The New Woman’s Survival Catalog
37cm x 27.5cm. 223 pages, black and white illustrations. Illustrated wrappers.
“Published in 1973, The New Womans Survival Catalog is a seminal survey of Second Wave feminist efforts, which, as the editors noted in their introduction, represented an ‘active attempt to reshape culture through changing values and consciousness’. Assembled by Kirsten Grimstad and Susan Rennie in only five months, The New Womans Survival Catalog makes a nod to Stewart Brands influential Whole Earth Catalog to map a vast network of feminist alternative cultural activity in the 1970s. Grimstad and Rennie set out on a two month road trip in the summer of 1973, meeting and interviewing all the featured organisations and individuals, and gathering information and further references along the way to complete the publication. From arts organisations to bookstores and independent presses, health, parenting, and rape crisis centres, and educational, legal and financial resources, this book provides crucial insight into feminist initiatives and activism nationwide during the Womens Movement. Styled as a sales catalog, The New Womans Survival Catalog comprises listings and organisational descriptions, articles, and extensive illustrations, as well as a ‘Making the Book’ section, detailing the publications production.” (publisher’s blurb)
. New Book.
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