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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Rapunzel's Daughtersby Rose Weitz

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005; US$ 6.79

    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...

  • All-Night Partyby Andrea Barnet

    Algonquin Books 2004; US$ 15.95

    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$ 35.44

    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...