In this Book

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In this book, Jaime Harker uncovers a largely forgotten literary renaissance in southern letters. Anchored by a constellation of southern women, the Women in Print movement grew from the queer union of women's liberation, civil rights activism, gay liberation, and print culture. Broadly influential from the 1970s through the 1990s, the Women in Print movement created a network of writers, publishers, bookstores, and readers that fostered a remarkable array of literature.

With the freedom that the Women in Print movement inspired, southern lesbian feminists remade southernness as a site of intersectional radicalism, transgressive sexuality, and liberatory space. Including in her study well-known authors—like Dorothy Allison and Alice Walker—as well as overlooked writers, publishers, and editors, Harker reconfigures the southern literary canon and the feminist canon, challenging histories of feminism and queer studies to include the south in a formative role.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title, Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Introduction: Southern, Feminist, Queer: The Archive of Southern Lesbian Feminism
  2. pp. 1-16
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  1. 1. Creating a Southern Lesbian Feminist Culture: The Women in Print Movement and the Battle of the Literary
  2. pp. 17-57
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  1. 2. The Radical South: Politics and the Lesbian Feminist Imaginary
  2. pp. 58-98
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  1. 3. Queer Sexuality and the Lesbian Feminist South
  2. pp. 99-139
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  1. 4. Women’s Space, Queer Space: Communes, Landykes, and Queer Contact Zones in the Lesbian Feminist South
  2. pp. 140-188
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  1. Conclusion: Lesfic: Alternative Publishing, Activism, and Queer Women Writers
  2. pp. 189-196
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 197-198
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  1. The Lesbian South Timeline
  2. pp. 199-202
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 203-214
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 215-228
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  1. For Further Research
  2. pp. 229-232
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 233-240
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  1. Image Plates
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781469643373
Related ISBN
9781469643342
MARC Record
OCLC
1054644375
Pages
264
Launched on MUSE
2018-10-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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