What do you need to know about the Punk subculture?

What do you need to know about the Punk subculture?

What do you need to know about the Punk subculture? – The punk subculture includes diverse and widely known forms of ideology, fashion, visual arts, dance, literature and film. Typically characterised by anti-establishment views, the promotion of individual freedom is a hallmark of the punk subculture.

Punk fashion includes brightly coloured hair and spiky mohawks. Cosmetics, tattoos, jewellery. In the hardcore section, women typically wear masculine clothes.

Anti-authoritarianism, defined as opposed to a social organisation characterised by subservience to authority, is a characteristic of punk. They favour of individual freedom over submission to authority.

Anti-corporate thinking is also typical among punks. The anti-corporate stems from the idea that large corporations should be put at the service of the common good and held accountable for their negative actions that affect the democratic process.

 

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They are advocates of DIY, or do-it-yourself, a term coined in 1912. DIY is the method of building, modifying or repairing things by oneself. The term entered the vernacular in the 1950s. It refers to the trend for people to undertake DIY and other projects as a creative and cost-saving activity.

What do you need to know about the Punk subculture?

Anti-consumerism is a punk term for an ideology that opposes consumption and buying. It focuses on the environment and social injustice. It favours an anti-consumerist lifestyle.

Advocates direct action. Actors use their own power to achieve certain interest goals. Political activists should be imagined. Direct action, non-violent forms include sit-ins, street blockades, counter-strikes.

Typical of the punk aesthetic, underground art has its own press. Many punk-themed films and videos have been made.

As part of the punk aesthetic, torn clothes were held together with safety pins or wrapped with tape. Normal clothes were decorated with paint. Black clothing strongly dominates the punk look. British punk fashion is associated with Vivienne Westwood.

 

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