Punk in the 21st-Century

Call for chapters
Punk in the 21st-Century
Editors: Alastair Gordon and Mike Dines

Alastair Gordon and Mike Dines are seeking contributions from the inter-disciplinary areas of cultural studies, musicology and social sciences, for an edited text on the global punk/DiY ‘scenes’ of the 2000s onwards; reflecting upon the notion of origins, music(s), identity, legacy, membership and circulation. Aiming to continue the work of George McKay – and most notably his DiY Culture: Party and Protest in Nineties Britain (1998) – this volume will attempt to traverse the global as a means of mapping the existence of punk/DiY post-2000. As such, this volume will adopt an essentially analytical perspective so as to raise questions initially over the dissemination of the scene and subsequently over its form, structure and cultural significance beyond the 1990s.

As such, this volume will encompass the global dissemination of a subculture/scene, with guaranteed chapters surrounding Japanese punk, Indonesian anarcho-punk and Mexican punk ethnography. However, this is not to say that proposals surrounding the British/American scene of the post-2000s would not be welcome. Within a truly global edition, we feel that the geographic should be one that represents a ‘level-playing field’ – and we do not wish to inadvertently discriminate between countries/cultures.

Suggestions for chapters are invited exploring any of the following themes (this list is by no means exhaustive):
• Origins and legacy
• Use of new media, communications, social networking, internet
• Ethnographic considerations of scene/space
• Political appropriation: re-defining of ‘anarchism’, ‘ecology’ anti-authoritarian within the punk scene
• Notion of local/national/international ‘scene’, tribes, counterculture/subculture
• Music and the performer: creativity, authorship, identity, problems with definition, crossing musical boundaries, use of new media/social networking
• Reception: DiY culture, activism, ‘pay-no-more’ attitude at gigs, and for vinyl and tapes
• Lifestyle: festival/squatting/traveller culture, vegetarianism, animal rights, ‘hunt sabbing’, straightedge, etc.
• Gender, sexuality, class, ethnicity and identity
• The art of the punk/DiY: use of record covers and associated merchandise to convey political/social ideals, stencils, graffiti

Other, more general, possible categories:
• The musical genres
• Associated subcultures
• Legacies
• Intellectual debates
• The media: reports, reception, gossip

Proposals should be 500 words maximum and should include keywords and a brief bio of the author. Submitting a proposal implies that it only contains original, non-published material and that it is not simultaneously being submitted to another publication.

The deadline for submissions is 1 Oct 2013. A decision on inclusions will be made by 1 December 2013 and chapters will need to be finalized by 1 June 2014 to allow time for final editing.

Proposals should be submitted electronically to: miked71uk@yahoo.co.uk

For further information please refer to: http://chi.academia.edu/MikeDines