Lopes de Barros Publishes Monograph

Rodrigo Lopes de Barros, Assistant Professor of Spanish & Portuguese, has published a new book, titled Distortion and Subversion: Punk Rock Music and the Protests for Free Public Transportation in Brazil (1996-2011) (Liverpool University Press). In this book, he uses the method of cyber-archaeology of websites, archival research, and interviews to discuss how the Brazilian punk and hardcore music scene joined forces with political militants to foster a new social movement that demanded the universal right to free public transportation. These groups collaborated in numerous venues and media: music shows, protests, festivals, conferences, radio stations, posters, albums, slogans, and digital and printed publications. (The PDF of the book is available in open access here)