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London's Burning: An Exploration in Punk Subculture

London's Burning: An Exploration in Punk Subculture

A contemporary (1980) sociological analysis and cultural history of British punk subculture.

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ISBN 9780473204891
Published 1 May 2011 by Hans Versluys
Available in PDF format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en
Author(s) By Versluys, Hans
Illustrated by McLennan, Peter

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ISBN-13 9780473204891
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Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Hans Versluys
Imprint Hans Versluys
Publication Date 1 May 2011
Publication Country United States United States
Format PDF ebook
Author(s) By Versluys, Hans
Illustrated by McLennan, Peter
Category Not specified
Interest Age All ages
Reading Age All ages
Number of Pages 130
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Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 254301

Description of this Electronic Book

Thesis written in 1980 for a BA in sociology at the University of Antwerpen, Belgium, on punk subculture. It explores the sociology of punk in Britain, its history and cultural aspects such as music, imagery, fanzine publications and independent record labels. The analysis section embeds the phenomenon in the rich tapestry of British post-war youth cultures. It has a new (2011) preface and is concluded with short essays and updates. It contains original punk rock band photography and a substantial bibliography and URL resource list.

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Author's Bio

Hans Versluys was born in Belgium in 1958 where he spent most of his early years. He studied sociology and development economics in Antwerpen and was involved in the Belgian punk scene and underground radio movement in the early 1980s. In 1987 he moved to London where he worked as a media monitor. In 1990 he emigrated to New Zealand, where he now works as a public service television programmer. He lives with his partner and two cats on Waiheke Island.

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