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  • Doing Time Togetherby Megan Comfort

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 25.00

    By quadrupling the number of people behind bars in two decades, the United States has become the world leader in incarceration. Much has been written on the men who make up the vast majority of the nation?s two million inmates. But what of the women they leave behind? Doing Time Together vividly details the ways that prisons shape and infiltrate... more...

  • The Subjection of Womenby John Stuart Mill

    Electric Book Company 1998; US$ 4.95

    Published in 1869, Mill?s The Subjection of Women is one of the first political tracts to address what was to become known as ?The Woman Question? in Victorian society. Mill?s masterpiece outlines the social inequalities built into the marriage contract, including disparate property rights and women?s familial responsibilities. John Stuart Mill... more...

  • Female Suffrageby Susan Fenimore Cooper

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 4.99

    In this extremely thought-provoking work, Cooper has argued against women suffrage. She has drawn on historical, biological as well as religious arguments to contend that women should not have the right to participate in the political sphere. Many may not agree with the ideas she presents but not all of her arguments can be refuted. more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Skin Deepby Marita Golden; Susan Shreve

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 11.96

    Candid, poignant, provocative, and informative, the essays and stories in Skin Deep explore a wide spectrum of racial issues between black and white women, from self-identity and competition to childrearing and friendship. Eudora Welty contributes a bittersweet story of a one-hundred-year-old black woman whose spirit is as determined and strong as... 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...

  • Minding the Bodyby Patricia Foster

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95

    A mulitcultural anthology of fiction and  non-fiction literary narratives which addresses the  psychological and political aspects of a woman's body in  today's culture. An important and much-needed  book for women who seek to understand their bodies  and find independent, imaginative ways to cope with  aging, beauty expectations beauty expectations,  and... 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...

  • Rapunzel's Daughtersby Rose Weitz

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005; US$ 8.99

    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...