Psychobilly: Subcultural Survival details the history, development, and continuation of the psychobilly subculture. Psychobilly builds upon the work of various subcultural, post-subcultural, performance studies, and other theoretical frameworks to explain the different factors that make up the psychobilly subculture, a small but dedicated group drawing on influences of punk, rockabilly, horror movies, and others to create a unique style, music, and a set of behaviors. In Psychobilly, Kimberly Kattari delves into the multiple aspects of the subculture, examining the history, style, evolution, and fierce continuation of psychobillies in the present. Psychobilly would be of interest to anyone in folklore, subcultural studies, punk, rockabilly, or horror circles.

Chapter 1 opens with the early history of psychobilly as it started in England, evolving from former Teds, rockabillies, and punks in the 1970s and 1980s, who felt these scenes had lost their original rebellious spirit. Kattari weaves an excellent narrative drawing on...

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