Mobility and Connections: In and Beyond the Dutch Punk Scene

Part of the Palgrave Studies in the History of Subcultures and Popular Music book series (PSHSPM)


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).


Mobility Connectedness Global/Local Punk touring Resettlement 


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  1. 1.University of SurreyGuildfordUK

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