Feminist publishing today: Victim of its own success?

Feminist publishing today: Victim of its own success? 33 Feminist publishing today: Victim of its own success? Ritu Menon Co-founder of Kali for Women, India’s oldest feminist press, Ritu Menon has been in publishing for more than twenty-five years, in India and the US. She has written widely on publishing in the Third World; on women and publishing; and on alternative media. She is co-author of Borders & Boundaries: Women in India’s Partition (1998); and of Making a Difference: Feminist Publishing in the South (1995). Email: ritumen@giasdl01.vsnl.net.in The first International Feminist Book Fair was held in London in 1984; the sixth and last was held in Australia in 1994. The Feminist Book Fortnight that used to be an annual feature of the British book trade is no longer held, and only a handful of feminist presses still function. This apparent decline could be a reflec- tion of what has happened to feminist publishing in these fifteen years. The Women’s Movement has been successfully institutionalized in many parts of the world. In the US, for example, there are almost 33,000 women’s studies courses in colleges and uni- versities. A feminist or gender perspective on issues ranging from militarization to religious fundamen- talism; the environment and access to http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Logos Brill

Feminist publishing today: Victim of its own success?

Logos , Volume 12 (1): 33 – Jan 1, 2001

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© 2001 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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33 Feminist publishing today: Victim of its own success? Ritu Menon Co-founder of Kali for Women, India’s oldest feminist press, Ritu Menon has been in publishing for more than twenty-five years, in India and the US. She has written widely on publishing in the Third World; on women and publishing; and on alternative media. She is co-author of Borders & Boundaries: Women in India’s Partition (1998); and of Making a Difference: Feminist Publishing in the South (1995). Email: ritumen@giasdl01.vsnl.net.in The first International Feminist Book Fair was held in London in 1984; the sixth and last was held in Australia in 1994. The Feminist Book Fortnight that used to be an annual feature of the British book trade is no longer held, and only a handful of feminist presses still function. This apparent decline could be a reflec- tion of what has happened to feminist publishing in these fifteen years. The Women’s Movement has been successfully institutionalized in many parts of the world. In the US, for example, there are almost 33,000 women’s studies courses in colleges and uni- versities. A feminist or gender perspective on issues ranging from militarization to religious fundamen- talism; the environment and access to

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