Back to home page - News From Nowhere Radical & Community Bookshop

News From Nowhere Radical & Community Bookshop

not-for-profit - a workers'co-op - committed to social justice | 96 Bold Street, Liverpool L1 4HY - 0151 708 7270

Revenge of the She-Punks: A Feminist Music History from Poly Styrene to Pussy Riot

by Vivien Goldman - £13.99  University of Texas Press (2019)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9781477316542 | ISBN 10: 147731654x

As an industry insider and pioneering post-punk musician, Vivien Goldman’s perspective on music journalism is unusually well-rounded. In Revenge of the She-Punks, she probes four themes—identity, money, love, and protest—to explore what makes punk such a liberating art form for women.
 
With her visceral style, Goldman blends interviews, history, and her personal experience as one of Britain’s first female music writers in a book that reads like a vivid documentary of a genre defined by dismantling boundaries. A discussion of the Patti Smith song “Free Money,” for example, opens with Goldman on a shopping spree with Smith. Tamar-Kali, whose name pays homage to a Hindu goddess, describes the influence of her Gullah ancestors on her music, while the late Poly Styrene's daughter reflects on why her Somali-Scots-Irish mother wrote the 1978 punk anthem “Identity,” with the refrain “Identity is the crisis you can't see.” Other strands feature artists from farther afield (including in Colombia and Indonesia) and genre-busting revolutionaries such as Grace Jones, who wasn't exclusively punk but clearly influenced the movement while absorbing its liberating audacity.
 
From punk's Euro origins to its international reach, this is an exhilarating world tour.

(Price & availability last checked: August 2019)

The website can't tell you if this book is in the shop or not, sorry - call us or use the enquiry link below to ask

  

Featured book: New Books - Arts, Music, Writing & Culture, New Books - Women / Feminism, Recommended Non-Fiction titles for Yuletide 2019!,
In booklists: Women in Music, Punk and Post-Punk,
In categories: Feminism & Women, Music & Performing Arts,

© News From Nowhere Co-operative Ltd 2004-2019 | Privacy policy | Contact | return to top of page