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Mobility and Connections: In and Beyond the Dutch Punk Scene

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Abstract

This chapter situates the geographical position of the Dutch scene. It discusses structural aspects of The Netherlands and its position within Europe to explain how participants are able to attain high levels of mobility. It details how personal relationships and connections bolster this mobility, and how these networks are passed on to new generations of punks. It questions conceptualisations of locally bounded scenes when subcultural participants are hypermobile and hyperconnected, nationally and internationally. It also presents instances in which locally bounded scenes are present and explores how these ‘senses of place’ (Shields, 1991) emerge. This chapter draws conclusions on the ‘flow’ of culture arguing for a conceptualisation based on punk as a rhizomic structure (Deleuze and Guattari, [1987] 2003).

Keywords

Mobility Connectedness Global/Local Punk touring Resettlement 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of SurreyGuildfordUK

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