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This Book Is an Action: Feminist Print Culture and Activist Aesthetics

Cecilia Konchar Farr and Jaime Harker


The Women's Liberation Movement held a foundational belief in the written word's power to incite social change. This book investigates the dynamic print culture that emerged as the feminist movement reawakened in the late 1960s. Works created by women shined a light on taboo topics and offered inspiring accounts of personal transformation. Yet, as the chapters reveal, the texts coalesced into 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 opera ... More

Keywords: Women's Liberation Movement, social change, print culture, feminist movement, personal transformation, genre storytelling, Margaret Atwood, Alice Walker, feminism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780252039805
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252039805.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Cecilia Konchar Farr, editor
St. Catherine University

Jaime Harker, editor
University of Mississippi