Academic thesis about Destroyer
Yes, you read right. On February 18th, 2008, this 63-page thesis about Destroyer was published by Stockholm University:
The Beautiful Boy, The Destroyer: Sexradikalers förhandlingar om tidskriften Destroyer – en intervjustudie om anständiga bögar, fula gubbar och sexualiserade barn
The author Reb Kerstinsdotter has interviewed a number of self-proclaimed sex-radicals about their views on the journal. I am interviewed as well. From the abstract:
Through the collection and analysis of negotiations surrounding the gay magazine Destroyer, the intention of this paper is to identify norms of sexuality within a contemporary sex-radical discourse. These negotiations are collected from interviews with individuals whom, at the time of the interview, consider themselves or their politics sex-radical. In order to allow for a more general understanding of the context in which these negotiations have come about, material about Swedish law is also included in this text, together with the interview material, and serves as a base for analysis through the application of Gayle Rubin’s theory on the hierarchical value system of sexuality.
Download the whole thesis (9,7 MB) at Stockholm University Academic Archive (in Swedish).
Destroyer 06 features an interview with Reb Kerstinsdotter.