Love and Rage: Autonomy in Mexico City's Punk Scene (Paperback)

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First English-language book about punk music and the punk scene in Mexico City. I bet it would have been awesome to be there…

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English language study of the punk scene in Mexico City

Love and Rage is a deeply ethnographic account of punk in Mexico City as it is lived and practiced, connecting the sounds of punk music to different styles of political action. Through compelling first-person accounts, ethnographer Kelley Tatro shows that punk is more than music. It is a lifestyle choice that commits scene participants to experimentation with anarchist politics. Key to that process is the concept of autogesti n ("self-management"), a term with deep history in local leftist politics. In detailed vignettes, grounded in historical, social, and political frames, the book shows how punk-scene sounds and practices foster autogesti n through intensely affective experiences, understood as manifestations of love and rage. Drawing on the history of anarchism in Mexico City, as well as social movement scholarship, Love and Rage details the pleasures and problems of using music as a tool for creating an autonomous politics. Includes 25 photographs from photographer Yaz "Punk" N ez.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780819580948
ISBN-10: 0819580945
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Publication Date: November 8th, 2022
Pages: 232
Language: English