Post-Punk Then and Now

Edited by: Gavin Butt, Kodwo Eshun & Mark Fisher

Post Punk Then & Now

What were the conditions of possibility for art and music-making before the era of neoliberal capitalism? What role did punk play in turning artists to experiment with popular music in the late 1970s and early 1980s? And why does the art and music of these times seem so newly pertinent to our political present, despite the seeming remoteness of its historical moment?

Focusing upon the production of post-punk art, film, music, and publishing, this book offers new perspectives on an overlooked period of cultural activity, and probes the lessons that might be learnt from history for artists and musicians working under 21st century conditions of austerity.

Full list of contributors: Gavin Butt, Sue Clayton, Kodwo Eshun, Mark Fisher, Green Gartside, Dominic Johnson, Lydia Lunch, Eliete Mejorado, Laura Oldfield-Ford, Agata Pyzik, Tom Vague, Gee Vaucher and Bruno Verner.

Post-Punk Then and Now is out now. Order your copy now: Amazon UK/ Amazon US/ B&N/ IndieBound/ Powell’s

On sale: September 2016
PB ISBN: 9781910924266 (£10.40 UK/ $14.95 US/ $15.95 CAN)
eBook ISBN: 9781910924273 (£6.50 UK/ $8.99 US/ $9.95 CAN)