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Wohlfeil M (2016) Burning £5m of Punk Memorabilia Isn’t Anti-Capitalist … It’s Just Dumb, The Conversation, 25.11.2016.
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.
Punk; Punk Culture; Punk.London; Sex Pistols; Joe Corre; John Lydon; co-option; commercialisation
|Publication date online||25/11/2016|
|Publisher||The Conversation Trust|
|Place of publication||London|