Newspaper Article

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. https://theconversation.com/burning-5m-of-punk-memorabilia-isnt-anti-capitalist-its-just-dumb-69394

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. Access this article on The Conversation website: https://theconversation.com/burning-5m-of-punk-memorabilia-isnt-anti-capitalist-its-just-dumb-69394

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

StatusPublished
Publication date online25/11/2016
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/24615
PublisherThe Conversation Trust
Publisher URLhttps://theconversation.com/…-just-dumb-69394
Place of publicationLondon
ISSNNo ISSN