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Zine Library: Zines as Pedagogy

Zines at the Douglas College Library, Zine resources and distros for 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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The archival turn in feminism : outrage in order / Kate Eichhorn

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


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:

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.

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.

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

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