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Studies in Feminist Activism

Jenna Freedman made this guide for Kate Drabinski's Studies in Feminism Class at the University of Maryland Baltimore County in the spring of 2021.

History

book cover: Women and the Pamphlet Culture of Revolutionary England, 1640-1660Radical and fandom based self-publishing

  • Pamphlets
  • Thomas Paine
  • Science fiction fandom
  • Samizdat
  • Literary chapbooks
  • Alternative/underground press
  • Punk fandom
  • Riot grrrl
  • Is social media self-publishing?

The Secret History of Zines

(That I don't entirely agree with)

Culture

Riot grrrl is... (manifesto)

Anyone can make a zine

But who does?

  • punks
  • activists
  • moms
  • students
  • teachers
  • librarians
  • permaculture enthusiasts
  • crafters
  • cooks
  • hackers

And why

  • sharing
  • loneliness
  • connecting
  • self-expression
  • self-documentation
  • me too-ing
  • giving