentry culture. The purpose of this chapter is to survey and assess the studies undertaken so far on what might be called literary or reading networks. There are several reasons for trying to identify reading networks among the late medieval

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Hilary Pilkington

not for punk guys, because punk girls must accommodate female gender within subcultural identities that are deliberately coded as male’.2 LeBlanc substantiated the claim with ethnographic research that shows how, through punk, young women enact ‘strategies of resistance to both mainstream and subcultural norms of femininity’ but also how the subjectivities they forge remain circumscribed by male punks’ creation and maintenance of the masculinity of the punk subculture.3 Leblanc argues that this closing down of space is a product of the replacement of spontaneous

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subculture more broadly), and make the case that this helped them to move forward, creatively and politically. The Clash imagined a multicultural, postcolonial future and actively sought to make it manifest, in their music and also through their engagement with the Rock Against Racism movement. Their continuing influence on popular music in the UK is evident. A comparison is made with the Sex Pistols, in terms of how each band reflected and represented images of English national identity, both its past and its possible future(s). I will argue that, broadly speaking, these

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RE/Search Publications, the bookshelf question and ideational flow
S. Alexander Reed

15 Punking the bibliography: RE/Search Publications, the bookshelf question and ideational flow S. Alexander Reed Since 1980, San Francisco-based RE/Search has published zines, compendia and significant texts of western subculture. These publications contain hundreds of interviews with underground artists, intellectuals, collectors and scenesters, and throughout RE/Search’s history, editor V. Vale (Vale Hamanaka) and former editor Andrea Juno have repeatedly asked these subjects some version of the ‘bookshelf question’: What do you read? When reading lists

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Class, locality and British punk
Matthew Worley

that subcultures enacted a stylistic response to shifting socio-economic, cultural and political relations in society.12 The CCCS arguments remain contentious and have given rise to numerous critiques pointing to their overly theorised approach and tendency to prioritise certain socio-economic, racial, gendered, spatial or ‘spectacular’ expressions of youth culture at the expense of others.13 Nevertheless, the u­ nderlying premise of the CCCS remains relevant to the current chapter for three principal reasons. Firstly, because it was developed at a particular

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The roots of 1960s activism and the making of the British left
Celia Hughes

was one of a small cohort of young people whose political activity around Britain’s anti-war movement, the Vietnam Solidarity Campaign (VSC), resulted from involvement with social and political subcultures encountered earlier in the decade when boundaries between left groups were fluid and in the process of transition. In June 1966, individuals around the Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation and the International Marxist Group (IMG) founded the Vietnam Solidarity Campaign (VSC) as a national coordinating committee for Britain’s anti-war movement. By the time of its

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David W. Gutzke

pints at a time), often divided into two distinct drinking sessions, who exhibited toughness born of hard physical lives vividly encapsulated in the phrase ‘balls over brains’. Some critics Gutzke_WomenDrinking.indd 104 22/11/2013 11:02 Bikinis, boots and booze 105 perceived them as ‘mad buggers and head bangers’, though Smith thought this overstated. Nevertheless, the subculture was decidedly rough, with prostitutes ever-present, fights predictable, abusive drinking expected and literally hundreds of patrons barred for a time each month. Of Tyneside pubs, Tony

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practices. I then examine how the programme’s resultant visual discourse upholds a humanitarian approach to policing in spite of Newtown station’s institutional obstacles. Lastly, I consider how this benevolent view of police work is complicated by the way characters who fall outside welfare-state provision in relation to ‘deviant subculture’ criminology are addressed by representations of working-class men

in You’re nicked
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The cultural politics of pop
Steve Redhead

, too, that popular music forms part of a leisure sphere which is ever more carefully controlled and regulated whilst it is undergoing major economic and technological transformation in the name of economic liberal policies of de-​regulation, privatisation and regeneration. In any case, it is a popular music which is no longer simply ‘youth’ music; music that became associated with the post-​war construction of notions like the teenager, generation gap, youth culture, and youth subculture is now assisting in the imminent destruction of these categories. Heralds of the

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