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Queer zine inter/erupts the endurance of ideas

Bolt, B. (1999) Queer zine inter/erupts the endurance of ideas. Social Semiotics, 9 (2). pp. 285-290.

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I started with a very simple question. Who would pick up and read a 'queer' issue of Meanjin or Media International Australia? I figured subscribers would. Subscription places a certain obligation or onus on the subscriber to at least glance through, if not read, the thing. Secondly, there are those casual and curious readers that come across the journal in bookshops or on magazine racks at libraries. Being a regular browser, I have always been fascinated with the browsing habits of readers. It is often said that you can tell a lot about a person by what they read. Then, there are those in the industry-academics, publishers writers and practitioners, just keeping up with what is hot and what is not. And finally, there are those who position themselves as queer. This last category of readers, I would suggest, are in fact the primary target audience and market for queer issues of journals. In proposing this, however, I am only too keenly aware of how slippery this category is.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Routledge
Copyright: © 1999 Carfax Publishing Ltd
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