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  • Call the Midwife: Shadows of the Workhouseby Jennifer Worth

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 1.99

    The sequel to Jennifer Worth's New York Times bestselling memoir and the basis for the PBS series Call the Midwife When twenty-two-year-old Jennifer Worth, from a comfortable middle-class upbringing, went to work as a midwife in the direst section of postwar London, she not only delivered hundreds of babies and touched many lives, she also became... more...

  • How Hystericalby Erin Runions

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 39.00

    How Hysterical reads scenes from the films Light It Up , Three Kings , Remember the Titans , Paris is Burning , Boys Don't Cry , and Magnolia alongside biblical texts from Numbers , Exodus , Isaiah , Micah , Ezekiel and Revelation . An innovation in studies on Bible and film, How Hysterical is less centred on direct citation of the... more...

  • Feminismby Miriam Schneir

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 17.00

    Here are the essential historical writings of feminism. Many of these works, long out of print or forgotten in what Miriam Schneir describes as a male-dominated literary tradition, are finally brought out of obscurity and into the light of contemporary analysis and criticism. Included are more than forty selections, coveting 150 years of writings on... more...

  • Gender and Immortalityby Deborah Lyons

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 36.00

    In recent years, the topic of ancient Greek hero cult has been the focus of considerable discussion among classicists. Little attention, however, has been paid to female heroized figures. Here Deborah Lyons argues for the heroine as a distinct category in ancient Greek religious ideology and daily practice. The heroine, she believes, must be located... more...

  • The Politics of Early Modern Women's Writingby Danielle Clarke

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    The Politics of Early Modern Women's Writing provides an introduction to the ever-expanding field of early modern women's writing by reading texts in their historical and social contexts. Covering a wide range of forms and genres, the author shows that rather than women conforming to the conventional 'chaste, silent and obedient' model, or merely... more...

  • The Politics of Gender and the Culture of Sexualityby Ali A. Mazrui; Etin Anwar

    University Press of America 2014; US$ 40.99

    The Politics of Gender and the Culture of Sexuality outlines theories of gender within the intellectual paradigm of the triple heritage: Islam, Africanity, and the West. In doing so, the author and editor present a multifaceted and dynamic theoretical discourse of gender. more...

  • Look Who's Laugh:Stud/Gender/Cby Finney

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    First Published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • What Women Wantby Deborah L. Rhode

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    American women fare worse than men on virtually every major dimension of social status, financial well-being, and physical safety. Sexual violence remains common, and reproductive rights are by no means secure. Women assume disproportionate burdens in the home and pay a heavy price in the workplace. Yet these issues are not political priorities. Nor... more...

  • White Women in Fiji, 18351930by Claudia Knapman

    University of Queensland Press 2014; US$ 15.99

    First published in 1986, White Women in Fiji 1835?1930: The Ruin of Empire? challenges assumptions and assertions about the role of European women in multi-racial colonial societies. Author Claudia Knapman uses a combination of interviews, newspaper, and other sources to picture the lives of European women in Fiji between the 1830s and 1930s. She... more...

  • Heroinesby Kate Zambreno

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 11.99

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