Notes from Underground: Zines and the Politics of Alternative Culture / Edition 2

Notes from Underground: Zines and the Politics of Alternative Culture / Edition 2

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by Stephen Duncombe
     
 

ISBN-10: 1934620378

ISBN-13: 9781934620373

Pub. Date: 11/01/2008

Publisher: Microcosm Publishing


Much history and theory is uncovered here in the first comprehensive study of zine publishing. From their origins in early 20th century science fiction cults, their more proximate roots in ‘60s counter-culture and their rapid proliferation in the wake of punk rock, Stephen Duncombe pays full due to the political importance of zines as a vital network of…  See more details below

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Much history and theory is uncovered here in the first comprehensive study of zine publishing. From their origins in early 20th century science fiction cults, their more proximate roots in ‘60s counter-culture and their rapid proliferation in the wake of punk rock, Stephen Duncombe pays full due to the political importance of zines as a vital network of popular culture. He also analyzes how zines measure up to their utopian and escapist outlook in achieving fundamental social change. Packed with extracts and illustrations, he provides a useful overview of the contemporary underground in all its splendor and misery.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781934620373
Publisher:
Microcosm Publishing
Publication date:
11/01/2008
Series:
Zines Series
Edition description:
Second Edition, Second edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1Zines1
2Identity17
3Community44
4Work73
5Consumption105
6Discovery131
7Purity and Danger141
8The Politics of Alternative Culture174
9Conclusion195
Notes199
Index231

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