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
     
 

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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

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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

One--Zines
Two--Identity
Losers Everyperson
The Political Is Personal The Politics of Authenticity
Manufactured Selves
I'm Against It
Three--Community
A Club of Our Own
Clubhouse The Scene
No Rules
Revolution Grrrl Style Now
Communities against Society
Four--Work
Taking Work Seriously
Sabotage
Slack
For Love, Not Money
Five--Consumption
Participatory Culture Talking Back
Burning Bridges
DIY The Politics of Form
Fun
Six--Discovery
Seven--Purity and Danger
Reluctant Subjects
Irony Originality
The Ghetto
Factsheet Five versus Factsheet Five
Opening Up or Selling Out?
By Fire or Ice
Falling Out of Favor
Eight--The Politics of Alternative Culture
A Nonchalant Revolution of Sorts
Haven in a Heartless World
Nine--Conclusion
Notes
Index

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