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Feminism & Feminist Theory

  • Fighting Hislamby Susan Carland

    Melbourne University Publishing 2017; US$ 9.61

    The Muslim community that is portrayed to the West is a misogynist's playground; within the Muslim community, feminism is often regarded with sneering hostility. Yet between those two views there is a group of Muslim women many do not believe exists: a diverse bunch who fight sexism from within, as committed to the fight as they are to their faith.... more...

  • Sisters in Armsby Katharina Karcher

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 29.95

    Few figures in modern German history are as central to the public memory of radical protest than Ulrike Meinhof, but she was only the most prominent of the countless German women-and militant male feminists-who supported and joined in revolutionary actions from the 1960s onward.  Sisters in Arms  gives a bracing account of how feminist ideas were... more...

  • Deconstructing Dirty Dancingby Stephen Lee Naish

    John Hunt Publishing 2017; US$ 7.99

    It's time to take Dirty Dancing out of the corner and place it under the microscope. more...

  • Beauty Sickby PhD Renee Engeln

    HarperCollins 2017; US$ 20.24

    An award-winning Northwestern University psychology professor reveals how the cultural obsession with women's appearance is an epidemic that harms women's ability to get ahead and to live happy, meaningful lives, in this powerful, eye-opening work in the vein of Naomi Wolf, Peggy Orenstein, and Sheryl Sandberg. Today?s young women face a bewildering... more...

  • Post Gradby Caroline Kitchener

    HarperCollins 2017; US$ 14.99

    An honest and deeply reported account of five women and the opportunities and frustrations they face in the year following their graduation from an elite university. Recent Princeton graduate Caroline Kitchener weaves together her experiences from her first year after college with that of four of her peers in order to delve more deeply into what... more...

  • Drop the Ballby Tiffany Dufu

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 21.14

    An inspirational and insightful guide for women who want to get it all by doing less For women, a glass ceiling at work is not the only barrier to success - it's also the increasingly heavy obligations at home that weigh them down. Women have become accustomed to delegating, advocating and negotiating for themselves at the office, but when it comes... more...

  • Unwanted Advancesby Laura Kipnis

    HarperCollins 2017; US$ 14.99

    From a highly regarded feminist cultural critic and professor comes a polemic arguing that the stifling sense of sexual danger sweeping American campuses doesn?t empower women, it impedes the fight for gender equality. Feminism is broken, argues Laura Kipnis, if anyone thinks the sexual hysteria overtaking American campuses is a sign of gender progress.... more...

  • Gender, Justice, and the Problem of Cultureby Dorothy L. Hodgson

    Indiana University Press 2017; US$ 29.99

    When, where, why, and by whom is law used to force desired social change in the name of justice? Why has culture come to be seen as inherently oppressive to women? In this finely crafted book, Dorothy L. Hodgson examines the history of legal ideas and institutions in Tanzania ? from customary law to human rights ? as specific forms of justice that... more...

  • Anthropocene Feminismby Richard Grusin

    University of Minnesota Press 2017; Not Available

    What does feminism have to say to the Anthropocene? How does the concept of the Anthropocene impact feminism? This book is a daring and provocative response to the masculinist and techno-normative approach to the Anthropocene so often taken by technoscientists, artists, humanists, and social scientists. By coining and, for the first time, fully exploring... more...

  • Femicide, Gender and Violenceby Daniela Bandelli

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 86.88

    This book questions gendered readings of violence by analyzing how this paradigm has become normalized in Italy since the feminist term ?femminicidio?, or ?femicide?, entered the mainstream media during the 2013 general election. It also sheds light on discourses of contestation on the part of family activists, men?s rights campaigners and divorced... more...