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Notes from Underground : Zines and the Politics of Alternative Culture

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Much history and theory is uncovered here in the first comprehensive study of zine publishing. From their origins in early 20th century science fiction cults, their more proximate roots in 60s counter-culture and their rapid proliferation in the wake of punk rock, Stephen Duncombe pays full due to the political importance of zines as a vital network of popular culture. He also analyzes how zines measure up to their utopian and escapist outlook in achieving fundamental social change. Packed with extracts and illustrations, he provides a useful overview of the contemporary underground in all its splendor and misery."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 139.7 x 177.8 x 17.78mm | 657.71g
  • Microcosm Publishing
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • Second Edition, Second edition
  • 1
  • 1934620378
  • 9781934620373
  • 212,721

Review quote

"Duncombe retains his respect and even admiration for the utopian sentiments that animate the 'zine world, even as he unblinkingly diagnoses the contradictions and limitations of the political vision these publications offer." --Weekly Wireshow more

About Stephen Duncombe

Stephen Duncombe is an associate professor at New York University's Gallatin School and a lifelong political activist. He lives in New York City.show more

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