Matthew Worley is Professor of Modern History at the University of Reading and co-founder of the Subcultures Network. He has written widely on British labour and political history between the wars, though his more recent work has concentrated on the post-war relationship between youth culture and politics. Articles have been published in such journals as Contemporary British History, History Workshop, Popular Music and Twentieth Century British History.
A monograph, No Future: Punk, Politics and British Youth Culture, 1976–84, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2017. As a co-founder of the Subcultures Network, he has also been involved in events, book series and publications such as Ripped, Torn & Cut: Pop, Politics and Punk Fanzines from 1976 (Manchester University Press, 2018).
Punk-related cultures, youth culture, cultural politics, political cultures, British politics, radical politics, 1970s-80s.
Worley, M. (2018). Whose culture? Fanzines, politics and agency. In Subcultures Network (Ed.), Ripped, Torn and Cut: Pop, Politics and Punk Fanzines from 1976 (pp. 55-71). Manchester: Manchester University Press.
Subcultures Network (2018) (Ed.). Ripped, Torn and Cut: Pop, Politics and Punk Fanzines from 1976. Manchester: Manchester University Press.
Lohman, K. & Worley, M. (2018). Bloody Revolutions, Fascist Dreams, Anarchy and Peace: Crass, Rondos and the Politics of Punk, 1977–84. Britain and the World, 11 (1). pp. 51-74.
Worley, M. (2017). No Future: Punk, Politics and British Youth Culture, 1976–1984 . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Worley, M. (2017). No Doves Fly Here: British Punk and Cold War Dystopia. Journal for the Study of British Cultures, 24/1, pp. 59-71.
Dines, M. & Worley, M. (2016) (Eds.). The Aesthetic of Our Anger: Anarcho-Punk, Politics and Music New York: Minor Composition.
Subcultures Network (2015) (Ed.). Subcultures Network, Fight Back: Punk, Politics and Resistance. Manchester: Manchester University Press.
Worley, M. (2015). Punk, Politics and British (fan)zines, 1976–84: “While the world was dying, did you wonder why?” History Workshop Journal, 79(1), pp. 76–106.
Worley, M. (2013). Oi! Oi! Oi!: Class, Locality and British Punk. Twentieth Century British History, 24(4), pp. 606–636.
Worley, M. (2012). Shot By Both Sides: Punk, Politics and the End of “Consensus”. Contemporary British History, 26/3, pp. 333-354.