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Books & Zines about Zine History
Adjusted Margin: Xerography, Art, and Activism in the Late Twentieth Century by
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2016-02-19
"How xerography became a creative medium and political tool, arming artists and activists on the margins with an accessible means of making their messages public. This is the story of how the xerographic copier, or “Xerox machine,” became a creative medium for artists and activists during the last few decades of the twentieth century."
From Girls to Grrlz: A History of Women's Comics from Teens to Zines by
Call Number: PN 6725 .R58 1999
"Girls to Grrrlz explores the history of girl comics - the authors, artists, trends, and characters featured in comic books for the last half-century. Meet the bubble-headed bombshells of the '40s, the lovelorn ladies of the '50s, the wimmin libbers of the '70s, and the grrrowling grrrlz of today."
A History of Zines
Call Number: Zines Meta 1513
Publication Date: Printed Matter
"Created to support the History of Zines show at the 2018 NY Art Book Fair, A History of Zines is a catalog of selections from the collections of the 8 Ball Community library and Boo-Hooray archival studio. Each page features a different zine cover that dates from 1939 to 2015, and proves that the key to their pervasiveness is through their variety, featuring a myriad of zines from Japanese Punk fanzines to New York City survival guides. A History of Zines does not attempt to dictate the narrative of zine history, but serves as a starting point for deeper exploration."
Notes from Underground: Zines and the Politics of Alternative Culture by
Call Number: ZINES Meta 1268
"From their origins in early 20th century science fiction cults, their more proximate roots in 1960s counter-culture and their 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."
Xerography Debt by
Call Number: ZINES Meta 1221
Publication Date: 2010-09-01
Xerography Debt is a review zine for zine readers by zine writers (and readers).
Call Number: ZINES Meta 1229
Publication Date: 2001-10-01
This book offers a highly-visual analysis of this phenomenon. It showcases an international range of current zines, put into context by historical examples from collectors with analysis of their format, writing and visual content.
Call Number: ZINES Meta 1258
Publication Date: 1996-06-01
A comprehensive guidebook to the Zine Movement of self-publishing which started anew in the early 1990s, and continues with Internet blogs and publications like Found. This covers all aspects of self-publishing, including layout and design, promotion, marketing and distribution.
Zines in Third Space: Radical Cooperation and Borderlands Rhetoric by
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2012-10-01
Zines in Third Space develops third-space theory with a practical engagement in the subcultural space of zines as alternative media produced specifically by feminists and queers of color. Adela C. Licona explores how borderlands rhetorics function in feminist and queer of-color zines to challenge dominant knowledges as well as normativitizing mis/representations. Licona characterizes these zines as third-space sites of borderlands rhetorics revealing dissident performances, disruptive rhetorical acts, and coalitions that effect new cultural, political, economic, and sexual configurations.