Zines, Half-Lives, and Afterlives: On the Temporalities of Social and Political Change

  title={Zines, Half-Lives, and Afterlives: On the Temporalities of Social and Political Change},
  author={Janice A. Radway},
  journal={PMLA/Publications of the Modern Language Association of America},
  pages={140 - 150}
  • J. Radway
  • Published 1 January 2011
  • Art
  • PMLA/Publications of the Modern Language Association of America
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