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Feminism & Feminist Theory

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  • Harvesting Feminist Knowledge for Public Policyby Diane Elson; Devaki Jain

    SAGE India 2011; US$ 49.95

    Harvesting Feminist Knowledge for Public Policy brings together 14 essays by feminist thinkers from different parts of the world, reflecting on the flaws in the current patterns of development and arguing for political, economic, and social changes to promote equality and sustainability. The essays are written in the context of the “triple crises”... more...

  • Body Parts on Planet Slumby Lisa Beljuli Brown

    Anthem Press 2011; US$ 99.00

    This book focuses on the cultural and gender dimensions of informal survivalism. It provides a fascinating insight into women’s use of soap operas to reconfigure suffering, pleasure, sexuality and embodiment. more...

  • Fight Like a Girlby Megan Seely

    NYU Press 2007; US$ 25.00

    View the Author's website! Seely, the youngest elected president of California's chapter of the National Organization for Women, combines her own story of third-wave feminism with an overview of the feminist movement and words to guide others. Third-wave feminists are aware of both the victories won by earlier feminists and the problems of class,... more...

  • Women and Community in Omanby Christine Eickelman

    NYU Press 1984; US$ 27.00

    Before 1970 Oman was one of teh more isolated countries on the Arab peninsula. The growth of the oil economy during the seventies, however, has brought rapid change to the small towns and villages that make up the country. In Women and Community in Oman Chritine Eickelman captures the tone and feel of this desert culture on the verge of substantial,... more...

  • Is Academic Feminism Dead?by The Social Justice Group

    NYU Press 2000; US$ 27.00

    What role does theory play in academia today? How can feminist theory be made more relevant to the very real struggles undertaken by women of all professions, races, and sexual orientation? How can it be directed into more effective social activism, and how is theory itself a form of practice? Feminist theory and political activism need not?indeed... more...

  • Feminism and Antiracismby France Winddance Twine; Kathleen M. Blee

    NYU Press 2001; US$ 27.00

    A collection of international scholars and activists answer the questions how does gender and region/nation play a defining role in how feminists engage in anti-racist practices? How has the restructuring in the world economy affected anti-racist organizing? How do Third World Feminists counter the perception that feminism is a "Western" ideology... more...

  • Telling Women's Livesby Judy Long

    NYU Press 1999; US$ 27.00

    For centuries, the "great man" format and masculine discourse of biography and autobiography have eclipsed women. If we accept this history, we remain ignorant of "Lady Sarashina," a Japanese woman of the Han period, whose book survives from the 11th century. We overlook Margaret Cavendish and Dame Julian, two early English autobiographers. And we... more...

  • In Praise of Messy Lives: Essaysby Katie Roiphe

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 25.00

    This powerful collection of essays ranges from pop culture to politics, from Hillary Clinton to Susan Sontag, from Facebook to Mad Men, from Joan Didion to David Foster Wallace to?most strikingly?the author?s own life. For fans of the essays of John Jeremiah Sullivan and Jonathan Lethem. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New... more...

  • Feminist Writings from Ancient Times to the Modern World: A Global Sourcebook and History [2 volumes]by Tiffany Wayne

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 191.00

    From writings by Enheduana in ancient Mesopotamia (2350 BCE) to the present-day manifesto of the Association of Women for Action and Research in Singapore, Feminist Writings from Ancient Times to the Modern World: A Global Sourcebook and History excerpts more than 200 feminist primary source documents from Africa to the Americas to Australia. ... more...

  • Gaga Feminismby J. Jack Halberstam

    Beacon Press 2012; US$ 26.95

    A roadmap to sex and gender for the twenty-first century, using Lady Gaga as a symbol for a new kind of feminism Why are so many women single, so many men resisting marriage, and so many gays and lesbians having babies?á á Iná Gaga Feminism: Sex, Gender, and the End of Normal , J. Jack Halberstam answers these questions while attempting to make... more...