A Feminist Dictionary

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A Feminist Dictionary,[1] published in its second edition as Amazons, Bluestockings, and Crones: A Feminist Dictionary,[2] is an alternative dictionary compiled by Cheris Kramarae, Ann Russo, and Paula A. Tredichler, and first published by Pandora Press in 1985. It has over 2500 words and definitions from a feminist perspective, with the intent of “forcing us to consider who assembles the dictionaries usually consulted and to ask how the words have been chosen."[3] Described by one reviewer as "sort of a cross between the OED and the Whole Earth Catalog,"[4] the dictionary uses as its sources academic papers, speeches, graffiti, and quotes from famous women.

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  1. ^ A Feminist Dictionary. Google Books. 1996-09-01. ISBN 9780252066436. Retrieved 21 October 2013.
  2. ^ Amazons, Bluestockings and Crones: A Feminist Dictionary. Amazon. ISBN 0044408633.
  3. ^ Nichols, Patricia C. (Spring 1988). "A Feminist Dictionary by Cheris Kramarae; Paula A. Treichler; Grammar and Gender by Dennis Baron". Signs. 3. 13 (3): 600–603. doi:10.1086/494447. JSTOR 3174187.
  4. ^ McConnel-Ginet, Sally; Kramarae, Cheris; Treichler, Paula A. (Spring 1987). "A Feminist Dictionary by Cheris Kramarae; Paula A. Treichler". Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature. 1. 6: 128–129. doi:10.2307/464171. JSTOR 464171.