Zine culture

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Events[edit]

Resources[edit]

Anthologies[edit]

  • Chip Rowe (ed.), The Book of Zines: Readings From the Fringe!, 1997. Anthology of pop culture writings from about 80 zines.
  • R. Seth Friedman, The Factsheet Five Zine Reader: The Best Writing from the Underground World of Zines, New York: Three Rivers Press, 1997, 192 pp.
  • Tristan Taormino, Karen Green (eds.), The Girl's Guide to Taking Over the World: Writings from the Girl Zine Revolution, New York: St. Martin's Griffin, 1997. An anthology from zines created by women.
  • Jen Angel (ed.), Zine Yearbook, since 1997. Annual anthology of zine writing.
  • Ethan Clark (ed.), Stories Care Forgot: An Anthology of New Orleans Zines, Last Gasp of San Francisco, 2006, 149 pp. Reproductions of a dozen punk zines. Also includes author memoirs of their experiences during and after Hurricane Katrina.

Literature[edit]

  • Nigel Fountin, Underground: The London Alternative Press 1966-74, New York: Routledge/Chapman & Hall, 1988. History of the underground press in the UK.
  • Mike Gunderloy, How to Publish a Fanzine, Port Townsend, WA: Loompanics, 1988, 91 pp.
  • Mike Gunderloy (ed.), Why Publish?, intro. Jacob Rabinowitz, Pretzel Press, 1989, 54 pp.
  • Mike Gunderloy, Cari Goldberg Janice, The World of Zines: A Guide to the Independent Magazine Revolution, Penguin, 1992, 224 pp.
  • Bob Black, Beneath the Underground, Portland, OR: Feral House, 1994, x+190 pp, IA.
  • Counter Intelligence: Zines, Comics, Pamphlets, Flyers: Catalogue of Self-Published and Autonomous Print-Creations: Articles! Reviews! Contacts!, eds. Jason Skeet and Mark Pawson, London: 121 Centre, 1995, 24 pp. Catalogue of an exhibition held throughout Oct 1994 at 121 Centre, Brixton, South London.
  • Pagan Kennedy, Zine: How I Spent Six Years of My Life in the Underground and Finally Found Myself--I Think, New York: St. Martin's Griffin, 1995, 184 pp. Review: PW.
  • V. Vale (ed.), Zines! Vol.1, San Francisco: RE/Search Publications, 1996, 169 pp. [2] [3]
  • V. Vale (ed.), Zines! Vol.2, San Francisco: RE/Search Publications, 1997, 137 pp. [4]
  • Francesca Lia Block, Hillary Carlip, Zine Scene: The Do It Yourself Guide to Zines, Los Angeles: Girl Press, 1998.
  • Alex Wrekk, Stolen Sharpie Revolution: a DIY Resource For Zines and Zine Culture, 2002, 96 pp; 2nd ed., 2003; 3rd ed., 2005. [5]
  • Elke Zobl, "Persephone is Pissed!: Grrl Zine Reading, Making and Distributing Across the Globe", Hecate 30:2, 2004, pp 156-175. [6]
  • Stephen Duncombe, Notes from Underground: Zines and the Politics of Alternative Culture, London: Verso, 1997; repr., Bloomington, IN: Microcosm Publishing, 2008, 256 pp.
  • Elke Zobl, Do-It-Yourself. Feministische künstlerische Praxis am Beispiel von Zines und Magazinen, Vienna: Akademie der Bildenden Künste, 1999, 126 pp. [7] (German)
  • Liz Farrelly, Zines, London: Booth-Clibborn, 2001.
  • Chris Atton, Alternative Media, London: Sage, 2002, 172 pp.
  • Elke Zobl, The Global Grrrl Zine Network: A DIY Feminist Revolution for Social Change, Vienna: Akademie der Bildenden Künste, 2004. PhD dissertation.
  • Julie Bartel, From A to Zine: Building a Winning Zine Collection in Your Library, Chicago: American Library Association, 2004.
  • Alison Piepmeier, Girl Zines: Making Media, Doing Feminism, forew. Andi Zeisler, NYU Press, 2009, 264 pp. [8]
  • Janice Radway, "Zines Then and Now: What Are They? What Do You Do with Them? How Do They Work?", 2009.
  • Signs 35(1): "Comparative Perspectives Symposium: Feminist Zines", ed. Agatha Beins, Autumn 2009. Texts by Elke Zobl, Feminist MAF(I)A, Val Rauzier, Red Chidgey, Noya Kohavi, Jenna Freedman, Claire Villacorta, and lolagouine (aka Riot Coco). [9]
  • Teal Triggs, Fanzines: The DIY Revolution, Chronicle Books, 2010, 256 pp. Features hundreds of reproductions of zine covers plus a history of fanzines and examination of various genres.
  • Janice Radway, "Zines, Half-Lives, and Afterlives: On the Temporalities of Social and Political Change", PMLA 126:1, Jan 2011, pp 140-150.
  • Elke Zobl, Ricarda Drüeke (eds.), Feminist Media: Participatory Spaces, Networks and Cultural Citizenship, Bielefeld: transcript, 2012, 292 pp. [10]
  • Kate Eichhorn, The Archival Turn in Feminism: Outrage in Order, Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2013, xii+188 pp.
  • Kate Eichhorn, Adjusted Margin: Xerography, Art, and Activism in the Late Twentieth Century, MIT Press, 2016, 216 pp. [11]. Review: Mosher (Leonardo).
  • "Zinedepo Manifesto of Radical Zineculture", Arnhem, n.d.
  • Jan-Frederik Bandel, Annette Gilbert, Tania Prill (eds.), Under the Radar: Underground Zines and Self-Publications, 1965-1975, Spector Books, 2017, 368 pp. [12]
  • Miloš Hroch (ed.), Křičím: „To jsem já.“, Prague: PageFive, 2017. On Czech fanzines from the 1980s until today. English extract. [13] (Czech)/(English)
  • Art Libraries Journal 43(2): "Zines and Libraries in the UK", ed. Gustavo Grandal Montero, Apr 2018, pp 71-112. [14]

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