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Women. Feminism

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  • Know Your Powerby Nancy Pelosi

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 14.95

    ?Never losing faith, we worked to redeem the promise of America, that all men and women are created equal. For our daughters and our granddaughters today we have broken the marble ceiling. For our daughters and our granddaughters now the sky is the limit.? ?Nancy Pelosi, after being sworn in as Speaker of the House When Nancy Pelosi became the first... more...

  • Afghan Womenby Elaheh Rostami-Povey

    Zed Books 2007; US$ 31.95

    This book looks at how women have fought repression and challenged stereotypes, both within Afghanistan and in diasporas in Iran, Pakistan, the US and the UK. Looking at issues from violence under the Taliban and the impact of 9/11 to the role of NGOs and the growth in the opium economy, Rostami-Povey gets behind the media hype and presents a vibrant... more...

  • Lydia’s Open Doorby Patty Kelly

    University Presses of California, Columbia and Princeton 2004; US$ 15.95

    Examines the lives of the women who work in the Zona Galactica, a state-run brothel in Chiapas' capital city. By delving into lives that would otherwise go unremarked, this book documents the modernization of the sex industry during the neoliberal era in the city of Tuxtla Gutierrez. more...

  • Women's Activism and Feminist Agency in Mozambique and Nicaraguaby Jennifer Leigh Disney

    Temple University Press 2008; US$ 31.95

    In Women's Activism and Feminist Agency in Mozambique and Nicaragua , Jennifer Leigh Disney investigates the contours of women?s emancipation outside the framework of liberal democracy and a market economy. She interviews 146 women and men in the two countries to explore the comparative contribution of women?s participation in subsistence and informal... more...

  • The Worth of Womenby Moderata (Modesta Pozzo) Fonte; Virginia Cox

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 25.00

    Gender equality and the responsibility of husbands and fathers: issues that loom large today had currency in Renaissance Venice as well, as evidenced by the publication in 1600 of The Worth of Women by Moderata Fonte. Moderata Fonte was the pseudonym of Modesta Pozzo (1555?92), a Venetian woman who was something of an anomaly. Neither cloistered... more...

  • Three Cartesian Feminist Treatisesby François Poullain de la Barre; Marcelle Maistre Welch; Vivien Bosley

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 30.00

    One of the most radical feminist theorists in Europe before the nineteenth century, François Poullain de la Barre (1647-1723) was a man way ahead of his time. Applying Cartesian principles to "the Woman Question," Poullain demonstrated by rational deduction that the supposedly "self-evident" inequality of the sexes was nothing more than unfounded... more...

  • The Idea of Prostitutionby Sheila Jeffreys

    Spinifex Press 1997; US$ 16.95

    There are (at least) two competing views on prostitution: Prostitution as a legitimate and acceptable form of employment, freely chosen by women and Men?s use of prostitution as a form of degrading the women and causing grave psychological damage. In The Idea of Prostitution Sheila Jeffreys  explores these sharply contrasting views. She examines... more...

  • Zeldaby Zelda D'Aprano

    Spinifex Press 1995; US$ 12.95

    An essential contribution to the history of the women?s movement. more...

  • What Do Women Want?by Erica Jong; Erica Jong

    Penguin Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.95

    Erica Jong's two rules of writing are "never cut funny" and "keep the pages turning." And Jong delivers in these twenty-six essays, coupling frank and risqu? stories about her own life with provocative pieces on her passion for politics, literature, Italy, and-yes-sex. Originally published in 1998, this updated edition features four new essays. What... more...

  • The Female Eunuchby Germaine Greer

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    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...