Punks and Skins United

the scene was very large for the time (the Stasi or the state security of the GDR had counted approximately 150 punks; see Westhusen, 2005a: 85). Moreover, Jana Schlosser, the singer of the one of the most popular GDR punk bands ...

Author: Aimar Ventsel

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781789208610

Category: Social Science

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Germany has one of the liveliest and well-developed punk scenes in the world. However, punk in this country is not just a style-based music community. This book provides an anthropological examination of how punk reflects the larger changes and contradictions in post-reunification Germany, such as social segmentation, east-west tensions and local politics. Punk in eastern Germany is a reaction to the marginalization of the working class. As a cultural, social and economic niche, punks create their own controversial “substitute society” to compensate for their low status in mainstream society.
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The White Nationalist Skinhead Movement

Another reason why we started the zine was to combat our political enemies that some skinheads were starting to believe. ... The well-written United Forces, which ran for 12 issues, came later still. ... as in punks and skins united.

Author: Robert Forbes

Publisher: Feral House

ISBN: 9781627310253

Category: Music

Page: 472

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When Feral House first published the award-winning Lords of Chaos: The Bloody Rise of the Satanic Metal Underground, little was known about the "black metal" genre of music, or how many of its members were involved in the murder of citizens, the torching of churches, or its link to Fascist ideas. We've all heard about the racist form of skinhead punk music, but little do we know of the groups involved, and how they got involved in right-wing political movements. The White Nationalist Skinhead Movement is the first book to provide much more than mere photographs of the scene, documenting the bands, their members, the releases, shows, and infamous events. Robert Forbes and Eddie Stampton can authoritatively speak of the movement, obtaining first-hand material from members of the scene. This book covers both British and American bands, and even if you revile the movement, its ideas, and its music, this is an important piece of pop culture history. Feral House's controversial Lords of Chaos has sold over one hundred thousand copies.
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Transnational Punk Communities in Poland

From Nihilism to Nothing Outside Punk Marta Marciniak. says that since the nineties many people ... Metlak also told me about the “punks and skins united” spirit that his band has helped to uphold in his hometown. In one early song, ...

Author: Marta Marciniak

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498501583

Category: Social Science

Page: 268

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A transnational historical and ethnographic work that makes an interesting intervention into the field of subculture studies by emphasizing the seriousness, outreach, and attraction of these unique, yet similar Polish and Silesian punk communities since the late 1970s. Combines the methods of oral history and ethnography to create compact sections assignable as reading to graduate students enrolled in courses in cultural studies, Polish studies, social history of central Europe, anthropology, political studies, and others.
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The Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law 57 2008

In both punk and skinhead scenes, there are factions that communicate tightly with each other, partly due to the same musical preferences that make people visit the same concerts and pubs. The slogan 'Punx and skins united' is used to ...

Author: Gordon R. Woodman

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783643101570

Category: Law

Page: 178

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NUMBERÂ 57Â /Â 2008 "Strategies of Struggles" among the Santal Adviasi Fauzia Shariff 1 Punx and skins united Aimar Ventsel 45 The Everyday Functioning of Benin's Legal System Thomas Bierschenk 101 Decentralization and Co-Management of Protected Areas in Indonesia Yonariza and Ganesh P. Shivakoti 141 Book Reviews 167
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Culture from the Slums

Epilogue Memory and Meaning " I Seek the GDR ” : Socialist Collapse and Eastern Punk Memory I seek the GDR , and no ... 3 Aimar Ventsel , Punks and Skins United : Identity , Class and the Economics of an Eastern German Subculture ( New ...

Author: Jeff Hayton

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192635853

Category: History

Page: 384

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Culture from the Slums explores the history of punk rock in East and West Germany during the 1970s and 1980s. These decades witnessed an explosion of alternative culture across divided Germany, and punk was a critical constituent of this movement. For young Germans at the time, punk appealed to those gravitating towards cultural experimentation rooted in notions of authenticity-endeavors considered to be more 'real' and 'genuine.' Adopting musical subculture from abroad and rearticulating the genre locally, punk gave individuals uncomfortable with their societies the opportunity to create alternative worlds. Examining how youths mobilized music to build alternative communities and identities during the Cold War, Culture from the Slums details how punk became the site of historical change during this era: in the West, concerning national identity, commercialism, and politicization; while in the East, over repression, resistance, and collaboration. But on either side of the Iron Curtain, punks' struggles for individuality and independence forced their societies to come to terms with their political, social, and aesthetic challenges, confrontations which pluralized both states, a surprising similarity connecting democratic, capitalist West Germany with socialist, authoritarian East Germany. In this manner, Culture from the Slums suggests that the ideas, practices, and communities which youths called into being transformed both German societies along more diverse and ultimately democratic lines. Using a wealth of previously untapped archival documentation, this study reorients German and European history during this period by integrating alternative culture and music subculture into broader narratives of postwar inquiry and explains how punk rock shaped divided Germany in the 1970s and 1980s.
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Skinhead History Identity and Culture

One skin expressed it this way: All that affirmative action bullshit—and the feminists—ruined the working class. ... Punks and skins were no longer united against society; they were now divided against one another.

Author: Kevin Borgeson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315474793

Category: Social Science

Page: 150

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Skinheads go beyond the societal stereotype of hate mongers, bigots, and Neo-Nazis. The community of skins also includes traditional skins (those that adhere to the original philosophy of the British movement in 1969), Skinheads Against Racial prejudice (SHARPS), and gay skins, female skins and Neo-Nazi or Racist/Nationalist skins. Skinhead History, Identity, and Culture covers the history, identity, and culture of the skinhead movement in Europe and America, looking at the total culture of the skins through a cross-sectional analysis of skinheads in various countries. Authors Borgeson and Valeri provide original research data to cast new light into the skinhead community. Some of the data is ethnographic, drawing on face-to-face interviews with skins of all kinds, while other data is compiled from the Internet and social media about various skinhead groups within the United States, Europe, and Australia. The book covers the history of the subculture; explores the unique cultures of female, gay, and Neo-Nazi skins; and explores manifestations of the culture as represented on the Internet and in music. The work discusses how skinheads derive their values and morals and how they fit into the larger social structure.
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Pretty in Punk

The punk and skinhead subcultures thus briefly converged in the United Kingdom and the United States in the early 1980s , with bands such as Cockney Rejects , Sham 69 , and the Exploited drawing mixed audiences .

Author: Lauraine Leblanc

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813526515

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 286

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Discusses how young women use the punk subculture for empowerment and self-identification, constructing their own version of femininity from the ingredients of the style. The book is based in part on the author's own reminiscence of a punk girlhood, as well as interviews with 40 punk girls and women between the ages of 14 and 37 in a handful of cities throughout North America. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Popular Culture and Subcultures of Czech Post Socialism

Punks and skins united? Souvislosti promČn vztahĤ punkové a skinheadské subkultury v ýeskoslovensku, respective ýeské republice. In Populární kultura v þeském prostoru, edited by OndĜej Daniel, Tomáš Kavka and Jakub Machek.

Author: Ondřej Daniel

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443869256

Category: Social Science

Page: 210

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This book draws on wide range of inspirations to provide a well-balanced picture of the popular culture and subcultures of Czech post-socialism. What were the continuities and discontinuities of the post-socialist popular culture, mentalities and society during the period of late state socialism? What were the different mechanisms of ‘creating the Other’ in popular culture and subcultures? This volume shows the diverse trajectories of the late socialist (and older national) cultural practices and the related set of values and beliefs in new transitory circumstances. Whereas many scholars emphasize the tendency to sustain in a more or less adapted form under the new circumstances, the chapters and case studies of this book demonstrate a slightly different, more nuanced development.
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The Chaos Days were not widely publicized – apart from the preliminary reports in punk zines. ... We said to the hippie woman how cool it was to be a punk or skinhead and that we represented the slogan "Punks and Skins United".

Author: Roland Scheller

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 9783748733812

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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In the middle of the night a taxi driver noticed a rumbling noise under his car during an empty ride. Whilst traveling down Fördestrasse, the taxi had caught a body on the road and dragged it along for almost twenty metres. The man on the street was already dead by that time. It was likely that another vehicle had run him over at the place where hitchhikers used to stand. For years, undesirable hitchhikers had been intimidated here with gestures and steering manoevers. Was it the brainless fascist skinheads again, who already before went on a manhunt in their car on the bicycle path towards the Olympic Centre? A 15-year-old pseudo-punk joins the Kiel punk scene and experiences a blatant and wired time, which culminated in the Hanover Chaos Days 1983. It is puzzling why he suddenly joined the new skinhead scene around the wicked ex-punks Gonnrad and the Konz brothers. What got him into it? When the teenager later realises that the first skins are taking on right-wing radical tendencies, he tries to break away from the scene, but that doesn't turn out to be that easy. Finally he pulls the ripcord after another incident, even if he would have liked to remain a skinhead – England-style and working-class just like in the beginning. He manages to get out after a brutal fight with Stidi, one of the chief skins. The price is high. His face is smashed and his reputation ruined. Many punks are resentful and can't forgive him for the excursion into the strange world of skinheads. Even for the skins it is not over and done with yet. There is massive trouble on both sides. It was the madness of the 80s, a time full of self-destructive punks, scolding old Nazis, marauding skinheads and streetclubs, aspiring young Nazis and overtaxed policemen at the Chaos Days. After a crime against a rocker, a disoriented skinhead ended up at a New Year's Eve party of ordinary people: I remember there was a lot of light in the flat. The bright light and the white wallpaper hurt in my eyes. In my booze state I scribbled something on the white wallpaper in the hallway: Oi! Oi! Oi!, the battle cry of the skinheads. But I was afraid that this could be brought back to us, and I painted a T before: Toi! Toi! Toi!
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Routledge Handbook of Indigenous Peoples in the Arctic

Ventsel has authored Punks and Skins United: Identity, Class and Economy of East German Subculture, published by Berghahn, and Reindeer, Rodina and Reciprocity: Kinship and Property Relations in a Siberian Village.

Author: Timo Koivurova

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000283938

Category: Science

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This handbook brings together the expertise of Indigenous and non-Indigenous scholars to offer a comprehensive overview of issues surrounding the well-being, self-determination and sustainability of Indigenous peoples in the Arctic. Offering multidisciplinary insights from leading figures, this handbook highlights Indigenous challenges, approaches and solutions to pressing issues in Arctic regions, such as a warming climate and the loss of biodiversity. It furthers our understanding of the Arctic experience by analyzing how people not only survive but thrive in the planet’s harshest climate through their innovation, ingenuity and agency to tackle rapidly changing environments and evolving political, social, economic and cultural conditions. The book is structured into three distinct parts that cover key topics in recent and future research with Indigenous Peoples in the Arctic. The first part examines the diversity of Indigenous peoples and their cultural expressions in the different Arctic states. It also focuses on the well-being of Indigenous peoples in the Arctic regions. The second part relates to the identities and livelihoods that Indigenous peoples in Arctic regions derive from the resources in their environments. This interconnection between resources and people’s identities underscores their entitlements to use their lands and resources. The third and final part provides insights into the political involvement of Indigenous peoples from local all the way to the international level and their right to self-determination and some of the recent related topics in this field. This book offers a novel contribution to Arctic studies, empowering Indigenous research for the future and rebuilding the image of Indigenous peoples as proactive participants, signaling their pivotal role in the co-production of knowledge. It will appeal to scholars and students of law, political sciences, geography, anthropology, Arctic studies and environmental studies, as well as policy-makers and professionals.
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