Rather than a mere surface-level content analysis, Feminist Media engages feminist critical discourse analysis to read the absences within [feminist] publications, including what they did not cover or covered only peripherally (namely race, politics, and pornography). This allows Sedgwick to nuance established histories of Second Wave feminism that can stereotype the movement as a politically radical, but uniform, group…. Sedgwick’s analysis is useful for historians of feminist media (and of the larger feminist movement), media historians studying magazines, and cultural and Marxist media scholars who seek to understand how media publications work against yet within capitalism. The extensive archival work uncovered a range of dissenting and competing viewpoints on many of the Second Wave’s principal concerns (including race, radical politics, sex work, and pornography), which challenges existing histories that homogenize that era of feminism. Sedgwick uses those discoveries to make a larger call to maintain physical and digital archives so future scholars can return to original material rather than rely on tomorrow’s established histories.