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Women's Studies

  • Rural Women in Urban China: Gender, Migration, and Social Changeby Tamara Jacka

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Based on in-depth ethnographic research - and using an approach that seeks to understand how migration is experienced by the migrants themselves - this is a fascinating study of the experiences of women in rural China who joined the vast migration to Beijing and other cities at the end of the twentieth century. It focuses on the experiences of rural-urban... more...

  • Rice Plusby Susan H. Lee

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    This book explores the economic coping practices of rural widows in the aftermath of the Cambodian civil war. War produces a preponderance of widows, often young widows with small children in their care. Rural widows must feed their families and educate their children despite rural poverty and the lack of opportunities for women. The economics of widowhood... more...

  • Social Movements and Democracy in Africaby Agnes Ngoma Leslie

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    This book examines social movements in Africa, analyzing how they emerge and how they may impact public policy, the legal and political situation, and the society by focusing on the following question: How do women's political and legal rights get extended and institutionalized in a patriarchal democratic society? more...

  • Football and the FA Women?s Super Leagueby Carrie Dunn; Joanna Welford

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    Women's football is the fastest growing participation sport in the UK. This book critically explores women's elite football from a sociological perspective, analysing the growth, governance and impact of the FA Women's Super League from its inception onwards. more...

  • Ain't I a Womanby bell hooks

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 26.95

    A classic work of feminist scholarship, Ain't I a Woman has become a must-read for all those interested in the nature of black womanhood. Examining the impact of sexism on black women during slavery, the devaluation of black womanhood, black male sexism, racism among feminists, and the black woman's involvement with feminism, hooks attempts to move... more...

  • Lesbianism Made Easyby Helen Eisenbach

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 9.99

    The essential guide to enjoying modern lesbianism These days, lesbians are everywhere you turn, streaming for your entertainment or commenting on the important political movements and hairdos of the day. Yet as more doors open on this often-misunderstood world, who hasn?t found him- or herself wondering how he or she might uncover the secrets,... more...

  • I Knew a Phoenixby May Sarton

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 14.99

    May Sarton?s first memoir: A lyrical and enchanting look at her formative years from the onset of the First World War through the beginning of the Second Author of a dozen memoirs, May Sarton had a unique talent for capturing the wonder and beauty of nature, love, aging, and art. Throughout her prolific career, she penned many journals examining... more...

  • Recoveringby May Sarton

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 14.99

    An affecting diary of one year?s hardships and healing, by one of the twentieth century?s most extraordinary memoirists For decades, readers have celebrated May Sarton?s journals for their candid look at relationships, success and failure, communion with nature, and the curious stages of aging. In Recovering , Sarton focuses on her sixty-sixth... more...

  • At Seventyby May Sarton

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 14.99

    May Sarton?s honest and engrossing journal of her seventieth year, spent living and working on the Maine coast May Sarton?s journals are a captivating look at a rich artistic life. In this, her ode to aging, she savors the daily pleasures of tending to her garden, caring for her dogs, and entertaining guests at her beloved Maine home by the sea.... more...

  • Rural Women's Sexuality, Reproductive Health, and Illiteracyby Gisele Maynard-Tucker

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 74.99

    Rural Women ? s Sexuality, Reproductive Health, and Illiteracy examines the intimate lives of women in the developing world, their sexuality, and views on family planning and gender inequality. Providing insights on cultural traditions and understanding of modern medicine, it is essential for public health and anthropology scholars and practitioners.... more...