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  • Female Suffrageby Susan Fenimore Cooper

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 4.99

    In this extremely thought-provoking work, Cooper has argued against women suffrage. She has drawn on historical, biological as well as religious arguments to contend that women should not have the right to participate in the political sphere. Many may not agree with the ideas she presents but not all of her arguments can be refuted. more...

  • Women and Islamby Zayn Kassam

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 60.00

    The expert essays in Women and Islam are designed to stimulate discussion and help readers achieve a more sober understanding of the lives of Muslim women around the world. They explore the issues Muslim women face as they fight for gender justice and meet the challenges of living in a globalized, post-9/11 world?whether in Iran or France, Ethiopia,... more...

  • Skin Deepby Marita Golden; Susan Shreve

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 11.96

    Candid, poignant, provocative, and informative, the essays and stories in Skin Deep explore a wide spectrum of racial issues between black and white women, from self-identity and competition to childrearing and friendship. Eudora Welty contributes a bittersweet story of a one-hundred-year-old black woman whose spirit is as determined and strong as... more...

  • Sister to Sisterby Patricia Foster

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00

    Sister to Sister includes essays and stories by: Meena Alexander Robin Behn Louise DeSalvo Erika Duncan Maria Flook Patricia Foster Bonnie Friedman Donna Gordon Lucy Grealy Joy Harjo Bell Hooks Pam Houston Jesse Lee Kercheval Lori Hope Norris Letty Cottin Pogrebin Mona Simpson Debra Spark Joan Wickersham Joy Williams more...

  • Minding the Bodyby Patricia Foster

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95

    A mulitcultural anthology of fiction and  non-fiction literary narratives which addresses the  psychological and political aspects of a woman's body in  today's culture. An important and much-needed  book for women who seek to understand their bodies  and find independent, imaginative ways to cope with  aging, beauty expectations beauty expectations,  and... more...

  • 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$ 8.99

    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...