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The Archival Turn in Feminism - by Kate Eichhorn (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 188

Genre: Social Science

Sub-Genre: Gender Studies

Format: Paperback

Publisher: American Literatures Initiative

Age Range: Adult

Author: Kate Eichhorn

Language: English

TCIN: 78111257
UPC: 9781439909522
Item Number (DPCI): 247-76-7705

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In the 1990s, a generation of women born during the rise of the second wave feminist movement plotted a revolution. These young activists funneled their outrage and energy into creating music, and zines using salvaged audio equipment and stolen time on copy machines. By 2000, the cultural artifacts of this movement had started to migrate from basements and storage units to community and university archives, establishing new sites of storytelling and political activism. The Archival Turn in Feminism chronicles these important cultural artifacts and their collection, cataloging, preservation, and distribution. Cultural studies scholar Kate Eichhorn examines institutions such as the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture at Duke University, The Riot Grrrl Collection at New York University, and the Barnard Zine Library. She also profiles the archivists who have assembled these significant feminist collections. Eichhorn shows why young feminist activists, cultural producers, and scholars embraced the archive, and how they used it to stage political alliances across eras and generations.

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