From The Sex Pistols to Bad Brains, skinheads to afropunks, the punk rock movement has been obsessed by race. And yet the connections have never been addressed in a comprehensive way. White Riot will become the standard study of the subject, and the ultimate reader on the topic for punk professors and aficionados alike. The book collects writings from leading critics such as Greil Marcus and Dick Hebdige, personal reflections from punk pioneers such as Ian Stuart and The Clash's Paul Simenon, and reports on punk scenes from Tunisia to Toronto. Put together in an entertaining way to appeal to both students and fans, White Riot includes photos, lyrics, and letters as well as articles from a wide array of punk rockers, scenesters, and scholars.
About the author:
Stephen Duncombe is an Associate Professor at New York University where he teaches the History and Politics of Media and Culture. He is the author of Dream and Notes from Underground, the editor of Cultural Resistance Reader, and co-author of The Bobbed Haired Bandit. Maxwell Tremblay is a PhD candidate in Philosophy at the New School for Social Research in New York. He writes regularly for MaximumRocknRoll and plays drums in the band SLEEPiES.
Praise for Notes from Underground At long last, somebody's got it right. Duncombe does the essential work of cultural analysis that neither the national weeklies with their demographic fantasies, nor the czars of cultural studies with their determination to locate dissent in daytime television, can ever bring themselves to perform.A" Tom Frank Praise for Cultural Resistance Reader An impressive book - Duncombe's pioneering study engages some of the elemental issues of our time.A" Stuart Ewen