Shot by both sides: punk attitude and existentialism

Hanscomb, S. (2020) Shot by both sides: punk attitude and existentialism. Existential Analysis, 31(1), pp. 4-19.

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The ‘punk attitude’ that is basic to punk music and culture is hard to define. I argue that it can be more fully appreciated through a comparison with features of, and motivations behind, existentialist philosophy and literature: anti-institutionalism, nihilism, creative outputs and processes that are constantly challenging, and authentic belonging.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:Punk, post-punk, authenticity, nihilism, creation, challenging, authentic belonging.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hanscomb, Dr Stuart
Authors: Hanscomb, S.
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BH Aesthetics
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Interdisciplinary Studies
Journal Name:Existential Analysis
Publisher:Society for Existential Analysis
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2020 The Author
First Published:First published in Existential Analysis 31(1): 4-19
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the Author

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