Bandung Lautan Hardcore: territorialisation and deterritorialisation in an Indonesian hardcore punk scene

Sean Martin-Iverson

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Abstract

© 2014, © 2014 Taylor & Francis. Abstract: This article explores the entangled and contradictory processes of territorialisation and deterritorialisation that have shaped the hardcore punk scene in Bandung, Indonesia, while questioning the binary model of globalisation and localisation. The formation of the Bandung scene has certainly involved processes of local adaptation, translation, and territorialisation, but these cannot be disentangled from the global styles, orientations, and networks associated with hardcore punk. Through their active participation in global hardcore, Bandung's punks adopt a standpoint of underground cosmopolitanism that goes beyond a merely mimetic relationship to Western scenes. Their valorisation of local “Do It Yourself” production and performance reflects the value practices of global hardcore punk, and the social relationships that constitute the local scene extend beyond any straightforwardly spatial definition of the “local.” At the same time, this global orientation takes on particular locally-inflected meanings in the specific cultural and political environment of Bandung, Indonesia.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)532-552
JournalInter-Asia Cultural Studies
Volume15
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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