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Women's Studies

  • How Women Decideby Therese Huston

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2016; US$ 28.00

    What's different for women making big decisions? Cognitive psychologist Therese Huston offers this definitive playbook for making stronger, wiser choices that thoughtfully addresses how the cultural landscape?and the research?defines how women decide. more...

  • Cycletherapyby Elly Blue; Anika Ledlow

    Microcosm Publishing 2016; US$ 5.99

    Can you pedal your way through everything life throws at you? Taking on the bicycle as a means of making sense of life and death, contributors write about their experiences on a bicycle, enjoying the little things about everyday life, dealing with the most difficult, and overcoming loss, trauma, and fear. Contributions range from the lyrical to the... more...

  • Mothers in Children's and Young Adult Literatureby Lisa Rowe Fraustino; Karen Coats

    University Press of Mississippi 2016; US$ 60.00

    From didactic nursery rhymes to Coraline and The Hunger Games , an engagement with the vital figure of the mother more...

  • We Were Feminists Onceby Andi Zeisler

    PublicAffairs 2016; US$ 26.99

    Feminism has sold out, or so argues Andi Zeisler, the founding editor and creative director of Bitch magazine: Today?s feminism is a choose-your-own adventure story. Women can choose which aspects of feminist empowerment sound the sexiest, and hype those to the exclusion of more urgent political concerns. Today, feminism is no longer a dirty word,... more...

  • The Hunting Groundby Kirby Dick; Amy Ziering; Constance Matthiessen; Lena Dunham

    Hot Books 2016; US$ 21.99

    The debate over sexual violence on campus is reaching fever pitch, from headlines about outof-control fraternities, to the ?mattress protests? by female students at Columbia University and other colleges. The Hunting Ground, the new documentary by award-winning filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering, has taken this debate to a new level, becoming... more...

  • Dancing in Paradise, Burning in Hellby Trudy Irene Scee

    Down East Books 2016; US$ 9.99

    Historian Trudy Irene Scee explores the dance industries of Maine, how they were effected by national events, and how events in Maine effected national trends. She explores the difficulties women faced in the early 20th century and how they turned to new forms of entertainment to make money and pay for food and shelter. The focus of the book centers... more...

  • Idaho's Remarkable Womenby Lynn Bragg

    TwoDot 2016; US$ 15.99

    Idaho's Remarkable Women 2 tells the history of the Gem State through the stories of fifteen pioneering women, all born before 1900, who made a profound impact on Idaho. Each woman in her own way displayed remarkable courage, hope, and love during a time when Idaho was still an untamed frontier. more...

  • Women Write Iranby Nima Naghibi

    University of Minnesota Press 2016; Not Available

    Women Write Iran is the first full-length study on life narratives by Iranian women in the diaspora. Nima Naghibi investigates auto/biographical narratives across genres?including memoirs, documentary films, prison testimonials, and graphic novels?and finds that they are tied together by the experience of the 1979 Iranian revolution as a traumatic... more...

  • Celestial Womenby Keith McMahon

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 84.99

    This volume completes McMahon?s acclaimed history of imperial wives and royal polygamy in China. Avoiding the stereotype of empresses and imperial concubines as mere victims or playthings, this book considers as full-fledged participants in palace life, whether as mothers, wives, or go-betweens in the emperor?s relations with others. more...

  • Elinor Glyn as Novelist, Moviemaker, Glamour Icon and Businesswomanby Vincent L. Barnett; Alexis Weedon

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    The first full-length study of the authorial and cross-media practices of the English novelist Elinor Glyn (1864-1943), Elinor Glyn as Novelist, Moviemaker, Glamour Icon and Businesswoman examines Glyn?s work as a novelist in the United Kingdom followed by her success in Hollywood where she adapted her popular romantic novels into films. Making extensive... more...