Source

Slander

Title
Slander / Mimi Thi Nguyen.
Edition
No. 8 is a "second, expanded edition."
Published
Berkeley, CA : The author, 1997-[2000 or so?]
Champaign, IL : the author, 2012-
Continues
Slant.|DELIM|
Description
v. : ill. ; 11-22 cm.
Summary
Slander, a continuation of the zine "Slant," is an academic zine focused on racism, aggression, and appropriation in society as well as academia. In issue 7, queer ex-punk Mimi, in grad school, writes about sexual liberation and race objectification, the appropriation of Viet Nam through tourism and photos of suffering, and racism/homophobia/misogyny in women's studies. It also includes a soundtrack listing, book recommendations, typewriting, photobooth photos and correspondence. Issue 8 is written 12 years later after Mimi had joined the University of Illinois faculty in women's and Asian studies. Issue 8 reads like a research paper, with references to Foucault and a critical analysis of the queer cult classic punk film "Times Square." Mimi writes about current attempts to "legitimize" by writing about it in academia, critiques academic essays on the U.S. and U.K. punk movements, and analyzes the presence (or lack thereof) of people of color in the Riot Grrrl and zine communities. She also includes a personal essay about her experiences as a punk and her community's reactions to Ronald Reagan's death.
Subjects (Genre)
Notes
No. 7 gift of Keight Bergmann, donated in 2012.
No. 8 purchased from the author at the Beyond Meet Me at the Race Riot tour in Brooklyn in 2012.
Includes footnotes.
Language
English
Format
Journal Journal/Periodical
Acquired On
June 10, 2014
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