'The opposite of the band' fangrrrling, feminism and sexual dissidence

Robinson, Lucy and Cofield, Laura (2016) 'The opposite of the band' fangrrrling, feminism and sexual dissidence. Textual Practice, 30 (6). pp. 1071-1088. ISSN 0950-236X

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Abstract

In this article, two feminist historians from different generations trace Alan Sinfield’s ongoing influence on their work and practice from both an individual and collaborative perspective. We were funded by Santander to work in the Riot Grrrl archives in the Fales Library, New York. There we found the pleasures and faultlines of a DIY subculture that self-consciously intervened in the relationship between feminism and fandom. The zines and ‘networks of paper’ that riot grrrls produced, challenged patriarchal privilege both within and beyond their subcultural context. Riot grrrl produced new icons and cannons to inspire a new generation of feminist practice, but in the process they were confronted with the contradictions of being ‘the opposite of the band’.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Riot grrrl, sexual dissidence, feminism, fandom, zines, subcultures, collaboration, pedagogy
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > History
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA History of Great Britain > DA020 England > DA129 By period > DA300 Modern, 1485- > DA566 20th century
Depositing User: Lucy Robinson
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2016 13:19
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2017 07:34
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/59933

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