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Women's Studies

  • Leaving Prostitutionby Sharon S. Oselin

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 89.00

    While street prostitutes comprise only a small minority of sex workers, they have the highest rates of physical and sexual abuse, arrest and incarceration, drug addiction, and stigmatization, which stem from both their public visibility and their dangerous work settings. Exiting the trade can be a daunting task for street prostitutes; despite this,... more...

  • Lived Through Thisby Anne K. Ream; Patricia Evans

    Beacon Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    In these pages you?ll meet a community of rape and sexual violence survivors who have been shaped, but refuse to be defined, by their histories of violence. They are brave, and they are outspoken?but, mostly, they are hopeful.   From its insistently resolute opening essay to its final, deeply moving story, Lived Through This is a book that... more...

  • Beware the Masherby Kerry Segrave

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 39.95

    This book examines the history of sexual harassment in America's public places, such as on the streets and on public transit vehicles, in the period 1880 to 1930. Such behavior was referred to then as mashing with the harasser most commonly being called a masher. It began around 1880 as a response to the women's movement as females in America... more...

  • Women in the Films of John Fordby David Meuel

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00

    While John Ford (1894-1973) remains one of the most influential and revered directors in film history, he is also one of the most frequently misunderstood. One widespread assumption is that he was almost exclusively a man's director, dismissive of, or at best not well attuned to, the stories, perspectives and concerns of women. Boldly challenging... more...

  • Men Explain Things to Meby Rebecca Solnit

    Haymarket Books 2014; US$ 11.95

    A landmark essay that went viral, inspired the word “mansplaining,? and prompted fierce arguments. more...

  • Chinese Comfort Womenby Peipei Qiu; Su Zhiliang; Chen Lifei

    Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 21.99

    During the Asia-Pacific War, the Japanese military forced hundreds of thousands of women across Asia into "comfort stations" where they were repeatedly raped and tortured. Japanese imperial forces claimed they recruited women to join these stations in order to prevent the mass rape of local women and the spread of venereal disease among soldiers.... more...

  • Leftover Womenby Leta Hong Fincher

    Zed Books 2014; US$ 24.95

    Contrary to many claims made in the media, women in China have experienced a dramatic rollback of rights and gains relative to men. Leftover Women lays out the structural discrimination against women and speaks to broader problems with China’s economy, politics, and development. more...

  • Changing Narratives of Sexualityby Charmaine Pereira

    Zed Books 2014; US$ 34.95

    Changing Narratives of Sexuality examines the tensions and contradictions in constructions of gender, sexuality and women's empowerment in the various narrations of sexuality told by and about women. This impressive collection explores sexuality in a wide range of national contexts in the global South, analysing what scope exists for women to subvert... more...

  • Femmeby Laura Harris; Elizabeth Crocker

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 40.95

    Femme seeks to redress the ways that femme identities have been elided, idealized, or not fully historicized in a productive reconsideration of lesbian and butch-femme history, of feminism, and of queer thought. As a feminist project, Femme offers an alliance between many communities of women previously passed over by feminism. Contributors: Leah... more...

  • Someone To Lend a Helping Handby D. Shenk

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 40.95

    By providing descriptions of the experiences of thirty rural Minnesota women, often in their own words, this timely and topical book examines the expectations, beliefs and values of the women as they grow old in rural America. A lifecourse perspective fosters a better understanding of the aging process in terms of an individual's life experiences within... more...