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Duncombe, Stephen: Notes from Underground. Zines and the Politics of Alternative Culture. 3. Aufl. Bloomington: Microcosm, 2008. (256 S.) 
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Resource type: Book
Languages: englisch
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 1934620378
BibTeX citation key: Duncombe1997
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Categories: General
Keywords: "Boiled Angels", Diana. Mike, Distribution, Jugendkultur, Populärkultur, Underground Comics, USA, Zine
Creators: Duncombe
Publisher: Microcosm (Bloomington)
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Much history and theory about the world of zines is uncovered in this first comprehensive study of zine publishing. From their origins in early 20th century science fiction cults, to their more proximate roots in 60s counter-culture, and their rapid proliferation in the wake of punk rock. Paying full due to the political importance of zines as a vital network of popular culture, Stephen Duncombe acknowledges the shortcomings of zines’ utopian and escapist outlook in achieving fundamental social change. Packed with extracts and illustrations, Notes From Underground provides a useful overview of the contemporary underground in all its splendor and misery.

Table of Contents

1. Zines (1)
2. Identity
– Losers – Everyperson – The Political is Personal – The Politics of Authenticity – Manufactured Selves – I’m Against It (17)
3. Community
– A Club of Our Own – Clubhouse – The Scene – No Rules – Revolution Grrrl Style Now! – Communities Against Society? (44)
4. Work
– Taking Work Seriously – Sabotage – Slack – For Love, Not Money (73)
5. Consumption
– Participatory Culture – Talking Back – Burning Bridges – DIY – The Politics of Form – Fun (105)
6. Discovery (131)
7. 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 (141)
8. The Politics of Alternative Culture
– A Nonchalant Revolution of Sorts – Haven in a Heartless World (174)
9. Conclusion (195)

Notes (199)
Index (231)

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