it’s no secret how much i hate how elitist queer academia is. i think it’s a bunch of bullshit that these highly educated academics preach about how we need to destroy class and gender and all other unfair structures prevalent in our society, but make it virtually impossible for anyone without a university degree to be able to read those revolutionary works they take so much pride in writing. posh language is one thing, but it’s also about access to those works; which is often very rare.
and i say, what a crap. i’m sick of information being available only to those who are approved by the academic circle. and because i don’t wanna end up like those dear academics, complaining about this and that but staying in my educated bubble without actually doing anything to change it, i’ve set up a lil online open queer library for anyone interested. it’s all the PDFs i have saved on my computer, some real classics of queer studies, some more niche studies. i’ve done PDF giveaways on my Instagram before, so why not make it available for everyone all the time?
it’s not much, but it’s at least a little step forward to making the stupid academia a bit more accessible, isn’t it? so just click the link below and read, read, read, my dears, there sure is a lot of interesting stuff!
here’s what you can find there so far (will keep on updating):
Sandra Lee Bartky – Foucault, Femininity, and the Modernization of Patriarchal Power
bell hooks – Ain’t I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism
bell hooks – Feminism Is for Everybody: Passionate Politics
Simone de Beauvoir – The Second Sex
Leo Bersani – Is the Rectum a Grave?
Judith Butler – Bodies That Matter
Judith Butler – Gender Trouble
Judith Butler – Undoing Gender
Judith Butler and Performativity for Beginners (worksheet, summary of Butler’s theories)
Tim Dean – Mediated intimacies: Raw sex, Truvada, and the biopolitics of chemoprophylaxis
Michel Foucault – Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison
Michel Foucault – The History of Sexuality, Volume 1: An Introduction
Jack Halberstam – Gaga Feminism
Annamarie Jagose – Feminism & Psychology
Toril Moi – From Femininity to Finitude: Freud, Lacan, and Feminism, Again
Laura Mulvey – Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema
Juana Maria Rodriguez – Queer Sociality and Other Sexual Fantasies
Gayle S. Rubin – Thinking Sex
have fun, educate yourself, and make academia queer again!