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  • Out of the House of Bondageby Thavolia Glymph

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 23.00

    Glymph challenges popular depictions of mistresses as 'friends' and 'allies' of slaves in the plantation household. more...

  • The Monstrous-Feminineby Barbara Creed

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95

    In almost all critical writings on the horror film, woman is conceptualised only as victim. In The Monstrous-Feminine Barbara Creed challenges this patriarchal view by arguing that the prototype of all definitions of the monstrous is the female reproductive body. With close reference to a number of classic horror films including the Alien trilogy,... more...

  • Whole Lesbian Sex Storiesby Felice Newman

    Cleis Press Start 2013; US$ 5.99

    Confessions of an Erotica Reader I love lesbian sex. I love talking about sex. I love mentally undressing the sexy women in my life. I love planning what I?m going to do when my partner gets home. I love having sex, curling my hand inside my partner and feeling the intensity of her pleasure. I love her hand curled inside me, the experience of utterly... more...

  • Unfinished Businessby Anne-Marie Slaughter

    Penguin Group Australia 2015; Not Available

    A powerful, persuasive, thought-provoking vision for how to finish the long struggle for equality between women and men, work and family. When Anne-Marie Slaughter accepted her dream job as the first female director of policy planning at the U.S. State Department in 2009, she was confident she could juggle the demands of her position in Washington,... more...

  • Unfinished Businessby Anne-Marie Slaughter

    Oneworld Publications 2015; US$ 28.66

    She had her dream job and a position of power, but she couldn't make it work as a mother. So Anne-Marie Slaughter resigned from her position in the Obama White House and wrote about her struggle. The response from women was overwhelming. It was clear that a fundamental change needed to be made to ensure genuine equality between working men and women.... more...

  • Voyage of the Sable Venusby Robin Coste Lewis

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 26.00 US$ 19.50

    A stunning poetry debut: this meditation on the black female figure throughout time introduces us to a brave and penetrating new voice.   Robin Coste Lewis?s electrifying collection is a triptych that begins and ends with lyric poems considering the roles desire and race play in the construction of the self. The central panel is the title poem,... more...

  • The Breaking Pointby Sue Shellenbarger

    Henry Holt and Co. 2015; US$ 22.99

    "[ The Breaking Point ] suggests that the national conversation is about to have a hot flash. The passage through middle age of so large a clump of women . . . guarantees that some rules may have to be rewritten and boundaries moved to accommodate them." - Time magazine From the cover of Time to Desperate Housewives , the phenomenon of... more...

  • Women's PAC'sby Christine Day; Charles D Hadley

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 55.95

    A supplemental text for courses on Interest Groups, American Political Parties, Campaigns and Elections, and Women and Politics, and other Women's Studies courses. Filling the gap in knowledge about women's political action committees (PACs), this useful text examines the attitudes, priorities, and motivations of individuals who contribute significant... more...

  • The Ashgate Research Companion to Lesbian and Gay Activismby Dr David Paternotte; Professor Manon Tremblay

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 149.95

    The Ashgate Research Companion to Lesbian and Gay Activism provides scholars and students with a comprehensive and authoritative state-of-the-art review of the current research in this subject. Each of the 22 specially commissioned chapters develops and summarises their key issue or debate in relation to activism-that is the claims, strategies and... more...

  • Cheerleader!by Natalie Guice Adams; Pamela Jean Bettis

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 8.99

    Entertainers or athletes? Leaders or losers? Cheerleaders, numbering 3.8 million in the United States alone, are part of everyone's school memories. Looking beyond the poms and megaphones, Cheerleader! An American Icon explores how the sport reflects our shifting beliefs about athletics, entertainment, gender, and national identity. Natalie Guice... more...