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MURAKAMI Kiyoshi / May 5, 2017

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April 28, 2017
"Women's Autonomous Cultural Scenes: Media, Space, and Activism": The 4th lecture
memorandum (some part of lecture contents)


In this lecture, I expounded at length on the subject of the essence of Riot Grrrl movement as a typical example of women's resistance against male domination in music scene.

Specifically, we examined "The Riot Grrrl Manifesto" (Kathleen Hanna, 1991).

We could find the punk/DIY ethic, social justice consciousness, (third-wave) feminism, autonomy/anarchism from that.
cf. "Notes on Grrrl / Queer / Feminist Zines (6)"

On the issue of "fostering and supporting girl scenes and girl artists" in the manifesto, we can position the "Girls Rock Camp" as an actual example.
cf. Notes on Women's Autonomous Cultural Scenes (2)

And also, on the issue of "we must take over the means of production" in the manifesto, we can point out the existence of various workshops and lectures which aim to train women's experts of DJ/radio broadcasting/producing electronic music.
* I will mention this matter in future lectures.

It might well be able to point to the existence of both genre-straddling universality and presentness. On the other hand, there are pending issues of the dissociation of race/class. It is important to continue the activity to resolve those still today.

(1) Zine projects of POC/working class
cf. Notes on Grrrl / Queer / Feminist Zines (9) / Notes on Grrrl / Queer / Feminist Zines (10) / Notes on Grrrl / Queer / Feminist Zines (11)
(2) Events/Activities in the aim of decolonizing girl's rock scene
* I will mention this matter in future lectures.


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The Course in the First Half of the 2017 Academic Year at Kobe City University of Foreign Studies: Introduction to Gender Studies "Women's Autonomous Cultural Scenes: Media, Space, and Activism" (Lecturer: MURAKAMI Kiyoshi)


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