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

by Riley, Catherine E.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Protest, culture and society ; volume 23.Publisher: New York : Berghahn, 2018Description: 190 pages ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781785338083 (hardcover); 9781785338557 (softcover); .Subject(s): Virago Press -- History | Women in the book industries and trade -- England -- London -- History | Feminist literature -- Publishing -- England -- London -- History | Publishers and publishing -- England -- London -- History | Book industries and trade -- England -- London -- History
Contents:
Introduction -- Part I. 1973-83. 1. Virago's hands-on brand of feminism -- 2. Changing the literary landscape -- Part II. 1983-94. 3. 'Alternative, autonomous, and viable' : feminist publishing and the mainstream -- 4. Fragmenting feminism and diversifying women's writing -- Part III. 1994-2004. 5. Working women and the changing face(s) of the book industry -- 6. Third waves and disconnections -- Part IV. 2004-17. 7. Virago's place in the new millennium's literary marketplace -- 8. Twenty-first century feminism(s) and Virago's role for women's writing -- Conclusion.
Summary: This book explains how Virago Press managed to weather epochal transformations in gender politics, literary culture, and the book publishing business.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 162-181) and index.

Introduction -- Part I. 1973-83. 1. Virago's hands-on brand of feminism -- 2. Changing the literary landscape -- Part II. 1983-94. 3. 'Alternative, autonomous, and viable' : feminist publishing and the mainstream -- 4. Fragmenting feminism and diversifying women's writing -- Part III. 1994-2004. 5. Working women and the changing face(s) of the book industry -- 6. Third waves and disconnections -- Part IV. 2004-17. 7. Virago's place in the new millennium's literary marketplace -- 8. Twenty-first century feminism(s) and Virago's role for women's writing -- Conclusion.

This book explains how Virago Press managed to weather epochal transformations in gender politics, literary culture, and the book publishing business.

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