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 Gordon, Alastair and Guerra, Paula , eds. (2021) Punk identities, punk utopias: global punk and media. Intellect, Bristol. ISBN 9781789384123 (Accepted/In press)
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
Gregory, Georgina and Dines, Mike , eds. (2021) Exploring the spiritual in popular music: Beatified beats. Bloomsbury Studies in Religion and Popular Music . Bloomsbury Academic, London. ISBN 9781350086920
Dines, Mike and Grimes, Matt (2021) 'Message from thee temple': magick, occultism, mysticism, and psychic TV. In: Exploring the spiritual in popular music: Beatified beats. Gregory, Georgina and Dines, Mike , eds. Bloomsbury Studies in Religion and Popular Music . Bloomsbury Academic, London, pp. 193-208. ISBN 9781350086920
Dines, Mike (2020) Art school manifestos, classical music and industrial abjection: tracing the artistic, political and musical antecedents of punk. In: The Oxford Handbook of Punk Rock. McKay, George and Arnold, Gina , eds. Oxford University Press, Oxford. ISBN 9780190859565 (Published online first)