HOME >

Notes on Grrrl / Queer / Feminist Zines (7)

MURAKAMI Kiyoshi / June 12, 2016

Tweet
last update: 20160612


***************
June 3, 2016
"Grrrl / Queer / Feminist Zines": The 7th lecture
memorandum (some part of lecture contents)
***************

In this lecture, we examined the 'historicizing' of Riot Grrrl movement.

Part of the resources of Riot Grrrl movement is preserved in some university libraries.
*ex. The Riot Grrrl Collection (The Fales Collection at New York University)
And the textbook (introductory book) of Riot Grrrl movement for teens has been made.
*ex. Turner, Chérie, 2001, The Riot Grrrl Movement: The Feminism of a New Generation (Everything You Need to Know About), New York: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc.

I think this situation has merits and demerits.
[merits]
- The result of Riot Grrrl movement has come to be recognized adequately and evaluated historically.
- For researchers, feminists, activists, and music fans, accessing the products of Riot Grrrl has come to be easier.
- The education about Riot Grrrl movement to a young generation became easy.
[demerits]
- There is a risk that Riot Grrrl movement could be treated as 'a thing of the past'.
- There is a risk that only the representative persons and magazines that were left as records could become 'authorities'.
- There is a risk that only the images of Riot Grrrl could willfully be diverted (commercially/politically).

It will be necessary for us to confirm these both sides precisely.


List: [Serial Publication] Notes on Grrrl / Queer / Feminist Zines

cf. https://sites.google.com/site/feministzines2016kobe/


Author: MURAKAMI Kiyoshi
UP: 20160612@REV:
TOP / HOME(English) / HOME(Japanese)