“The Wild Underground Extreme of Human Rights and Ecological Activities”: Czechoslovak, Czech and Slovenian Hardcore Punk Fanzine Cultures from the 1980s to the Present

Abstract: 

This article compares Czechoslovak, Czech and Slovenian hardcore punk fanzine scenes from the 1980s up to the present, emphasising in particular their connections to the various anti-authoritarian movements with which they share the common idea of do-it-yourself (DIY). The comparison is embodied in the histories of above-mentioned scenes and in the context of their legacies. Fanzines are the author’s main sources mainly because cultural and political activities were connected on their pages. While Czech hardcore-punk fanzine culture has persisted until today, Slovenian fanzines in fact have disappeared hand-in-hand with advancing gentrification, despite the punk scenes being remarkably strong there during the period of socialism.

Odkaz: 

Almer, Jiří . “The Wild Underground Extreme of Human Rights and Ecological Activities”: Czechoslovak, Czech and Slovenian Hardcore Punk Fanzine Cultures from the 1980s to the Present. In Forum Historiae, 2020, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 68-83. ISSN 1337-6861