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  • Women and Islamby Zayn Kassam

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 60.00

    The expert essays in Women and Islam are designed to stimulate discussion and help readers achieve a more sober understanding of the lives of Muslim women around the world. They explore the issues Muslim women face as they fight for gender justice and meet the challenges of living in a globalized, post-9/11 world?whether in Iran or France, Ethiopia,... more...

  • Sister to Sisterby Patricia Foster

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00

    Sister to Sister includes essays and stories by: Meena Alexander Robin Behn Louise DeSalvo Erika Duncan Maria Flook Patricia Foster Bonnie Friedman Donna Gordon Lucy Grealy Joy Harjo Bell Hooks Pam Houston Jesse Lee Kercheval Lori Hope Norris Letty Cottin Pogrebin Mona Simpson Debra Spark Joan Wickersham Joy Williams more...

  • A Miracle Every Dayby Marita Golden

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 13.00

    A Miracle Everyday takes an illuminating and intimate look at flourishing single-mother families. Single motherhood and the children of single mothers have been the subject of overwhelmingly negative statistical analysis. But, asks Marita Golden, where are the studies that analyze the strengths of single mothers, the positive adaptive skills learned... more...

  • Women in Iraqby Yasmin Husein Al Jawaheri

    I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 14.95

    Since the removal of Saddam Hussein from power, Iraq has seen an explosion of violence and intimidation against women. However, as al-Jawaheri demonstrates in this original and important book, this development should not have taken people by surprise. The deterioriation of gender relations was in fact an overlooked by-product of a decade of international... more...

  • Rapunzel's Daughtersby Rose Weitz

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005; US$ 7.39

    The first book to explore the role of hair in women's lives and what it reveals about their identities, intimate relationships, and work lives Hair is one of the first things other people notice about us--and is one of the primary ways we declare our identity to others. Both in our personal relationships and in relationships with the larger world,... more...

  • Women in Indonesiaby Kathryn Robinson; Sharon Bessell

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2002; US$ 65.90

    Indonesia now has its first woman President -- Megawati Sukarnoputri. The debates surrounding her elevation to the presidency brought issues of gender and politics to the forefront of the public agenda, raising crucial questions about the role that women are to play in public life in post-Soeharo Indonesia. The struggle to achieve a democratic transition... more...

  • Women, Gender and Rural Development in Chinaby Tamara Jacka; Sally Sargeson

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2011; US$ 40.00

    China's countryside is being transformed by rapid, far-reaching development. This wide-reaching and multidisciplinary book questions whether gender politics are changing in response to this development, and explores how gender politics inform and are reproduced or reconfigured in the languages, knowledge, processes and practices of development in rural... more...

  • Gender Trends in Southeast Asiaby Theresa W. Devasahayam

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2009; US$ 49.50

    As a region, Southeast Asia has undergone enormous economic and social changes in the last few decades. Women as a collective have seen their lives transformed as a result of rapid development and economic growth. In exploring the progress made by Southeast Asian men and women, this book seeks to answer the following questions: (a) In what areas have... more...

  • Making Doby Denyse Baillargeon; Yvonne Klein

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 85.00

    Life in the Great Depression — long lines of unemployed, soup kitchens, men riding the rails, public works projects — these are the graphic images of the Great Depression of the 1930s, popularized by the press and seared into our memories. But outside of a few distinctive stories gathered from the oral and anecdotal writings on strategies... more...

  • Have I Got a Guy for Youby Alix Strauss

    F+W Media 2008; US$ 14.95

    The good news is: You've got a date. The bad news is: Your mother sent him. Picture this: Mom swears she's found "the one" for you, her baby girl, and you end up on the date from hell. If you've been there, done that , you'll appreciate the dating catch-22 that is Have I Got a Guy for You . In this take-no-prisoners collection of hilarious, wince-inducing... more...