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- Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 34.00
While Islam has become a controversial topic in the West, a growing number of Westerners find powerful meaning in Islam. Becoming Muslim is an ethnographic study based on in-depth interviews with Swedish and American women who have converted to Islam. more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2004; US$ 70.00
This book explores how women of the poorer and middling sorts in early modern England sought to make the best of their lives in a society that excluded or marginalized them in almost every sphere. It argues that networks of close friends ('gossips') provided invaluable moral and practical support, helping them to shape their own lives and to... more...
- Beast Books 2011; US$ 14.99
WINNER OF THE 2011 NOBEL PEACE PRIZE I n a time of death and terror, Leymah Gbowee brought Liberia?s women together?and together they led a nation to peace. As a young woman, Leymah Gbowee was broken by the Liberian civil war, a brutal conflict that tore apart her life and claimed the lives of countless relatives and friends. Years of... more...
- HarperCollins 2013; US$ 21.99
Lady at the O.K. Corral: The True Story of Josephine Marcus Earp by Ann Kirschner is the definitive biography of a Jewish girl from New York who won the heart of Wyatt Earp. For nearly fifty years, she was the common-law wife of Wyatt Earp: hero of the O.K. Corral and the most famous lawman of the Old West. Yet Josephine Sarah Marcus Earp has nearly... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00
Women in the Mediterranean have helped constitute new meanings of knowledge whilst simultaneously providing a wealth of material that is now part of the knowledge archive of the area. The inception of types of knowledge that differ from the conventional necessitates a re-definition of the concept of ?knowledge,? an issue which is addressed in this... more...
- Saqi 2013; US$ 18.94
Women have never had more freedom yet questions of inequality persist from the bedroom to the workplace. A quarter of a century after the publication of her seminal text Misogynies, Joan Smith looks at what women have achieved ? and the price they?ve paid for it. From Amy Winehouse to Pussy Riot, from the veil to domestic violence, a war is being... more...
- HarperCollins 2013; US$ 11.99
Virginia Woolf introduced us to the ?Angel in the House?, now prepare to meet... The Bitch In the House . Women today have more choices than at any time in history, yet many smart, ambitious, contemporary women are finding themselves angry, dissatisfied, stressed out. Why are they dissatisfied? And what do they really want? These questions form... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 39.95
Here are 42 interviews with women who competed in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Each interview features data about the player, a short summary of her athletic career, and the player's recollections. A brief history covers the many changes as the league evolved from underhand pitching with a 12-inch circumference ball in 1943... more...
- Electric Book Company 1998; US$ 4.95
Published in 1869, Mill?s The Subjection of Women is one of the first political tracts to address what was to become known as ?The Woman Question? in Victorian society. Mill?s masterpiece outlines the social inequalities built into the marriage contract, including disparate property rights and women?s familial responsibilities. John Stuart Mill... more...