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Women. Feminism

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  • The Female Eunuchby Germaine Greer

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 14.99

    The publication of Germaine Greer's The Female Eunuch in 1970 was a landmark event, raising eyebrows and ire while creating a shock wave of recognition in women around the world with its steadfast assertion that sexual liberation is the key to women's liberation. Today, Greer's searing examination of the oppression of women in contemporary society... more...

  • It Takes a Candidateby Jennifer L. Lawless; Richard L. Fox

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 24.00

    This book serves as the first nationwide empirical account of how gender affects political ambition. more...

  • Common Womenby Ruth Mazo Karras

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 50.00

    A study of the "common woman" in medieval England - characterized as such for being a prostitute and therefore belonging to all men. Karras explores their experiences, relations and treatment under the law and concludes that prostitution was central to the medieval understanding of femininity. more...

  • Global Feminist Politicsby Suki Ali; Kelly Coate; Wangui wa Goro

    Taylor and Francis 2000; US$ 59.95

    Global Feminist Politics examines the changing global context for feminist political action, its meaning and forms. It acknowledges the existence of dissent and debate among feminists, asserting that such debate leads to innovation in theory and practice. This book reaches the conclusion that the future of the women's movement depends upon a dialogue... more...

  • When Women Leadby Cindy Simon Rosenthal

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 49.99

    Until recently, the study of legislative leadership has been the study of men. Scholars have taught students that legislative leadership is transactional, a kind of competitive bargaining procedure to broker particular interests. When Women Lead: Integrative Leadership in State Legislatures brings to light the important contributions that women as... more...

  • Breaking the Political Glass Ceilingby Barbara Palmer

    Taylor & Francis 2006; US$ 24.95

    Why has the integration of women into Congress been so slow? Why are there so many more Democratic women in Congress than Republican? This is a book on women in US politics, with key data from primary and general election for House and Senate since 1956. It is meant for students who need a guide to the subject. more...

  • The Womanist Readerby Layli Phillips

    Routledge 2006; US$ 33.95

    Comprehensive in its coverage, The Womanist Reader is the first volume to anthologize the major works of womanist scholarship. Charting the course of womanist theory from its genesis as Alice Walker's African-American feminism, through Chikwenye Okonjo Ogunyemi's African womanism and Clenora Hudson-Weems' Africana womanism, to its present-day expression... more...

  • Lost Voicesby Yvonne Corcoran-Nantes

    Zed Books 2005; US$ 34.95

    Yvonne Corcoran-Nantes offers a timely analysis into the lives of Muslim women in Central Asia during the Soviet era, and considers the impact of the shift from Soviet communism to Western capitalist ideals on gender relations in the region. The uneasy synthesis between socialism and Islam under the Soviet regime offered many women considerable status... more...

  • The Fire This Timeby Vivien Labaton; Dawn Lundy Martin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 14.95

    Young feminists today are becoming activists on behalf of many causes beyond the classic?and indispensable--feminist ones of reproductive rights and equal pay for equal work. In The Fire This Time , Dawn Martin, one of four founders of The Third Wave Foundation--a multiracial, multi-issue, and multicultural activist organization--and Vivien Labaton,... more...

  • Embodying Women's Workby Caroline Gatrell

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 42.00

    Considering 'women's work' from two perspectives, the first of which conceptualises the labour of maternity (potential and actual) as women's work, the second of which explores the dynamics between women's bodies and employment, this title explores the debate on gender, women's bodies, and work. more...