Thursday, September 18, 2008

Siouxsie Sioux: Fetish Wear, Swastika


One of the best examples of the kind of transgressive punk style, as described and analyzed in Dick Hebdige's Subculture: The Meaning of Style--Siouxsie Sioux, of Siouxsie and the Banshees. As Hebdige observes, punks' use of the swastika was meant to shock the bourgeoisie, not out of any political affinity for Nazism.

2 comments:

marquee_moon said...

Hey, do you know exactly where this image comes from? I'm writing an essay on attitudes to fascism in punk and post-punk music at the moment and am using it as a source, therefore it needs to be properly refferenced. Would appreciate you getting back to me :)

best,
sam

Ted Swedenburg said...

woops, i didn't see this comment until just now. i have no idea where i found this...years ago, on the web.