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fanzines

magazines dealing with a single aspect of popular culture, which are produced on photocopiers or small presses by fans for fans, and circulated mainly by other means than through mainstream commercial channels. Providing an alternative to the products of mass publishing and the mass entertainment industry, fanzines in the UK, such as Sniffin Glue or When Saturday Comes, have proliferated over the last 15 years, dealing especially with rock and pop music and also with football. Fanzines can be seen as enabling a ‘users’ view’ (and sometimes also a radical reinterpretation or defence) of popular cultural forms by people who would otherwise be excluded from any means of written expression about, or control over, mainstream institutions in the production of MASS CULTURE. As such, they can be seen as an example of the existence of a continued ‘contestation’ over cultural institutions of the kind suggested by sport and leisure theorists such as Gruneau (1982 and 1983) and Donnelly (1988) – see Jary et al. (1991).
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Finalmente, expuso que muchos fanzines son sumamente accesibles, aun cuando traten sobre temas de filosofia o de alguna ciencia; "en alguna gran editorial son mas caros, aqui no".
Rhyw bythefnos yn ol, ar fy rhaglen nos Lun ar BBC Radio Cymru, daeth cyfle arall i drafod fanzines yng nghwmni Pat Morgan o'r grwp Datblygu ac Owain Meredith, archifydd gyda HTV.
But the erosion of the fanzine culture means their voice is struggling to be heard.
But I grew up an avid reader of many football fanzines, after trawling for them in the treasure trove of Sportspages on Charing Cross Road.
The same, surely, is true of the fanzine movement - which grew from humble beginnings in the early eighties to a position where they changed the way we watch the game.
BORO fanzine Fly Me To The Moon will change to a monthly production this coming season but editor Rob Nichols is promising improved content and brand new ideas.
His personal collection consists of LPs, sound cassettes, CDs, DVDs, monographs, fanzines, and artefacts.
First up are local electro-duo Stress, who got together in 1981 and comprised of Alan Rider who was editor of the Coventry fanzine Adventures In Reality and Phil Clarke, the editor of Nuneaton fanzine Damn Latin.
A spokesman said they were particularly interested in small labels that were releasing recordings on cassettes in the 70s and 80s, old magazines and fanzines.
There are women from music groups like Les Biscuits Sales (these "salty biscuits" are four female musicians from Barcelona) and Feria (a trio that grew out of Les Biscuits) and from the art world (artist and fanzine editor Cathy Lomax, who directs the Transition Gallery in London, for example, or the bold Basque artist Itziar Okariz, who lives in New York).
People have always found ways to exploit new technologies to form communities, from science fiction aficionados circulating mimeographed fanzines to early telegraph operators chatting away in Morse code between official messages.
ONE of Britain's best-loved football fanzines is shutting down - after its Midland founders blamed the internet for dipping sales.