Riot Grrrl, Race, and Revival

  title={Riot Grrrl, Race, and Revival},
  author={Mimi Nguyen},
  journal={Women \& Performance: a journal of feminist theory},
  pages={173 - 196}
  • Mimi Nguyen
  • Published 1 July 2012
  • Art
  • Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory
This essay ventures a critique of the existing historiography of riot grrrl and how the movement is narrated both “then” and “now” to contain and subsume the disruptions of race. The first counter-story commences with and departs from that scene of intimacy that is the semi-secret heart of riot grrrl's resonance, an aesthetics of access – to the means of production and creative labor, but also to more ephemeral properties of expertise and self-knowledge – through which the personal and the… 

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