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  • Black Women For Beginnersby S. Pearl Sharp; Beverly Hawkins Hall

    For Beginners 2007; US$ 14.95

    There are over 519 million Black Women on the planet Earth, give or take a dozen. There?s a Black Woman on each of the seven continents, in almost every country and in almost every context.mThere are even Black Women in the space program. So no matter where you go, she?s already been there. She travels with forces greater than herself. Her presence... 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

    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...

  • Leben für die Sacheby Stephan Rindlisbacher

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 45.42

    In der zweiten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts treten in Russland vermehrt Frauen und Männer in die Öffentlichkeit, die durch radikale Veränderungen einen ?neuen Menschen? und mit ihm eine neue Gesellschaft schaffen wollen. Vera Figner und Vera Zasulic, die beiden Protagonistinnen der vorliegenden Untersuchung, sind herausragende Vertreterinnen der radikalen... 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...

  • Frauenhandel und Gegenmaßnahmen in Europa: Mit besonderem Fokus auf Prostitutionshandelby Marina Jelovcan

    Diplomica Verlag 2014; US$ 27.77

    Menschenhandel ist heute, wie auch schon vor 100 Jahren, ein aktuelles Problem, welches nur schwer zu kontrollieren und einzugrenzen ist. Männer, Frauen und auch Kinder werden tagtäglich auf menschenunwürdige Weise sexuell, psychisch und auch physisch ausgebeutet.Mit der Öffnung der Grenzen hat vor allem in Europa der Frauenhandel wieder kontinuierlich... 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...