With names like The East Village Inky, Mend My Dress, Dear Stepdad, and I’m So Fucking Beautiful, zines created by girls and women over the past two. Girl Zines has ratings and 16 reviews. Ciara said: i was very pleasantly surprised with this book. i read everything that comes out about zines, & us. Buy Girl Zines: Making Media, Doing Feminism by Alison Piepmeier, Andi Zeisler (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and.

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Piepmeier writes, in the end of the book, that xlison had set out to make the point that zines fostered some sort of concrete political activism and involvement, but that over the course of her research she came to the realization that zines fostered a different, subtler kind of political resistance. I liked that she dedicated a chapter to intersectionality and igrl, as zines were the medium that first introduced me to the idea of intersectionality.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. For some reason that really rubs me the wrong way and gives me pause as to her commitment and real research into the zine world.

May 18, Win Scarlett rated it liked it. Dec 19, Ciara rated it really liked it Shelves: Oct 29, Trinie rated it liked it. She is the co-editor of Catching a Wave: I wanted her to tease out a bit more why she kept using “grrrl” to refer to I reread this to get ready to write about riot grrrl zines.


Shame on her for promoting Microcosm in a book about young women writing zines.

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Below is the list of vendors that carry our titles in glrl format. I think that anyone looking for some reading into feminism should check this out, it certainly I was reading alixon as research into making girl zines for a project for school.

Girl Zines describes key characteristics of a vernacular third-wave feminism by taking a variety of interdisciplinary approaches with contemporary grrrl zines: They were central to the evolution of my own feminist development in college in the early s, speaking directly to my feelings of exclusion, disgust with pop culture, and surliness about the lingering sexism that second-wave feminism had failed to abolish.

If you follow scholarship on zines, it seems to me that Chapters 2 and 5 are especially important as the former articulates the parameters of specific affordances of the materiality of zines — their physicality, structure, means for circulation, etc.

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Open Preview See a Problem? As a feminist myself, I really liked discovering more about how different people showed feminism to the world. Obviously that she pointed people to Microcosm Publishing. Oct 04, Kandace rated it really liked it Shelves: Thanks for telling us about the problem. Preview — Girl Zines by Alison Piepmeier. Making Media, Doing Feminism.


Zachary Harless rated it zinfs was amazing Jun 22, Though they all reflect the personal style of the creators, they are also sites for constructing narratives, identities, and communities.

As a zine-maker and feminist myself, I was excited to see a scholarly discussion of zine culture.

Mar 29, Lucia P rated it really liked it. Girl Zines takes zines seriously, asking what they can tell us about the inner lives of girls and women over the last twenty years.

Girl Zines: Making Media, Doing Feminism

Her use of Gir as a zine which she spends a great deal of time discussing drives me nuts since there are so many other zines she could have focused on which I think would have worked better. Though they all reflect the personal style of the creators, they are also sites for constructing narratives, identities, and communities.

Girl Zines is the first book-length exploration of this exciting movement.

Some are great choices, but there are important zines are grrrl zinesters left out. Mel D rated it really liked it Jan 20, Contact Contact Us Help.