Illustration © Nikki McClure

contentarea top menu

BUILDING A TRANSNATIONAL FEMINIST COMMUNITY TOWARDS A PARTICIPATORY CULTURE AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT: This is our aim! To do so, please upload your projects, interviews you have done, resources you find interesting and join the grassroots feminist community! If you have questions, please email me (Elke Zobl) at elke.zobl(at)sbg.ac.at.
read more
type=project

The Small Science Collective (Zine library)

An online zine library of small science zines (downloadable as pdfs)! These can be used or produced yourself with kids and youth! I think it would be a great workshop to make a science zine with girls, let me know if you do one. Right now they are having the Zine-a-thon Contest 2009, so join in, make a science zine! The zines will be read by a panel of scientists, artists, and students from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Field Museum of Natural History.

Type of project: 
Zine
Topic: 
Do-It-Yourself
type=resources

Critical Whiteness: Books, Articles, Websites

Image: 

Books
Robert Young, White Mythologies: Writing History and the West . London: Routledge, 1990.

Toni Morrison, Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination . Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1992.

Vron Ware, Beyond the Pale: White Women, Racism and History . London:Verso, 1992.

Ruth Frankenberg, White Women, Race Matters: The Social Construction of Whiteness . Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1993.

Type of Resource: 
Reading Lists
Topic: 
Race & ethnicity
type=resources

Transnational Feminisms: Books, Articles, Websites

Image: 

Books
Inderpal Grewal and Caren Kaplan (eds), Scattered Hegemonies: Postmodernity and Transnational Feminist Practices . Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 1994.

Amrita Basu (ed), The Challenge of Local Feminisms: Women's Movements in Global Perspective. Boulder, CO: Westview Press Inc, 1995.

Ella Shohat (ed), Talking Visions: Multicultural Feminism in a Transnational Age . Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2001.

Type of Resource: 
Reading Lists
Topic: 
Global affairs & transnationalism
type=resources

Anti-Racist Feminisms: Books, Articles, Websites

Image: 

Books
bell hooks, Ain't I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism. Cambridge, MA: South End Press, 1981.

Angela Y. Davis, Women, Race and Class . New York: Random House, 1981.

Cherrie Moraga and Gloria Anzaldua (first published in 1981), This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women on Colour . 3rd ed. Berkeley, CA: Third Woman Press, 2002.

Type of Resource: 
Reading Lists
Topic: 
Race & ethnicity
type=resources

Women & Grassroots Media: Books, Articles, Websites

Image: 

Books
Eileen Cadman, Gail Chester, Agnes Pivot. Rolling Our Own: Women as printers, publishers and distributors. London: Minority Press Group, 1981.

Lana F. Rakow (ed), Women Making Meaning. New Feminist Directions in Communication. London and New York: Routledge, 1992.

Annabelle Srberny-Mohammadi and Ali Mohammadi, Small Media, Big Revolution: Communication, Culture, and the Iranian Revolution. Minneapolis and London: University of Minnesota Press, 1994.

Type of Resource: 
Reading Lists
Topic: 
Grassroots media in Europe
type=resources

Ladyfest: Books, Articles and Websites

Image: 

Zines
Heather Crabtree and Melanie Maddison,UK Ladyfest Artwork 2001-2008: The Collected Interviews. Leeds: Self-published zine, 2007 (free to download from the zine archive on this site).

Articles
Elke Zobl, "Grrrl and Lady Style Revolution, Now!", Peace Review. A Journal for Social Justice, 16(4), 2004, pp. 445-452.

Type of Resource: 
Reading Lists
Topic: 
Girls and young women
Ladyfest
type=resources

Feminist / Grrrl / Zines: Books, Articles and Websites

Image: 

Websites
Grrrl Zine Network, (there is an extensive zine related bibliography here, http://www.grrrlzines.net/writingonzines.htm)

Books
V. Vale, Zines!,Vol. I and II. San Francisco: ReSearch, 1996/1997.

Karen Green and Tristan Taormino (eds), A Girl's Guide to Taking Over the World: Writings from the Girl Zine Revolution. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1997.

Stephen Duncombe, Notes from Underground: Zines and the Politics of Alternative Culture . New York: Verso, 1997.

Type of Resource: 
Reading Lists
Topic: 
Girls and young women
Zine
type=resources

Riot Grrrl: Books, Articles, Websites

Image: 

Books
Gillian Garr, She's a Rebel: The History of Women in Rock and Roll. New York: Seal Press, 1992.

Chérie Turner, The Riot Grrrl Movement: The Feminism of a New Generation , New York: The Rosen Publishing Group, 2001 (Everything You Need to Know About young people's series)

Nadine Monem (ed), Riot Grrrl: Revolution Girl Style Now!, London: Black Dog Publishing, 2007.

Marion Leonard, Gender in the Music Industry: Rock, Discourse and Girl Power, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007.

Type of Resource: 
Reading Lists
Topic: 
Girls and young women
Riot Grrrl
Youth culture
Zine
type=resources

Third Wave/ New/ DIY Feminisms: Books, Articles, Websites

Image: 

Books
Barbara Smith (ed), Home Girls: A Black Feminist Anthology. New York: Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press, 1983.

Rebecca Walker (ed), To Be Real: Telling the Truth and Changing the Face of Feminism , New York: Anchor, 1995.

Barbara Findlen (ed), Listen Up: Voices From The Next Feminist Generation , Seattle: Seal Press, 1995.

Kathy Bail (ed), DIY Feminism , St Leonards: Allen and Unwin, 1996.

Type of Resource: 
Reading Lists
Topic: 
Do-It-Yourself
Girls and young women
Youth culture
type=digital_archives

MigraZine- online magazine by and for migrant women

Location

Linz
Austria
48° 18' 21.8664" N, 14° 17' 10.6548" E

Verein MAIZ is a self-organisation by and for migrant women. Through our work we attempt to create space for migrant women to articulate themselves as protagonists. „MigraZine“ is a project for an online magazine by and for migrant women and as such, is intended to contribute to the participation of migrant women. The motivations for this project are manifold:

* We refuse to be perceived solely in the role of victim or as offender. We are producers who can and want to speak for ourselves.
* Migrant women’s access to print and online media is limited and one-sided. The intention of the project is to provide the possibility to decide throughout the whole process - starting from the idea to its form and its design.
* Furthermore, with regards to their participation in the media, migrant women are confronted with a lack of technical knowledge, a scarcity of resources and insufficient knowledge of German and English, the dominant languages.
* An online magazine, the medium of choice for this task, is, among other things due to the low costs involved.
* This project will be carried out for a limited period of time. However, we understand it as a first step with leaving the option open to further develop it.
* A feminist and at the same time an anti-racist publication.

Syndicate content