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Punk "Bodies" and the "do it yourself" ethics.
Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7042-3576
2016 (English)In: The Punk Aesthetics in Comics / [ed] Field, Chris, Keegan Lannon, Michael MacBride, and Christopher Douglas. Jefferson., McFarland pres , 2016, 108-126 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The goal of this chapter is to outline a theory of punk culture and its constituting principles that allow us to individuate punk comics. We focus on one specific aspect: the “Do It Yourself” (henceforth DYI) philosophy, usually defined as the desire to modify and design objects, possessions and parts of the environment (Wolf and McQuitty 1-2). Although certainly not specific to the punk movement, this philosophy played a key role in the evolution of punk culture. With respect to its use in comics, we address a central question about the role of this philosophy/principle: whether and how the DYI philosophy, acting as a core principle of punk culture, can crucially individuate “punk comics.” The chapter is organized as follows. Section 2 introduces core theoretical notions. Section 3 presents a discussion of comics that acted as “precursors” to the genre. Section 4 presents a discussion of punk comics, while section 5 discusses “contemporary” works in this genre. Section 6 concludes.

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McFarland pres , 2016. 108-126 p.
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Cultural Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-31412OAI: diva2:954100
Available from: 2016-08-19 Created: 2016-08-19 Last updated: 2016-08-22

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