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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...