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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2006; US$ 24.00
One of a small group of feminist pioneers in the historical profession, Estelle B. Freedman teaches and writes about women's history with a passion informed by her feminist values. Over the past thirty years, she has produced a body of work in which scholarship and politics have never been mutually exclusive. This collection brings together eleven... more...
- SAGE India 2009; US$ 39.95
This book explores the development of a sociology of embodiment in the context. of women?s lives in contemporary, urban India. Through a critical analysis. of gender and class, the author unravels the complexities that are intrinsic to. the multi-layered and fluid construction of woman?s identity in relation. to embodiment. Living the Body: Embodiment,... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 21.99
When we think of women's activism in America, figures such as Gloria Steinem and Betty Friedan invariably come to mind--those liberal doyennes who have fought for years to chip away at patriarchy and achieve gender equality. But women's interests are not synonymous with organizations like NOW anymore. As Ronnee Schreiber shows, the conservative... more...