Feminist Revolution in Literacy: Women's Bookstores in the United States, 1st Edition (e-Book) book cover

Feminist Revolution in Literacy

Women's Bookstores in the United States, 1st Edition

By Junko Onosaka


224 pages

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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.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. The time we had no women's bookstores 3. The birth of women's bookstores 4. Women's bookstores in the 1970s: Lesbian Feminists 5. Women's bookstores in the 1980s 6. Women's bookstores in the 1980s 7. More than a bookstore 8. Women's bookstores in the 90's 9. Conclusion

About the Author

Junko Onosaka teaches at Parkland College, and at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

About the Series

Studies in American Popular History and Culture

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies