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  • All-Night Partyby Andrea Barnet

    Algonquin Books 2004; US$ 16.95

    They were smart. Sassy. Daring. Exotic. Eclectic. Sexy. And influential. One could call them the first divas--and they ran absolutely wild. They were poets, actresses, singers, artists, journalists, publishers, baronesses, and benefactresses. They were thinkers and they were drinkers. They eschewed the social conventions expected of them--to be wives... more...

  • The Politics of Gender after Socialismby Susan Gal; Gail Kligman

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 32.95

    With the collapse of communism, a new world seemed to open for the peoples of East Central Europe. The possibilities this world presented, and the costs it exacted, have been experienced differently by men and women. Susan Gal and Gail Kligman explore these differences through a probing analysis of the role of gender in reshaping politics and social... more...

  • Love, InshAllahby Nura Maznavi; Ayesha Mattu

    Soft Skull Press 2012; US$ 15.95

    In this groundbreaking collection, American Muslim women writers sweep aside stereotypes to share their real-life tales of flirting, dating, longing, and sex. Their stories show just how varied the search for love can be—from singles' events and college flirtations to arranged marriages, all with a uniquely Muslim twist. These heartfelt tales are... more...

  • Anticlimaxby Sheila Jeffreys

    Spinifex Press 2012; US$ 19.99

    Sexuality has been reframed by postmoderism, but this clear discussion of literature, politics, and popular culture provides a useful historical view. The sexual revolution of the 1960s and 1970s is remembered as a time of great freedom for women, but did the sexual revolution have the same goals as the Women?s Liberation Movement? Was it truly liberation... more...

  • Consumers' Imperiumby Kristin L. Hoganson

    The University of North Carolina Press 2007; US$ 30.00

    Shifting attention from exports to imports, from production to consumption, and from men to women, Hoganson makes it clear that globalization did not just happen beyond Americaâ??s shores, as a result of American military might and industrial power, but that it happened at home, thanks to imports, immigrants, geographical knowledge, and consumer preferences. more...

  • The Conflictby Elisabeth Badinter

    HarperCollins Canada 2012; US$ 13.99

    In this explosive new book, acclaimed French author Elisabeth Badinter attacks a most unlikely force undermining women?s equality: liberal motherhood, in thrall to all that is ?natural.? Attachment parenting, co-sleeping and on-demand breastfeeding—these hallmarks of contemporary motherhood have succeeded in tethering women to the home and family... more...

  • In Her Own Timeby Maggie Siggins

    HarperCollins Canada 2010; US$ 21.99

    It all started with an R.H. King Collegiate class of ?61 reunion: 26 women meeting 30 years after their graduation. Siggins was struck by their wide range of fascinating life stories. These, after all, were the women who were born during the war, had come of age in the ?60s, and were changed by the women?s movement of the ?70s. They had all stood... more...

  • Fluxby Peggy Orenstein

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 17.95

    Peggy Orenstein?s bestselling Schoolgirls is the classic study of teenage girls and self-esteem. Now Orenstein uses the same interviewing and reporting skills to examine the lives of women in their 20s, 30s and 40s. The advances of the women?s movement allow women to grow up with a sense of expanded possibilities. Yet traditional expectations have... more...

  • Rethinking Abortionby Mark Graber

    Princeton University Press 1999; US$ 35.00

    Mark Graber looks at the history of abortion law in action to argue that the only defensible, constitutional approach to the issue is to afford all women equal choice--abortion should remain legal or bans should be strictly enforced. Steering away from metaphysical critiques of privacy, Graber compares the philosophical, constitutional, and democratic... more...

  • The Multimedia Encyclopedia of Women in Today's Worldby Mary Z. (Zeiss) Stange; Carol K. Oyster; Jane E. Sloan

    SAGE Publications 2011; US$ 683.00

    Request a free 30-day online trial to this title at www.sagepub.com/freetrial Nearly 18 million Americans voted for presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in the 2008 Democratic Primary elections. Sixteen of the current U.S. senators are women. Some glass ceilings are being broken, but at the same time, there were only 12 female CEOs of Fortune... more...