Grinding California

Culture and Corporeality in American Skate Punk

»Grinding California« provides the first academic analysis of the subculture of skate punk at book-length. It establishes highly critical evaluations of the discourses that influenced early skateboarding and punk cultures. Based on an examination of songs, flyers, magazines, and videos, Konstantin Butz revisits American popular cultures of the 1980s and approaches them from a variety of theoretical and methodological angles. He introduces contemplations of the rebellious potential that can be located within skate punk's material and corporeal contestations of the site-specific locale of suburban Southern California. Theoretical recourses to thinkers such as Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guattari, Jean Baudrillard and Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht are topped off with excerpts from interviews with some of the most influential protagonists of the 1980s skate punk scene.

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2012-11-12, 288 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-2122-8

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Author(s)
Konstantin Butz
Book title
Grinding California Culture and Corporeality in American Skate Punk
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
288
Features
kart., zahlr. Abb.
ISBN
978-3-8376-2122-8
DOI
Commodity Group
1510
BIC-Code
JFC JFCA AVA AVGP
BISAC-Code
SOC022000 MUS020000
THEMA-Code
JBCC JBCC1 AVA AVLP
Release date
2012-11-12
Edition
1
Topics
Amerika, Musik, Popkultur
Readership
Cultural Studies, American Studies, Urban Studies and the general public
Keywords/Tags
California, Skateboard, Punk, Skate Punk, Subculture, Suburbia, Popular Culture, Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guattari, Jean Baudrillard, Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht, America, Music, Cultural Studies, Pop Music

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