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The Virago story : assessing the impact of a feminist publishing phenomenon

Author: Catherine E Riley
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 2018.
Series: Protest, culture and society, v. 23.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The 1970s witnessed a renaissance in women's print culture, as feminist presses and bookshops sprang up in the wake of the second-wave women's movement. At four decades' remove from that heady era, however, the landscape looks dramatically different, with only one press from the period still active in contemporary publishing: Virago. This engaging history explains how, from modest beginnings, Virago managed to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Riley, Catherine E.
Virago story.
New York : Berghahn Books, 2018
(DLC) 2017058328
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine E Riley
ISBN: 9781785338090 1785338099 9781785338557 1785338552
OCLC Number: 1031373799
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Virago's hands-on brand of feminism --
Changing the literary landscape --
'Alternative, autonomous, and viable' : feminist publishing and the mainstream --
Fragmenting feminism and diversifying women's writing --
Working women and the changing face(s) of the book industry --
Third waves and disconnections --
Virago's place in the new millennium's literary marketplace --
Twenty-first century feminism(s) and Virago's role for women's writing.
Series Title: Protest, culture and society, v. 23.
Responsibility: Catherine E. Riley.

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The Virago Story provides a comprehensive history of classic feminist publisher Virago, along with an up-to-date analysis of the four waves of feminism, new strands of feminist analysis and praxis,  Read more...

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