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  • 20 Something, 20 Everythingby Christine Hassler

    New World Library 2010; US$ 15.95

    An entire generation of today?s young women are discovering they?re unhappy trying to fit into a life that others have planned for them, into a life that offers rank, prestige, and success. more...

  • Breaking Womenby Jill A. McCorkel

    NYU Press 2013; US$ 89.00

    Since the 1980s, when the War on Drugs kicked into high gear and prison populations soared, the increase in women’s rate of incarceration has steadily outpaced that of men. In  Breaking Wome n, Jill A. McCorkel draws upon four years of on-the-ground research in a major US women’s prison to uncover why tougher drug policies have so greatly... more...

  • The Amazonsby Adrienne Mayor

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Amazons?fierce warrior women dwelling on the fringes of the known world?were the mythic archenemies of the ancient Greeks. Heracles and Achilles displayed their valor in duels with Amazon queens, and the Athenians reveled in their victory over a powerful Amazon army. In historical times, Cyrus of Persia, Alexander the Great, and the Roman general... more...

  • Flapperby Joshua Zeitz

    Crown Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.00

    Blithely flinging aside the Victorian manners that kept her disapproving mother corseted, the New Woman of the 1920s puffed cigarettes, snuck gin, hiked her hemlines, danced the Charleston, and necked in roadsters. More important, she earned her own keep, controlled her own destiny, and secured liberties that modern women take for granted. Her newfound... more...

  • Gender Equalityby Linda C. McClain; Joanna L. Grossman

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 32.00

    Examines the persisting inequality between formal commitments to gender equality and equal citizenship. more...

  • We Band of Angelsby Elizabeth Norman

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

      But the worst was yet to come. After Bataan and Corregidor fell, the nurses were herded into internment camps where they would endure three years of fear, brutality, and starvation. Once liberated, they returned to an America that at first celebrated them, but later refused to honor their leaders with the medals they clearly deserved. Here,... more...

  • Sistersby Jean H. Baker

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2006; US$ 17.99

    They forever changed America: Lucy Stone, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Frances Willard, Alice Paul. At their revolution's start in the 1840s, a woman's right to speak in public was questioned. By its conclusion in 1920, the victory in woman's suffrage had also encompassed the most fundamental rights of citizenship: the right to control... more...

  • Beyond Nature's Housekeepersby Nancy C. Unger

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 18.99

    From pre-Columbian times to the environmental justice movements of the present, women and men frequently responded to the environment and environmental issues in profoundly different ways. Although both environmental history and women's history are flourishing fields, explorations of the synergy produced by the interplay between environment and... more...

  • Beauty Upby Laura Miller

    University of California Press 2006; US$ 15.95

    This engaging introduction to Japan's burgeoning beauty culture investigates a wide range of phenomenon?aesthetic salons, dieting products, male beauty activities, and beauty language?to find out why Japanese women and men are paying so much attention to their bodies. Laura Miller uses social science and popular culture sources to connect breast enhancements,... more...

  • Growing Up Onlineby Sandra Weber; Shanly Dixon

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 38.00

    Fully revised and updated, this volume examines the diverse ways in which girls and young women across a variety of ethnic, socio-economic, and national backgounds use digital technology in their everyday lives. They explore identity development, how young women interact with technology, and how race, class, and identity influence game play. more...