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  • The Silenced Cryby Ana Tortajada; Erza E. Fitz

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 7.39

    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$ 12.00

    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...

  • Women's History For Beginnersby Bonnie J. Morris; Phill Evens

    For Beginners 2012; US$ 16.99

    Women?s History For Beginners  offers a lively, revealing, and provocative overview of this important (and controversial) academic field. Who are the great women of history, and why don?t we know more about them? You don?t need to be a scholar to notice that men?s history dominates everything we learn in school; yet a quick tour of the past reveals... 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...

  • Women and Lawby Kalpana Kannabiran

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 44.00

    How should we approach the problem of ?women and law?? Should the focus be on women-centred laws and their efficacy? Or should the focus be, instead, on the ways in which the law imagines women and the ways in which women have engaged with the law?spilling beyond fields traditionally associated with the phrase ?women and law?? And how does violence... more...

  • Gender and Immortalityby Deborah Lyons

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 40.95 US$ 35.22

    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...

  • Deserving Desireby Beth Montemurro

    Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 27.95

    Marriage. Motherhood. Divorce. Menopause. Most women experience these changes over the course of their lives and these changes often impact sexuality. In Deserving Desire , Beth Montemurro takes a unique look at the evolution of women?s sexuality over time, with a specific focus on the development of sexual subjectivity?that is sexual confidence,... more...

  • Gender, Class, Race, and Reform in the Progressive Eraby Noralee Frankel; Nancy S. Dye

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    In this collection of informative essays, Noralee Frankel and Nancy S. Dye bring together work by such notable scholars as Ellen Carol DuBois, Alice Kessler-Harris, Barbara Sicherman, and Rosalyn Terborg-Penn to illuminate the lives and labor of American women from the late nineteenth century to the early 1920s. Revealing the intersections of gender,... more...

  • Daughters Of Canaanby Margaret Ripley Wolfe

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    From Gone with the Wind to Designing Women , images of southern females that emerge from fiction and film tend to obscure the diversity of American women from below the Mason-Dixon line. In a work that deftly lays bare a myriad of myths and stereotypes while presenting true stories of ambition, grit, and endurance, Margaret Ripley Wolfe offers... more...

  • My Half of the Skyby Indrani Raimedhi

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 32.00

    The 12 women who feature in this book come from diverse backgrounds. The thread that binds their stories is their resolve to change the circumstances of their lives, overcoming tremendous odds, and giving wings to their dreams. They are survivors and pathfinders, doers and dreamers, leaving in their wake surging inspiration and hope. Their testimonies... more...