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The rise of punkademia
The Boston Globe ask 'How do you study a movement that doesn’t want to be studied?'

"Describing punk in an academically rigorous way can be challenging, in part because punks have always made such an effort to be inscrutable to outsiders."

Ever since Dick Hebdidge burst onto the scene with Subculture: The Meaning of Style the punk movement has been firmly placed on the academic radar. At Intellect we are fascinated by popular culture and performance and will imminently be publishing our latest journal Punk & Post Punk.

It seems however, we are not the only ones taking more than a passing interest in the subject and The Boston Globe have recently published a fine article tackling the subject. Interviewees include our very own Phil Kiezely and Alex Ogg, who as editors of the journal Punk & Post Punk know a thing or two about the challenges but also the importance associated with studying such a subject.

"Issue one of Punk & Post-Punk will be a milestone for the field. Founded by a pair of British cultural historians, Kiszely and Alex Ogg, the journal is being billed as both a repository and a catalyst for new, creative thinking about punk. According to Kiszely, the goal of the journal is to get behind the myths that have built up around punk over the past 40 years, and to figure out how its various permutations have influenced the broader culture."

Read the whole article...

Punk & Post Punk will be available to purchase as an individual issue and as a subscription product from December 2011. Watch this space for FREE downloads.

For further reading please take a look at Phil Kiszely's insightful interview in our FREE downloadable Performing Arts Supplement, Why performance matters?

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