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Parallels with today: Rosie Patten

Professor Matthew Worley discusses the parallels between the punk movement in 1978 with modern day with University of Reading student, Rosie.

University of Reading student, Rosie Patten, studies History and has completed a module called ‘Anarchy in the UK’ which she discusses here with Matthew. It’s led her to a much broader understanding of punk and she’s interested in the continuities with culture today, particularly around protest and racism.

Rosie makes the point about social media and the internet having dramatically changed the way we communicate since the 1970s. Can you see parallels in the calls to action proclaimed by the fanzines, and those broadcast via social media platforms today?

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Anarchy in the UK: A History of Punk from 1976-78

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