Mike Dines is a British musician, writer, scholar, publisher and co-founder of the Punk Scholars Network. He founded Itchy Monkey Press (http://itchymonkeypress.com) with the publication of the anarcho-punk novella the darkening light (2014), followed by Tales From the Punkside (2014), Some of Us Scream, Some of Us Shout (2016) and And All Around Was Darkness (2017) with Greg Bull.
As a scholar he has written widely on subcultures and popular music, co-editing The Aesthetics of Our Anger: Anarcho-Punk, Politics, Music (Autonomedia/Minor Compositions, 2016), Punk Pedagogies: Music, Culture and Learning (Routledge, 2017), The Punk Reader: Research Transmissions from the Local and the Global (Intellect, 2019), Punk Now!! Contemporary Perspectives on Punk (Intellect, 2020), Trans-Global Punk Scenes: The Punk Reader Vol. 2 (Intellect, 2021) and Punk Identities, Punk Utopias: Global Punk and Media (Intellect 2021). He has also written chapters for The Oxford Handbook of Punk Rock (Oxford University Press, 2021) and The Oxford Handbook of Global Popular Music (Oxford University Press, 2021).
His current writing takes him in the direction of popular music and spirituality with the co-edited collection Exploring the Spiritual in Popular Music: Beatified Beats (Bloomsbury, 2021). He is an avid supporter of Portsmouth Football Club.
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Grimes, Matt and Bestley, Russ and Dines, Mike and Guerra, Paula , eds. (2021) Punk identities, punk utopias: global punk and media. Global Punk . Intellect, Bristol. ISBN 9781789384123 (Published online first)
Dines, Mike and Bestley, Russ and Gordon, Alastair and Guerra, Paula (2021) Podcast: New Books in Popular Music: The Global Punk Series. [Audio]
Bestley, Russ and Dines, Mike and Gordon, Alastair and Guerra, Paula (2021) Global Punk. [Portfolio/Project/Collection]
Dines, Mike and Vojnic Vrataric, Ivana and Vojnic, Marko and Bestley, Russ , eds. (2021) I'm not Penny Rimbaud! Who the hell is Penny Rimbaud? Itchy Monkey Press, Portsmouth, UK. ISBN 9781800499263
Bestley, Russ and Dines, Mike and Guerra, Paula and Gordon, Alastair , eds. (2021) Trans-global punk scenes: the punk reader volume 2. Global Punk . Intellect, Bristol. ISBN 9781789383379