Zines as history

Robinson, Lucy (2018) Zines as history. In: Gildart, Keith, Gough-Yates, Anna, Lincoln, Sian, Osgerby, Bill, Robinson, Lucy, Street, John, Webb, Pete and Worley, Matthew (eds.) Ripped, torn and cut: pop, politics and punk fanzines from 1976. Manchester University Press, UK, pp. 39-54. ISBN 9781526120618

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This article acknowledges and contextualises the recent growth of interest in the history of zines and in zine production. Drawing on archival research on zines in the United States, Europe and across the UK it demonstrates that zine producers have themselves been key producers or historical knowledge and furthermore that contemporary political tensions, debates about the relationship between collective histories and icons, celebrities and role models, can be understood through the work of DIY zine producers. This piece argues that we can understand the history of ‘writing our own history’ differently if we move beyond the traditional stories of academic publication. It questions the relationship between individual icons (or key agents) in History and our collective identification with the past.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Feminist History, Archives, Historiography, Life History, Riot Grrrl, Research Methodologies, Resistance, Subcultures, Youth Cultures, Girls.
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > History
Research Centres and Groups: Centre for Innovation and Research in Childhood and Youth
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D839 Post-war History, 1945 on
Depositing User: Lucy Robinson
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2017 09:07
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2018 07:59
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/67462
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