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The Connected Lives of Dutch Punks

Contesting Subcultural Boundaries


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Kirsty Lohman
    Pages 23-59
  3. Kirsty Lohman
    Pages 131-163
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 213-227

About this book


This book is the first in-depth, ethnographic study of the Dutch punk scene. It questions the artificial boundaries of subcultural research, calling for a critical analysis of the distinctions drawn between subcultural and everyday lives, and between localised and globalised subcultures. The everyday experiences of punk are framed within the mobile and connected global subculture of which they are a part. It traces its emergence in the 1970s and its development through to 2010, with chapters that map Dutch punk historically and spatially. Further chapters explore the meanings and practices attached to punk by its participants before focusing in particular on the political affiliations of punks. This book argues for an approach to social research that recognises the ‘messiness’ and the ‘connectedness’ of punk and of the social world.


the Netherlands social movements spatial history globalisation political affiliation

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of SurreyGuildfordUnited Kingdom

About the authors

Kirsty Lohman is Leverhulme Research Fellow at the University of Surrey, UK. Her current work examines ‘Punk, Politics and Gender in the UK’ and her other research interests include DIY musical/cultural participation, gender, sexuality, transnational cultural mobility and political and community activism.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Connected Lives of Dutch Punks
  • Book Subtitle Contesting Subcultural Boundaries
  • Authors Kirsty Lohman
  • Series Title Palgrave Studies in the History of Subcultures and Popular Music
  • Series Abbreviated Title Palgrave Studies in the History of Subcultures and Popular Music
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-51078-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-84560-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-51079-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 227
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
  • Topics History of Modern Europe
    Memory Studies
    Social History
    Cultural History
    Popular Culture
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