Punk gutter

gutter punk is a homeless or transient individual who displays a variety of specific lifestyle traits that are often associated with the punk subculture . [1] [2] Attributes may include unkempt dreadlocks , nose rings, mohawk hairstyles and tattooed faces. [3] Gutter punks are sometimes referred to as ” crusties “, “crusty punks”, or crust punks ; traveling or traveler kids, or just travelers; and “punk hobos”, “hobo-punks”, gold hobos, among other terms. Some self-identified gutter punks may be distinguished themselves from ” crusties ” or ” travelers ” and vice versa; However, there is considerable overlap between the groups and the terms are often used interchangeably. [4] [5] [6] [7]

Nomenclature

In addition to the term “punk gutter”, members of the punk subculture gutter may also be described as ” crusties “, “crusty punks”, “crust kids”, or crust punks , [5] [8] [9] [10 ] though some members of the punk gutter subculture and crusty or crust punk subculture may not consider the terms synonymous. “Crust punk” also refers specifically to a subgenre of punk rock .

Other terms used to describe gutter punk include travelers, [9] [11] [10] [12] anarcho-punk [8] (HOWEVER, this term May Also be used to describe Any punk in general Who identified with anarchism , while Some gutter punks may be in the context of anarchist philosophy); traveling or traveler punks; [10] [13] [12] traveling kids, traveling kids, or traveling kids; [2] [5] [10] [14] [15] punk hobos, hobo-punks / hobo punks, or simply “modern-day hobos “; [2] [8] [16] transient punks, [12]punk nomads , [17] “road kids”, [11] “gutter pirates”, [16] “street punks,” [9] “dirty kids”, [14] [18] [19] “train hoppers” or ” railriders “(in reference to the common gutter punk practice of freighthopping ); [10] [8] [17] [7] [19] and “oogles”. [5] [2] [10]Some terms used to describe the subculture may be used by them, but they may be used in a similar way. “Oogle”, while Sometimes used to describe gutter punks in general, is Often used by gutter punks Themselves to describe members of the subculture Who They Perceive as ” poseurs ” inauthentic gold. [15] [5]

“Scumfuck” or “Scum fuck” may be used, especially among gutter punks, to refer to certain members of the subculture who are perceived as selfish, apathetic, violent, aggressive, overly nihilistic , or hedonistic . Scumfucks are often labeled as heavy alcohol and drug users and may be more apolitical than other members of the gutter punk subculture. Notorious punk musician GG Allin is known to the term to describe himself. [8] [17] [20]

Travel

Gutter punks are homeless and transient. Many trains by alternative means of transportation such as illegally riding freight trains (or freighthopping ) or hitchhiking . [1] [2] [11] The number of gutter punks that travel to various US cities is in, and they often conregate in major US cities. [11] Some may squat in abandoned buildings. [11]

When traveling, gutter punks run the risk of being white trapped inside box cars , Often with dangerous cargo. [2] Three gutter punks died when a box with I-beams in it and the cargo shifted. [2] [21] Gutter punks often tag the box cars they are going to where they are where they are going. [2] Common tags include dates and initials with NBD or EBD for northbound or eastbound, or an arrow with two lines. [2]

Lifestyle

Gutter punks are often voluntarily unemployed and may acquire income by panhandling , sometimes holding signs requesting spare exchange. [2] [5] [11] Harvesting food is a popular way to gutter punks to earn money, such as collecting blueberries in Maine or sugar beets in Minnesota. [2] Gutter punks may also work odd jobs or other temporary work. [2]

Popular food includes non-perishable items such as Spam , beans, instant ramen, and Chef Boyardee pasta. [2] Gutter punks may also collect food stamps . [2]

Gutter punks with pets for safety and companionship. [2] Getting the dogs on the trains is often a challenge, however. [2]

Cities of congregation

Cities where gutter punks may congregate include Winnipeg , Manitoba ; the Haight-Ashbury district in San Francisco , California ; Berkeley, California ; Seattle , Washington ; Portland , Oregon ; New Orleans , Louisiana ; Lubbock , Texas ; Philadelphia , Pennsylvania ; East Village, Manhattan and Williamsburg, Brooklyn in New York City ; Chicagoand the Ocean Beach area of San Diego , California, among others. [3] [4] [22] [23]

See also

  • Sociology portal
  • Anarcho-punk
  • bohemianism
  • Crusties
  • Crust punk
  • Feral (subculture)
  • Hobo
  • List of subcultures
  • New Age travelers
  • Punk ideologies
  • Punk subculture
  • squatting
  • Refusal of work
  • The Decline of Western Civilization III – movie about younghomeless punks of Los Angeles in the late 1990s

References

  1. ^ Jump up to:b Goetz, Peter (November 21, 2000). “Ex Gutter Punk ‘Tells All” . The Daily Californian . Retrieved May 5, 2014 .
  2. ^ Jump up to:p Adams, Jack (July 25 – August 7, 2014). “Angry, Young and Poor” . Spare Change News .
  3. ^ Jump up to:Glionna b , John M. (May 29, 2007). “There’s a lot of love in the Haight” . Los Angeles Times . Archived from the original on June 23, 2009 . Retrieved April 15, 2012 .
  4. ^ Jump up to:b Chapman, Ben; Hays, Elizabeth (July 14, 2009). “Punks invade Williamsburg has heroin-addicted hobos set up shop in trendy Brooklyn neighborhood” . New York Daily News . Retrieved May 5, 2014 .
  5. ^ Jump up to:f Bentley, Jules (September 2012). “Everyone Hates the Oogles: Exploring the New Orleans Animosity Towards ‘Panhandling Punks’ . Antigravity . Retrieved May 5, 2014 .
  6. Jump up^ Anderson, Lincoln (April 4, 2013). “CB travelers trash 3 member’s ‘crusty proposal ‘ ” . The Villager Newspaper . Retrieved 13 July 2017 .
  7. ^ Jump up to:b Hauser, Alisa (May 17, 2016). “Please Do not Feed The Punks Gutter, Alderman Says As ‘Travelers’ Return” . DNA Info Chicago. Archived from the original on July 13, 2017 . Retrieved July 13, 2017 .
  8. ^ Jump up to:e Barned-Smith, St. John. “Crust Gets in Your Eyes” . philadelphiaweekly.com . Philadelphia Weekly.
  9. ^ Jump up to:c Leblanc, Lauraine (1999). Pretty in Punk: Girls ‘Gender Resistance in a Boys’ Subculture . Rutgers University Press.
  10. ^ Jump up to:f Lamb, Gordon. “Welcome to Oogleville” . Vice.com . Retrieved 13 July 2017 .
  11. ^ Jump up to:f Hauser, Alisa (May 21, 2013). “Traveling ‘Gutter Punk’ Homeless Back in City ‘ . DNA Info Chicago. Archived from the original on May 6, 2014 . Retrieved May 5, 2014 .
  12. ^ Jump up to:c Ross Heffernan, Thomas (2011). “Documenting the Oral Narratives of Transient Punks” . Cornerstone: A Collection of Scholarly and Creative Works for Minnesota State University, Mankato .
  13. Jump up^ Marlow, Chad (March 28, 2013). “A crusty proposal: Crack down on ‘voluntary homeless ‘ ” . The Villager Newspaper . Retrieved 13 July2017 .
  14. ^ Jump up to:O’Hanlon b , Ryan (September 18, 2014). “Homeless on Purpose” . Pacific Standard Magazine . Retrieved 13 July 2017 .
  15. ^ Jump up to:b Sendejas Jr., Jesse. “Top 10 Bands for Oogles, Gutterpunks and” Travel Kids ” ” . HoustonPress.com . Retrieved 13 July 2017 .
  16. ^ Jump up to:a Wallace b , Daniel (October 5-11, 2005). “Hobo punks said to have wandered from their roots” . The Villager Newspaper . Retrieved 13 July2017 .
  17. ^ Jump up to:c Hampton, Justin. “Punk Nomads” . Vice.com . Retrieved 13 July2017 .
  18. Jump up^ Luciew, John (September 29, 2015). “Central Pa.’s ‘Dirty Kids ‘ ” . PennLive . Retrieved 13 July 2017 .
  19. ^ Jump up to:b Gaynor, Tim. “New-school riders follow in tracks of the American hobo” (August 24, 2014). Aljazeera America . Retrieved 13 July 2017 .
  20. Jump up^ Avery-Natale, Edward Anthony (2016). Ethics, Politics, and Anarcho-Punk Identifications: Punk and Anarchy in Philadelphia . Lexington Books . Retrieved 13 July 2017 .
  21. Jump up^ Seiger, Theresa (March 22, 2013). “CSX rail yard victims were 25-, 23- and 19-year-old travelers, mobile police confirm” . Al.com . Retrieved April 23, 2017 .
  22. Jump up^ Morris, Alex (June 23, 2008). “Punk Like Them” . New York . Retrieved May 5, 2014 .
  23. Jump up^ “Are Gutter Punk Youth Satisfied with Homeless Services in Berkeley, California?” California State University. 128 pages.

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