Resistance narratives in radical, alternative media: A historical examination of Earwig (2010)
Type of ContentJournal Article
PublisherUniversity of Canterbury. School of Language, Social and Political Sciences
University of Canterbury. Media and Communications
- Arts: Journal Articles 
This research examines the discursive conventions and resistance narratives of Earwig, a New Zealand alternative magazine that began publication in 1969. This work reappropriates previous examinations of narrative fragments and constitutive functions that have been found to coalesce upon a physical anarchist gathering and suggests that such an approach can help to explain meta-narratives of meaning across the lifetime of a specific publication. In doing so, this work asks what kinds of meta-narratives can be created within a radical publication when there are no strong coalescing forces and the goal is anarchy. This study concludes by examining the kinds of resistance that emerged from the cultural values and identities found within these narratives of Earwig.
CitationKenix, L.J. (2010) Resistance narratives in radical, alternative media: A historical examination of Earwig. Ecquid Novi, 31(1), pp. 89-113.
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Keywordsalternative media; anarchy; cultural values; Earwig; historical analysis; magazines; narrative fragments; New Zealand; resistance narratives
ANZSRC Fields of Research47 - Language, communication and culture::4705 - Literary studies::470522 - New Zealand literature (excl. Māori literature)
19 - Studies in the Creative Arts and Writing::1903 - Journalism and Professional Writing::190399 - Journalism and Professional Writing not elsewhere classified
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