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  • Fast Livesby Claire Sterk

    Temple University Press 2011; US$ 29.95

    Providing insight into drug use from the point of view of female users, this book tells of the complex lives, challenges, and choices of women who use crack cocaine. While popular images of these women present them simply as unreliable individuals, unfit mothers, and women who will do almost anything for crack, Claire Sterk's years of ethnographic... more...

  • New Perspectives on Environmental Justiceby Rachel Stein; Marcy Knopf Newman; Anne Lucas; Winona LaDuke; Beth Berila; Giovanna Di Chiro; Greta Gaard; Katie Hogan; Valerie Kaalund; Arlene Plevin; Diane-Michele Prindeville; Julie Sze; Nancy Unger; Robert Verchick; Gayle Graham Yates

    Rutgers University Press 2004; US$ 27.95

    Women make up the vast majority of activists and organizers of grassroots movements fighting against environmental ills that threaten poor and people of color communities.  New Perspectives on Environmental Justice is the first collection of essays that pays tribute to the enormous contributions women have made in these endeavors. The writers... more...

  • Ida B. Wells-Barnett and American Reform, 1880-1930by Patricia A. Schechter

    The University of North Carolina Press 2001; US$ 30.00

    Pioneering African American journalist Ida B. Wells-Barnett (1862-1931) is widely remembered for her courageous antilynching crusade in the 1890s; the full range of her struggles against injustice is not as well known. With this book, Patricia Schechter restores Wells-Barnett to her central, if embattled, place in the early reform movements for civil... more...

  • Closer to Freedomby Stephanie M. H. Camp

    The University of North Carolina Press 2004; US$ 22.99

    Closer to Freedom: Enslaved Women and Everyday Resistance in the Plantation South more...

  • I Am Not a Slutby Leora Tanenbaum

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 12.99

    The author of the groundbreaking work Slut! explores the phenomenon of slut-shaming in the age of sexting, tweeting, and ?liking.? She shows that the sexual double standard is more dangerous than ever before and offers wisdom and strategies for alleviating its destructive effects on young women?s lives. Young women are encouraged to express themselves... more...

  • I Am Not a Slutby Leora Tanenbaum

    HarperCollins 2015; Not Available

    The author of the groundbreaking work Slut! explores the phenomenon of slut-shaming in the age of sexting, tweeting, and ?liking.? She shows that the sexual double standard is more dangerous than ever before and offers wisdom and strategies for alleviating its destructive effects on young women?s lives. Young women are encouraged to express themselves... more...

  • Girls Will Be Girlsby Emer O'Toole

    Orion 2015; Not Available

    Being a woman is, largely, about performance - how we dress and modify our bodies, what we say, the roles we play, and how we conform to expectations. Gender stereotypes are still deeply embedded in our society, but Emer O'Toole is on a mission to re-write the old script and bend the rules of gender - and she shows how and why we should all be joining... more...

  • Girls Will Be Girlsby Emer O'Toole

    Orion 2015; US$ 21.36

    Being a woman is, largely, about performance - how we dress and modify our bodies, what we say, the roles we play, and how we conform to expectations. Gender stereotypes are still deeply embedded in our society, but Emer O'Toole is on a mission to re-write the old script and bend the rules of gender - and she shows how and why we should all be joining... more...

  • New Views on Pornography: Sexuality, Politics, and the Lawby Lynn Comella; Shira Tarrant

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 58.00

    This book presents thought-provoking research and data about pornography that will prompt readers to reconsider their positions on a highly controversial and current issue. more...

  • Furyby Samantha Trenoweth

    Hardie Grant Books 2015; US$ 10.99

    In Fury: Women write about sex, power and violence , 16 exceptional writers, led by editor Samantha Trenoweth , put violence against women into the spotlight. Their perspectives range from the searingly personal to the positively political. What emerges is a fascinating exploration of the power dynamic between men and women, and some creative strategies... more...