Music: Women Rewriting Punk Performance Politics

Franklin, M. I.. 2021. Music: Women Rewriting Punk Performance Politics. In: Shirin M. Rai; Milija Gluhovic; Silvija Jestrovic and Michael Saward, eds. The Oxford Handbook of Politics and Performance. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 485-500. ISBN 9780190863456 [Book Section]

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A number of women who made their name as punk musicians and experimental performers have published their memoirs in quick succession. Taken together these books offer a rescripting of the dominant narrative of punk and related independent—indie—music scenes. The memoirs considered here—by Viv Albertine, Carrie Brownstein, Kim Gordon, Chrissie Hynde, Patti Smith, Brix Smith Start, and Cosey Fanni Tutti—go some way in challenging androcentric stereotypes in the “story of punk,” its politics and furious male icons. These memoirs provide rich insights into the complex, underground sexual politics of making it in a male-dominated industry. In so doing they rewrite the official record of punk registers of musical and political protest as groundbreaking experimental artists who also excel at playing fast, loudly, and with the libidinous energy usually attributed to masculine performance.

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Book Section

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https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190863456.013.44

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Franklin, M. I.. 2021. Music: Women Rewriting Punk Performance Politics. In: Shirin M. Rai; Milija Gluhovic; Silvija Jestrovic and Michael Saward, eds. The Oxford Handbook of Politics and Performance. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 485-500, reproduced by permission of Oxford University Press https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-oxford-handbook-of-politics-and-performance-9780190863456?cc=nl&lang=en&

Keywords:

punk, musicking, third wave feminism, sex-gender politics, politics-performance nexus

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Media, Communications and Cultural Studies

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3 August 2021Published

Item ID:

30580

Date Deposited:

12 Oct 2021 13:20

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12 Oct 2021 13:20

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https://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/30580

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