Reassess Your Weapons: The making of feminist memory in young women’s zines

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Abstract

This article argues that young women's zines—non-commercial, small-scale magazines published with few resources—are sites of feminist memory work in which the personal and political are fused. Building on previous scholarship in ‘cultural memory’, ‘feminist cultural memory’ and ‘memory work’, this article offers a revised concept of ‘feminist memory work’ to refer to a set of intentional and unintentional narrative and material practices upholding representations of feminist pasts, presents and futures in grass-roots feminist media. Taking the UK zine Reassess Your Weapons (2002–9) as a case study, this article suggests four interrelated modes of feminist memory work at play in grass-roots media production, which I term citational practices, memorialisation, autobiographical acts and movement traces.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)658-672
Number of pages15
JournalWomen’s History Review
Volume22
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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