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Feminism & Feminist Theory

  • Flaneuseby Lauren Elkin

    Random House 2016; US$ 23.96

    'Flâneuse [ flanne-euhze ], noun, from the French. Feminine form of flâneur [ flanne-euhr ], an idler, a dawdling observer, usually found in cities. That is an imaginary definition.' If the word flâneur conjures up visions of Baudelaire, boulevards and bohemia ? then what exactly is a flâneuse ? In this gloriously provocative and celebratory... more...

  • Gyn/Ecologyby Mary Daly

    Beacon Press 2016; US$ 39.00

    This revised edition includes a New Intergalactic Introduction by the Author. Mary Daly's New Intergalactic Introduction explores her process as a Crafty Pirate on the Journey of Writing Gyn/Ecology and reveals the autobiographical context of this "Thunderbolt of Rage" that she first hurled against the patriarchs in 1979 and no hurls again in... more...

  • Reflecting on Nanaby Bernice Chitnis

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1991, this book radically challenged the view of Nana as the story of an old fashioned femme fatale and reinterprets her as a feminist heroine who manages to overturn patriarchy. The author shows how Nana confronts the traditional social order and offers an alternative version. This work gives not just an original approach to... more...

  • Fifty-One Key Feminist Thinkersby Lori J. Marso

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 35.95

    The feminist thinkers in this collection are the designated "fifty-one key feminist thinkers," historical and contemporary, and also the authors of the entries. Collected here are fifty-one key thinkers and fifty-one authors, recognizing that women are fifty-one percent of the population. There are actually one hundred and two thinkers collected... more...

  • Body Aestheticsby Sherri Irvin

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 72.99 US$ 62.77

    This volume contains sixteen original essays on the aesthetics of the body and bodily experience. Contributors in philosophy, sociology, dance, disability theory, race studies, feminist theory, medicine, and law explore topics from beauty and sexual attractiveness to national identity and the somatic aesthetics of racialized police violence. more...

  • Catching Hell and Doing Wellby Diana Watt; Adele D. Jones

    Institute of Education Press 2016; US$ 34.35

    Photographs, poems and press cuttings enhance this account of the achievements of the women of the Abasindi Cooperative, who carved a space in their Manchester community to determine and redefine their conditions ? along the way making a significant contribution to community activism in the UK today against race, class and gender oppression. more...

  • Mapping Feminist Anthropology in the Twenty-First Centuryby Ellen Lewin; Leni M. Silverstein; A. Lynn Bolles; Tom Boellstorff; Matthew R. Dudgeon; Meena Rani Khandelwal; Catherine Kingfisher; Elise A. Kramer; Lynn Kwiatkowski; Ellen Lewin; Leni M. Silverstein; Louise Lamphere; Frances Mascia-Lees; Rayna Rapp; Margot Weiss; Elizabeth F. S. Roberts; Kimberly Theidon

    Rutgers University Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    Mapping Feminist Anthropology in the Twenty-First Century provides an historical and theoretical overview of feminist anthropology?s origins, the transformation it has undergone, and the vital contributions it continues to make to cutting-edge scholarship. Chronicling the impact feminist anthropologists have made on a wide range of academic fields,... more...

  • The Girl Who Beat ISISby Farida Khalaf; Andrea C. Hoffmann

    Random House 2016; US$ 21.14

    In August 2014, Farida, like any ordinary teenage girl, was enjoying the summer holidays before her last year at school. But Farida lived in the mountains of northern Iraq ? and what happened next was unimaginable. Her village was an ISIS target. ISIS jihadists murdered the men and boys, including her father and brother, before taking Farida and... more...

  • Japanese Feminist Debatesby Ayako Kano

    University of Hawaii Press 2016; US$ 68.00

    Recent years have seen a surge of interest in Japanese feminism and gender history. This new volume brings to light Japan's feminist public sphere, a discursive space in which academic, journalistic, and political voices have long met and sparred over issues that remain controversial to the present day: prostitution, pornography, reproductive rights,... more...

  • Reclaiming feminismby Miriam E. David

    Policy Press 2016; US$ 15.00

    Miriam David celebrates the achievements of international feminists as activists and scholars and provides a critique of the expansion of global higher education masking their pioneering zeal and zest for knowledge. more...