The 'PUNK' aspect of STEAMPUNK I think is a misnomer as it really is nothing like Punk but more akin to Carnaby Street or very close to the 'Romantics' as it is what might be called a 'non violent' style. Although it fantasises about Dirigble (Airship)
battles and odd steam powered weapons it does not translate into the modern world or have any sense or spirit of hatred of society as such but lives in a make believe world of fun and fashion.
There is also DIESELPUNK which as the name
suggest is images, usually the US, of the 20's, 30's 40's etc.
STEAMPUNK also has it's own music, again it's not as violent as Punk or is it in the main 'rebellious' music, except to portray a 'what might have been world. It is more 'haunting'
that violent' - one band 'Abney Park' (after a famous cemetery in London). http://www.abneypark.com also
'Steam Powered Giraffe' http://www.steampoweredgiraffe.com a fun pantomine group of very
talented folk dressed at Automitrons. Anyway if you don't take it too seriously it's fun.