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

@article{Radway2011ZinesHA,
  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},
  year={2011},
  volume={126},
  pages={140 - 150}
}
  • J. Radway
  • Published 1 January 2011
  • Art
  • PMLA/Publications of the Modern Language Association of America
The term zine is a recent variant of fanzine, a neologism coined in the 1930s to refer to magazines self-published by Aficionados of science fiction. Until zines emerged as digital forms, they were generally defined as handmade, noncommercial, irregularly issued, small-run, paper publications circulated by individuals participating in alternative, special-interest communities. Zines exploded in popularity during the 1980s when punk music fans adopted the form as part of their do-it-yourself… 
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