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Feminist Print Culture and Activist Aesthetics

«A Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2016

"The volume’s contribution to feminist print history is an obvious strength." --Orbit»

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Second-wave feminism and the written word's power to incite social change

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Forlag
University of Illinois Press
Innbinding
Innbundet
Språk
Engelsk
Sider
264
ISBN
9780252039805
Utgivelsesår
2015
Format
23 x 15 cm
Priser
<DIV>A <I>Choice</I> Outstanding Academic Title, 2016</DIV> 2016

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«A Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2016

"The volume’s contribution to feminist print history is an obvious strength." --Orbit»

"Attends not only to familiar 'consciousness-raising' works such as Kate Millet's Sexual Politics , Erica Jong's Fear of Flying , and Margaret Atwood's Surfacing , but also treats previously unexplored but no less important issues and topics vital to feminist print culture during the second wave of feminism. The introduction itself is an invaluable article on the literary productions and politics of the period."--Julia Ehrhardt, author of Writers of Conviction: The Personal Politics of Zona Gale, Dorothy Canfield Fisher, Rose Wilder Lane, and Josephine Herbst

 

"The contributors offer a significant corrective to contemporary US feminist theory by looking closely at second-wave writers rather than basing their commentary on third-wave accounts of their feminist predecessor’s shortcomings. Essential."--Choice

"Builds on the body of scholarship that has examined the key literary texts of the movement, but it's truly original contribution is the way it uses recent theorizing on middlebrow culture and women's reading practices to reframe the essential, insoluble problem that scholars of radical feminism have so grappled with, namely, who is truly radical and who is a sellout? Cutting this Gordian knot may be the work's biggest contribution."--Trysh Travis, author of The Language of the Heart: A Cultural History of the Recovery Movement from Alcoholics Anonymous to Oprah Winfrey

"This Book argues that the women's liberation movement had a coherent perspective on the importance of women's reading, which emphasized close relationships among reading, consciousness raising, and political action. . . . The collection adds to the historical record and immerses us in forgotten controversies and the ambiance of a period very different from the present."--Women's Review of Books

"These essays bring alive a vibrant, contentious, controversial period in the history of the women's movement, providing useful background to the publishing industry of the period, fresh insights into important texts, useful lists of works cited, and a variety of theoretical perspectives… This book is a nuanced, provocative reminder of the women of the second wave."--H-Net Reviews

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