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  • 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...

  • The Subject of Genderby Harriet Evans

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 37.99

    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$ 32.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • Social Movements in Indiaby Raka Ray; Mary Fainsod Katzenstein

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 49.99

    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...