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    • Book review: Beyond no future: cultures of German punk 

      Hayton, Jeffrey P. (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2017-04-01)
      The editors of this slender volume on “cultures of German punk” assign Beyond No Future a significant task: with the emergence of a “subfield” of German punk, this collection hopes to bring together diverse voices while ...
    • Book review: Born in the GDR: living in the shadow of the wall 

      Hayton, Jeffrey P. (SAGE Publications, 2016-04)
      In the twenty-five years since the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of state socialism in East Germany, Hester Vaizey contends that two competing narratives exist uncomfortably side by side in the public understanding ...
    • Book review: German Pop Music: A Companion 

      Hayton, Jeffrey P. (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018-05)
      As editor Uwe Schütte observes, German pop music facilitates rich opportunities to "reflect on questions of German national identity and the definition of Germanness" (4). Accordingly, over the course of ten chapters and ...
    • Book review: Metropolitan preoccupations: the spatial politics of squatting in Berlin 

      Hayton, Jeffrey P. (Oxford University Press, 2017-03-01)
      While reading Alexander Vasudevan’s monograph on squatting in Berlin, the Rigaer Straße in Berlin-Friedrichshain has again exploded into violence. First occupied during the second wave of squatting in 1990, Rigaer 94 has ...
    • Book review: Pop History, vol 1, Concept and Methods 

      Hayton, Jeffrey P. (Oxford University Press, 2016-09)
      This two-volume methodological and empirical study of the contours of popular music opens with a simple question: ‘Does pop history need theory?’ (Braucht Popgeschichte Theorie?, vol. 1, p. 7). Such a question implies that ...
    • Book review: Pop History, vol 2, Contemporary Historical Case Studies 1958-1988 

      Hayton, Jeffrey P. (Oxford University Press, 2016-09)
      This two-volume methodological and empirical study of the contours of popular music opens with a simple question: ‘Does pop history need theory?’ (Braucht Popgeschichte Theorie?, vol. 1, p. 7). Such a question implies that ...
    • Crosstown traffic: punk rock, space and the porosity of the Berlin wall in the 1980s 

      Hayton, Jeffrey P. (Cambridge University Press, 2017-05)
      This paper argues that crosstown traffic in the East and West German punk subculture was an essential aspect of how popular music helped to challenge the political legitimacy of the East German government. West German punks ...
    • Introduction: Popular music and space in post-war German history 

      Brown, Timothy Scott; Hayton, Jeffrey P.; Sneeringer, Julia (Cambridge University Press, 2017-05)
      Scholars are increasingly turning to rock'n’roll and its many genres as a means of exploring the recent past. What is electrifying about popular music in all its myriad forms is that it becomes a channel for rethinking ...
    • Krawall in der Zionskirche: skinhead violence and political Legitimacy in the GDR 

      Hayton, Jeffrey P. (SAGE Publications, 2015-04)
      In 1987, an East Berlin punk concert was attacked by Skinheads. This event and others like it provoked sustained outcry in the German Democratic Republic in the last years of the 1980s. The political opposition transformed ...