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Women's Studies

  • The Climbby Geraldine Doogue

    The Text Publishing Company 2014; US$ 32.99

    A timely, insightful and personal portrait of what it is to be a woman in power in Australia today. Iconic journalist and television presenter Geraldine Doogue turns her attention to an issue central to our times. How are we, as women, represented at the top levels of power in Australia? In candid and personal conversations with fourteen women... more...

  • Why Gender Matters in Economicsby Mukesh Eswaran

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    Gender matters in economics?for even with today?s technology, fertility choices, market opportunities, and improved social norms, economic outcomes for women remain markedly worse than for men. Drawing on insights from feminism, postmodernism, psychology, evolutionary biology, Marxism, and politics, this textbook provides a rigorous economic look... more...

  • The Silent Sexby Christopher F. Karpowitz; Tali Mendelberg

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    Do women participate in and influence meetings equally with men? Does gender shape how a meeting is run and whose voices are heard? The Silent Sex shows how the gender composition and rules of a deliberative body dramatically affect who speaks, how the group interacts, the kinds of issues the group takes up, whose voices prevail, and what the group... more...

  • Anne of France: Lessons for my Daughterby Sharon L. Jansen

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014;

    Anne of France (1461-1522), daughter of Louis XI and sister of Charles VIII, was one of the most powerful women of her time. As the fifteenth century drew to a close, Anne composed a series of enseignements , "lessons", for her daughter Suzanne of Bourbon. These instructions represent a distillation of a lifetime's experience, and are presented through... more...

  • Silencesby Tillie Olsen; Shelley Fisher Fishkin

    The Feminist Press at CUNY 2014; US$ 16.95

    Special 25th anniversary edition of the landmark survey that revolutionized the view of literary history. more...

  • Transforming Scholarshipby Michele Tracy Berger; Cheryl L Radeloff

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 34.95

    Transforming Scholarship is a user-friendly work of practical guidance and inspiration for supporting a student's interest in a Women's Studies degree. Berger and Radeloff use empirical evidence to help students with the major barriers they face when exploring Women's Studies: the negative response a student often faces when announcing to the world... more...

  • Indian Sistersby Madelaine Healey

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 95.00

    Health and medicine cannot be understood without considering the role of nurses, both as professionals and as working women. In India, unlike other countries, nurses have suffered an exceptional degree of neglect at the hands of state, a situation that has been detrimental to the quality of both rural and urban health care. Charting the history of... more...

  • Aristocratsby Stella Tillyard

    Random House 2014; US$ 13.07

    A fascinating insight into 18th century aristocratic life through the lives of the four Lennox sisters, the great grandchildren of Charles II, whose extraordinary lives spanned the period 1740-1832. Passionate, witty and moving, the voices of the Lennox sisters reach us with immediacy and power, drawing the reader into their remarkable lives, and... more...

  • India's Working Women and Career Discoursesby Suchitra Shenoy-Packer

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 89.99

    This book examines Indian women's perception of their work and family lives at the intersection of postmodernity and tradition through the lenses of society, socialization, and agency. In interviews with seventy-seven women, this book demonstrates how India?s daughters make personal and professional choices that privilege families over careers. more...

  • Bread Out of Stoneby Dionne Brand

    Knopf Canada 2014; US$ 12.99

    Bread Out of Stone is an original and forceful study of race, sex and politics in contemporary culture. Personal and poetic, these essays speak of matters close to the heart of a black writer. This evocative and insightful collection has been fully updated and includes four previously unpublished essays. She turns her clear, unflinching eye to issues... more...