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  • 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...

  • Gender and Immortalityby Deborah Lyons

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 40.95 US$ 37.26

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • New Views on Pornography: Sexuality, Politics, and the Lawby Lynn Comella; Shira Tarrant

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 58.00

    Why do people use pornography? Is porn addiction a fact or myth? What is revenge porn and is it illegal? Can pornography be more diverse? This interdisciplinary collection presents well-researched facts and up-to-date data that encourage informed discussion about controversial and relevant issues in contemporary society. Chapters address topics such... more...

  • Women and Economicsby Charlotte Perkins [Stetson] Gilman

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 9.95

    This classic of feminist theory relates the evolution of women's economic reliance on men and the system's deleterious effects on both sexes. A landmark treatise in the struggle for gender equality. more...

  • Living My Life, Vol. 1by Emma Goldman

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 16.95

    Volume 1 of the candid, no-holds-barred account by American anarchist Goldman relates her philosophical and political journey through life, beginning with her emigration from Russia to the U.S. in 1886. more...