Punk Pedagogies: Music, Culture and Learning brings together a collection of international authors to explore the possibilities, practices and implications that emerge from the union of punk and pedagogy. The punk ethos—a notoriously evasive and multifaceted beast—offers unique applications in music education and beyond, and this volume presents a breadth of interdisciplinary perspectives to challenge current thinking on how, why and where the subculture influences teaching and learning. As (punk) educators and artists, contributing authors grapple with punk’s historicity, its pervasiveness, its (dis)functionality and its messiness, making Punk Pedagogies relevant and motivating to both instructors and students with proven pedagogical practices.
Table of Contents
Foreword (Zack Furness)
Preface (Gareth Dylan Smith, Mike Dines and Tom Parkinson)
1. Presenting Punk Pedagogies in Practice (Gareth Dylan Smith, Mike Dines and Tom Parkinson)
PART I: PUNK LEARNING AND LEARNING FROM PUNK
2. Art Attacks: Punk Methods and Design Education (Russ Bestley)
3. "Khas-o-Khâshâk": Anarcho-Improv in the Tehrani Music Education Scene (Nasim Niknafs)
4. Should I Stay or Should I Go? A Survival Guide for Punk Graduate Students (David Vila Diéguez)
5. Punk Entrepreneurship: Overcoming Obstacles to Employability in the UK’s Higher Education Pseudo-Market (Warrick Harniess)
6. Just Go and Do It: A Blockchain Technology "Live Project" for Nascent Music Entrepreneurs (Marcus O’Dair and Zuleika Beavan)
PART II: PUNK TEACHING AND TEACHING PUNK
7. "Don’t Know Much About History, and We Don’t Care!" Teaching Punk Rock History (John Dougan)
8. "Here We Are Now, Educate Us": The Punk Attitude, Tenets and Lens of Student-Driven Learning (Rylan Kafara)
9. Laughing All the Way to the Stage: Pedagogies of Comedic Dissidence in Punk and Hip-Hop (Jessica Schwartz and Scott Robertson)
10. "Here’s Some Scissors, Here's Some Glue, Now Go Make a Zine!" A Teacher’s Reflections on Zine-Making in the Classroom (Laura Way)
11. Give Violence a Chance: Emancipation and Escape in/from School Music Education (Alexis Anja Kallio)
PART III: THEORIZING FROM PUNK PEDAGOGICAL PRACTICE
12. Being Punk in Higher Education: Subcultural Strategies for Academic Practice (Tom Parkinson)
13. "There’s Only One Way of Life, and That’s Your Own" (Gareth Dylan Smith)
14. From Punk Ethics to the Pedagogy of the Bad Kids: Core values and Social Liberation (Tiago Santos Teles and Paula Guerra)
Gareth Dylan Smith is Manager of Program Effectiveness at Little Kids Rock, New Jersey, USA.
Mike Dinesis co-founder of the Punk Scholars Network, UK.
Tom Parkinson is Lecturer in Higher Education at the University of Kent, UK.