CfP: Global Punk in the 21st-Century


Deadline Friday 29th April 2019

Following the groundbreaking publication of The Punk Reader: Transmissions from the Local to the Global (now in its second edition through Intellect Books and the Punk Scholars Network) the series editors would like to invite proposals for a second volume in the book series Global Punk, to be published in early 2020. The publication will be part of an exciting collaboration between Intellect Press and the Punk Scholars Network, a partnership that has seen the development of a Punk Scholars Network imprint. The Global Punk series editors – Russ Bestley, Mike Dines, Alastair Gordon and Paula Guerra – are therefore seeking contributions from a range of interdisciplinary areas, including cultural studies, musicology, ethnography, art and design, history, and the social sciences, for an edited volume on post-2000 global punk ‘scenes’, reflecting upon the notion of origin, music(s), identity, membership and circulation. This book series adopts an essentially analytical perspective, raising questions over the dissemination of punk scenes and their form, structure and contemporary cultural significance in the daily lives of an increasing number of people around the world.

With a truly global outlook, the geographic focus represents a ‘level-playing field’ – the editors do not wish to inadvertently discriminate between countries/cultures and welcome proposals from all countries and continents across the globe. Contributors are invited to submit chapters exploring any of the following themes (this list is by no means exhaustive):

• Use of new media, communications, social networking, Internet

• Ethnographic considerations of scenes/spaces/places

• Political appropriation: re-definitions of ‘anarchism’, ‘ecology’ and antiauthoritarianism within the punk scenes

• Notion of local/national/international ‘scenes’, tribes, countercultures/subcultures

• Music and the performer: creativity, authorship, identity, problems with definition, crossing musical boundaries

• Reception, DIY cultures, activisms

• Lifestyles, festivals, squatting, traveller culture, vegetarianism, animal rights, straightedge, etc.

• Gender, sexuality, class, ethnicity and identity

• The arts of the punk: record covers and associated graphic styles, cinema, video, among others

Proposals should be 500 words maximum and should be submitted together with a list of 5 keywords and a brief biography of the author (100 words). Submitting a proposal implies that the chapter will contain original, non-published material and is not simultaneously being submitted to another publication.

The deadline for abstract submissions is Friday 29th April 2019, with a decision on inclusions being made by Friday 17th May 2019. First draft of chapters will need to be finalized by October 1st 2019 to allow time for final editing. Proposals should be submitted electronically to: m.dines(at)mdx.ac.uk

We look forward to hearing from you!

Russ Bestley, Mike Dines, Alastair Gordon and Paula Guerra

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