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  • Femmes de carrière, carrières de femmesby Cécile Coderre; Ann Denis; Caroline Andrew

    Les Presses de l'Université d'Ottawa 1999; US$ 11.99

    Les trajectoires familiales et professionnelles suivies par les femmes gestionnaires sont multiples. Plusieurs d?entre elles ont dû subir les effets préjudiciables des rapports sociaux de sexe. Certaines ont su recueillir l?héritage culturel de leur mère, et la plupart ont tenu à faire des études poussées et voulu se ménager une vie personnelle moins... more...

  • Famille et fragmentationby Marie-Blanche Tahon; Denyse Côté

    Les Presses de l'Université d'Ottawa 2000; US$ 11.99

    Au-delà de la mode, « famille » est utilisé au singulier afin de souligner que les textes proposés s?inscrivent dans un questionnement sur l?institution familiale. Mais « fragmentation » est là pour rendre compte des diverses transformations que cette institution a subies depuis un quart de siècle : adoption, garde partagée, ruptures dans la recomposition,... more...

  • Du corps des femmesby Sylvie Frigon; Michèle Kérisit

    Les Presses de l'Université d'Ottawa 2000; US$ 16.99

    Peint et chanté, voilé ou dévoilé, usé et abusé, le corps féminin est depuis toujours au centre de la création artistique occidentale. Qu?en est-il, cependant, de sa place dans les sciences sociales ? Comment le corps des femmes a-t-il été pensé et représenté en sociologie, en criminologie, en travail social ou en gérontologie, par exemple ? Cet ouvrage... more...

  • Skin Deepby Marita Golden; Susan Shreve

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 11.96

    Candid, poignant, provocative, and informative, the essays and stories in Skin Deep explore a wide spectrum of racial issues between black and white women, from self-identity and competition to childrearing and friendship. Eudora Welty contributes a bittersweet story of a one-hundred-year-old black woman whose spirit is as determined and strong as... more...

  • Talk Dirty to Meby Sallie Tisdale

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95

    We live in a world in which almost every public image?every interaction?carries an element of sexual desire. And yet it is nearly impossible for us to talk openly and honestly about sex. Talk Dirty to Me is author Sallie Tisdale's frank, funny, and provocative invitation to the conversation we've been waiting for?but have been too afraid to start.... more...

  • Sister to Sisterby Patricia Foster

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00

    Sister to Sister includes essays and stories by: Meena Alexander Robin Behn Louise DeSalvo Erika Duncan Maria Flook Patricia Foster Bonnie Friedman Donna Gordon Lucy Grealy Joy Harjo Bell Hooks Pam Houston Jesse Lee Kercheval Lori Hope Norris Letty Cottin Pogrebin Mona Simpson Debra Spark Joan Wickersham Joy Williams more...

  • Minding the Bodyby Patricia Foster

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95

    A mulitcultural anthology of fiction and  non-fiction literary narratives which addresses the  psychological and political aspects of a woman's body in  today's culture. An important and much-needed  book for women who seek to understand their bodies  and find independent, imaginative ways to cope with  aging, beauty expectations beauty expectations,  and... more...

  • A Miracle Every Dayby Marita Golden

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 13.00

    A Miracle Everyday takes an illuminating and intimate look at flourishing single-mother families. Single motherhood and the children of single mothers have been the subject of overwhelmingly negative statistical analysis. But, asks Marita Golden, where are the studies that analyze the strengths of single mothers, the positive adaptive skills learned... more...

  • Women in Iraqby Yasmin Husein Al Jawaheri

    I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 29.00

    Since the removal of Saddam Hussein from power, Iraq has seen an explosion of violence and intimidation against women. However, as al-Jawaheri demonstrates in this original and important book, this development should not have taken people by surprise. The deterioriation of gender relations was in fact an overlooked by-product of a decade of international... more...

  • Rapunzel's Daughtersby Rose Weitz

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005; US$ 8.99

    The first book to explore the role of hair in women's lives and what it reveals about their identities, intimate relationships, and work lives Hair is one of the first things other people notice about us--and is one of the primary ways we declare our identity to others. Both in our personal relationships and in relationships with the larger world,... more...