Notes on Grrrl/Queer/Feminist Zines (7)

MURAKAMI Kiyoshi / June 12, 2016

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.
- 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.
- 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.

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