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Whose culture? Fanzines, politics and agency

Worley, M. ORCID: (2018) Whose culture? Fanzines, politics and agency. In: Ripped, Torn and Cut: Pop, Politics and Punk Fanzines from 1976. Manchester University Press, Manchester, pp. 55-71. ISBN 9781526120595

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This chapter offers a case study of three punk-related fanzines. The three ‘zines considered – JOLT, Anathema and Hard As Nails – each, in their different ways, sought to inform and (re)direct the cultures of which they formed part. They voiced opinion and contributed to a conversation. Beneath any prevailing cultural narrative, be it defined in newsprint or captured on film to be replayed over-and-over as disembodied spectacle, lay alternate interpretations scribbled, typed and held together with glue and staples. In fanzines we find cultures recorded from the bottom-up rather than the top-down.

Item Type:Book or Report Section
Divisions:Arts, Humanities and Social Science > Language Text and Power
Arts, Humanities and Social Science > Identities
ID Code:81421
Additional Information:Edited by Subcultures Network
Publisher:Manchester University Press


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