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Author Onosaka, Junko.

Title Feminist Revolution in Literacy : Women's Bookstores in the United States
Published Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (296 pages)
Series Studies in American Popular History and Culture
American popular history and culture (Routledge (Firm))
Contents Cover; Studies in American Popular History and Culture; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Chapter One Introduction; Chapter Two The Days When We Had No Women's Bookstores; Chapter Three The Birth of Women's Bookstores; Chapter Four Women's Bookstores in the 1970s: Lesbian Feminists and Feminist Bookstore News; Chapter Five Women's Bookstores in the 1980s Part I: Backlash and Challenge; Chapter Six Women's Bookstores in the 1980s Part II: Conflicts and Growth Beyond Backlash; Chapter Seven More Than a Bookstore: Books and Visions
Chapter Eight Women's Bookstores in the 1990sChapter Nine Conclusion; Appendix A List of Archival Collection; Appendix B Interviews; Appendix C A List of Bookstores That Conducted Surveys and Observations of Customers and Workers; Appendix D A List of Questionnaires to Customers and Workers; Appendix E Women's Bookstores (2005); Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary This book examines the history of women's bookstores in the US from the 1970s to the 1990s. It establishes that women's bookstores played an important role in feminism by enabling the dissemination of women's voices and thereby helping to sustain and enrich the women's movement. They improved women's literacy - their abilities to read, write, publish, and distribute women's voices and visions - and helped women to instigate a feminist revolution in literacy
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Subject Feminist literature -- United States
Lesbians' writings.
Women booksellers -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Women in the book industries and trade -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Women -- Employment -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Feminist literature.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- Books & Reading.
Lesbians' writings.
Women booksellers.
Women in the book industries and trade.
Women -- Employment.
United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 113549908X