This book is an action : feminist print culture and activist aesthetics / edited by Jaime Harker and Cecilia Konchar Farr.Material type: TextSeries: JSTOR eBooksPublisher: Urbana, Chicago : University of Illinois Press, Description: 1 online resource (x, 250 pages .)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 0252097904; 9780252097904Subject(s): American literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism | Second-wave feminism -- United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: This Book Is an Action : Feminist Print Culture and Activist AestheticsDDC classification: 810.9/352042 LOC classification: PS228.F45 | T48 2016Other classification: SOC010000 | LIT003000 | HIS036060 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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"The Women's Liberation Movement held a foundational belief in the written word's power to incite social change. In this new collection, Jaime Harker and Cecilia Konchar Farr curate essays that reveal how second-wave feminists embraced this potential with a vengeance. The authors in This Book Is an Action investigate the dynamic print culture that emerged as the feminist movement reawakened in the late 1960s. The works created by women shined a light on taboo topics and offered inspiring accounts of personal transformation. Yet, as the essayists reveal, the texts represented something far greater: a distinct and influential American literary renaissance. On the one hand, feminists took control of the process by building a network of publishers and distributors owned and operated by women. On the other, women writers threw off convention to venture into radical and experimental forms, poetry, and genre storytelling, and in so doing created works that raised the consciousness of a generation. Examining feminist print culture from its structures and systems to defining texts by Margaret Atwood and Alice Walker, This Book Is an Action suggests untapped possibilities for the critical and aesthetic analysis of the diverse range of literary production during feminism's second wave"-- Provided by publisher.
Part I. -- -- Feminist Publishing/Publishing Feminism : Experimentation in Second-Wave Book Publishing / Jennifer Gilley -- A Revolution in Ephemera : Feminist Newsletters and Newspapers of the 1970s / Agatha Beins -- "What Made Us Think They'd Pay Us for Making a Revolution?" : Women in Distribution (WinD), 1974-1979 / Julie R. Enszen -- Closely, Consciously Reading Feminism / Yung-Hsing Wu -- -- Part II. -- -- "The Element That Shaped Me, That I Shape by Being In" : Alternative Natures in Margaret Atwood's Surfacing and The Edible Woman / Jill E. Anderson -- The Second-Wave Sandbox : Anne Roiphe's Monstrous Motherhood / Lisa Botshon -- Desire and Fantasy in Erica Jong's Fear of Flying / Jay Hood -- Coming Out and Tutor-Text Performance in Jane Chambers's Lesbi-Dramas / Jaime Cantrell -- Creating a Nonpatriarchal Lineage in Bertha Harris's Lover / Lara Christine Godfrey -- The Color Purple and the Wine-Dark Kiss of Death : How a Second-Wave Feminist Wrote the First American AIDS Narrative / Phillip Gordon -- "This Really Isn't a Job for a Girl to Take on Alone" : Reappraising Feminism and Genre Fiction in Sara Paretsky's Crime Novel Indemnity Only / Charlotte Beyer.