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Women. Feminism

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  • 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...

  • The Female Thingby Laura Kipnis

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 14.00

    From the author of the acclaimed Against Love comes a pointed, audacious, and witty examination of the state of the female psyche in the post-post-feminist world of the twenty-first century.Women remain caught between feminism and femininity, between self-affirmation and an endless quest for self-improvement, between playing an injured party and... more...

  • The Renaissance Notion of Womanby Ian Maclean

    Cambridge University Press 1980; US$ 32.00

    This study of the world of scholarship and scholarly texts in the Renaissance, the so-called respublica literaria, affords insights into the intellectual infrastructure and modes of thought of the period by its examination of contemporary attitudes towards women. It addresses the questions: What is the notion of woman to be found in Renaissance texts,... more...

  • The End of Menby Hanna Rosin

    Penguin Group US 2012; US$ 9.99

    A landmark portrait of women, men, and power in a transformed world Men have been the dominant sex since, well, the dawn of mankind. But Hanna Rosin was the first to notice that this long-held truth is, astonishingly, no longer true. At this unprecedented moment, by almost every measure, women are no longer gaining on men: They have pulled decisively... more...

  • The End of Menby Hanna Rosin

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; Not Available

    What Betty Friedan, Simone de Beauvoir, Susan Faludi and Naomi Wolf did for feminism, senior editor of The Atlantic Hanna Rosin does for a new generation of women: an explosive new argument for why women are winning the battle of the sexes and why men are no longer top dog. Women are no longer catching up with men. By almost every measure,... 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...

  • Women in African Colonial Historiesby Jean Allman; Susan Geiger; Nakanyike Musisi

    Indiana University Press 2002; US$ 19.95

    How did African women negotiate the complex political, economic, and social forces of colonialism in their daily lives? How did they make meaningful lives for themselves in a world that challenged fundamental notions of work, sexuality, marriage, motherhood, and family? By considering the lives of ordinary ... more...

  • The Impact of Women in Public Officeby Susan J. Carroll

    Indiana University Press 2001; US$ 19.95

    "[A] well-integrated volume by...one of the best known political scientists working on women and politics.... [It] includes contributions by leading scholars in the field, and provides a well-written and accessible overview of the impact of women in office at every level..." -- Pippa Norris, John F. ... more...

  • Perfectionism and Contemporary Feminist Valuesby Kimberly A. Yuracko

    Indiana University Press 2003; US$ 15.95

    Although formal barriers to women's social and political participation have crumbled, society remains, to a significant degree, gendered in the roles that women and men play. Women's and men's choices regarding work and family are largely responsible for maintaining and reinforcing the differences. While... more...

  • Feminism and the Contradictions of Oppressionby Caroline Ramazanoglu

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 69.95

    A penetrating and comprehensive study of the development of feminism over the last thirty years. more...