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Social Text (1 September 2013) 31 (3 (116)): 1–11.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Jayna Brown; Patrick Deer; Tavia Nyong’o “Punk and Its Afterlives: Introduction” presents the special issue and stages an intervention in the study of punk. Setting aside codified origin myths around punk, alternative histories and futures emerge to offer an expanded continuum of music, politics...
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Social Text (1 September 2013) 31 (3 (116)): 13–34.
Published: 01 September 2013
... within punk, hardcore, and indie music audiences, and make a productive mess of identity and community in the process. At a time when there is a widespread shift within queer theory away from epistemological concerns and vocabularies—exemplified in a founding text such as Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick’s...
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Social Text (1 September 2013) 31 (3 (116)): 75–93.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Jayna Brown In considering the music of two dub-influenced artists based in the United Kingdom, Tricky (Adrian Thaws) and the Bug (Kevin Martin), I explore the ways dub and punk share historical space and affective territory, and particularly the ways a punk ethos has continued to be imbricated...
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Social Text (1 September 2013) 31 (3 (116)): 95–110.
Published: 01 September 2013
...José Esteban Muñoz The great paradox of any punk scene is the ways in which it can simultaneously foster a sort of nihilistic individualism and an often transformational sense of commonality. This essay considers the performance of a punk rock commons that emerged from the Los Angeles punk scene of...
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Social Text (1 September 2013) 31 (3 (116)): 111–122.
Published: 01 September 2013
... interactions among producers, engineers, and musicians, and the mediations of management and the record company as well as (sometimes) those of the artists themselves. Such negotiations are a constant; their particularities are not. During the punk era, record form was generally a charged site where politics...
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Social Text (1 September 2013) 31 (3 (116)): 57–73.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Deborah R. Vargas This essay considers the afterlife of punk through an orientation of time and space in the spatiotemporality of the cantina (South Tejas working-class bar). With attention to the Tejas punk sounds of Piñata Protest and Girl in a Coma, I consider punk’s afterlife in the form of...
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Social Text (1 September 2013) 31 (3 (116)): 147–158.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Patrick Deer The embrace of the city in ruins was a familiar rallying cry of punk music. From Public Image Limited’s evocation of an urban subject murdered in the countryside while “the cassette played poptones,” to the Clash’s raucous calls for “a riot of our own,” to dub-influenced declarations...
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Social Text (1 September 2013) 31 (3 (116)): 123–134.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Jack Halberstam In this essay, I track a history of punk that I associate with wild vocalization within a history of black aesthetics. Building upon the work of Fred Moten, Jayna Brown, and Tavia Nyong’o, this essay returns to some eccentric moments in punk musical production—songs by Rhoda Dakar...
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Social Text (1 September 2013) 31 (3 (116)): 35–55.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Matthew Carrillo-Vincent A sideways critique from a sideways stance, emo presents one of punk’s most fascinating effects: an opportunity for us to think about what a criticism of normativity looks like when it comes from the normative subject. And so while this article will attempt to address the...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 105–113.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Christine Bacareza Balance In his chapter “Stages: Queers, Punks, and the Utopian Performative” in Cruising Utopia , José Esteban Muñoz models for us what he terms the “productive consumption” of photographer Kevin McCarty’s work. Inspired by Muñoz’s dialogic approach, recognizing that our own...
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Social Text (1 December 2005) 23 (3-4 (84-85)): 19–34.
Published: 01 December 2005
...Tavia Nyong'o Duke University Press 2005 Punk’d Theory I said I was a nerd, but I’m not a punk. Tavia Nyong’o —N.E.R.D., In Search Of . . . The political scientist Cathy Cohen has proposed that queer theory and...
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Social Text (1 September 2013) 31 (3 (116)): 137–145.
Published: 01 September 2013
... song “Punk Prayer”? I’d had to pay pretty close attention to the song’s musical structure and arrangement, as well as to its lyrics, because I had made a ukulele cover of it. That’s kind of a long story — it is part of a sort of conceptual art project I had launched that year, making an...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 125–134.
Published: 01 December 2014
... is singularity ‘itself.’ ”5 For Muñoz, the “punk rock commons,” the full-­body contact of the mosh pit, exemplifies this plural singularity, the ontological condition that bespeaks the possibility and enactment of compresence orientated...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 59–68.
Published: 01 December 2014
... of Gregg Araki released in 1993 and partially flagging the beginnings of what B. Ruby Rich calls the “new queer cinema.”15 The film is titledTotally Fed Up16 and inaugurated what the LA punk termed his Teenage Apocalyptic Trilogy, which then...
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Social Text (1 March 2014) 32 (1 (118)): 93–113.
Published: 01 March 2014
... with, and learned a lot about the rhythms of the commercial waste stream from, Dumpster-­diving urban scavengers — a motley cat- egory of subcultural denizens who span the gamut from commune-­living hippies to riot grrls, trainhopping crusty punks to queer bike messengers...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 33–37.
Published: 01 December 2014
... This . . . Gimme Gimme That’: Annihilation and Innovation in the Punk Rock Commons,” Social Text 31, no. 3 (2013): 100. 4. José Esteban Muñoz, “Living the Wrong Life Otherwise,” Social Text forum on “Cruel Optimism” (13 January 2013), socialtextjournal.org/periscope_article /living...
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Social Text (1 December 2017) 35 (4): 33–51.
Published: 01 December 2017
... sexual and sonic expression. While many music subcultures such as punk could be thought about as having queer impulses, industrial music’s queerness emerges as a deprivileged yet productive site of sexual minority difference’s formations. That is, I propose that the queerness of industrial offers...
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Social Text (1 September 2018) 36 (3 (136)): 25–45.
Published: 01 September 2018
... the necessity of theorizing sonic dissent as vernacular. Members of the Russian punk collective Pussy Riot were arrested for playing just a few seconds of their song “Punk Prayer: Mother of God Drive Putin Away” in Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Savior in 2011. This performance led to the arrest and...
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Social Text (1 June 2008) 26 (2 (95)): 113–133.
Published: 01 June 2008
... swoon in its presence, boys would want to imitate it, and to claim its capacities of ensorcellment for themselves. Rock, heavy metal, punk, and rap would, at different times, seem to realize and then apotheosize this danger. But that is to get ahead of...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 1–7.
Published: 01 December 2014
.... 14. José Esteban Muñoz, “ ‘Gimme Gimme This . . . Gimme Gimme That’: Annihilation and Innovation in the Punk Rock Commons,” Social Text 31, no. 3 (2013): 107. Social Text 121 • Winter 2014 7 ...