TITLE

Stop Speaking For Us: Women-of-Color Bloggers, White Appropriation, and What Librarians Can Do About It

AUTHOR(S)
Glassman, Julia
PUB. DATE
January 2012
SOURCE
InterActions: UCLA Journal of Education & Information Studies;2012, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Radical women of color have a vibrant history of autonomous publishing practices, producing books, zines, and other media; in recent years, these writers have turned to blogs as venues for publishing and communication. However, the writing produced by women of color continues to be subject to appropriation, without attribution, by white writers. Using three case studies, I examine this phenomenon and argue that librarians must collect radical women-of-color blogs in order to help preserve their writing and combat white appropriation. Then, drawing on practices in zine librarianship, I make specific recommendations for librarians interested in curating blog collections
ACCESSION #
93452119

 

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