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Women's Studies

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

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Examining the authorial and cross-media practices of the English novelist Elinor Glyn (1864-1943), Vincent L. Barnett and Alexis Weedon trace Glyn’s work as a novelist in the United Kingdom, her success in Hollywood as an adaptor, her relationships with important figures in the Hollywood studio system and her reworking of her stories as plays... more...

  • Challenging Orthodoxiesby Sigrun Haude; Melinda S. Zook

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    This collection, a testament to the work of Hilda L. Smith, confronts orthodoxy in social and cultural, scientific and intellectual, and political and legal traditions, to demonstrate how women of all social classes could challenge the conventional thinking of their time as well as the ways in which they have been traditionally portrayed by scholars.... more...

  • The Search for Lasting Peaceby Rosalind Boyd

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Presenting the human security agenda as a policy response to the changing nature of violent conflicts and war, this collection traces its evolution in relation to conflicts in different contexts (Burma, India, Palestine, Canada, East Timor, Guatemala, Peru and African countries) and from the perspective of gender, addressing initiatives for peace with... more...

  • Female Transgression in Early Modern Britainby Richard Hillman; Pauline Ruberry-Blanc

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Containing wide-ranging reflections on the subject of female transgression in early modern Britain, this volume presents a richly productive dialogue between literary and historical approaches to the topic. The contributors illustrate the dynamic relation between fiction and fact that informs literary and socio-historical analysis alike, exploring... more...

  • When She Was Goodby Tristan Taormino; Ali Liebegott

    Cleis Press 2014;

    When She Was Good journeys into the world of lesbian sex with uncommon, edgy stories that push lesbian lust and desire to new heights. Edited by best-selling author Tristan Taormino and selected and introduced by the dynamic Sister Spit performer Ali Liebegott, this latest edition of the best-selling lesbian erotica series in America is sensual,... more...

  • Sexual Violence in Conflict and Post-Conflict Societiesby Doris Buss; Joanne Lebert; Blair Rutherford; Donna Sharkey; Obijiofor Aginam

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This book brings together a unique blend of researchers, civil society and community activists all working on different aspects of conflict sexual violence on the African continent. The contributions included here offer a detailed reading of the social and political climate within which some patterns of sexual violence unfold, and the increased policy... more...

  • The Maria Paradoxby Carmen Inoa Vazquez; Rosa Maria Gil

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 4.99

    In a lively, anecdotal manner, the authors show how to balance old-world values with contemporary North America, whether the issue is juggling career and family demands, turning the traditional marriage into a partnership, awakening and accepting one?s own sexuality, seeking help with emotional problems outside the family, or learning to stand up... more...

  • Y Llawes Goch a’r Faneg Wenby Mair Rees

    University of Wales Press 2014; US$ 40.00

    Dyma gyfrol fentrus sy’n defnyddio beichiogrwydd a’r mislif yn sail i ddehongli rhychwant eang o ffuglen Gymraeg gan fenywod; mae newydd-deb ei phersbectif yn drawiadol yn y cyd-destun Cymraeg cyfoes. more...

  • Gender and Immortalityby Deborah Lyons

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 36.00

    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...

  • Sapphoby Sappho; Diane Rayor; André Lardinois

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 56.00

    Diane Rayor's graceful translations and André Lardinois's thorough introduction and notes present the best combination of intelligibility, information, and poetry. more...