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  • Eat Sweat Playby Anna Kessel

    Pan Macmillan 2016; US$ 15.02

    Long-listed for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award, 2016 For too long society has led us to believe that women and sport don't mix. While perspiration and 'fitspiration' have never been so hot, sport continues to be stubbornly cast as unfeminine. But why should sport and exercise be so gendered? What happened to the carefree versions... more...

  • Labor of Loveby Moira Weigel

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016; US$ 18.20

    ?Does anyone date anymore?? Today, the authorities tell us that courtship is in crisis. But when Moira Weigel dives into the history of sex and romance in modern America, she discovers that authorities have always said this. Ever since young men and women started to go out together, older generations have scolded them: That?s not the way to find true... more...

  • Pornlandby Gail Dines

    Beacon Press 2010; US$ 26.95

    Professor Gail Dines has written about and researched the porn industry for over two decades. She attends industry conferences, interviews producers and performers, and speaks to hundreds of men and women each year about their experience with porn. Students and educators describe her work as ?life changing.?   In Pornland ?the culmination of her... more...

  • Grace and Gritby Lilly Ledbetter; Lanier Scott Isom

    Crown/Archetype 2012; US$ 15.00

    The courageous story of the woman at the center of the historic discrimination case that inspired the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act--her fight for equal rights in the workplace, and how her determination became a victory for the nation.   Lilly Ledbetter was born in a house with no running water or electricity in the small town of Possum... more...

  • Aftermathby Susan J. Brison

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 31.95 US$ 29.07

    On July 4, 1990, while on a morning walk in southern France, Susan Brison was attacked from behind, severely beaten, sexually assaulted, strangled to unconsciousness, and left for dead. She survived, but her world was destroyed. Her training as a philosopher could not help her make sense of things, and many of her fundamental assumptions about the... more...

  • Bird of Paradiseby Raquel Cepeda

    Atria Books 2013; US$ 16.00

    In 2009, when Raquel Cepeda almost lost her estranged father to heart disease, she was terrified she?d never know the truth about her ancestry. Every time she looked in the mirror, Cepeda saw a mystery?a tapestry of races and ethnicities that came together in an ambiguous mix. With time running out, she decided to embark on an archaeological dig... more...

  • Loving Him without Losing Youby Beverly Engel

    Wiley 2001; US$ 16.95 US$ 14.99

    Are you a Disappearing Woman? "Beverly Engel has identified a widespread problem and provided women with wise guidelines for bursting through it. She writes with compassion and insight. If you think you are a Disappearing Woman, you will drink in this book as if it were a health-giving elixir. It is!"-Susan Page, author of How One of You Can Bring... more...

  • Soul Surferby Bethany Hamilton; Sheryl Berk; Rick Bundschuh

    MTV Books 2004; US$ 15.00

    The amazing story of the thirteen-year-old surfer girl who lost her arm in a shark attack but never lost her faith -- and of her triumphant return to competitive surfing. They say Bethany Hamilton has saltwater in her veins. How else could one explain the tremendous passion that drives her to surf? How else could one explain that nothing -- not... more...

  • Gendered Discoursesby Dr Jane Sunderland

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 45.00

    This advanced textbook critically reviews a range of theoretical and empirical work on gendered discourses, and explores how gendered discourses can be identified, described and named. It also examines the actual workings of discourses in terms of construction and their potential to 'damage'. For upper-level undergraduates and graduate students in... more...

  • The Generation of Postmemoryby Marianne Hirsch

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 29.99

    Can we remember other people?s memories? The Generation of Postmemory argues we can: that memories of traumatic events live on to mark the lives of those who were not there to experience them. Children of survivors and their contemporaries inherit catastrophic histories not through direct recollection but through haunting postmemories?multiply mediated... more...