Palgrave Studies in the History of Subcultures and Popular Music

Punk, Fanzines and DIY Cultures in a Global World

Fast, Furious and Xerox

Editors: Guerra, Paula, Quintela, Pedro (Eds.)

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  • Examines fanzines in a wide range of social, historical and geographic contexts
  • Contributes to a more global understanding of fanzines and independent publications more broadly
  • Moves beyond the usual focus on Anglophone contexts in the study of punk and DIY subcultures
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Since the 1970 and 1980s, fanzines have constituted a zone of freedom of thought, of do-it-yourself creativity and of alternatives to conventional media. Along with bands, records and concerts, they became a vital part of the construction of punk 'scenes’, actively contributing to the creation and consolidation of communities. This book moves beyond the usual focus on Anglophone punk scenes to consider fanzines in international contexts. The introduction offers a theoretical, chronological and thematic survey for understanding fanzines, considering their contemporary polyhedral vitality. It then moves to consider the distinct social, historical and geographic contexts in which fanzines were created. Covering the UK, Portugal, Greece, Canada, Germany, Argentina, France and Brazil, as well as a wide range of standpoints, this book contributes to a more global understanding of the fanzine phenomenon.

About the authors

Paula Guerra is Professor of Sociology at the University of Porto, Portugal. She is a researcher at the Institute of Sociology at the University of Porto and Adjunct Associate Professor of the Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research. She is also the main coordinator of the KISMIF project (Keep it simple, make it fast!) and, with Andy Bennett, the cofounder and co-organizer of the KISMIF Conference.

Pedro Quintela is a sociologist, a researcher with the KISMIF project and a doctoral student in the Faculty of Economics at the University of Coimbra, Portugal. His research focuses on the sociology of art and culture, cultural policies, urban studies, cultural and creative industries, urban cultures and cultural mediation.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Fast, Furious and Xerox: Punk, Fanzines and Diy Cultures in a Global World

    Pages 1-15

    Guerra, Paula (et al.)

  • Punk, Politics and British (Fan)Zines (1976–1984)

    Pages 17-40

    Worley, Matthew

  • Punk Fanzines in Portugal (1978–2013): A Critical Overview

    Pages 41-69

    Quintela, Pedro (et al.)

  • Fanzines’ Network and the Punk Scene in Greece (1980–2015)

    Pages 71-101

    Kolovos, Yannis N. (et al.)

  • Underground Utopias: Strategies of Mediation and Resistance in the Brazilian Punk Fanzines Network (1981–1985)

    Pages 103-123

    Bruscky, Yuri

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Punk, Fanzines and DIY Cultures in a Global World
Book Subtitle
Fast, Furious and Xerox
Editors
  • Paula Guerra
  • Pedro Quintela
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in the History of Subcultures and Popular Music
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-28876-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-28876-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-28875-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 210
Number of Illustrations
24 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
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