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  • Necessary Dreamsby Anna Fels

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.95

    In this groundbreaking book about how women perceive, are prepared for, and cope with ambition and achievement, psychiatrist Anna Fels examines ambition at the deepest psychological level. Cutting to the core of what ambition can provide?the essential elements of a fulfilling life?Fels describes why, for women but not for men, ambition still remains... more...

  • The Beauty Mythby Naomi Wolf

    Random House 2013; US$ 15.50

    In the struggle for women's equality, there is one subject still shrouded in silence - women's compulsive pursuit of beauty. The myth of female beauty challenges every woman, every day of her life. Naomi Wolf exposes the tyranny of the beauty myth through the ages and its oppressive function today, in the home and at work, in literature and the... more...

  • The Stoning of Soraya M.by Freidoune Sahebjam; Richard Seaver

    Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 12.99

    Soraya M.?s husband, Ghorban-Ali, couldn?t afford to marry another woman. Rather than returning Soraya?s dowry, as custom required before taking a second wife, he plotted with four friends and a counterfeit mullah to dispose of her. Together, they accused Soraya of adultery. Her only crime was cooking for a friend?s widowed husband. Exhausted by... more...

  • Off-Ramps and On-Ramps Revisitedby Sylvia Ann Hewlett; Diana Forster; Laura Sherbin; Peggy Shiller; Karen Sumberg

    Rare Bird Books 2013; US$ 3.99

    The findings were announced at The New York Times auditorium with presentations by Sylvia Ann Hewlett, one of the authors of the study and Founder and President of The Center for Work Life Policy, and Lisa Belkin, the author of the New York Times Magazine cover story The Opt-Out Revolution? which caused a media firestorm about time-outs from careers... more...

  • The Hite Report on Women Loving Womenby Shere Hite

    Arcadia Books Limited 2013; US$ 8.74

    In this latest Hite Report, Dr Hite examines friendship and work relationships between women. She explores various definitions of such friendships: what are the limits, does it include sex? - and sets these in their historical, societal and family contexts. And with high profile media stars such as Madonna, Britney Spears and Ellen de Generis very... more...

  • Controlling Reproductionby Andrea Tone

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1996; US$ 32.99

    Few topics stir stronger interest than birth control and abortion. Divisive opinions abound. This informative, detailed text contains 39 writings on the history of reproduction in the U.S. The historical path of reproduction control is viewed in the contexts of politics, law, medicine, sexuality, business, and social change. Because birth control... more...

  • The U.S. Women's Movement in Global Perspectiveby Lee Ann Banaszak; Lisa Baldez; Maryann Barakso; Jo Freeman; Joyce Gelb; David S. Meyer; Celeste Montoya; Carol Nechemias; Jo Reger; Belinda Robnett; Deana Rohlinger; Barbara Ryan; Suzanne Staggenborg; Nancy Whittier

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 34.99

    This ambitious volume brings together original essays on the U.S. women's movement with analyses of women's movements in other countries around the world. A comparative perspective and a common theme?feminism in social movement action?unite these voices in a way that will excite students and inspire further research. From the grassroots to the global,... more...

  • Dangerous Womenby Victoria B. Cass

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1999; US$ 35.99

    Grannies, geishas, warriors, mystics, recluses, and predators?these are the dangerous women of traditional China. Through her exploration of the myth and history of the Ming, Victoria B. Cass brings their world brilliantly to life. Using new and freshly interpreted sources, the author leads us confidently into this surprising world, bolstering her... more...

  • Arab Women in the Middle Agesby Shirley Guthrie

    Saqi 2013; US$ 28.99

    Regardless of social rank and religion, whether Christian, Jew, or Muslim, Arab women in the middle ages played an important role in the functioning of society. This book is a journey into their daily lives, their private spaces and public roles. First we are introduced into the women's sanctuaries, their homes, and what occurs within its realm " marriage... more...

  • Behind the Silenceby Jing-Bao Nie; Arthur Kleinman

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 35.99

    Behind the Silence is the first in-depth work in any language to explore the diverse perspectives of mainland Chinese regarding induced abortion and fetal life in the context of the world's most ambitious and intrusive family planning program. Through his investigation of public silence, official standpoints, forgotten controversies from the imperial... more...