From Protest To Resistance

This month I have had another book chapter published in The Aesthetic of Our Anger: Anarcho-Punk Politics and Music edited by Mike Dines and Matt Worley. The book is a collection of writings covering many aspects of anarcho-punk culture and is the first edited collection to interrogate anarcho-punk. Additionally the book is published by Minor Compositions which are an imprint of Autonomedia   who publish books on radical media, politics and the arts. In true punk style the whole book is available as a free download here

Alternatively you can purchase the book from Minor Compositions website here  for only £10 and you will know that your money is going straight back in to supporting radical publishers and the radical press rather than the cut that Amazon etc take from online selling.

My chapter for this book examines the Gramscian concept of the Organic Intellectual through the discourses of the editors  of a selection of British anarcho punk ‘zines from 1980-1984.

You can read the chapter here from-protest-to-resistance-matt-grimes

There Is No Authority But Yourself

I recently had a journal article published in a journal of which I am an advisory board member  Punk and Post Punk (Vol 4 No’s 2&3). The double special edition featured work from a number of Punk Scholars Network members, of which I am on the steering committee for, and was proud to have my work alongside such luminaries.

The article is about how popular music histories are documented and the formation of musical canons to reinforce particular histories of popular music. I use Alexander Oey’s documentary about Crass , “There Is No Authority But Yourself” as a way of investigating and challenging how punk histories are constructed through the use of the moving image.

The journal article can be accessed here  there-is-no-authority-for-ppp-journal

Anarcho-punk ‘zines -Symbols of Defiance

A book chapter on anarcho-punk ‘zines that I co authored with Prof Tim Wall and published in Fight Back:Punk, Politics and Resistance edited by Matt Worley also available here


This link will take you to the full  book chapter   punk_zines_symbols_of_defiance_from_the