Sober Living for the Revolution Hardcore Punk, Straight Edge, and Radical Politics

ISBN-10: 1604860510

ISBN-13: 9781604860511

Edition: 2010

Authors: Gabriel Kuhn

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Examining the multigenerational impact of punk rock music, this international survey of the political-punk straight edge movementwhich has persisted as a drug-free, hardcore subculture for more than 25 yearstraces its history from 1980s Washington, DC, to today. Asserting that drugs are not necessarily rebellious and that not all rebels do them, the record also defies common conceptions of straight edge's political legacy as being associated with self-righteous, macho posturing and conservative Puritanism. On the contrary, the movement has been linked to radical thought and action by the countless individuals, bands, and entire scenes profiled throughout the discussion. Lively and exhaustive, this dynamic overview includes contributions from famed straight edge punk rockers Ian MacKaye of Minor Threat and Fugazi, Dennis Lyxzen of Refused and the International Noise Conspiracy, and Andy Hurley of Fall Out Boy; legendary bands ManLiftingBanner and Point of No Return; radical collectives such as CrimethInc. and Alpine Anarchist Productions; and numerous other artists and activists dedicated as much to sober living as to the fight for a better world.
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List price: $22.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: PM Press
Publication date: 2/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 299
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.902

Gabriel Kuhn is a freelance writer.

Minor Threat - Interview
ManLiftingBanner - Interview
Refused - Interview
The Shape of Punk to Come
Point of No Return - Bending to Stay Straight
New Winds - Interview
Israel - Interview
Sweden - Interview
Poland - Interview
USA - Interview
XsaraqaeIX - The Antifa Straight Edge
Interview with XsaraqaeIX
CrimethInc. - Wasted Indeed: Anarchy and Alcohol
Interview with Crimethlnc. agent Carrie No Nation
Towards a Less Fucked Up World: Sobriety and Anarchist Struggle
Afterword: Towards a Less Fucked Up World: Five Years and Counting
My Edge Is Anything But Straight: Towards a Radical Queer Critique of Intoxication Culture
�The Only Thing I'm Drunk on is Cock"(Interview)
Emancypunx (Interview)
xsisterhoodx (Interview)
When the Edge Turns Crust (Interview)
Straight Edge, Anarcho-Primitivism, and the Collapse (Interview)
Hardcore Network (Interview)
Between Culture and Politics: Straight Edge as Intuitive Resistance
Queen of the PC Police
Why I'm Still Straight Edge
Building Bridges, Not Barriers: Positive Force DC, Straight Edge, and Revolution
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