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  • Compaņerasby Hilary Klein

    Seven Stories Press 2015; US$ 19.95

    Compaņeras is the untold story of women's involvement in the Zapatista movement, the indigenous rebellion that has inspired grassroots activists around the world for over two decades. Gathered here are the stories of grandmothers, mothers, and daughters who became guerilla insurgents and political leaders, educators and healers?who worked collectively... more...

  • The Wife Droughtby Annabel Crabb

    Penguin Random House Australia 2014; US$ 13.84

    'I need a wife' It's a common joke among women juggling work and family. But it's not actually a joke. Having a spouse who takes care of things at home is a Godsend on the domestic front. It's a potent economic asset on the work front. And it's an advantage enjoyed - even in our modern society - by vastly more men than women. Working women are in... more...

  • Just Like Usby Helen Thorpe

    Scribner 2009; US$ 17.00

    A powerful and moving account of four young women from Mexico who have lived most of their lives in the United States and attend the same high school. Two of them have legal documentation and two do not. Just Like Us is their story. A stunning work of in-depth journalism in the tradition of Random Family , Helen Thorpe's Just Like Us takes... more...

  • Agenda Setting, the UN, and NGOsby Jutta M. Joachim

    Georgetown University Press 2007; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    In the mid-1990s, when the United Nations adopted positions affirming a woman's right to be free from bodily harm and to control her own reproductive health, it was both a coup for the international women's rights movement and an instructive moment for nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) seeking to influence UN decision making.Prior to the... more...

  • Creating a Nation with Clothby Ping-Ann Addo

    Berghahn Books 2013; US$ 34.95

    Tongan women living outside of their island homeland create and use hand-made, sometimes hybridized, textiles to maintain and rework their cultural traditions in diaspora. Central to these traditions is an ancient concept of homeland or nation- fonua -which Tongans retain as an anchor for modern nation-building. Utilizing the concept of the "multi-territorial... more...

  • Afeni Shakurby Jasmine Guy

    Atria Books 2010; US$ 15.00

    One of the most visible figures in both the hip-hop and civil rights movements charts her moral and spiritual development in a stirring and poignant memoir spanning five decades. As a child growing up in North Carolina, Alice Faye Williams knew that the most important thing her impoverished family lacked was land; as she puts it, "The land, to live... more...

  • Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spyby Karen Abbott

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 12.74

    Karen Abbott, the New York Times bestselling author of Sin in the Second City and ?pioneer of sizzle history? (USA Today ), tells the spellbinding true story of four women who risked everything to become spies during the Civil War. Karen Abbott illuminates one of the most fascinating yet little known aspects of the Civil War: the stories of... more...

  • Language, Sexuality, and Powerby Erez Levon; Ronald Beline Mendes

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 38.99 US$ 33.53

    Language, Sexuality, and Power examines the diversity of sexuality as a social and linguistic phenomenon. Bringing together work on a variety of national and linguistics contexts, the volume provides a unique and wide-ranging perspective on how language mediates individual desires and larger social structures in a range of global locales. more...

  • Women in the Eighteenth Centuryby Vivien Jones

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 47.95

    This anthology gathers together various texts by and about women, ranging from `conduct' manuals to pamphlets on prostitution, from medical texts to critical definitions of women's writing, from anti-female satires to appeals for female equality. By making this material more widely available, Women in the Eighteenth Century complements the current... more...

  • Gender and Sexualityby Chris Beasley

    SAGE Publications 2005; US$ 49.00

    Chris Beasley's clear and concise introduction combines a wide-ranging survey of the major theorists and key concepts in an ever-growing and often passionately debated field. The book contextualizes a wide range of feminist perspectives and draws out the interconnections between the subfields of study. The result is an extremely accessible introduction... more...