Subcultures, Pop Music and Politics: Skinheads and "Nazi Rock" in England and Germany

  title={Subcultures, Pop Music and Politics: Skinheads and "Nazi Rock" in England and Germany},
  author={Timothy Scott Brown},
  journal={Journal of Social History},
  pages={157 - 178}
  • T. Brown
  • Published 31 August 2004
  • History
  • Journal of Social History
This article takes a comparative and transnational approach to a key phenomenon of the late-20th century: the dovetailing of music-based youth subcultures with radical politics. First prominent in the "Counterculture" of the 1960s and 70s, the phenomenon has become increasingly salient with the rise of right- wing-extremist rock music and racist skinhead violence in Europe since the fall of Communism. Examining the evolution of the "skinhead" from a fusion of West Indian immigrant and white… 

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