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L'édition féministe en quête de légitimité : capital militant, capital symbolique (1968-2001)

Abstract : This research is based on the concept of champ éditorial (publishing field) from Pierre Bourdieu, as a space which is relatively autonomous and able to reinterpret economic, political and cultural powers external to it, with respect to its own logic and through publishing strategies. We venture the hypothesis that feminist publishing comprises a subfield which has the same features as the publishing field. Inasmuch as publishing is part of the feminist debate, this publishing subfield is also included in the activist field. Its development reflects that of the Mouvement de Libération des Femmes : publishing has been a mouthpiece and a legitimization path for feminism, while the MLF has changed the publishing field’s boundaries. Indeed, from publishing perspectives, positions were adopted with regard to decision making and the way for publishing feminism and women. On literature goods market, claims from MLF extended to reflections related to aesthetics at the forefront of the field. The objective was then to incorporate power layers through institutionalization processes. Afterwards, feminist publishing provided both publishing field agents and activist field agents with specific assets. Feminist publishing, in the context of the contemporary market economy, generated strong exchanges as far as activism and literature were concerned, also at the international level (shows, translation, manifestoes, etc.). Finally, feminism mutations resulted in reconversion strategies illustrated by éditions Des Femmes , whose policy endeavoured to remain in the publishing field and on the market of ideas
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Fanny Mazzone. L'édition féministe en quête de légitimité : capital militant, capital symbolique (1968-2001). Sciences de l'information et de la communication. Université Paul Verlaine - Metz, 2007. Français. ⟨NNT : 2007METZ014L⟩. ⟨tel-01752411⟩



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