The Philosophy of Punk: More Than Noise! PDF Ð of

The Philosophy of Punk: More Than Noise! PDF Ð of

The Philosophy of Punk: More Than Noise! [Download] ➸ The Philosophy of Punk: More Than Noise! By Craig O'Hara – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk ContentsIntroduction by Marc BayardPreface by the authorWhy Punk Background comparisons with previous art movements some defining characteristics of punkMedia Misrepresentations How television, glossy ContentsIntroduction by Marc BayardPreface by the authorWhy of Punk: PDF/EPUB æ Punk Background comparisons with previous art movements some defining characteristics of punkMedia Misrepresentations How television, glossy magazines, and mindless mass media have done their best to defang the beastSkinheads Who they are, where they re from and do they have to do with punk anywayIntra Movement Communication Fanzines communcation from the The Philosophy Kindle - Xerox machine to the undergroundAnarchism An alternative to existing systems What it is and why it is embraced by punks all over the world The failure of bought and paid for politicians has ensured a counterculture receptive to the idea that we would be better off without these vampiresGender Issues Sexism, feminism and open homosexualityEnvironmentalism and Ecological Concerns The Philosophy of Punk: MOBI ô ideas and techniques of Earth First, ALF, and others have found a comfortable home in the punk sceneStraight Edge A movement that went from being a minor threat to a convervative, conformist no threatDIYBibliography.


10 thoughts on “The Philosophy of Punk: More Than Noise!

  1. Dylan Dylan says:

    This book could have been much better The author, who was in the punk rock scene in D.C since the eighties, certainly brought a good deal of first hand knowledge to the subject, but his writing skills are poorly developed The book was originally published as photocopied pages that were staple bound, and it was eventually published by AK Press, a major radical publisher The writing is not really publishable, in my opinion, however.Of course, in keeping with the punk rock tradition, the book d This book could have been much better The author, who was in the punk rock scene in D.C since the eighties, certainly brought a good deal of first hand knowledge to the subject, but his writing skills are poorly developed The book was originally published as photocopied pages that were staple bound, and it was eventually published by AK Press, a major radical publisher The writing is not really publishable, in my opinion, however.Of course, in keeping with the punk rock tradition, the book does not rely on academic or mainstream sources, and that is a potential strength if it demonstrates that a book can coherently present a social phenomenon this complex without recourse to anything but alternative, collective, autonomous institutions Bayard uses letters published in zines as his primary sources, which is a great idea Unfortunately instead of drawing convincing conclusions from the research, he contributes littlethan the preachy letters he quotes.He wanted to write a book for people unfamiliar with the punk rock subculture, but I think he could have written a better memoir without the explicit intention of educating the public


  2. Michael Michael says:

    In The Philosophy of Punk, Craig O Hara draws from numerous punk bands and writings by punks to outline a general philosophy of punk aesthetic, ethics, and activism He is clear to articulate that he is discussing a certain brand my word of punk rock not generic,consumption oriented punk, but rather theauthentic punk of the late 70s and early 80s This punk, he argues, was importantly about tak ing on responsibility 39 While punk music involves rage, anti authority view In The Philosophy of Punk, Craig O Hara draws from numerous punk bands and writings by punks to outline a general philosophy of punk aesthetic, ethics, and activism He is clear to articulate that he is discussing a certain brand my word of punk rock not generic,consumption oriented punk, but rather theauthentic punk of the late 70s and early 80s This punk, he argues, was importantly about tak ing on responsibility 39 While punk music involves rage, anti authority views, and anti conformity 27 28 , O Hara argues that punk ethics was and is one of responsibility He blames mass media for misrepresenting and misrecognizing punk as violent, negative, and a trend, as well as too simply equating punks with skinheads Instead, O Hara urges that in order to understand punk, one must go to the primary sources 61 I fully agree with his reading of media representation, and in the scope of his book, it makes sense, but this could haveanalytical force if he didn t rely on the idea that there is somehow a way to accurately represent oneself.O Hara s discussion takes force as he describes punk s anarchist ethics and how this is related to responsibility Anarchy isn t a matter of checking out because personal anarchy is elitist, unanarchistic, and counter revolutionary 87 Those who ascribe to personal anarchy, but have resign ed himself to the fact that other people are not capable of ruling themselves might still be participating and spreading ideas, but have given up on the ideals of anarchy 87 To O Hara, anarchy is admitting responsibility not simply no laws, but no need for laws 97 O Hara s last few chapters deal with sexism, homophobia, environmentalism, vegetarianism, and Straight Edge, and are pretty good discussions, though quickly sped through For the purpose of the book, though, I thought they were developed enough though I think the book was a bit too celebratory of anti sexism and the inclusion of women in the punk movement, if only because a lot of punk can be masculinist and not very inviting to women O Hara is claiming to discuss a specific group of punks authentic punks , but at times, seems to idealize them Perhaps this is because he is trying to outline a philosophy instead of, say, an anthropology sociology rhetoric and is trying to discuss the ideals and beliefs of punks


  3. Tyff Tyff says:

    Disclaimer This review is only examining one chapter of the book regarding skinheads Until I read that it was a self published title reprinted by a leftist publisher, I was struggling to understand how it got published with such shoddy references and research Anyone who grew up in the punk scene in the 1980s understood the political leanings of some of the larger fanzines and the bias towards skinheads especially MRR The reliance on fanzines and the opinions of the author does not create a Disclaimer This review is only examining one chapter of the book regarding skinheads Until I read that it was a self published title reprinted by a leftist publisher, I was struggling to understand how it got published with such shoddy references and research Anyone who grew up in the punk scene in the 1980s understood the political leanings of some of the larger fanzines and the bias towards skinheads especially MRR The reliance on fanzines and the opinions of the author does not create an accurate picture of the skinhead subculture I had to bite my tongue when I read his assertion that skinheads bands stop associating with the punk scene and started playing ska music and returning to the original skinhead style SERIOUSLY These were just a few other observations that were face palm moments for me main skinhead association with punk was to ruin shows with vandalism and violence skinheads were generallyconformist, violent and politically apathetic than punks Where are these broad statements verified This is a prime example of the problems with DIY publishing Again just to reiterate, I reviewed this chapter after it was referenced in a book review on here Students please don t rely on this book for learning or writing about skinheads There are so many other sources that can be used which have a variety of unbiased sources referenced


  4. Todd Todd says:

    The worst book about punk ever written.


  5. Marshall Marshall says:

    Punk rock isthan a music style It s a subculture, community, fashion, and philosophy I ve always felt a kindred spirit with punks, but never actually knew much about them They seemed to stand for the same things I believed in, albeit noticeablyradical So it was good to read a book that spelled it all out.Insofar as punk rock, a totally disorganized movement, can be considered to have a philosophy, this book describes its elements anarchism, radical feminism, eco terrorism, anima Punk rock isthan a music style It s a subculture, community, fashion, and philosophy I ve always felt a kindred spirit with punks, but never actually knew much about them They seemed to stand for the same things I believed in, albeit noticeablyradical So it was good to read a book that spelled it all out.Insofar as punk rock, a totally disorganized movement, can be considered to have a philosophy, this book describes its elements anarchism, radical feminism, eco terrorism, animal rights, freedom, and independence from corporate influence This book explains the loose relationship between skinheads and punk, and how the media s portrayal of punk rock influences the community It also discusses an interesting sub movement within punk rock, called Straight Edge, which rejected drugs and alchohol, claiming that these are forms of tyranny.This book seemed a bit amateurish, which I suppose was true to the punk philosophy of being anti commercial It read like a college freshman s philosophy assignment The pictures had terrible lighting and many were skewed But the author did the job he set out to do explain the philosophy of punk culture, and the various factions within that culture


  6. East Bay J East Bay J says:

    I found punk when I was about thirteen, or over twenty years ago As a result, I ve found myself reading a truckload of books on the subject, some fairly lame, some fairly insightful.Craig O Hara s The Philosophy Of Punk is one of the good ones Covering all sorts of punk related topics from activism to racism to the Do It Yourself method of life, O Hara does a fine job of examining where punk s been and where it s at now Where it s going is anybody s guess His task, to qualify and quantify I found punk when I was about thirteen, or over twenty years ago As a result, I ve found myself reading a truckload of books on the subject, some fairly lame, some fairly insightful.Craig O Hara s The Philosophy Of Punk is one of the good ones Covering all sorts of punk related topics from activism to racism to the Do It Yourself method of life, O Hara does a fine job of examining where punk s been and where it s at now Where it s going is anybody s guess His task, to qualify and quantify punk, is not easy but he s done a nice job With the massive influx of mainstream culture, punk as a philosophy is both tighter than ever andor less useless, depending on how you look at it The Philosophy Of Punk looks at the media misrepresentation of punk and says all that needs to be said about the nonbelievers who have been part of the scene since day one, the infiltrators who are there for the party and the noise It also roundly applauds those who s actions deserve it Short, concise and well thought out, not to mention informative


  7. Bill Bill says:

    All in all, this was an interesting read I think the fact that it started as a zine style photo copied booklet speaks to the quality of information the book has on punk culture Like most other this is what punk is writings that I ve read, I feel like it gets a little preachy at times, but I still believe that if you consider the book as a sum of its parts, it s a really great read with an important message Yes, you have to wade through some straight edge and vegan talk, and deal with a whol All in all, this was an interesting read I think the fact that it started as a zine style photo copied booklet speaks to the quality of information the book has on punk culture Like most other this is what punk is writings that I ve read, I feel like it gets a little preachy at times, but I still believe that if you consider the book as a sum of its parts, it s a really great read with an important message Yes, you have to wade through some straight edge and vegan talk, and deal with a whole lot of smash the state mentality, but if you keep in mind that those are a sub set of a larger scene that really stands for something, you realize the importance of a book like this.It s not necessarily a must read, but for punk fans who love the ongoing discourse on what is punk this is a great book to read with a great references section for further reading


  8. Sarah Sarah says:

    I feel somewhat bad ripping on this, because it is an interesting topic, and it was initially a photocopied, self published labor of love, not a professionally edited and produced book But the writing was just painfully bad throughout The author also makes a lot of tendentious statements about how no real punk believes x that irked Again, maybe I m applying overly academic professionalized standards to a work that wasn t intended as such But overall it was just an irritating read.


  9. Scott Scott says:

    Less proselytizing andpunk please This book might beuseful to an outsider of politically oriented diy punk whatever social milieu you want to apply but I felt like I was reading a primer.


  10. Ryan Mishap Ryan Mishap says:

    Perhaps too short a book for the topic and Of Political Punk might beaccurate It is a good introduction to political punk, if a little rosy glasses and all that.


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