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  • Gender and the Judiciary in Africaby Gretchen Bauer; Josephine Dawuni

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Between 2000 and 2015, women ascended to the top of judiciaries across Africa, most notably as chief justices of supreme courts in common law countries like Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Gambia, Malawi, Lesotho and Zambia, but also as presidents of constitutional courts in civil law countries such as Benin, Burundi, Gabon, Niger and Senegal. Most... more...

  • Iron Johnby Robert Bly

    Da Capo Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    The 25th anniversary edition of this "Important...timely...powerful" book ( New York Times ) and a pioneering work in the men's movement, combining myth, psychology, and anthropology to offer important lessons on what it is to be a man. more...

  • Superwomenby Albert Payson Terhune

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 4.99

    Though his first claim to fame as a writer came as a chronicler of the adventures of his beloved collie Lad, author Albert Payson Terhune takes a decidedly different tack in the historical sketches collected in Superwomen. This fascinating volume brings together a series of engaging and well-researched biographical essays about women like Helen of... more...

  • Facts And Fictions Of Lifeby Helen H. Gardener

    The Floating Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    Intellectual and essayist Alice Chenoweth, who wrote under the pen name Helen H. Gardener, was one of the foremost thinkers of the late nineteenth century. She contributed groundbreaking ideas to the debates about controversial issues such as gender relations, women's suffrage, religion, and rationality. This collection brings together some of... more...

  • The Complete Club Book for Womenby Caroline French Benton

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Have you ever wanted to kick off a club of your own, but weren't sure where to start? In The Complete Club Book for Women, author Caroline French Benton offers up tons of suggestions and ideas, ranging from topics and issues to focus on to hints and guidelines for conducting meetings. more...

  • Woman's Club Work and Programsby Caroline French Benton

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Today, book clubs are all the rage, but in the early twentieth century, social groups called "women's clubs" were more popular. These small groups of friends, family and neighbors gathered to discuss topics like history, philosophy, and art. This primer from Caroline French Benton offers plenty of inspiration and practical guidelines. more...

  • The Beginning and End of Rapeby Sarah Deer

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    Despite what major media sources say, violence against Native women is not an epidemic . An epidemic is biological and blameless. Violence against Native women is historical and political, bounded by oppression and colonial violence. This book, like all of Sarah Deer?s work, is aimed at engaging the problem head-on?and ending it. The Beginning... more...

  • Gender, Education and Employmentby Hans-Peter Blossfeld; Jan Skopek; Moris Triventi; Sandra Buchholz

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    For much of the twentieth century, women lagged considerably behind men in their educational attainment. However, in recent decades, young women have become an important source of human capital for labor markets in modern societies, as well as potential competitors to the male workforce. This book asks whether or not women have been able to convert... more...

  • Unleashing Manhood in the Cageby Christian A. Vaccaro; Melissa L. Swauger

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 74.99

    This book uses a sociological and ethnographic lens to explore why MMA participants endure grueling workouts and serious injury. The authors argue that the idolization of MMA participants from their supporters, each other, and culture more generally is linked to the creation of a type of publicly accessible and consumable form of masculinity. more...

  • Negotiating Gendered Discoursesby Jane L. Christie

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 84.99

    Negotiating Gendered Discourses analyzes the discourse surrounding Michelle Bachelet?s 2006 presidential election in Chile to that of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner?s 2007 election in Argentina. Christie reveals key points of intersection between the contemporary political discourse of these elections and the women-led human rights campaigns in... more...