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Women. Feminism

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  • Poison Womanby Christine Marran

    University of Minnesota Press 2007; US$ 67.50

    Based on the lives and crimes of no less than twenty real women, dokufu (poison women) narratives emerged as a powerful presence in Japan during the 1870s. In Poison Woman, Christine L. Marran investigates this powerful icon, its shifting meanings, and its influence on defining womens sexuality and place in Japan. more...

  • The Political Economy of Gender in the Twentieth-Century Caribbeanby Violet Eudine Barriteau

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 160.00

    Eudine Barriteau exposes the precarious position of women in twentieth century Caribbean societies through analyzing the operations of gender systems. She reveals the absence of gender justice and equity, and demonstrates that after twenty-five years of policies on women, Caribbean societies still have not confronted the fundamental problem of women's... more...

  • Political Empowerment of Womenby Monique Leyenaar

    BRILL 2004; US$ 116.00

    This book explains the high level of current concern for the under-representation of women in politics. more...

  • Political Theory and Feminist Social Criticismby Brooke A. Ackerly

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 40.00

    This book, first published in 2000, draws on the insights of Third World women's activism to develop feminist theory. more...

  • Politics, Feminism and the Reformation of Genderby Jennifer Chapman

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 47.95

    Caught between their female gender and their aspirations in a public sphere founded on the gender role of men, women face a problem that is more intractable than conventional feminist political analysis has fully recognized. In this book, Jennifer Chapman addresses both the substance of the problem and feminist strategies for change. Male dominance... more...

  • The Politics of Women's Interestsby Louise Chappell; Lisa Hill

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 47.95

    This new study reveals how institutional practices and discourses shape the way men and women are conceived of, and how through this process, gender stereotypes and expectations are created. Informed by the latest research and trends, these expert authors examine the way in which domestic and global institutions shape and reflect gender interests... more...

  • Practising Feminismby Nickie Charles; Felicia Hughes-Freeland

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 65.95

    In Practising Feminism , contributors drawn from a range of backgrounds in anthropology, sociology and social psychology, explore different ways of practising feminism and their effect on gendered identities. The contributors examine feminism and gender identities in different cultures, feminism as a politics of transformation, the call for recognition... more...

  • The Pro-Choice Movementby Suzanne Staggenborg

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 59.99

    In the 1960s a movement led by family planning activists and feminists emerged to challenge state anti-abortion laws, resulting in the landmark 1973 Supreme Court ruling Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion throughout the U.S. Using interviews with past and present activists and historical records of movement organizations, this book traces the development... more...

  • Psychology of Womenby Florence L. Denmark; Michele A. Paludi

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2007; US$ 135.00

    This updated and revised edition of the award-winning 1993 handbook includes historical developments, courses and international aspects, as well as chapters addressing specific topics such as leadership, career, friendship, romance, the menstrual cycle effects, health, mental health, sexual harassment, intimate partner violence, and rape. more...

  • Radical Feminism Todayby Denise Thompson

    SAGE Publications 2001; US$ 48.00

    Radical Feminism Today offers a timely and engaging account of exactly what feminism is, and what it is not. Author Denise Thompson questions much of what has come to be taken for granted as `feminism' and points to the limitations of implicitly defining feminism in terms of `women', `gender', `difference' or `race//gender//class'. She challenges... more...