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  • Talking Backby bell hooks

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 26.95

    In childhood, bell hooks was taught that "talking back" meant speaking as an equal to an authority figure and daring to disagree and/or have an opinion. In this collection of personal and theoretical essays, hooks reflects on her signature issues of racism and feminism, politics and pedagogy. Among her discoveries is that moving from silence into... more...

  • Women and Legislative Representationby Manon Tremblay

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 33.00

    This book seeks to identify the factors that influence the percentage of female parliamentarians, paying particular attention to the electoral system. The author seeks to understand the third wave of democratization of political systems, through the particular perspective of female representation in parliaments. more...

  • Between Sundaysby Marla Frederick

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 15.95

    To be a black woman of faith in the American South is to understand and experience spirituality in a particular way. How this understanding expresses itself in everyday practices of faith is the subject of Between Sundays, an innovative work that takes readers beyond common misconceptions and narrow assumptions about black religion and into the actual... more...

  • Founding Mothersby Cokie Roberts

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    Cokie Roberts's number one New York Times bestseller, We Are Our Mothers' Daughters , examined the nature of women's roles throughout history and led USA Today to praise her as a "custodian of time-honored values." Her second bestseller, From This Day Forward , written with her husband, Steve Roberts, described American marriages throughout... more...

  • Surviving Saturn's Returnby Sherene Schostak; Weiss Stefanie

    McGraw-Hill Education 2003; US$ 17.95

    For the first time, psychological strategies for surviving the astrological fallout of turning the big 3-0! Many young women approach their 30th birthdays with anxiety. They suddenly notice every tiny wrinkle, question the speed of their corporate ladder climb, or suffer from a biological clock that rivals Big Ben. Is it vanity, fear of aging,... more...

  • The Female Leadership Paradoxby Mirella Visser

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 45.00

    The best-kept secret in corporate life is the vanishing act of women on their way to the top. Despite massive attention to the issue the number of women in top positions remains shockingly low. This book shows what women themselves can do to optimize their careers and how this can bring benefits to the companies and organizations they work for. more...

  • Dangerous Discourses of Disability, Subjectivity and Sexualityby Margrit Shildrick

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 34.50

    This innovative and adventurous work uses broadly feminist and postmodernist modes of analysis to explore what motivates damaging attitudes and practices towards disability. Margrit Shildrick argues for the significance of the psycho-social imaginary, and suggests a way forward in disability's queering of normative paradigms. more...

  • Women at the Gatesby Wendy Z. Goldman

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 28.00

    The first social history of Soviet women workers in the 1930s. more...

  • Feminism, Inc.by Emilie Zaslow

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2009; US$ 80.00

    This book explores how girls growing up in girl power media culture understand gender, self, empowerment, and resistance. more...

  • Women of Florida Fictionby Tammy Powley; April Van Camp

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00

    Florida as symbol, myth and paradox is the subject of this collection of critical essays exploring fiction written by female Floridian authors. In the words of author Karen Russell, the Sunshine State is "virtually past-less, seasons are out of the question, and it's built on a primordial park full of monsters." Discussing the state as... more...