Feminist Revolution in Literacy: Women's Bookstores in the United States

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Routledge, Oct 14, 2013 - Literary Criticism - 224 pages
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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Contents

Acknowledgments
Chapter Two The Days When We Had No Womens Bookstores
The Birth ofWomens Bookstores
Chapter Five
Backlash and Challenge
Womens Bookstores in the 1980s
Books and Visions
Chapter Nine
Appendix
Bibliography
Index
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Junko Onosaka teaches at Parkland College, and at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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