Kreuzberg Activists: Musical Performance as Social Vehicle
Abstract:This article argues that popular music is a key component of the social drama surrounding Nazism in contemporary Germany. Like other xenophobic and racist propagandists in Europe, neo-Nazis have opened up toward a broad field of contemporary popular culture to gain power in mainstream society. The article examines the boundaries of popular music in reactions to the growing public presence of neo-Nazism, focusing on the band ZSK and its connections with the punk scene, the anti-fascist political scene, and various agencies sponsored by the federal government.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: October 1, 2007