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  • 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...

  • 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$ 35.99

    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...

  • Dangerous Womenby Victoria B. Cass

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1999; US$ 38.99

    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$ 38.99

    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...

  • Chicanas in Chargeby José Angel Gutiérrez; Michelle Meléndez; Sonia A. Noyola

    AltaMira Press 2007; US$ 37.99

    Chicanas in Charge offers profiles, in the form of oral histories, of the careers of female community and political leaders from the Chicano community in Texas. more...

  • The Power of Good Deedsby Diana Kendall

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 32.99

    The Power of Good Deeds allows us to see behind the media image of upper-class women and to observe how these women use their social power not only to benefit other, less-fortunate people, but also to benefit themselves and their families. The personal narratives of elite women as they describe their views on philanthropy, the need for exclusivity... more...

  • The Homeby Charlotte Perkins Gilman; Michael Kimmel

    AltaMira Press 2002; US$ 25.99

    Reprint of 1903 edition of Gilman's classic indictment of domestic life, offering a program of domestic reform that inspired women at the beginning of what became a century-long struggle. more...

  • Spellboundby Elizabeth Reis

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1998; US$ 43.99

    Spellbound: Women and Witchcraft in America is a collection of twelve articles that explore crucial events in the history of witch-hunting and its demonization of women in American and American women's own use of witchcraft as a source of identity and strength, as well as the complicated relationship between the two. Beginning with the accused 'witches'... more...