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  • 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...

  • On Becoming a Teen Momby Mary Patrice Erdmans; Timothy Black

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    In 2013, New York City launched a public education campaign with posters of frowning or crying children saying such things as "I?m twice as likely not to graduate high school because you had me as a teen" and "Honestly, Mom, chances are he won?t stay with you." Campaigns like this support a public narrative that portrays teen mothers as threatening... more...

  • Dealing in Desireby Kimberly Kay Hoang

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    This captivating ethnography explores Vietnam?s sex industry as the country ascends the global and regional stage. Over the course of five years, author Kimberly Kay Hoang worked at four exclusive Saigon hostess bars catering to diverse clientele: wealthy local Vietnamese and Asian businessmen, Viet Kieus (ethnic Vietnamese living abroad), Western... more...

  • Bordered Livesby Kike Arnal; Susan Stryker

    New Press, The 2015; US$ 21.95

    A richly evocative collection of photographs by internationally renowned photographer Kike Arnal, Bordered Lives seeks to push back against the transphobic caricatures that have perpetuated discrimination against the transgender community in Mexico. Despite some important advances in recognizing and protecting the rights of its transgender community,... more...

  • Pets and Domesticity in Victorian Literature and Cultureby Monica Flegel

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    Addressing the significance of the pet in the Victorian period, this book examines the role played by the domestic pet in delineating relations for each member of the "natural" family home. Flegel explores the pet in relation to the couple at the head of the house, to the children who make up the family?s dependents, and to the common familial "outcasts"... more...

  • Women and Politics in Contemporary Japanby Emma Dalton

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 155.00

    This book looks at the gendering of the political system in Japan and the effects of that system on gender equality in national-level politics specifically and wider society more generally. It examines the approach taken by the long-ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) to issues of gender equality in Japan, and the repercussions of that approach... more...

  • Whistling in the Darkby R. Raj Rao; Dibyajyoti Sharma

    SAGE India 2008; US$ 19.95

    Whistling in the Dark: Twenty-one Queer Interviews focuses on issues like. sexuality, sexual identity, marriage, gay marriage, heteronormativity, gay utopia,. gay activism, gay bashing, police atrocities and the laws vis-à-vis these. The interviewees represent a cross section of society ranging from university. professors, gay rights activists... more...