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Women's Studies

  • ' Modernist' Women Writers and Narrative Artby Kathleen Wheeler

    Palgrave Macmillan 1994; US$ 64.00

    This book is an examination of the fiction of Edith Wharton, Willa Cather, Kate Chopin, Jean Rhys, Stevie Smith, Katherine Mansfield and Jane Bowles, with a view to clarifying the narrative strategies these women adopt to establish, in varying degrees, a critique of realism and its hidden dualistic, patriarchal assumptions about life, literature, and... more...

  • "Die Frau ist frei geboren und bleibt dem Manne gleich an Rechten"by Marianne Neuwöhner

    Tectum Verlag 2011; US$ 21.78

    Hauptbeschreibung Sind Frauen in Deutschland gleichberechtigt? Ja, meint Marianne Neuwöhner, zumindest, was den Bereich der Bildung angeht. Alle anderen Bereiche des Lebens halten trotz Gleichstellung im Grundgesetz vielfältige Benachteiligungen bereit. Ausgehend von einem Überblick über die geschichtliche Entwicklung der Frauenrechte zeigt die Autorin... more...

  • 'Honour' Killing and Violenceby Aisha K. Gill; Carolyn Strange; Karl Roberts

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 33.00

    In this interdisciplinary collection leading experts and scholars from criminology, psychology, law and history provide a compelling analysis of practices and beliefs that lead to violence against women, men and children in the name 'honour'. more...

  • "Just a Housewife"by Glenna Matthews

    Oxford University Press 1989; US$ 24.99

    The author shows how the 19th century's "cult of domesticity" had invested the home with great importance - as the centre of republican virtue, as the source of religious values and as an area of heady female responsibilities. more...

  • "Neoliberalization" as Betrayalby Shubhra Sharma

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 95.00

    Using initiatives by non-governmental organizations to promote women's empowerment in rural India, this book draws new conclusions about the three-way relationship between neoliberalism, women's education, and spatialization of the state. Sharma gets to the heart of the assumptions and blindspots inherent in these programs and makes an important contribution... more...

  • "Sex Wars"by Leena Schmitter

    Traugott Bautz 2010; US$ 18.36

    Seit Beginn der 1980er Jahre stand die Revision des Schweizerischen Strafgesetzbuchs auf der politischen Agenda, die auch den Tatbestand der Pornographie neu regeln sollte. Die dabei diskutierten Änderungen wurden von einigen Feministinnen als ?Kriegserklärung? an Frauen verstanden, auf die sie mit einer ?Gegenoffensive? reagierten. Was mit dieser... more...

  • "Strong Medicine" Speaksby Amy Hill Hearth

    Atria Books 2008; US$ 23.00

    From the bestselling author of Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years comes the inspiring true story of Marion "Strong Medicine" Gould, a Native American matriarch, and the Indian way of life that must never be forgotten. Amy Hill Hearth's first book, Having Our Say , told the true story of two century-old African-American sisters... more...

  • "There She Is, Miss America"by Elwood Watson; Darcy Martin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 90.00

    While some see the Miss American Pageant as hokey vestige of another era, many remain enthralled by the annual Atlantic City event. And whether you love it or hate it, no one can deny the impact the contest has had on American popular culture-indeed, many reality television shows seem to have taken cues from the pageant. Founded in 1921, the Miss America... more...

  • "We Only Come Here to Struggle"by Berida Ndambuki; Claire Cone Robertson

    Indiana University Press 2000; US$ 14.99

    Here is the life history of Berida Ndambuki, a Kenyan woman trader born in 1936, who speaks movingly of her experiences under the turbulences of late British colonialism and independence. A poverty survivor, Berida overcame patriarchal constraints to reclaim the rights to her labor, her body, and her spirit. She invokes a many-faceted picture of central... more...

  • "You Can Tell Just By Looking"by Michael Bronski; Ann Pellegrini; Michael Amico

    Beacon Press 2013; US$ 16.00

    2014 Lambda Literary Award Finalist: LGBT Nonfiction Breaks down the most commonly held misconceptions about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their lives   In ?You Can Tell Just by Looking?  three scholars and activists come together to unpack enduring, popular, and deeply held myths about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender... more...