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ISBN-10: 0822361299
ISBN-13: 9780822361299
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publish Date: 04/15/2016
Dimensions: 9.00" L, 6.00" W, 0.70" H

The Feminist Bookstore Movement: Lesbian Antiracism and Feminist Accountability

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From the 1970s through the 1990s more than one hundred feminist bookstores built a transnational network that helped shape some of feminism’s most complex conversations. Kristen Hogan traces the feminist bookstore movement’s rise and eventual fall, restoring its radical work to public feminist memory. The bookwomen at the heart of this story-mostly lesbians and including women of color-measured their success not by profit, but by developing theories and practices of lesbian antiracism and feminist accountability. At bookstores like BookWoman in Austin, the Toronto Women’s Bookstore, and Old Wives’ Tales in San Francisco, and in the essential Feminist Bookstore News, bookwomen changed people’s lives and the world. In retelling their stories, Hogan not only shares the movement’s tools with contemporary queer antiracist feminist activists and theorists, she gives us a vocabulary, strategy, and legacy for thinking through today’s feminisms.

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"An oft-forgotten chapter in the women's lib movement of the 1970s was the rise of independent, women-owned bookstores, many of which created safe spaces for conversations that spurred second-wave feminism. Hogan has written a history of those thought-leading small businesses and the lesbians and women of color behind them, in which she celebrates the power of the feminist printed word."– "Ms." (3/15/2016 12:00:00 AM)
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Details

ISBN-10: 0822361299
ISBN-13: 9780822361299
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publish Date: 04/15/2016
Dimensions: 9.00" L, 6.00" W, 0.70" H
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