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Feminism & Feminist Theory

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  • The Man-Made Worldby Charlotte Perkins Gilman

    The Floating Press 1911; US$ 4.99

    Early feminist author and advocate Charlotte Perkins Gilman is today best remembered for the haunting short story "The Yellow Wallpaper," which recounts the female protagonist's descent into madness. In addition to her prodigious body of fictional work, Gilman wrote a great deal of non-fiction, including scholarly and persuasive essays... 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...

  • Fortunes of Feminismby Nancy Fraser

    Verso Books 2013; US$ 24.95

    Nancy Fraser?s major new book traces the feminist movement?s evolution since the 1970s and anticipates a new?radical and egalitarian?phase of feminist thought and action. During the ferment of the New Left, ?Second Wave? feminism emerged as a struggle for women?s liberation and took its place alongside other radical movements that were questioning... more...

  • In Our Timeby Susan Brownmiller

    Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 11.99

    There once was a time when the concept of equal pay for equal work did not exist, when women of all ages were "girls," when abortion was a back-alley procedure, when there was no such thing as a rape crisis center or a shelter for battered women, when "sexual harassment" had not yet been named and defined.  "If conditions are right," Susan Brownmiller... more...

  • The New Victoriansby Rene Denfeld

    Grand Central Publishing 2009; US$ 22.87

    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...

  • Girl Powerby Hillary Carlip

    Grand Central Publishing 2009; US$ 16.56

    Carlip illuminates the worries, hopes, dreams and experiences of girls ages 13 to 19, through their stories, poems, letters and notes. Their voices come from a variety of backgrounds and perspectives--cowgals, lesbians, teen mothers, sorority sisters and girls in gangs--and reveal the depth, vulnerability, wisdom and power of the writers. more...