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Women's Studies

  • Bound Feet, Young Handsby Laurel Boussen; Hill Gates

    Stanford University Press 2017; US$ 45.00 US$ 40.99

    Footbinding was common in China until the early twentieth century, when most Chinese were family farmers. Why did these families bind young girls' feet? And why did footbinding stop? In this groundbreaking work, Laurel Bossen and Hill Gates upend the popular view of footbinding as a status, or even sexual, symbol by showing that it was an undeniably... more...

  • U.S. Women's Historyby Leslie Brown; Jacqueline Castledine; Anne Valk; Deborah Gray White; Nancy A. Hewitt; Danielle Phillips; Rebecca Tuuri; Ariella Rotramel; Danielle L. McGuire; Jacqueline Castledine; Christina Greene; Jen Manion; Andrea Estepa; Kirsten Delegard; Anne Valk

    Rutgers University Press 2017; US$ 27.95

    Spanning the antebellum era to the present day, the ten original essays in U.S. Women's History  represent a cross-section of current scholarship, examining both the causes that have united American women and the conflicts that have divided them. The book offers a fresh take on familiar events and figures, from Rosa Parks to Take Back the Night marches,... more...

  • The Big Letdownby Kimberly Seals Allers

    St. Martin's Press 2017; US$ 18.19

    Breastfeeding. The mere mention of it has many mothers wracked with anxiety (how will I manage with work, other kids, what if I don't make enough milk?) or guilt about not doing it (will I be hurting my child if I choose not to breastfeed? what will people think of me if I choose not to?). This hot-button issue is one we've talked about repeatedly... more...

  • Dust Bowl Girlsby Lydia Reeder

    Algonquin Books 2017; US$ 19.95

    ?A thrilling, cinematic story. I loved every minute I spent with these bold, daring women whose remarkable journey is the stuff of American legend.? ?Karen Abbott, New York Times bestselling author of Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy The Boys in the Boat meets A League of Their Own in this true story of a Depression-era championship women?s... more...

  • Tainted Witnessby Leigh Gilmore

    Columbia University Press 2017; US$ 29.99

    In 1991, Anita Hill brought testimony and scandal into America?s living rooms during televised Senate confirmation hearings in which she detailed the sexual harassment she had suffered at the hands of Clarence Thomas. The male Senate Judiciary Committee refused to take Hill seriously, and the veracity of Hill?s claims were sullied in the mainstream... more...

  • Strippedby Bernadette Barton

    NYU Press 2017; US$ 22.10

    Whatkind of woman dances naked for money? Bernadette Barton takes us insidecountless strip bars and clubs, from upscale to back road as well as those thatspecialize in lap dancing, table dancing, topless only, and peep shows, toreveal the startling lives of exotic dancers.  Originally published in 2006, the product of years of first-hand research... more...

  • First Womenby Kate Andersen Brower

    HarperCollins 2017; US$ 12.79

    From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the groundbreaking backstairs look at the White House, The Residence , comes an intimate, news-making look at the true modern power brokers at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue: the First Ladies, from Jackie Kennedy to Michelle Obama and Melania Trump. One of the most underestimated?and challenging?positions... more...

  • Botox Nationby Dana Berkowitz

    NYU Press 2017; US$ 23.00

    The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery estimates there are about two-and-a-half million Botox procedures performed annually, and that number continues to increase. The procedure is used as a preventive measure against aging and a means by which bodies, particularly women?s, can be transformed and ?improved? through the appearance of youth.... more...

  • A House Full of Femalesby Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2017; US$ 35.00

    From the author of A Midwife's Tale, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Bancroft Prize for History, and The Age of Homespun --a revelatory, nuanced, and deeply intimate look at the world of early Mormon women whose seemingly ordinary lives belied an astonishingly revolutionary spirit, drive, and determination. A stunning and sure-to-be controversial... more...

  • Selling Women's Historyby Emily Westkaemper

    Rutgers University Press 2017; US$ 27.95

    Assessing a dazzling array of media from the 1900s to the 1970s, including advertisements, films, magazines, and greeting cards, Selling Women?s History reveals how popular culture helped teach Americans about the accomplishments of their foremothers. Emily Westkaemper examines how Madison Avenue co-opted women?s history, using it to sell everything... more...