Rebelling in different ways: Older punk women, employment and ‘being/doing’ punk.

Way, Laura (2021) Rebelling in different ways: Older punk women, employment and ‘being/doing’ punk. Punk & Post-Punk . ISSN 2044-1983

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How do older women negotiate employment and the workplace alongside being and ‘doing’ punk? This article takes this question as its focus, exploring three key areas that a sample of older punk women raised in regard to relationships between punk identification and work – dress, work/life balance and punk values. Drawing upon qualitative data with 22 older punk women, this article will argue the need to understand continued punk affiliation ‘post-youth’ not only through a lens that views ageing as social construct but also through a lens that sees experiences as gendered. Highlighted here are some of the various ways older punk women negotiate being/doing punk alongside their employment, acknowledging ways this can be constrained (or not) by gendered social ageing and demonstrating an adaptability of punk values that can help in accommodating adulthood.

Keywords:adulthood, punk, gender, ageing, subculture, employment
Subjects:L Social studies > L300 Sociology
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Social & Political Sciences
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Deposited On:10 Nov 2021 11:08

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