Papercuts: The Horizons of Minor Publishing

Nicholas Thoburn, Nick Thurston

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This chapter opens a new problem space for transdisciplinary work with and against the broad field of publishing studies and its kindred fields. We are calling that problem space minor publishing. With it, we aim to orient an approach to cultures of sharing that emerge from conditions of social crisis—in particular those that find ways to diffract the very conditions of crisis through forms of anti-publishing rather than merely express a representation of crisis in a publication. In turn, we ask what a radically different editorial praxis might enable for study of this problem space, in the name of research, if it is re-modelled on principles that think with minor publishing cultures rather than simply interpret them.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Experimental Book Object
Subtitle of host publicationMateriality, Media, Design
EditorsSami Sjöberg, Mikko Keskinen, Arja Karhumaa
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781003334293
ISBN (Print)9781032368818
Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 2023


  • books
  • publishing


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