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  • 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 US$ 12.26

    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...

  • Raging Gracefullyby Jennifer Sander

    F+W Media 2006; US$ 14.95 US$ 12.26

    In Raging Gracefully, women just like you give voice to the unique challenges and choices that color this glorious yet gut-wrenching time of life. This engaging, endearing collection of true-life stories reveals the guts and glory of women old enough to know who they are--and run with it: a grieving widow of forty-nine experiences the healing powers... more...

  • All-Night Partyby Andrea Barnet

    Algonquin Books 2004; US$ 16.95

    They were smart. Sassy. Daring. Exotic. Eclectic. Sexy. And influential. One could call them the first divas--and they ran absolutely wild. They were poets, actresses, singers, artists, journalists, publishers, baronesses, and benefactresses. They were thinkers and they were drinkers. They eschewed the social conventions expected of them--to be wives... more...

  • The Politics of Gender after Socialismby Susan Gal; Gail Kligman

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 38.95 US$ 31.16

    With the collapse of communism, a new world seemed to open for the peoples of East Central Europe. The possibilities this world presented, and the costs it exacted, have been experienced differently by men and women. Susan Gal and Gail Kligman explore these differences through a probing analysis of the role of gender in reshaping politics and social... more...

  • Love, InshAllahby Nura Maznavi; Ayesha Mattu

    Soft Skull Press 2012; US$ 15.99

    In this groundbreaking collection, American Muslim women writers sweep aside stereotypes to share their real-life tales of flirting, dating, longing, and sex. Their stories show just how varied the search for love can befrom singles' events and college flirtations to arranged marriages, all with a uniquely Muslim twist. These heartfelt tales are... more...

  • Fluxby Peggy Orenstein

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 17.95

    Peggy Orenstein?s bestselling Schoolgirls is the classic study of teenage girls and self-esteem. Now Orenstein uses the same interviewing and reporting skills to examine the lives of women in their 20s, 30s and 40s. The advances of the women?s movement allow women to grow up with a sense of expanded possibilities. Yet traditional expectations have... more...

  • Rethinking Abortionby Mark Graber

    Princeton University Press 1999; US$ 39.95 US$ 31.96

    Mark Graber looks at the history of abortion law in action to argue that the only defensible, constitutional approach to the issue is to afford all women equal choice--abortion should remain legal or bans should be strictly enforced. Steering away from metaphysical critiques of privacy, Graber compares the philosophical, constitutional, and democratic... more...

  • The Multimedia Encyclopedia of Women in Today's Worldby Mary Z. (Zeiss) Stange; Carol K. Oyster; Jane E. Sloan

    SAGE Publications 2011; US$ 683.00 US$ 580.55

    Request a free 30-day online trial to this title at www.sagepub.com/freetrial Nearly 18 million Americans voted for presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in the 2008 Democratic Primary elections. Sixteen of the current U.S. senators are women. Some glass ceilings are being broken, but at the same time, there were only 12 female CEOs of Fortune... more...