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Zine Library: Zine Resources

Zines at the Douglas College Library, Zine resources for faculty and distros Zinesters

Books in the Douglas College Library

Zines in third space : radical cooperation and borderlands rhetoric / Adela Licona.

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The Riot grrrl collection / edited by Lisa Darms ; essay by Johanna Fateman

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Behind the zines : self-publishing culture / [edited by Robert Klanten, Adeline Mollard, Matthias Hübner ...]



Making feminist media : third-wave magazines on the cusp of the digital age / Elizabeth Groeneveld. 


Queer youth cultures / edited by Susan Driver (includes chapter: My identity is fluid as fuck : transgender zine writers constructing themselves / Jackie Regales


Remote relationships in a small world / edited by Samantha Holland (includes chapter: Researching DIY Grrrl (E) Zine Culture: A Methodological and Ethical account / Jayne Armstrong


Pills-a-go-go : a fiendish investigation into pill marketing, art, history and consumption / Jim Hogshire ...[et al.] (inspired by Jim Hogshire's 'zine of the same name)


Alternative media in Canada / edited by Kirsten Kozolanka .. [et. al.] (includes chapter:DIY zines and direct-action activism / Sandra Jeppesen)


Nowtopia : how pirate programmers, outlaw bicyclists, and vacant-lot gardeners are inventing the future today / by Chris Carlsson (Includes chapter:"Outlaw" Bicycling: Bicycle zines and women cyclists)


Zines! : librarians and faculty engaging students in creative scholarship / Amanda Hornby, Suzan Parker, and Kari Lerum) in Practical pedagogy for library instructors : 17 innovative strategies to improve student learning / Douglas Cook and Ryan L. Sittler, editors (Includes chapter:

Peer reviewed / Academic Articles

Creasap, Kimberly.  "Zine-making as Feminist Pedagogy".  Feminist Teacher 24.3 (2014): 155-168. JSTOR. doi:10.5406/femteacher.24.3.0155

Thomas, Susan.  "Zines for Teaching: A Survey of Pedagogy and Implications for Academic Librarians".  portal: Libraries and the Academy 18.4 (2018): 737-758. Project MUSE. doi:10.1353/pla.2018.0043.

Flock, Feminist Geography Collective. "Making a Zine, Building a Feminist Collective"ACME: An International Journal for Critical Geographies 20.5 (2021): 531-561.

Freedman, Jenna. "Grrrl Zines In The Library." Signs: Journal Of Women In Culture & Society 35.1 (2009): 52-59. Academic Search Complete. Web. 6 Nov. 2012.

Herrada, Julie, and Billie Aul. Zines In Libraries: A Culture Preserved." Serials Review 21.2 (1995): 79.  Academic Search Complete. Web. 6 Nov. 2012.

Jacobi, Tobi. 2007. "The Zine Project: Innovation or Oxymoron," English Journal 96.4, 43-49. JSTOR. Web. 6 Nov. 2012.

Koh, Rowena. 2008. "Alternative literature in libraries: the unseen zine."  Collection Building 27.2, 48-51.  The library does not have online access but we can get the article for you if you use the link to Request article

Poletti, Anna. "Self-Publishing In The Global And Local: Situating Life Writing In Zines." Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly 28.1 (2005): 183-192. Academic Search Complete. Web. 6 Nov. 2012.

Velasco, Gabrielle, Caroline Faria, and Jayme Walenta.  2020.  "Imagining Environmental Justice “Across the Street" : Zine-making as Creative Feminist Geographic Method.Geohumanities 6.2, 347-370.

Zobl, Elke. "Cultural Production, Transnational Networking, And Critical Reflection In Feminist Zines." Signs: Journal Of Women In Culture & Society 35.1 (2009): 1-12. Academic Search Complete. Web. 6 Nov. 2012.

Journal articles

Arroyo-Ramirez, E., Chou, R. L., Freedman, J., Fujita, S., & Orozco, C. M. (2018). The reach of a long-arm stapler: Calling in microaggressions in the LIS field through zine workLibrary Trends67(1), 107–130.

Braun, J. (2021). Unconventional collecting in extraordinary times: Documenting the pandemic through a COVID-19 zine collectionCollege & Research Libraries News, 82(8), 354–361.

Kumbier, Alana. "Disability Zines Educate, Agitate & Enable Change."  Library Journal, 11 May 2011. Web.  9 January 2015.