Girl Zines

Girl Zines

by Alison Piepmeier, Andi Zeisler
     
 

ISBN-10: 0814767516

ISBN-13: 9780814767511

Pub. Date: 11/18/2009

Publisher: New York University Press

With names like The East Village Inky, Mend My Dress, Dear Stepdad, and I’m So Fucking Beautiful, zines created by girls and women over the past two decades make feminism’s third wave visible. These messy, photocopied do-it-yourself documents cover every imaginable subject matter and are loaded with handwriting, collage art,

Overview

With names like The East Village Inky, Mend My Dress, Dear Stepdad, and I’m So Fucking Beautiful, zines created by girls and women over the past two decades make feminism’s third wave visible. These messy, photocopied do-it-yourself documents cover every imaginable subject matter and are loaded with handwriting, collage art, stickers, and glitter. Though they all reflect the personal style of the creators, they are also sites for constructing narratives, identities, and communities.

Girl Zines is the first book-length exploration of this exciting movement. Alison Piepmeier argues that these quirky, personalized booklets are tangible examples of the ways that girls and women ‘do’ feminism today. The idiosyncratic, surprising, and savvy arguments and issues showcased in the forty-six images reproduced in the book provide a complex window into feminism’s future, where zinesters persistently and stubbornly carve out new spaces for what it means to be a revolutionary and a girl. Girl Zines takes zines seriously, asking what they can tell us about the inner lives of girls and women over the last twenty years.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814767511
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
11/18/2009
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments
Foreword by Andi Zeisler
Introduction
1 “If I Didn’t Write These Things No One Else Would Either”: The Feminist Legacy of Grrrl Zines and the Origins of the Third Wave
2 Why Zines Matter: Materiality and the Creation of Embodied Community
3 Playing Dress-Up, Playing Pin-Up, Playing Mom: Zines and Gender
4 “We Are Not All One”: Intersectional Identities in Grrrl Zines
5 Doing Third Wave Feminism: Zines as a Public Pedagogy of Hope
Conclusion
Appendix: Where to Find Zines
Notes
Index
About the Author

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