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The Revenge of Folk Culture.

Garcia, D., 2018. The Revenge of Folk Culture. Transmediale Journal (10 June).

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Does the appropriation of transgressive cultural expressions and tactics by right-wing subcultures mean the end of the road for progressive and playful subcultures? In their conversation “Better Think Twice: Subcultures, Alt-s, and the Politics of Transgression” at transmediale 2018 face value, Florian Cramer and Angela Nagle discussed how this question is related to an excessive faith in the inherently progressive and left-wing character of subcultures as well as to a longer history of ambiguous youth, pop and experimental art practices. However, given today’s interaction between alternative and mainstream public spheres and political life, David Garcia’s response to the Cramer and Nagle discussion demonstrates that a “folk politics” of the Left can still matter.

Item Type:Article
Group:Faculty of Media & Communication
ID Code:30908
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:25 Jun 2018 15:46
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 14:11


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