Punk in Russia: Cultural Mutation from the "Useless" to the "Moronic".pdf
Ivan Gololobov is a Research Fellow in the Department of Sociology at the University of Warwick, UK Hilary Pilkington is Professor of Sociology at the University of Manchester, UK Yngvar B. Steinholt is an Associate Professor in the Institute of Literature and Culture at Tromso University, Norway
1. Punk, but Not as we Know it: Rethinking Punk from a Post-Socialist Perspective Hilary Pilkington 2. The Evolution of Punk in Russia Ivan Gololobov and Yngvar B. Steinholt 3. St Petersburg: Big City - Small Scenes Yngvar B. Steinholt, Ivan Gololobov and Hilary Pilkington 4. Krasnodar: Perpendicular Culture in the Biggest Village on Earth Ivan Gololobov 5. Vorkuta: A Live Scene in a 'Rotting City' Hilary Pilkington 6. Conclusion Hilary Pilkington, Ivan Gololobov and Yngvar B. Steinholt
Punk culture is currently having a revival worldwide, and is poised to grow even more as youth unemployment and youth alienation increase in many countries of the world. In Russia, its power to have an impact and to shock is well illustrated by the girl punk band Pussy Riot. This book, based on extensive original research, examines the nature of punk culture in contemporary Russia. It considers the music and lyrics of classic and new punk bands, explores social media underpinning punk scenes, and reports on interviews and extensive observation in three key Russian cities. It relates punk to wider contemporary culture, and uses the Russian example to discuss generally what constitutes punk subculture.