***Praise for Punk Women will be provided when it becomes available***
Through its intimate aesthetic analysis and raw zine-like presentation, this is an essential resource for anyone looking to discover, rediscover, and cherish punk history.
In this exhaustive anthology, David Ensminger delves underground to explore the oft overlooked community of badass women who shaped the punk scene. There's a common thread of women being excluded and gatekept from the hardcore music scene, but this anthology challenges that notion and shows that women have still been able to overcome, kick ass, and shred alongside the best of them. Biographies, interviews, band anecdotes, and never-before-published photos showcase the talent and artistry of bands like Bikini Kill, The Glittersluts, Bratmobile, Spitboy, the Germs, The Slits, and dozens more.
SUBJECT: Music / History / Punk / Feminism / Microcosm Published
PUBLICATION: Jul 2, 2021
FORMAT: 160 pages, 6x9", paperback
CARTON QTY: 48
ART: b&w illustrations
Joins the groundswell of books in recent years that acknowledge and celebrate women and their achievements
David A. Ensminger is a college instructor and the author of many books covering both American roots music and punk rock history. Both The Boston Globe and The Economist have highlighted his research; meanwhile, he writes for publications like Art in Print, The Journal of Popular Music Studies, Houston Press, Trust (Germany), Artcore (Britain), Razorcake, and Maximum Rock'n'Roll. He lives in Houston.
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