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Feminism & Feminist Theory

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  • 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...

  • The New Victoriansby Rene Denfeld

    Grand Central Publishing 2009; US$ 9.99

    Journalist Rene Denfeld explains why her generation has become alienated from the women's movement, maintaining that the actions of the movement's current leadership have actually encouraged a return to the kind of sexual repression and political powerlessness challenged by feminists in the 1970s. Here she offers a practial battle plan which includes... more...

  • Not for Saleby Rebecca Whisnant; Christine Stark

    Spinifex Press 2005; US$ 12.95

    Including the latest research on prostitution and pornography, this essay anthology shows how the sex industries harm those within them while undermining the possibilities for gender justice, human equality, and stable sexual relationships. From sex industries survivors to social activists and theorists such as Taylor Lee, Adriene Sere, and Kristen... 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...

  • A Voice From the Southby Anna Julia Cooper; Mary H. Washington

    Oxford University Press, USA 1988; US$ 38.99

    Considered one of the original texts foretelling the black feminist movement, this collection of essays, first published in 1892, offers an unparalleled view into the thought of black women writers in nineteenth-century America. A leading black spokeswoman of her time, Anna Julia Cooper came of age during a conservative wave in the black community,... more...

  • Girldriveby Nona Willis Aronowitz; Emma Bee Bernstein

    Seal Press 2009; US$ 19.95

    What do young women care about? What are their hopes, worries, and ambitions? Have they heard of feminism, and do they relate to it? These are just a few of the questions journalist Nona Willis Aronowitz and photographer Emma Bee Bernstein set out to answer in Girldrive. In October 2007, Aronowitz and Bernstein took a cross-country road trip to... more...

  • Handbook of International Feminismsby Alexandra Rutherford; Rose Capdevila; Vindhya Undurti; Ingrid Palmary

    Springer 2011; US$ 199.00

    The goal of Handbook of International Perspectives on Feminism is to present the histories, status, and contours of feminist research and practice in their respective regional and/or national contexts. The editors have invited researchers who are doing this work to present their perspectives on women, culture, and rights with the objective to illuminate... more...

  • Feminist Nightmares: Women At Oddsby Susan Ostrov Weisser

    NYU Press 1994; US$ 89.00

    Though all women are women, no woman is only a woman, wrote Elizabeth Spelman in The Inessential Woman . Gone are the days when feminism translated simply into the advocacy of equality for women. Women's interests are not always aligned; race, class, and sexuality complicate the equation. In recent years, feminist ideologies have become increasingly... more...

  • Genderby Ivan Illich

    Marion Boyars 1983; US$ 17.49

    'The break with the past, which has been described by others as the transition to a capitalist mode of production, I describe here as the transition from the aegis of gender to the regime of sex.' Ivan Illich insists that we survey attitudes to male and female in both industrial society and its antecedents in order to recover a lost 'art of living'.... more...