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How Did the Los Angeles Woman's Building Keep Feminism Alive, 1970-1991?


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de Lauretis, Teresa. "Eccentric Subjects: Feminist Theory and Historical Consciousness." Feminist Studies 16, no. 1 (Spring 1990): 115-50.

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Morgan, Robin, ed. Sisterhood Is Powerful: An Anthology of Writings from the Women's Liberation Movement. New York: Vintage Books, 1970.

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