Beyond the mainstream: examining alternative sources for stock selection.

Atton, Chris (1994) Beyond the mainstream: examining alternative sources for stock selection. Library Review, 43 (4). pp. 57-64. ISSN 0024 2535

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There are thousands of small publishers, small presses and individuals in Britain
currently producing textbooks, monographs, novels, poetry, journals,
newspapers and other, non-standard, publications. Their output ranges from the
stocklists of such long-standing political publishers as Pluto and Verso, to the
more idiosyncratic and erratic publishers of The Bug and Mark’s Little Book
about Kinder Eggs (of which more later). Political and social commentaries;
humour and satire; poetry and drama; environmental issues; sexual politics:
every topic that might be encountered on the shelves of any library will have its
counterpart in the alternative press. Furthermore, the small presses will often
provide publications on topics never found on library shelves or, for that matter,
never even dreamed of by many people.

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 0024 2535
Electronic ISSN: 1758-793X
Uncontrolled Keywords: Alternative journalism; radical media; mainstream publishing; AK press; Counter Productions; anarchism;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Arts & Creative Industries
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 070 News media, journalism & publishing
Library of Congress Subjects: N Fine Arts > NE Print media
Item ID: 3627
Depositing User: Professor Chris Atton
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2010 11:33
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2013 14:20

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