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Notes From Underground: Zines and the Politics of Alternative Culture

by Stephen Duncombe - £17.99  Microcosm Publishing (2017)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9781621064848 | ISBN 10: 1621064840

"Zines and underground culture offer up an alternative, a way of understanding and acting in the world that operates with different rules and upon different values than those of consumer capitalism. It is an alternative fraught with contradictions and limitations...but also possibilities."
 
In the first comprehensive study of zine publishing, Stephen Duncombe explores the history and theory of subterranean cultural production. From their origins in early 20th century science fiction fandom, their more proximate roots in ‘60s counter-culture and their rapid proliferation in the wake of punk rock, Notes from Underground pays full due to the political importance of zines as a vital network of participatory culture, and analyzes how zines measure up to their utopian outlook in achieving fundamental social change.
 
Packed with extracts and illustrations, Duncombe provides a critical overview of the contemporary underground in all its love and rage.

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