Riot Grrrl Zines and Feminist Rhetorics
Riot grrrls, punk feminists best known for their girl power activism and message, used punk ideologies and the literacy practice of zine-ing to create radical feminist sites of resistance. In what ways did zines document feminism and activism of the 1990s? How did riot grrrls use punk ideologies to participate in DIY sites?
In Writing a Riot: Riot Grrl Zines and Feminist Rhetorics, Buchanan argues that zines are a form of literacy participation used to document personal, social, and political values within punk. She examines zine studies as an academic field, how riot grrrls used zines to promote punk feminism, and the ways riot grrrl zines dealt with social justice issues of rape and race. Writing a Riot is the first full-length book that examines riot grrrl zines and their role in documenting feminist history.
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- New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Oxford, Wien, 2018. XXXVI, 182 pp., 3 b/w ills.
- About the author
- About the book
- Advance praise for Writing a Riot
- This eBook can be cited
- Why Place Matters: An Extremely Short Version of My Music and Feminist Histories
- Feminist Rhetorics and Zines
- Zines as Literacy Practice
- Bringing It All Together
- Part One. Zines and Punk
- Chapter 1. Girl Zine Studies
- Zines and Girls, Grrrls, Grrls
- Themes Around Life Writing
- Zines as Feminist Theory
- Zine Literacy Scholarship
- Librarian Zine Scholars and Archivists: Zine Histories’ Best Friends
- Conclusion: Why Zine Studies Is Needed
- Chapter 2. Putting the Riot Back Into Punk
- Contextualizing the Riot
- Complicating the Riot Grrrl Origin Story
- Situating Punk
- The Elements of Punk
- Punk in the Local
- Punk Feminists: Where Riot Grrrl Should Be
- Style as Substance
- Suffering as Commodity
- Shock Effect
- Concluding Riot Grrrls’ Position in Punk
- Part Two. Defining and Documenting Riot Grrrl
- Chapter 3. What Is Riot Grrrl Anyway?
- What Riot Grrrl Is to Me
- The Blackout and Its Aftermath
- Changing Riot Grrrl
- Boys or No Boys Allowed?
- Are We Any Different? Closing the Riot Grrrl Gap
- Chapter 4. Riot Grrrl Zines as Social Circulation
- Recording Feminist Herstories
- Experiencing the Body
- Learning About Zines
- Making Connections
- She’s in the Band
- Come to Our Prom
- Part Three. Riot Grrrl Zines and Justice Issues
- Chapter 5. Yes, We Use the Word Rape
- Following the Footsteps
- Sexual Violence as a Social Problem
- Naming Names
- Supporting Friends
- Chapter 6. Race and Riot Grrrl Zines
- The Context
- How We Talk About Privilege
- I’m Not a Racist, But…
- The One Drop Rule
- Discussing Race
- Conclusions: What to Do About Race?
- Conclusion. Who Cares? Or, Why Does Riot Grrrl Really Matter
- What Zine-ing Literacies Teach Us
- More Than a Movement: Origin Stories
- Series Index
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