Working for the Clampdown

Working for the Clampdown The Clash, the Dawn of Neoliberalism and the Political Promise of Punk

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Synopsis

This volume brings together a range of writers from different academic disciplines and different locations to provide an engaging and accessible critical exploration of one of the most revered and reviled bands in the history of popular music. The essays collated here locate The Clash in their own explosive cultural moment of punk's year zero and examine how the group speaks from beyond the grave to the uncanny parallels of other moments of social and political crisis. In addition, the collection considers the impact of the band in a range of different geopolitical contexts, with various contributors exploring what the band meant in settings as diverse as Italy, England, Northern Ireland, Australia and the United States. The diverse essays gathered in Working for the clampdown cast a critical light on both the cultural legacy and contemporary resonance of one of the most influential bands ever to have graced a stage.

Book information

ISBN: 9781526114211
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 782.421660922
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 13521
Number of pages: 248
Weight: 402g
Height: 233mm
Width: 164mm
Spine width: 19mm