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  • The Second Sexby Simone De Beauvoir

    Random House 2014; US$ 22.14

    'One is not born, but rather becomes, woman' First published in Paris in 1949, The Second Sex by Simone de Beavoir was a groundbreaking, risqué book that became a runaway success. Selling 20,000 copies in its first week, the book earned its author both notoriety and admiration. Since then, The Second Sex has been translated... more...

  • In Praise of Poetryby Olga Sedakova; Stephanie Sandler; Ksenia Golubovich; Caroline Clark

    Open Letter 2014;

    These three pieces—a memoir-essay and two long poems—are the first from this contemporary Russian poet to appear in English. more...

  • Femenby Femen; Galia Ackerman

    Wiley 2014; US$ 59.95

    'Ukraine is not a brothel!' This was the first cry of rage uttered by Femen during Euro 2012. Bare-breasted and crowned with flowers, perched on their high heels, Femen transform their bodies into instruments of political expression through slogans and drawings flaunted on their skin. Humour, drama, courage and shock tactics are their weapons. Since... more...

  • Not A Choice, Not A Jobby Raymond Janice

    Spinifex Press 2013; US$ 9.95

    Prostitution is shrouded in myths, among them the claims that 'prostitution is inevitable,' and 'prostitution is a job or service like any other.' In Not a Choice, Not a Job, Janice Raymond challenges both the myths and their perpetrators. more...

  • International Feminism: Status and Political Empowermentby Prachi Gupta

    ABD Publishers 2008; US$ 40.00

    To ask the question whether gender is caused by biological destiny or simply by social conditioning is to forget the fact that to be and to become woman signifies the construction of a feminine civil identity, i.e., of a culture which corresponds to a specific body, to a specific geneology, to a way of loving and giving birth and to a way of desiring... more...

  • Theoretical Perspectives on Feminismby Prachi Gupta

    ABD Publishers 2008; US$ 40.00

    Feminists have long been suspicious of the promises of liberalism: individual freedom and equality before the law. However, modern feminism was constituted in relation to the abstract individualism that founds universal inclusion within liberalism. In the present context, feminism continues to operate within the paradoxical spaces produced by the contradictions,... more...

  • The French Feminists and "The Second Sex"by Bhasker A. Shukla

    Book Enclave 2008; US$ 45.00

    The definition of 'French Feminism' relies on a small number of unrepresentative Texts by a small number of theorists, Karl Marx, the radical feminists of U.S., and the psychoanalysts, Jacques Lacan and Jacques Derrida were the major influence on "French Feminism.The present Anthology gives detailed notes on the Feminist Theories of Simon... more...

  • The American Feministsby Bhasker A. Shukla

    Book Enclave 2007; US$ 45.00

    The present book on The American Feminists is a collection of nine research papers and essays written at different times for literary journals and anthologies. Shulamith Firestone's The Dialctic of Sex: A case for Feminist Revolution become a major text in Second-wave feminism in the U.S. The Feminine Mystique depiceted the roles of women in industrial... more...

  • Everyday Sexismby Laura Bates

    Simon & Schuster UK 2014; US$ 22.99

    Are you #ShoutingBack? After experiencing a series of escalating sexist incidents, Laura Bates, a young journalist, started a project called 'everyday sexism' to raise the profile of these previously untold stories. Astounded by the response she received and the wide range of stories that came pouring in from all over the world, she quickly realised... more...

  • Manifesta [10th Anniversary Edition]by Jennifer Baumgardner; Amy Richards

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 18.99

    In the year 2000, girl culture was clearly ascendant. From Lilith Fair to Buffy the Vampire Slayer to the WNBA, it seemed that female pride was the order of the day. Yet feminism was also at a crossroads; ?girl power? feminists were obsessed with personal empowerment at the expense of politics, while political institutions such as Ms. and NOW had... more...