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Burning £5m of Punk Memorabilia Isn’t Anti-Capitalist … It’s Just Dumb

Citation
Wohlfeil M (2016) Burning £5m of Punk Memorabilia Isn’t Anti-Capitalist … It’s Just Dumb, The Conversation, 25.11.2016.

Abstract
As the highlight of the Punk.London Festival in commemoration of 40 years of punk, Joe Corre, son of Malcolm Maclaran and Vivienne Westwood, is scheduled to burn £5 million worth of his punk memorabilia collection in protest of punk's co-option by the mainstream. This article argues that this is not only a rather selfish publicity stunt, but also a contradicts the real essence of punk.

Keywords
Punk; Punk Culture; Punk.London; Sex Pistols; Joe Corre; John Lydon; co-option; commercialisation

StatusPublished
AuthorsWohlfeil Markus
Publication date online25/11/2016
URLhttps://theconversation.com/…-just-dumb-69394
PublisherThe Conversation Trust
Place of publicationLondon
ISSN No ISSN
LanguageEnglish

Journal
the Conversation

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