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Book review: networks of sound, style and subversion: the punk and post-punk worlds of Manchester, London, Liverpool and Sheffield, 1975–80

Hensby, Alex (2015) Book review: networks of sound, style and subversion: the punk and post-punk worlds of Manchester, London, Liverpool and Sheffield, 1975–80. LSE Review of Books (22 Apr 2015). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

This book examines the birth of punk in the UK and its transformation, within a short period of time, into post-punk. Deploying innovative concepts of ‘critical mass’, ‘social networks’ and ‘music worlds’, and using sophisticated techniques of ‘social network analysis’, it teases out the events and mechanisms involved in punk’s ‘micro-mobilisation’, its diffusion across the UK and its transformation in certain city-based strongholds into a variety of interlocking post-punk forms. Alex Hensby thinks this is a fine piece of work; a book that is driven by the author’s palpable knowledge and enthusiasm for the subject.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 2.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D204 Modern History
M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2017 11:31
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 16:10
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/73637

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