No Future: Punk, Politics and British Youth Culture, 1976-1984

No Future: Punk, Politics and British Youth Culture, 1976-1984

by Matthew Worley


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781316625606
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 09/21/2017
Pages: 414
Sales rank: 693,459
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.79(d)

About the Author

Matthew Worley is a Professor of Modern History at the University of Reading. He has written extensively on British politics in the interwar period, and more recently on the relationship between youth culture and politics in the 1970s and 1980s. Articles on punk-related themes have been published in History Workshop Journal, Twentieth Century British History, and Contemporary British History. Recent works include Oswald Mosley and the New Party (2010) and, as a co-founder of the Subcultures Network, contributions to books such as Fight Back: Punk, Politics and Resistance (2015) and Youth Culture, Popular Music and the End of 'Consensus' (2015).

Table of Contents

List of figures; Acknowledgements; Introduction. Teenage warning: punk, politics and youth culture; 1. What's this for? Punk's contested meanings; 2. Rock and roll (even): punk as cultural critique; 3. Tell us the truth: reportage, realism and abjection; 4. Suburban relapse: the politics of boredom; 5. Who needs a parliament? Punk and politics; 6. Anatomy is not destiny: punk as personal politics I; 7. Big Man, Big M.A.N: punk as personal politics II; 8. No future: punk as dystopia; Conclusion. Alternatives: chaos and finish.

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