Sunday, June 12, 2011

Part one: Anarchy sounds good to me: A research design to understand punk ideology, self-marginalization, and anarcho-politcs on the influence of direct political participation

Since 1976 the world of political discourse has had a large undercurrent of radicalized youth moving amongst the many theorists, activists, and scholars of political science. Since Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols first sang “I am the anti-Christ… I am the anarchist….[1]” politics and punk have been intertwined. Thirty years later the band Anti-Flag released their song “Depleted Uranium is a war-crime” referencing the words and policy positions of Democratic Representative Jim McDermott (D-Wash.)[2] There has not been, to date, a comprehensive study on the political ideology of punk. In this proposed study I will attempt to define the political ideology of punk and apply this definition to actual political practices and influences on punks politically over the course of the past thirty years.   

[1] The Sex Pistols Anarchy in the UK 1976 BMI
[2] McDermott meshes with punk band Anti-Flag March 29, 2006 by Charles Case

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