Resistance Through Photocopies: An Analysis of the Argentine Fanzine Resistencia During the 1980s

Part of the Palgrave Studies in the History of Subcultures and Popular Music book series (PSHSPM)


The emergence of punk in Buenos Aires was connected with the post-dictatorship moment. By then, music operated, as Tia de Nora (2004) has explained, as a medium where social life was established; it empowered people—by the uses and appropriations they made—to create themselves. It also built consciousness and structures of both thoughts and feelings. Chapter 7 studies Resistencia (1984–1989), a publication that worked as a printed space in which local punks circulated their ideas and enabled them to practice, without professional training, as editors and translators. Resistencia, as no other local fanzine has done, played a very important part in the formation and progression of the musical and cultural punk scene after the return of democracy in 1983.


Buenos Aires Resistencia Postdictatorship Punk scene 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universidad Nacional de QuilmesBernalArgentina

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