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  • Killing with Kindnessby Mark Schuller; Paul Farmer

    Rutgers University Press 2012; US$ 26.95

    Set in Haiti following the 2004 coup and enhanced by research carried out after the 2010 earthquake, Killing with Kindness analyzes the impact of official development aid on recipient non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and their relationships with local communities. It offers rich enthnographic comparisons of two Haitian women?s NGOs working... more...

  • What My Mother Gave Meby Elizabeth Benedict

    Algonquin Books 2013; US$ 1.99

    In What My Mother Gave Me, women look at the relationships between mothers and daughters through a new lens: a daughter?s story of a gift from her mother that has touched her to the bone and served as a model, a metaphor, or a touchstone in her own life. The contributors of these thirty-one original pieces include Pulitzer Prize winners, perennial... more...

  • Massacre of the Dreamersby Ana Castillo; Clarissa Pinkola Estés

    University of New Mexico Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    This new edition of an immensely influential book gives voice to Mexic Amerindian women silenced for hundreds of years by the dual censorship of being female and indigenous. more...

  • The Good Bodyby Eve Ensler

    Random House Publishing Group 2004; US$ 12.00

    Botox, bulimia, breast implants: Eve Ensler, author of the international sensation The Vagina Monologues , is back, this time to rock our view of what it means to have a ?good body.? ?In the 1950s,? Eve writes, girls were ?pretty, perky. They had a blond Clairol wave in their hair. They wore girdles and waist-pinchers. . . . In recent years good girls... more...

  • Joan of Arcby Mary Gordon

    Penguin Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.00

    ? A master of the story form? (The New York Times) offers a fresh, revealing portrait of the legendary saint Celebrated novelist Mary Gordon brings Joan of Arc alive as a complex figure full of contradictions and desires, as well as spiritual devotion. A humble peasant girl, Joan transformed herself into the legendary Maid of Orléans, knight, martyr,... more...

  • Urban Women in Contemporary Indiaby Rehana Ghadially

    SAGE India 2007; US$ 42.95

    Since the early 1990s, feminists in India have been rallying against integrating. the Indian economy into the world market, perceiving it as a phenomenon which. will lead to increased feminisation of poverty and the commodification of women. This anthology explores the impact of globalisation on Indian women and the struggle. for gender equality. Since... more...

  • Collected Letters of a Renaissance Feministby Laura Cereta; Diana Robin

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 30.00

    Renaissance writer Laura Cereta (1469?1499) presents feminist issues in a predominantly male venue?the humanist autobiography in the form of personal letters. Cereta's works circulated widely in Italy during the early modern era, but her complete letters have never before been published in English. In her public lectures and essays, Cereta explores... more...

  • Hemingway and Womenby Lawrence R. Broer; Gloria Holland; Rena Sanderson; Gail Sinclair; Jamie Barlowe; Kathy G. Willingham; Lisa Tyler; Amy Strong; Linda Patterson Miller; Linda Wagner-Martin; Ann Putnam; Debra A. Moddelmog; Miriam B. Mandel; Hilary K. Justice; Kim Moreland; Nancy R. Comley; Rose Marie Burwell; Sandra Spanier

    University of Alabama Press 2011; US$ 34.95

    Female scholars reevaluate gender and the female presence in the life and work of one of America?s foremost writers. Ernest Hemingway has often been criticized as a misogynist because of his portrayal of women. But some of the most exciting Hemingway scholarship of recent years has come from women scholars who challenge traditional views of... more...

  • The 'Fat' Female Bodyby Dr Samantha Murray

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 115.00

    Exploring the rapidly increasing interest in obesity and fatness, this book engages with dominant ideas about 'fatness' and analyses the assumptions that inform anti-fat attitudes in the West, looking at the intersection of medicine and morality in pathologising 'fat' bodies. more...

  • What Do Women Want?by Daniel Bergner

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 12.99

    In What Do Women Want? Adventures in the Science of Female Desire , critically acclaimed journalist Daniel Bergne disseminates the latest scientific research and paints an unprecedented portrait of female lust: the triggers, the fantasies, the mind-body connection (and disconnection), the reasons behind the loss of libido, and, most revelatory, that... more...