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Women's Studies

  • Pro-Voiceby Aspen Baker

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2015; US$ 18.95

    Dialogue, Not Dogma When Aspen Baker had an abortion at the age of twenty-four, she felt caught between the warring pro-life and pro-choice factions, with no safe space to share her feelings. In this hopeful and moving book, Baker describes how she and Exhale, the organization she cofounded, developed their ?pro-voice? philosophy and the creative... more...

  • The Newspaper Warriorby Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins; Carolyn Sorisio; Cari M. Carpenter

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 75.00

    Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins (Northern Paiute) has long been recognized as an important nineteenth-century American Indian activist and writer. Yet her acclaimed performances and speaking tours across the United States, along with the copious newspaper articles that grew out of those tours, have been largely ignored and forgotten.  The Newspaper... more...

  • Alice Paul, the National Woman's Party and the Voteby Bernadette Cahill

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 35.00

    When women picketed the White House demanding the vote on January 10, 1917, they broke new ground in political activism. Demanding that they President influence Congress, they petitioned the President and Congress and marched in the streets in the nation's first ever coast-to-coast campaign for political rights. Women were imprisoned for peaceful... more...

  • The Cost of Globalizationby Julian E. Kunnie

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 35.00

    Over the past 25 years, numerous books have been written on the advantages and disadvantages of globalization. But the issues arising from rapid global integration have generally been treated in isolation by most academic works. This volume examines the many pitfalls of globalization from the perspective of impoverished and indigenous peoples, including... more...

  • Women Writers of Yiddish Literatureby Rosemary Horowitz

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    Taking stock of Yiddish literature in 1939, critic Shmuel Niger highlighted the increasing number and importance of women writers. However, awareness of women Yiddish writers diminished over the years. Today, a modest body of novels, short stories, poems and essays by Yiddish women may be found in English translation online and in print, and little... more...

  • Maids, Wives, Widowsby Sara Read

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 17.99

    Maids, Wives, Widows is a lively exploration of the everyday lives of women in early modern England, from 1540-1740. The book uncovers details of how women filled their days, what they liked to eat and drink, what jobs they held, and how they raised their children. With chapters devoted to beauty regimes, fashion, and literature, the book also examines... more...

  • Women in Japanese Religionsby Barbara R. Ambros

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 14.00

    Scholars have widely acknowledged the persistent ambivalence with which the Japanese religious traditions treat women. Much existing scholarship depicts Japan?s religious traditions as mere means of oppression. But this view raises a question: How have ambivalent and even misogynistic religious discourses on gender still come to inspire devotion and... more...

  • Unsafe Abortion and Women's Healthby Professor Colin Francome

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Unsafe abortion remains one of the most neglected sexual and reproductive health problems according to the World Health Organisation. In recent years it has been estimated that over 20 million abortions occur annually leading to around 47,000 deaths. At this rate a woman will die of an unsafe abortion every 11 minutes. Bringing together a wealth of... more...

  • Women's Voices in Tudor Wills, 1485?1603by Dr Susan E. James

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 129.95

    Contributing an original dimension to the significant body of published scholarship on women in 16th-century England, this study examines the largest corpus of women?s private writings available to historians: their wills. In these, female voices speak out, commenting on their daily lives, on identity, gender, status, familial relationships and social... more...

  • Damnable Practises: Witches, Dangerous Women, and Music in Seventeenth-Century English Broadside Balladsby Dr Sarah F Williams

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Broadside ballads-folio-sized publications containing verse, a tune indication, and woodcut imagery-related cautionary tales, current events, and simplified myth and history to a wide range of social classes across seventeenth century England. Ballads straddled, and destabilized, the categories of public and private performance spaces, the material... more...