The Revenge of Folk Politics

Authors: Garcia, D.

Journal: Transmediale Journal

Publisher: Transmediale

Abstract:

Does the appropriation of transgressive cultural expressions and tactics by right-wing subcultures mean the end of the road for progressive and playful subcultures?given today’s interaction between alternative and mainstream public spheres and political life, David Garcia’s response to the Cramer and Nagle discussion demonstrates that a “folk politics” of the Left can still matter.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/30908/

https://transmediale.de/content/the-revenge-of-folk-politics

Source: Manual

The Revenge of Folk Culture

Authors: Garcia, D.

Journal: Transmediale Journal

Abstract:

Does the appropriation of transgressive cultural expressions and tactics by right-wing subcultures mean the end of the road for progressive and playful subcultures? In their conversation “Better Think Twice: Subcultures, Alt-s, and the Politics of Transgression” at transmediale 2018 face value, Florian Cramer and Angela Nagle discussed how this question is related to an excessive faith in the inherently progressive and left-wing character of subcultures as well as to a longer history of ambiguous youth, pop and experimental art practices. However, given today’s interaction between alternative and mainstream public spheres and political life, David Garcia’s response to the Cramer and Nagle discussion demonstrates that a “folk politics” of the Left can still matter.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/30908/

Source: Manual