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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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Girl Zines by Alison Piepmeier. Andi Zeisler Goodreads Author. These messy, photocopied do-it-yourself documents cover every imaginable subject matter and are loaded with handwriting, collage art, stickers, and glitter. 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. Girl Zines takes zines seriously, asking what they can tell us about the inner lives of girls and women over the last twenty years. Hardcoverpages.
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Lists with This Book. Dec 19, Ciara rated it really liked it Shelves: Jun 08, Rebekah rated it liked it Shelves: I reread this to get ready to write about riot grrrl zines.
I had more problems with it the second time round, probably because I was being a bit zknes critical. I think the chapter on intersectionality and zines is by far the best.
Girl Zines: Making Media, Doing Feminism
Her use of Bust 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. 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. I wanted her to tease out a bit more why she kept using “grrrl” to refer to the zines she discusses but then the book is titled “Girl Zines.
I see a distinction and think that not all zines written by girls are grrrl zines, but I felt she could have addressed that a bit more. I like that she also placed zines in a origins story that relates to other feminist work.
But, I feel that at least for the work I’m doing on Riot Grrrl makes zines’ connections to punk and punk culture equally important. Also, I wanted more about why she chose the zines she did. Some are great choices, but there are important zines are grrrl zinesters left out. Plus, I don’t think she did much research into zine distros and where to find zines. Shame on her for promoting Microcosm in a book about young women writing zines. It should be very easy to find reference to why that’s a no-no.
At the very least she should have a disclaimer or retraction or something. 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. Feb 12, Caitlin Constantine rated it really liked it. I was very excited when I first heard about this book, because I know the impact feminist zines have had on me and I think some serious academic respect is long overdue.
I am not exaggerating when I say zines taught me how to think hard and how to think critically, and they played a huge role in my political and intellectual development. They plugged me into this community of incredibly intelligent, tough people who, just by knowing they existed, gave me the courage to deal with my own life. Plu I was very excited when I first heard about this book, because I know the impact feminist zines have had on me and I think some serious academic respect is long overdue.
Plus, they inspired me to stop being a consumer of media and to start seeing myself as a producer of media, as someone who was capable of writing my own essays and books, who didn’t just have to content herself with what was available at the bookstore.
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I am pursuing life as a writer in large part because of piepmmeier experiences with zines. Piepmeier writes, in the end of the book, that she had set out to make the point that zines fostered some sort of concrete political activism piepmmeier 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 think her conclusion is right on, that what feminist zines do isn’t so much about getting women into street protests or whatever, but that they change who we are at our core, so that everything else we do afterward is filtered through this new, politicized, empowered lens.
Things I liked about the book: I alisob that alion referenced some of my favorite zines although quite a few didn’t make the cut. Her writings about Doris gave me goosebumps, and has me all excited to re-read my Doris anthology. I liked that she dedicated a chapter to intersectionality and zines, as zines were the medium that first introduced me to the idea of intersectionality.
I liked seeing the way she deconstructed select pages from zines, treating them with the same kind of respect I usually see accorded to art and literature. That was pretty cool. What I didn’t like: Obviously that she pointed people to Microcosm Publishing. There are a lot of zine distros out there that are not run by men of questionable ethics to put it politely. Feminists and allies of survivors would do well to go through one of those other distros for their zine needs.
Also, I worry that the academia-speak could make the book inaccessible for someone who isn’t well-versed in theory. Nov 10, Jason rated it it was amazing.
Girl Zines describes key characteristics of a vernacular third-wave feminism by taking a variety of interdisciplinary approaches with contemporary gilr zines: Like Adela Licona’s book Zines in the Third Space, she uses case studies of zines — mostly close readings — but combines these readings with other qualitative methods, especially interviews with select zine writers.
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.
This is an issue people like Stephen Duncombe and more recently Janice Radway have taken up in their work. Mar 26, Saki rated it really liked it Shelves: I was reading this as research into making girl zines for a project for school. Not only did it give me some fab quotes to work from as a springboard for ideas, but it gave me a lot of insight as to what types of things I should include, the history of girl zines and helped me zlison my own direction to move it.
I’ve passed this along to the other members of my group as a key piece of gril material. I think that anyone looking for some reading into feminism should check this out, it certainly I was reading this as research into making girl zines for a project for school.
I think that anyone looking for some reading into feminism should check this out, it certainly gives you a lot to think about.
Jun 16, Anna rated it it was amazing Shelves: Aug 19, Susan Dickson rated it liked it. I was hoping for a more extensive survey of zines, but Pipmeier seems to focus mostly on about publications.
As a zine-maker and feminist myself, I was excited to see a scholarly discussion of zine culture. Considering the subject matter, the book was a bit drier that I expected it to be, but on the whole, good food for piepmeief.
Mar 29, Lucia P rated it really liked it. This book was really informational about how zines about feminism came to be. As a feminist myself, I really liked discovering more about how different people showed feminism to the world. If you want to learn more about feminism, I recommend this book. Jun 16, Mika rated it it was amazing. Oct 29, Trinie rated it liked it. I just reviewed this for Bookforum It’s academic, would be great reference for classes and panels. May 18, Win Scarlett rated it liked it.
Aug 15, Mecque rated piep,eier it was amazing. An excellent exploration of girl zines and one of the most comprehensive and meaningful explanations of third-wave feminism I have ever read. Oct 04, Kandace rated it really liked it Shelves: A great in-depth study on the radical potential of zine making by girls and zinse and the ensuing community that accompanies this tradition of independent media making.
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