Capitals of Punk

DC, Paris, and Circulation in the Urban Underground

Authors: Sonnichsen, Tyler W

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  • Provides insight into the transnational circulations that define the meaning and identities of popular cultural forms such as music
  • Adds a unique and valuable perspective to an expanding body of literature on the social and spatial dynamics of the punk era
  • Explains the vital role that punk has played in urban, global change
  • Includes exclusive new interviews with music legends like Ian MacKaye (Fugazi, Minor Threat, Dischord Records), Craig Wedren (Shudder to Think), and Cynthia Connolly (Banned in DC) as well as a number of key characters in the growth of French punk
  • Features over thirty photos of this slice of punk history, many of which are exclusive, never-before-seen images
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Capitals of Punk tells the story of Franco-American circulation of punk music, politics, and culture, focusing on the legendary Washington, DC hardcore punk scene and its less-heralded counterpart in Paris. This book tells the story of how the underground music scenes of two major world cities have influenced one another over the past fifty years.  This book compiles exclusive accounts across multiple eras from a long list of iconic punk musicians, promoters, writers, and fans on both sides of the Atlantic. Through understanding how and why punk culture circulated, it tells a greater story of (sub)urban blight, the nature of counterculture, and the street-level dynamics of that centuries-old relationship between France and the United States.

About the authors

Dr. Tyler Sonnichsen is Lecturer of Human Geography at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA. He completed his PhD in Geography at Tennessee in 2017, specializing in musical geography, urban history, and American Popular Culture.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook $64.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-5968-2
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Hardcover $84.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-13-5967-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Capitals of Punk
Book Subtitle
DC, Paris, and Circulation in the Urban Underground
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-5968-2
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-5968-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-5967-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 211
Number of Illustrations
21 b/w illustrations
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