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Women's Studies

  • ' Modernist' Women Writers and Narrative Artby Kathleen Wheeler

    Palgrave Macmillan 1994; US$ 67.00

    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...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 36.00

    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 1987; US$ 44.99 US$ 38.69

    On the basis of an examination of a vast array of sources, ranging from novels like Huckleberry Finn , Uncle Tom's Cabin and Main Street , to letters, popular magazines, and cookbooks, Matthews sets out to examine what housewives had in the 19th century, and what they have lost in modern times. She argues that the culture of professionalism of... more...

  • "Keep the Damned Women Out"by Nancy Weiss Malkiel

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 35.00 US$ 28.00

    As the tumultuous decade of the 1960s ended, a number of very traditional, very conservative, highly prestigious colleges and universities in the United States and the United Kingdom decided to go coed, seemingly all at once, in a remarkably brief span of time. Coeducation met with fierce resistance. As one alumnus put it in a letter to his alma mater,... more...

  • "Neoliberalization" as Betrayalby Shubhra Sharma

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    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...

  • 'Of Good and Ill Repute'by Barbara A. Hanawalt

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 54.99 US$ 47.29

    To be labeled "of ill repute" in medieval society implied that a person had committed a violation of accepted standards and had stepped beyond the bounds of permissible behavior. To have a reputation "of good repute", however, was so powerful as to help a person accused of a crime be acquitted by his or her fellow peers. Labeling a person in medieval... more...

  • 'Other Kinds of Dreams'by Julia Sudbury

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 47.95

    'Other Kinds of Dreams' provides an invaluable insight into the political activity of black and Asian women in the UK both inside and outside the black and Asian communities. The book breaks new ground by: * destroying the misconception that black and Asian women lack political involvement * integrating gender into the study of black and Asian political... more...

  • "Strong Medicine" Speaksby Amy Hill Hearth

    Atria Books 2008; US$ 18.99

    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...

  • "Tell It to Us Easy" and Other Storiesby Judith Musser

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 25.00

    During the Harlem Renaissance, several literary periodicals encouraged African American women to submit poetry, short stories, essays, or other literary contributions for publication. Opportunity magazine was one such periodical that made immeasurable contributions to the careers of many female African American writers. This anthology collects all... 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...