White Riot: Punk Rock and the Politics of Race
by Stephen Duncombe Author and Maxwell Tremblay Author
Punk rock music has addressed race since the beginning, and racial concerns have always been important in punk subcultures. White Riot is the definitive study of the subject, collecting first-person writing, lyrics, letters to zines, and analyses of punk history from across the globe. If you are looking to read about your favorite band/scene in an adoring way, you will be disappointed. Afropunks, city-by-city scenes, the problem of racist skinheads, all are tackled critically (both politically & aesthetically). This book brings together writing from leading critics such as Greil Marcus and Dick Hebdige, personal reflections from punk pioneers such as Jimmy Pursey, Darryl Jenifer and Mimi Nguyen, and reports on punk scenes from Toronto to Jakarta.
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