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Women. Feminism

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  • Women in France Since 1789by Susan K. Foley

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2004; US$ 95.00

    Susan K. Foley traces the changes in women's lives in France from 1789 to the present, examining debates over gender and the anxiety created by women's perceived departure from ideals of womanhood. Foley at Victoria University of Wellington, and Principal Fellow in the Department of History at the University of Melbourne, Vic. more...

  • Sisterhood, Interruptedby Deborah Siegel; Jennifer Baumgardner

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 14.99

    Chronicling the battles that have shaped conceptions of feminism, this book illuminates how younger women are reliving, often without realizing it, the battles of the past. It argues that younger women are not abandoning the movement but reinventing it. more...

  • Women in Asiaby Louise Edwards; Mina Roces

    Allen & Unwin 2000; US$ 31.81

    A comprehensive coverage of all the major Asian countries by experts in the field. more...

  • Gender, Generation and Poverty: Exploring the ?Feminisation of Poverty? in Africa, Asia and Latin Americaby S. Chant

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2007; US$ 40.00

    The 'feminisation of poverty' is viewed as a global trend, and of particular concern in developing regions. Yet although popularisation of the term may have raised women's visibility in development discourses and gone some way to 'en-gender' policies for poverty reduction, the construct is only weakly substantiated. This work covers this topic. more...

  • Playing With Fireby Sangtin Writers; Richa Nagar

    University of Minnesota Press 2006; US$ 60.00

    Seven voices contribute to this rare glimpse of the work being done on the front lines of the fight for social change in India. Playing with Fire is written in the collective voice of women employed by a large NGO as activists in their communities and is based on diaries, interviews, and conversations among them. Together their personal stories reveal... more...

  • Feminine Feministsby Giovanna Miceli Jeffries

    University of Minnesota Press 1994; US$ 57.00

    What does it mean to be a woman today in Italy, a country with the lowest birthrate in the world and the heaviest maternal stereotype? Does being a feminist exclude practices of cultural femininity? These questions are at the center of this volume, which looks at how feminism and femininity are embedded in a broad spectrum of Italian cultural practices. more...

  • Fields of Protestby Raka Ray

    University of Minnesota Press 1999; US$ 60.00

    The women?s movement in India has a long and rich history in which millions of women live, work, and struggle to survive in order to remake their family, home, and social lives. Using an innovative and comparative perspective, Ray offers a unique look at Indian activist women and adds a new dimension to the study of women?s movements on a global level. more...

  • Women and Human Developmentby Martha C. Nussbaum

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 28.00

    Martha Nussbaum proposes a new kind of feminism that is genuinely international. more...

  • Sex Work on the Streetsby Neil P. McKeganey; Marina Barnard

    McGraw-Hill Education 1996; US$ 46.00

    How and why do people sell and buy sex? This book presents a study on street prostitution. Topics covered include the women's negotiations with clients, HIV, drug use and violence. It describes the impact of working as a prostitute on women's home life. It is for students and researchers in sociology, social policy, and women's studies. more...

  • Sexual Decoysby Zillah Eisenstein

    Zed Books 2006; US$ 27.95

    In this book, Zillah Eisenstein continues her unforgiving indictment of neoliberal imperial politics. She charts its most recent militarist and masculinist configurations through discussions of the Afghan and Iraq wars, violations at Guantánamo and Abu Ghraib, the 2004 US Presidential election, and Hurricane Katrina. She warns that women’s... more...