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Punk is a contemporary subculture closely associated with punk rock. The punk subculture has a shared history, culture, lifestyle, and community. more...
Since emerging in the United Kingdom and the United States in the mid-1970s, punk has spread around the globe and undergone a series of tumultuous developments.
Punk culture is based around a shared set of styles distinct from those of popular culture and other subcultures. Punk has its own styles of music, ideology, fashion, visual art, dance, literature and film. An otherwise disparate assortment of mostly young people, members of the subculture, or punks, express these cultural elements in the context of punk communities, or punk scenes.
Punk is made up of an assortment of smaller subcultures, each distinguished by its own articulation of these cultural elements. Several subcultures developed out of punk to become distinct in their own right, such as goth, and emo. Punk has unique relationships with other subcultures and popular culture as a whole.
Punk has a long and complex history. Since emerging in the United Kingdom and the United States in the mid-1970s, punk has spread across the globe and undergone a series of tumultuous developments.
Punk pioneers Suicide coined the term in 1971 when they performed a gig entitled "A Punk Music Mass".
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