• Undoing scholarship: Towards an activist genealogy of the OA movement

    Author(s):
    Rebekka Kiesewetter (see profile)
    Date:
    2020
    Subject(s):
    Open access publishing
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    activism and academia, feminist scholarship, OA histories, OA publishing, openness, Open access
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/83t0-3w57
    Abstract:
    In this article, I argue to open out from critical strands within the Open Access (OA) movement, to propose a genealogy that embraces the activism of feminist, queer, anti-colonial, anti-racist, and labour movements active since the 1980s. By discussing contemporary forms of feminist and intersectional approaches to OA publishing against a background of grassroots activism since the 1980s, I aim to open out from the engagement of ‘concerned academics’ towards those activists who share a politics of struggle against capitalist, colonialist, and patriarchal domination – across epistemological, disciplinary, and geographical boundaries. With this, I seek to tentatively articulate an approach to academic OA publishing in which academic and activist work is not perceived as something divided but as something that embodies different aspects of the same praxis online and offline.
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    Published as:
    Journal article    
    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    3 years ago
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    All Rights Reserved

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