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  • Feminist Theoryby bell hooks

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 26.95

    When Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center was first published in 1984, it was welcomed and praised by feminist thinkers who wanted a new vision. Even so, individual readers frequently found the theory "unsettling" or "provocative." Today, the blueprint for feminist movement presented in the book remains as provocative and relevant as ever. Written... more...

  • Feminism Is for Everybodyby bell hooks

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 24.95

    What is feminism? In this short, accessible primer, bell hooks explores the nature of feminism and its positive promise to eliminate sexism, sexist exploitation, and oppression. With her characteristic clarity and directness, hooks encourages readers to see how feminism can touch and change their lives?to see that feminism is for everybody. more...

  • Morals and Manners among Negro Americansby W. E. Burghardt Du Bois; Augustus Dill; Robert A. Wortham

    Lexington Books 2010; US$ 32.99

    This conference volume represents an early attempt by W.E.B. Du Bois and Augustus Dill to empirically gauge evaluators' perceptions of the state of morals and manners within the African American community at the beginning of the twentieth century. Qualitative and quantitative data are provided by the original editors and are further analyzed by the... more...

  • Fifty Shades of Feminismby Lisa Appignanesi; Rachel Holmes; Susie Orbach

    Little, Brown Book Group 2013; US$ 11.69

    Daughters and Dames, poets and politicians, composer and psychoanalyst, academics and activists, broadcasters and barristers, mothers and sisters, novelists and impresarios, journalists and comedians, doctor and playwright, cultural commentators and artists, wives and writers. Here are fifty shades and more, of women who think, who act, who inspire... more...

  • Living Dollsby Natasha Walter

    Little, Brown Book Group 2011; US$ 8.09

    `I once believed that we only had to put in place the conditions for equality for the remnants of old-fashioned sexism in our culture to wither away. I am ready to admit that I was wrong.? Empowerment, liberation, choice. Once the watchwords of feminism, these terms have now been co-opted by a society that sells women an airbrushed, highly sexualised... more...

  • The Light of Truthby Ida B. Wells; Mia Bay; Mia Bay; Henry Louis Gates; Henry Louis Gates

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 9.99

    The broadest and most comprehensive collection of writings available by an early civil and women?s rights pioneer Seventy-one years before Rosa Parks?s courageous act of resistance, police dragged a young black journalist named Ida B. Wells off a train for refusing to give up her seat. The experience shaped Wells?s career, and?when hate crimes touched... more...

  • Offending Women in Contemporary Chinaby Anqi Shen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    Through an empirical inquiry into three categories of offending women, Offending Women in Contemporary China: Gender and Pathways into Crime explores the socioeconomic conditions that facilitate womens' pathways into crime, and examines the interplay between gender, class, rapid social changes and female law-breaking in neoliberal China. more...

  • Delta Jewelsby Alysia Burton Steele

    Center Street 2015; Not Available

    Inspired by memories of her beloved grandmother, photographer and author Alysia Burton Steele--picture editor on a Pulitzer Prize-winning team--combines heart-wrenching narrative with poignant photographs of more than 50 female church elders in the Mississippi Delta. These ordinary women lived extraordinary lives under the harshest conditions... more...

  • Delta Jewelsby Alysia Burton Steele

    Center Street 2015; US$ 36.78

    Inspired by memories of her beloved grandmother, photographer and author Alysia Burton Steele--picture editor on a Pulitzer Prize-winning team--combines heart-wrenching narrative with poignant photographs of more than 50 female church elders in the Mississippi Delta. These ordinary women lived extraordinary lives under the harshest conditions... more...

  • American Slavery: A Historical Exploration of Literatureby Robert Felgar

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 58.00

    Utilizing key selections from American literature, this volume aligns with ELA Common Core Standards to give students a fresh perspective on and a keener understanding of slavery in the United States. more...