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Feminism & Feminist Theory

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  • The Beauty Mythby Naomi Wolf

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 1.99

    The bestselling classic that redefined our view od the relationship between beauty and female identity. In today's world, women have more power, legal recognition, and professional success than ever before. Alongside the evident progress of the women's movement, however, writer and journalist Naomi Wolf is troubled by a different kind of social... more...

  • How To Be a Womanby Caitlin Moran

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 12.68

    Selected by Emma Watson for her feminist book club ?Our Shared Shelf? It's a good time to be a woman: we have the vote and the Pill, and we haven't been burnt as witches since 1727. However, a few nagging questions do remain... Why are we supposed to get Brazilians? Should we use Botox? Do men secretly hate us? And why does everyone ask you when... more...

  • We Should All Be Feministsby Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 7.95

    What does ?feminism? mean today? That is the question at the heart of We Should All Be Feminists , a personal, eloquently-argued essay?adapted from her much-viewed Tedx talk of the same name?by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the award-winning author of Americanah and Half of a Yellow Sun . With humor and levity, here Adichie offers readers a unique... more...

  • Sister Outsiderby Audre Lorde; Cheryl Clarke

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2012; US$ 16.99

    Presenting the essential writings of black lesbian poet and feminist writer Audre Lorde, SISTER OUTSIDER celebrates an influential voice in twentieth-century literature. In this charged collection of fifteen essays and speeches, Lorde takes on sexism, racism, ageism, homophobia, and class, and propounds social difference as a vehicle for action and... more...

  • The Birth of Chinese Feminismby Lydia H. Liu; Rebecca E. Karl; Dorothy Ko

    Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 31.99

    He-Yin Zhen (1886–1920) was a female theorist who played a central role in the birth of Chinese feminism. Editor of a prominent feminist-anarchist journal in the early twentieth century and exponent of a particularly incisive analysis of China and the world. Unlike her contemporaries, He-Yin Zhen was concerned less with China?s fate as a nation and... more...

  • Gender: The Key Conceptsby Mary Evans; Carolyn Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 40.95

    This invaluable volume provides an overview of 37 terms, theories and concepts frequently used in gender studies which those studying the subject can find difficult to grasp. Each entry provides a critical definition of the concept, examining the background to the idea, its usage and the major figures associated with the term. Taking a truly interdisciplinary... more...

  • Are the Lips a Grave?by Lynne Huffer

    Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 29.99

    Lynne Huffer?s ambitious inquiry redresses the rift between feminist and queer theory, traversing the space of a new, post-moral sexual ethics that includes pleasure, desire, connection, and betrayal. She begins by balancing queer theorists? politics of sexual freedoms with a moralizing feminist politics that views sexuality as harm. Drawing on the... more...

  • No Turning Backby Estelle Freedman

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.00

    Repeatedly declared dead by the media, the women?s movement has never been as vibrant as it is today. Indeed as Stanford professor and award-winning author Estelle B. Freedman argues in her compelling new book, feminism has reached a critical momentum from which there is no turning back. A truly global movement, as vital and dynamic in the developing... more...

  • Midlife Clarityby Cynthia Black

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 9.99

    A Woman's wisdom is one of the earth's greatest natural resources. With a perspective that only a certain number of years on earth can bring, the thirty-two women in Midlife Clarity show that midlife can be a release of our true self, a chance to be free of others' expectations, and a time to inventory our blessings. With personal anecdotes,... more...

  • Feminist Success Stories - Célébrons nos réussites féministesby Karen A. Blackford; Marie-Luce Garceau; Sandra Kirby

    University of Ottawa Press 1999; US$ 16.99

    Abuses by international corporations, withdrawal of social services and implementation of regressive legislation continue to impoverish women and reduce the quality of their everyday lives: women have reason to be demoralized. Recognizing this challenging and difficult situation, this volume reviews women's successes at feminizing Canadian institutions.... more...