Skinhead Confessions

Author: T. J. Leyden
Editor: Cedar Fort
ISBN: 1599551330
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A background in hate. a life of violence. a love for power. But all he needed was a moment of truth. I heard the gasp of horror and knew I'd been caught. What are those? she cried, pointing at my body, which was covered from neck to waist in graphic, sinister tattoos. No way was I going to tell her what they meant - the hate crimes I'd committed, the people I'd stabbed and maimed to earn those tattoos. No way was I going to tell her about the hundreds of kids I'd initiated to follow me into the White Power movement and the things they did for me every day. from his youth, TJ Leyden was taught to fight, to hurt, and to hate. Cunningly brilliant and deceptively clean-cut, TJ found that life with the Skinheads was exactly what he - and they - needed. Quickly rising to the top, TJ recruited members for the Skins, and in return he earned a name and a reputation as one of the most powerful men in the White Power movement. with a skill for fanning the fires of hatred and an ability to elude the law, it seemed that nothing would stop TJ - that is, until he became a father. As his own children grew, so did TJ's uncertainty about the cause he'd endorsed for so long. One fact finally emerged from all the racist propaganda: white power wasn't about being white; it was simply about having someone to hate. and once he realized this truth, TJ knew his life could never been the same. Skinhead Confessions takes you on an unbelievable ride through a dark world of violence to one of openness and faith in the future. TJ's honesty and courage - even in the face of death - have inspired people across America to take action against gang violence and hate crimes. a book unlike any other, this is the amazing true story of one person's journey from hatred to hope.

Trendy Fascism

Author: Nancy S. Love
Editor: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438462050
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Explores how white supremacist groups use popular music and culture to teach hate and promote violence. Popular music plays a major role in mobilizing citizens, especially youth, to fight for political causes. Yet the presence of music in politics receives relatively little attention from scholars, politicians, and citizens. White power music is no exception, despite its role in recent high-profile hate crimes. Trendy Fascism is the first book to explore how contemporary white supremacists use popular music to teach hate and promote violence. Nancy S. Love focuses on how white power music supports “trendy fascism,” a neo-fascist aesthetic politics. Unlike classical fascism, trendy fascism involves a hyper-modern cultural politics that exploits social media to create a global white supremacist community. Three case studies examine different facets of the white power music scene: racist skinhead, neo-Nazi folk, and goth/metal. Together these cases illustrate how music has replaced traditional forms of public discourse to become the primary medium for conveying white supremacist ideology today. Written from the interdisciplinary perspective on culture, economics, and politics best described as critical theory, this book is crucial reading for everyone concerned about the future of democracy. “Trendy Fascism has the potential to unsettle how theorists of democracy frame their most basic assumptions in the study of politics. The case studies of white power music are indeed unsettling, and at times they will bring chills to the reader. But, as Love argues, we must confront the realities of and rationalizations for the often-disavowed transnational white supremacist communities and networks in our political present if we are serious about overturning the racial contract pervading late modern states.” — Neil Roberts, Williams College

My Life After Hate

Author: Arno Michaels
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0983129053
Size: 16,10 MB
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Skinheads A Guide To An American Subculture

Author: Tiffini Travis
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313359547
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This book provides a fascinating examination of one of the most notorious countercultures in the United States. • Includes images of American skinheads from the 1980s, 1990s, and today that depict skinhead fashion, hairstyles, and lifestyles • Provides an annotated bibliography of primary and secondary sources in a variety of formats, including articles from magazines and scholarly journals, books, and websites

We Were Going To Change The World

Author: Stacy Russo
Editor: Santa Monica Press
ISBN: 1595807950
Size: 17,39 MB
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The punk rock scene of the 1970s and ’80s in Southern California is widely acknowledged as one of the most vibrant, creative periods in all of rock and roll history. And while many books have covered the artists who contributed to the music of that era, none have exclusively focused on the vitality and influence of the women who played such a crucial role in this incredibly dynamic and instrumental movement. We Were Going to Change the World captures the stories of women who were active in the SoCal punk rock scene during this historic time, adding an important voice to its cultural and musical record. Through exclusive interviews with musicians, journalists, photographers, and fans, Stacy Russo has captured the essence of why these women were drawn to punk rock, what they witnessed, and how their involvement in this empowering scene ended up influencing the rest of their lives. From such hugely influential musicians and performers as Exene Cervenka, Alice Bag, Kira, Phranc, Johanna Went, Teresa Covarrubias, and Jennifer Precious Finch, to such highly regarded journalists, DJs, and photographers as Ann Summa, Jenny Lens, Kristine McKenna, Pleasant Gehman, and Stella, to the fans and scenesters who supported the bands and added so much color and energy to the scene, We Were Going to Change the World is an important oral history of the crucial contributions women injected into the Southern California punk rock scene of the 1970s and ’80s. Empowering, touching, and informative, Stacy Russo’s collection of interviews adds a whole new dimension to the literature of both punk rock and women’s studies.

Confessions Of A Chicago Punk Bystander

Author: Marie Kanger-Born
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0557837405
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A gritty insight into the city, clubs and lifestyle of the early Chicago Punk scene of the late 1970s and '80s. This narrative follows the author's introduction to punk rock via the notorious Chicago night clubs -- O'Banion's and OZ. The hedonism of the lifestyle and her harrowing exploits stand in stunning contrast to her accidental role as the primary caregiver for her mother, who was disabled by Multiple Sclerosis. Story recounts the rise of the teenage hardcore scene over the bar based punk scene, to the later decline that began with the emergence of a skinhead jock era, along with the author's personal evolution as a photographer and zine producer. In 2006, she discovered a thriving underground scene in the Pilsen/La Villita neighborhoods. Today she is happy to declare that punk is not dead, and neither is she. Includes the author's photographs of the 1980s and 2006 bands, the crowds, her BS Detector fanzine, and other memorabilia. A visual delight that truly paints a picture of the era!

Intelligence Report

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Confessions Of A Francophile

Author: Aram J. Kevorkian
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A collection of newsletters written over 20 years by an American lawyer in France, casting a critical gaze on French law, philosophy, politics, and civililzation, and dealing with variety of subjects including civil law-common law comparisons, EU, Armenian Genocide, and personal vignettes, including an essay on Johann Sebastian Bach.

Newsweek

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Confessions Of A Window Dresser

Author: Simon Doonan
Editor: Viking Press
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The creative director of Barneys New York shares his life, thoughts, and accomplishments as the "genius-provocateur" behind some of the world's most interesting and controversial window displays