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  • The Stoning of Soraya M.by Freidoune Sahebjam; Richard Seaver

    Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 12.99

    Soraya M.?s husband, Ghorban-Ali, couldn?t afford to marry another woman. Rather than returning Soraya?s dowry, as custom required before taking a second wife, he plotted with four friends and a counterfeit mullah to dispose of her. Together, they accused Soraya of adultery. Her only crime was cooking for a friend?s widowed husband. Exhausted by... more...

  • The Hite Report on Women Loving Womenby Shere Hite

    Arcadia Books Limited 2013; US$ 8.74

    In this latest Hite Report, Dr Hite examines friendship and work relationships between women. She explores various definitions of such friendships: what are the limits, does it include sex? - and sets these in their historical, societal and family contexts. And with high profile media stars such as Madonna, Britney Spears and Ellen de Generis very... more...

  • Off-Ramps and On-Ramps Revisitedby Sylvia Ann Hewlett; Diana Forster; Laura Sherbin; Peggy Shiller; Karen Sumberg

    Rare Bird Books 2013; US$ 3.99

    The findings were announced at The New York Times auditorium with presentations by Sylvia Ann Hewlett, one of the authors of the study and Founder and President of The Center for Work Life Policy, and Lisa Belkin, the author of the New York Times Magazine cover story The Opt-Out Revolution? which caused a media firestorm about time-outs from careers... more...

  • Controlling Reproductionby Andrea Tone

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1996; US$ 32.99

    Few topics stir stronger interest than birth control and abortion. Divisive opinions abound. This informative, detailed text contains 39 writings on the history of reproduction in the U.S. The historical path of reproduction control is viewed in the contexts of politics, law, medicine, sexuality, business, and social change. Because birth control... more...

  • The U.S. Women's Movement in Global Perspectiveby Lee Ann Banaszak; Lisa Baldez; Maryann Barakso; Jo Freeman; Joyce Gelb; David S. Meyer; Celeste Montoya; Carol Nechemias; Jo Reger; Belinda Robnett; Deana Rohlinger; Barbara Ryan; Suzanne Staggenborg; Nancy Whittier

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 34.99

    This ambitious volume brings together original essays on the U.S. women's movement with analyses of women's movements in other countries around the world. A comparative perspective and a common theme?feminism in social movement action?unite these voices in a way that will excite students and inspire further research. From the grassroots to the global,... more...

  • Chicanas in Chargeby José Angel Gutiérrez; Michelle Meléndez; Sonia A. Noyola

    AltaMira Press 2007; US$ 34.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Subject of Genderby Harriet Evans

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 34.99

    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$ 29.99

    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...

  • Dangerous Womenby Victoria B. Cass

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1999; US$ 35.99

    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...