Call for Zine Essays

Posted: Tuesday, April 9, 2002
By: Darren Schroeder

Please forward to potentially interested parties:

Original essays are invited for a collection tentatively entitled "Zines and Everyday Life: The Anatomy of an Independent Medium." The purpose of this book is to evaluate the role of zines as a method of communication and as a form of cultural production. Ideally this collection will be a comprehensive introductory textbook for the study of zines, independent media, and culture, and will be suitable for use at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

Possible topics include historical interrogations of zines, and their cultural significance, as well as media-based analyses of zines and their differential aspects. Studies of the aesthetics of zines, the embodiment of politics, modes of discourse and power in independent cultures, modes of consumption and production of "non-capitalist" mediums, identity formation, and bricolage. Studies should not limit themselves to music and traditional fanzines, but also include those focused upon politics, humor, sports, shopping, etc.

Studies of Gender, Race and Ethnicity, Class, Sexuality, Technology and any number of methodological approaches are appropriate and not limited to:
Phenomenology, Sociology, Literary Analysis, Anthropology, Ethnography, Post-colonial Studies, Culture Studies, Historical Analysis, Psychology, Semiotics, Folklore, Journalism, Feminist and Gender Studies, etc.

Please submit 2-page proposals or completed manuscripts (MLA style, 15-25 pages in length) to:

Reconstruction Reader Submissions
104 East Hall
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403-0226

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us at the above email addresses.
The deadline for submission of completed papers is December 31st, 2002.

This collection co-edited by Kristen Schilt and J. J. Palmer.

A full version of this call for papers is available at:

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