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  • Good Night Stories for Rebel Girlsby Elena Favilli; Francesca Cavallo

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 23.96

    What if the princess didn't marry Prince Charming but instead went on to be an astronaut? What if the jealous step sisters were supportive and kind? And what if the queen was the one really in charge of the kingdom? Illustrated by sixty female artists from every corner of the globe, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls introduces us to one hundred... more...

  • Beyond Speechby Mari Mikkola

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 34.99

    This collection contains eleven new papers on pornography from an analytic feminist perspective. Despite a rich literature on pornography, deep disagreements about central questions tend still to define the corpus. This collection aims to clarify key feminist philosophical commitments pertaining to pornography, and to surpass prevalent analyses by... more...

  • Flâneuseby Lauren Elkin

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2017; US$ 18.90

    Financial Times , New Statesman and The Guardian Best Books of 2016 Huffington Post 33 Titles To Add To Your Shelf The flâneur is the quintessentially masculine figure of privilege and leisure who strides the capitals of the world with abandon. But it is the flâneuse who captures the imagination of the cultural critic Lauren Elkin.... more...

  • Why We Marchby Artisan

    Artisan 2017; US$ 14.95

    A striking collection of 500 of the most inspiring, provocative, humorous, and hopeful signs from the Women?s March on Washington and ?sister marches? across the globe   more...

  • Silk Stockings and Socialismby Sharon McConnell-Sidorick

    The University of North Carolina Press 2017; US$ 26.99

    The 1920s Jazz Age is remembered for flappers and speakeasies, not for the success of a declining labor movement. A more complex story was unfolding among the young women and men in the hosiery mills of Kensington, the working-class heart of Philadelphia. Their product was silk stockings, the iconic fashion item of the flapper culture then sweeping... more...

  • British Women Surgeons and their Patients, 1860?1918by Claire Brock

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 80.00

    A rich new examination of the cultural, social and self-representation of the woman surgeon in Britain from 1860 to 1918. This title is also available as Open Access. more...

  • Gertrude Weilby Leonard Rogoff

    The University of North Carolina Press 2017; US$ 34.99

    It is so obvious that to treat people equally is the right thing to do," wrote Gertrude Weil (1879?1971). In the first-ever biography of Weil, Leonard Rogoff tells the story of a modest southern Jewish woman who, while famously private, fought publicly and passionately for the progressive causes of her age. Born to a prominent family in Goldsboro,... more...

  • Why I Am Not a Feministby Jessa Crispin

    Melville House 2017; US$ 15.99

    Outspoken critic Jessa Crispin delivers a searing rejection of contemporary feminism . . . and a bracing manifesto for revolution. Are you a feminist? Do you believe women are human beings and that they deserve to be treated as such? That women deserve all the same rights and liberties bestowed upon men? If so, then you are a feminist . . . or so... more...

  • Los Hombres Me Explican Cosasby Rebecca Solnit

    Haymarket Books 2017; US$ 12.99

    A landmark essay that went viral, inspired the word mansplaining,? and prompted fierce arguments. more...

  • Firing Linesby Debbie Marshall; Anna Maria Tremonti

    Dundurn 2017; US$ 11.99

    The story and WWI reportage of Mary MacLeod Moore, Beatrice Nasmyth, and Elizabeth Montizambert. The three women reported from Britain and France during the First World War, for various Canadian publications. Their articles offer an insightful, moving, funny, and compelling observations of a devastating conflict. more...