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Post-socialist punk in Eastern Europe

‘Post-socialist punk’ is a historically and spatially comparative study of punk in Eastern Europe conducted by an international, collaborative team of researchers from the UK, Russia, Estonia and Croatia. The project aims to reassess the dominant understanding of punk in the West - as an aesthetic articulation of late capitalist social relations - based on the challenges posed by the socialist and post-socialist punk experience. By situating punk in a different political context, the reading of punk as subcultural resistance to dominant class relations is replaced by a more open question about the political significance of the transnormative cultural practices of punk in both socialist and post-socialist Eastern Europe.

Post-socialist punk in Eastern Europe - introduction

09:58 Fri 12 Jun 2009

'Post-socialist punk' is a historically and spatially comparative study of punk in Eastern Europe conducted by an international, collaborative team of researchers from the UK, Russia, Estonia and Croatia.

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Sociology

A social context for punk

09:58 Fri 12 Jun 2009

In this second episode looking at the Post-socialist research project, Ivan Gololobov talks about the social context for punk in Eastern Europe.

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A history of Russian punk

09:57 Fri 12 Jun 2009

In this episode Ivan talks about the development of the Russian scene and the relationship between punk and the political and social establishment.

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Organisation and Connections

09:57 Fri 12 Jun 2009

In this final episode Ivan Gololobov discusses the organisation of the punk scene and its connections to other social and cultural movements.

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