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    DescriptionThe Secret Feminist Cabal is an extended answer to the question Helen Merrick asks in her introduction: "why do I read feminist sf?" In this wide-ranging cultural history we are introduced to a multiplicity of sf feminisms as Merrick takes readers on a tour of the early days of sf fandom, tracks the upheavals of the 1950s and 1960s and the explosions of feminist sf in the 1970s, and contextualizes subsequent developments in feminist sf scholarship. Her history is expansive and inclusive: it ranges from North America to the UK to Australia; it tells us about readers, fans, and academics as well as about writers, editors, and publishers; and it examines the often uneasy intersections of feminist theory and popular culture. Merrick brings things up to date with considerations of feminist cyberfiction and feminist science and technology studies, and she concludes with an intriguing review of the Tiptree Award as it illuminates current debates in the feminist sf community. Broadly informed, theoretically astute, and often revisionary, The Secret Feminist Cabal is an indispensable social and cultural history of the girls who have been plugged into science fiction.


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    Title
    The Secret Feminist Cabal
    Subtitle
    A Cultural History of Science Fiction Feminisms
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Helen Merrick
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 343
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 590 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781933500331
    ISBN 10: 1933500336
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    BIC subject category V2: DSK
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DSB, JFFK
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25720
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004260, LIT003000
    LC subject heading:
    Publisher
    Aqueduct Press
    Imprint name
    Aqueduct Press
    Publication date
    01 December 2009