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Punk, Fanzines and DIY Cultures in a Global World

Fast, Furious and Xerox

  • Paula Guerra
  • Pedro Quintela

About this book


Since the 1970 and 1980s, fanzines have constituted a zone of freedom of thought, of do-it-yourself creativity and of alternatives to conventional media. Along with bands, records and concerts, they became a vital part of the construction of punk 'scenes’, actively contributing to the creation and consolidation of communities. This book moves beyond the usual focus on Anglophone punk scenes to consider fanzines in international contexts. The introduction offers a theoretical, chronological and thematic survey for understanding fanzines, considering their contemporary polyhedral vitality. It then moves to consider the distinct social, historical and geographic contexts in which fanzines were created. Covering the UK, Portugal, Greece, Canada, Germany, Argentina, France and Brazil, as well as a wide range of standpoints, this book contributes to a more global understanding of the fanzine phenomenon.


subcultures utopia music scenes politics material culture do-it-yourself punk scenes youth culture queercore international punk scenes counterculture

Editors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of PortoPortoPortugal
  2. 2.University of CoimbraCoimbraPortugal

About the editors

Paula Guerra is Professor of Sociology at the University of Porto, Portugal. She is a researcher at the Institute of Sociology at the University of Porto and Adjunct Associate Professor of the Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research. She is also the main coordinator of the KISMIF project (Keep it simple, make it fast!) and, with Andy Bennett, the cofounder and co-organizer of the KISMIF Conference.

Pedro Quintela is a sociologist, a researcher with the KISMIF project and a doctoral student in the Faculty of Economics at the University of Coimbra, Portugal. His research focuses on the sociology of art and culture, cultural policies, urban studies, cultural and creative industries, urban cultures and cultural mediation.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Punk, Fanzines and DIY Cultures in a Global World
  • Book Subtitle Fast, Furious and Xerox
  • Editors Paula Guerra
    Pedro Quintela
  • Series Title Palgrave Studies in the History of Subcultures and Popular Music
  • Series Abbreviated Title Palgrave Studies in the History of Subcultures and Popular Music
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-28875-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-28878-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-28876-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXI, 210
  • Number of Illustrations 24 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cultural History
    Social History
    Global/International Culture
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