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- Spinifex Press 1997; US$ 12.95
Lin Van Hek writes about the poetry of aunties in a novel that is at once thrilling and filled with the memories of wilful women. When Eadie Wilt disappears during the flood, everyone thinks she has drowned. But Siddy Church?s granddaughter has more life to live in a household filled with stories and larger-than-life characters. more...
- Spinifex Press 2000; US$ 15.95
Reading Body/Landscape Journals is like falling through a faultline, as we respond to poesis, both as poetry and as thought creation. From Pine Gap Women?s Peace Camp and interactions with women across Australia, Margaret Somerville conjures up the landscape inhabited by both Indigenous and white women in the places they call home: the mountains,... more...
- Spinifex Press 2000; US$ 12.95
The C-Word is an honest and forthright account of cancer. It deals with the loneliness the partner of a sufferer faces, the gruelling treatments of radiotherapy and chemotherapy, and the terror and calm of facing death. A story of a powerful lesbian partnership, as well as the strengths and weaknesses of community. more...
- Spinifex Press 2005; US$ 12.95
Newly appointed professor Dee P. Scrutari turns her anthropological gaze on the tribe of males who dominate St. Jude?s, a prestigious Jesuit liberal arts college in the northeast United States. When she can?t get a straight answer to her question of what happened to the previous occupant of her freshly painted office, she teams up with a band of colleagues... more...
- Spinifex Press 2004; US$ 12.95
Incorporating diary entries and reflections, this personal account of one mother's struggles during the first 12 months of her son's life to get him to eat openly confronts the social challenges mothers encounter, including insensitive doctors, the marketing of maternity in the media, postpartum depression, and social isolation. The stinging question... more...
- Spinifex Press 2007; US$ 12.95
From wet towels on the bathroom floor to carelessness with money or outright abuse, the frustrations of women with immature partners are viewed here as genuine problems to be solved by better communication. The guide's two-part message is that change takes two people—and that it is perfectly reasonable to expect an erring partner to grow up and start... more...
- Spinifex Press 1997; US$ 16.95
There are (at least) two competing views on prostitution: Prostitution as a legitimate and acceptable form of employment, freely chosen by women and Men?s use of prostitution as a form of degrading the women and causing grave psychological damage. In The Idea of Prostitution Sheila Jeffreys explores these sharply contrasting views. She examines... more...
- Spinifex Press 2001; US$ 16.95
One of Australia?s most important activists for women?s rights, Kath Williams was a trade unionist and a communist before taking on the mantle of feminist after World War II. With a trade unionist ex-husband who was elected to Federal Politics opposing her left wing campaigns, Kath emerged as a feisty and quietly determined woman. Her campaign of... more...