Cover Osteuropa 11-12/2013

In Osteuropa 11-12/2013

Punk in the Permafrost
Subculture and Everyday Life in the Provinces

Hilary Pilkington

Deutsche Fassung


Punk came into being in London and New York in the 1970s. As with any youth culture, it involves a specific form of self-expression and protest. How differently these forms must turn out when they transplanted from global centres to a place on the edge of civilization, to Vorkuta, in Russia’s far north, a city that emerged from a Stalinist labour camp and has been marked by a dramatic decline since the end of the Soviet Union.

(Osteuropa 11-12/2013, pp. 41–52)