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  • The Subject of Genderby Harriet Evans

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 36.00

    Author Harriet Evans discusses mother-daughter relationships in urban China, reflecting on how women make sense of the shifts in practices and representations of gender that frame their lives, and how their self-identification as mothers and daughters contributes to the redefinition of those practices. Based on the memories and experiences of educated... more...

  • Women through Women's Eyesby June E. Hahner

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1998; US$ 31.00

    The nineteenth century was a period of peak popularity for travel to Latin America, where a new political independence was accompanied by loosened travel restrictions. Such expeditions resulted in numerous travel accounts, most by men. However, because this period was a time of significant change and exploration, a small but growing minority of female... more...

  • The Power of Good Deedsby Diana Kendall

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 31.00

    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$ 34.00

    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$ 41.00

    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...

  • Social Movements in Indiaby Raka Ray; Mary Fainsod Katzenstein

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 48.00

    Social movements have played a vital role in Indian politics since well before the inception of India as a new nation in 1947. During the Nehruvian era, poverty alleviation was a foundational standard against which policy proposals and political claims were measured; at this time, movement activism was directly accountable to this state discourse.... more...

  • Sun, Sex, and Goldby Kamala Kempadoo; Jessica Tomiko Anders; Christel Antonius-Smits; Amalia L. Cabezas; Shirley Campbell; Julia O'Connell Davidson; Nadine Fernandez; Ranya Ghuma; Jacqueline Martis; Laura Mayorga; Cynthia Mellon; Patricia Mohammed; Beverley Mullings; Althea Perkins; Joan Phillips; A Kathleen Ragsdale; Jacqueline Sanchez Taylor; Pilar Velasquez

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1999; US$ 46.00

    This volume explores the connections between the global economy and sex work, focusing on the experiences and views of women, men, and children who sell sex. more...

  • I Am Not a Slutby Leora Tanenbaum

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 11.99

    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...

  • The Silenced Cryby Ana Tortajada; Erza E. Fitz

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 6.79

    Inspired by a lecture in Barcelona given by a leading member of RAWA (Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan), the radical feminist women's group who work under cover as the only real opposition to the Taliban, Ana Tortajada, an experienced Spanish journalist, decided to make a trip to Afghanistan in the summer of 2000. She wanted to... more...

  • Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rightsby Katha Pollitt

    Picador 2014; US$ 11.20

    A POWERFUL ARGUMENT FOR ABORTION AS A MORAL RIGHT AND SOCIAL GOOD BY A NOTED FEMINIST AND LONGTIME COLUMNIST FOR THE NATION Forty years after the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling, "abortion" is still a word that is said with outright hostility by many, despite the fact that one in three American women will have terminated at least one pregnancy... more...