The riot grrrl collection [electronic resource].

by Darms, LisaLooking glass; Fateman, Johanna, 1974-Looking glass; Hanna, Kathleen; ProQuest (Firm) [supplier.]Looking glass.

Publisher: New York : The Feminist Press at CUNY, 2013.Description: 1 online resource (367 pages).ISBN: 9781558618237.Subject(s): Punk rock music -- Periodicals | Riot grrrl movement -- Periodicals | ZinesLooking glassAlternative form: Print version: The Riot Grrrl Collection 9781558618220Online access: Read this e-book from ProQuest
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For the past two decades, young women (and men) have found their way to feminism through Riot Grrrl - more than a genre, but a movement in its own right. Against the backdrop of the culture wars and before the rise of the Internet or desktop publishing, the 'zine and music culture of the Riot Grrrl movement empowered young women to speak out against sexism and oppression. The movement created a powerful new force of liberation and unity within and outside of the women's movement. This is a collection of the original material of the Riot Grrrl movement.

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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.

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In the early 1990s, punk girls decided to fight back against racism, homophobia, and, above all, sexism, in what came to be known as the riot grrrl movement. The revolution was spread through music, flyers, meetings, and, most importantly, zines. This beautifully arranged and inspirational book reproduces the artifacts of this revolution, collected by Fales Library archivist Darms to preserve the history of the moment and share the grrrls' work with the youth of today. Inside are full-page copies of zines, posters, flyers, lyrics, cassette tape covers, letters, and more. The collection includes an introduction by Darms and an essay by former riot grrrl Johanna Fateman which help put the movement in perspective. The book serves as a window into this fascinating point in history, illustrating the movement from its underground birth through the media attention it received, to its internal problems of exclusivity and privilege. Despite the fact two decades have passed since these materials were first produced, the passion that ignited the riot grrrl movement can still be felt. The writers' desperation, anger, and desire translate vividly into the 21st century and will resonate strongly with today's feminists, misfits, and punks. An inspirational must-read for anyone who sees the opportunity for change in our society. (June) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Lisa Darms is Senior Archivist at the Fales Library & Special Collections at New York University, and is founder of the Fales Riot Grrrl Collection. She was a member of the art collective Thin Ice, and was an organizer of the first Ladyfest Festival, held in Olympia, Washington in 2000. Darms has published articles in the American Archivist, Archivaria, Women and Performance Journal , and The Believer .

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