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Women's Studies

  • Mothering by Degreesby Jillian M. Duquaine-Watson

    Rutgers University Press 2017; US$ 28.95

    In Mothering by Degrees , Jillian Duquaine-Watson shows how single mothers pursuing college degrees must navigate a difficult course as they attempt to reconcile their identities as single moms, college students, and in many cases, employees. They also negotiate a balance between what they think, and what society is telling them, and how that affects... more...

  • Summary and Analysis of the Dressmaker of Khair Khana: Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safeby Worth Books

    Worth Books 2017; US$ 3.50

    So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of The Dressmaker of Khair Khana tells you what you need to know?before or after you read Gayle Tzemach Lemmon?s book.   Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader.   This short summary and analysis... more...

  • Summary and Analysis of Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Marsby Worth Books

    Worth Books 2017; US$ 3.50

    So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of Rise of the Rocket Girls tells you what you need to know?before or after you read Nathalia Holt?s book.   Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader.   This short summary and analysis of Rise of... more...

  • What Regency Women Did For Usby Rachel Knowles

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 13.60

    Regency women inhabited a very different world from the one in which we live today. Considered intellectually inferior to men, they received little education and had very few rights. This book tells the inspirational stories of twelve women, from very different backgrounds, who overcame often huge obstacles to achieve success. These women were pioneers,... more...

  • The Politics of Reproductionby Katherine Paugh

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 98.99

    In the age of abolition, British politicians, slave owners, doctors, and missionaries were promoting motherhood among women working on Caribbean plantations, as a way to sustain the labor force in the absence of new African recruits. Paugh recounts the story of a Barbadian midwife to explore how this effort was experienced by Afro-Caribbean women. more...

  • When Chickenheads Come Home to Roostby Joan Morgan

    Simon & Schuster 2017; US$ 15.99

    Still fresh, funny, and irreverent after eighteen years, When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost gives voice to the most intimate thoughts of the post-Civil Rights, post-feminist, post-soul generation. Joan Morgan offers a provocative and powerful look into the life of the modern black woman: a complex world in which feminists often have not-so-clandestine... more...

  • Summary and Analysis of First Women: The Grace and Power of America's Modern First Ladiesby Worth Books

    Worth Books 2017; US$ 3.50

    So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of First Women: The Grace and Power of America?s Modern First Ladies tells you what you need to know?before or after you read Kate Andersen Brower?s book.   Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader.... more...

  • Beyond Surgeryby Anita Hannig

    University of Chicago Press 2017; US$ 27.50

    Over the past few decades, maternal childbirth injuries have become a potent symbol of Western biomedical intervention in Africa, affecting over one million women across the global south. Western-funded hospitals have sprung up, offering surgical sutures that ostensibly allow women who suffer from obstetric fistula to return to their communities in... more...

  • Earline's Pink Partyby Elizabeth Findley Shores; Elizabeth Findley Shores

    University of Alabama Press 2017; US$ 29.95

    In Earline?s Pink Party Elizabeth Findley Shores sifts through her family?s scattered artifacts to understand her grandmother?s life in relation to the troubled racial history of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. A compelling, genre-bending page-turner, Earline?s Pink Party: The Social Rituals and Domestic Relics of a Southern Woman analyzes the life of... more...

  • Juárez Girls Risingby Claudia G. Cervantes-Soon

    University of Minnesota Press 2017; Not Available

    Working-class girls in Ciudad Juárez grow up in a context marked by violence against women, the devastating effects of drug cartel wars, unresponsive and abusive authorities, and predatory U.S. capitalism: under constantly precarious conditions, these girls are often struggling to shape their lives and realize their aspirations. Juárez native Claudia... more...