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- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99
Based on the African American Women's Voices Project, Shifting reveals that a large number of African American women feel pressure to com-promise their true selves as they navigate America's racial and gender bigotry. Black women "shift" by altering the expectations they have for themselves or their outer appearance. They modify their speech. They... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 14.00
"An important document drawing more much-needed attention to the hidden history of a people both African and American." ? Los Angeles Times Book Review "This is a superb account by a great woman who has embraced a difficult destiny with rare intelligence and infectious joie de vivre." ? The Boston Globe "Maya Angelou regards the world and herself... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2009; US$ 80.00
This book examines the historical endeavors to regulate Black female sexuality and reproduction in the United States, through methods of exploitation, control, repression, and coercion. To that end, this book further explores the continued impact of labeling and stereotyping on the development of policies that lead to the construction of national,... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.95
?A compelling and powerfully written memoir about identity and coming of age?If the outlines of Justice Sotomayor?s life are well known by now, her searching and emotionally intimate memoir, My Beloved World, nonetheless has the power to surprise and move the reader?This account of her life is revealing, keenly observed and deeply felt?This insightful... more...
- Argo-Navis 2013; US$ 12.99
Without Child challenges the stigma of childlessness by offering childless women the lifeaffirming story of themselves. Beginning with the difficult inner journey a woman faces before finally deciding or realizing she will not bear children, Without Child explores the myth of the childless woman's rejection of the maternal instinct. It also examines... more...
- Cleis Press Start 2014; US$ 15.95
The idea of a woman enslaved to her lover has captured the imagination of millions and created bestsellers such as The Story of O, Carrie's Story and 50 Shades of Grey. Top award-winning editor and writer D.L. King pulls back the velvet curtains to reveal a world where every sexual fantasy is realized, a world driven by desire and the need to... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 37.95
How did mothers transform from parents of secondary importance in the colonies to having their multiple and complex roles continuously connected to the well-being of the nation? In the first comprehensive history of motherhood in the United States, Jodi Vandenberg-Daves explores how tensions over the maternal role have been part and parcel of the... more...
- Open Road Media 2012; US$ 14.99
?Without self-esteem, the only change is an exchange of masters; with it, there is no need for masters.? ?Gloria Steinem When trying to find books to give to ?the countless brave and smart women I met who didn?t think of themselves as either brave or smart,? Gloria Steinem realized that books either supposed that external political change would... more...
- Open Road Media 2014; US$ 6.99
Over the past ten years, the number of wives who have affairs has grown dramatically?recent surveys suggest by as much as 50 percent. Yet in all the acres of space devoted to male infidelity, so far this has been a largely untouched subject. In this guide, Carol Botwin?advice columnist, therapist, and author?rushes to help rather than condemn. Drawing... more...