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September 26, 2019
9781772124842
English
312
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$34.99 USD, £26.99 GBP
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Feminist Acts

Branching Out Magazine and the Making of Canadian Feminism

The history of Branching Out, Canada's first national second-wave feminist magazine, is the story of an upstart publication from the prairies that was read from coast to coast. It is also a story of political activism and community building. When it ceased publication in 1980, Branching Out had reached more readers than any similar periodical. Feminist Acts is an in-depth examination of feminist publishing, written to bring more Canadian voices into conversations about women's cultural production. A vital text of recuperation, the book draws on first-hand accounts from women who were there. It is a must-read for anyone interested in feminist activism, gender studies, Canadian cultural history, or publishing history.

About the Authors

Tessa Jordan is a Vancouver-based researcher and educator whose work focuses on histories of Canadian feminism and the private sector's role in the fight for social justice and ecological sustainability. Foreword by Eleanor Wachtel, Canadian writer and broadcaster.

Reviews

"Given the popular myth that Alberta's social landscape is dominated by political conservatism, Tessa Jordan's comprehensive history of the periodical Branching Out, a feminist initiative originating in Edmonton, is refreshing. Along with analyzing the entire run, Jordan conducted participant interviews. Happily all issues are online and are highly recommended, as is this fine book." [Full article at https://albertaviews.ca/feminist-acts-branching-magazine-making-canadian-feminism/]—Carol Williams, Alberta Views Magazine

Endorsements

"What do Margaret Laurence, Margaret Atwood, and Linda Duncan have in common? Their support of Branching Out, a groundbreaking publication that contributed to feminism, publishing, and cultural politics in the heyday of the women's movement in Canada."—Jane Arscott, Associate Professor, Athabasca University

"Jordan tells a story worth knowing about the origins, development, controversies, and challenges of publishing Branching Out."—Janice Fiamengo, Professor, University of Ottawa

"Branching Out focused on the women's movement, literature, and the arts, maintaining its outsider status from the mainstream Canadian publications, including most women's magazines. Along with other feminist media, the magazine played a very important role in the fight for equal rights and recognition of women's accomplishments."—Barbara M. Freeman, Media Historian

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