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Women. Feminism

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  • The Frailty Mythby Colette Dowling

    Random House Publishing Group 2001; US$ 19.00

    Can women be equal to men as long as men are physically stronger? And are men, in fact, stronger? These are key questions that Colette Dowling, author of the bestselling The Cinderella Complex , raises in her provocative new book. The myth of female frailty, with its roots in nineteenth-century medicine and misogyny, has had a damaging effect on women's... more...

  • Stepping Out of Lineby Cheryl Hercus

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 53.95

    What does it mean to be a feminist today? Why do some women become feminists and others do not? At a time when 'feminist' is a label that many young women shun, Stepping Out of Line offers an insightful account of the struggle of becoming and being a feminist. Cheryl Hercus offers a compelling new argument for why some women embrace feminism and... 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 Routledge Companion to Feminism and Postfeminismby Sarah Gamble

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 36.95

    Approachable for general readers as well as for students in women's studies related courses at all levels, this invaluable guide follows the unique Companion format in combining over a dozen in-depth background chapters with more than 400 A-Z dictionary entries. The background chapters are written by major figures in the field of feminist studies,... more...

  • Political Theory and Feminist Social Criticismby Brooke A. Ackerly

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 40.00 US$ 32.80

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

  • Women Making Constitutionsby Dr Alexandra Dobrowolsky; Professor Vivien Hart

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 175.00

    This volume provides a timely and revealing account of women's constitutional strategies and struggles. It compares and contrasts the latest constitutional developments within the United Kingdom with women's past and present struggles in countries including Canada, the United States and South Africa. Through theoretical engagement and practical experiences,... more...

  • The Curious Feministby Cynthia Enloe

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    In this collection of lively essays, Cynthia Enloe makes better sense of globalization and international politics by taking a deep and personal look into the daily realities in a range of women's lives. She proposes a distinctively feminist curiosity that begins with taking women seriously, especially during this era of unprecedented American influence.... more...

  • Secularism, Gender and the State in the Middle Eastby Nadje Al-Ali

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 34.00 US$ 27.88

    Challenging recent scholarship, Al-Ali explores anthropological and political significance of secular-oriented women's activism in Egypt. more...

  • Organizing Women in Contemporary Russiaby Valerie Sperling

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    A rich and clearly-written analysis of the women's movement in contemporary Russia. more...

  • Between Warrior Brother and Veiled Sisterby Minoo Moallem

    University of California Press 2005; US$ 15.95 US$ 12.76

    Minoo Moallem challenges the mainstream stereotypical representation of Islam and Muslims as backward, fanatical, and premodern by showing how Islamic nationalism and fundamentalism are by-products of modernity. Writing with a deep personal and scholarly concern for recent Iranian history, Moallem refers to the gendered notions of brother and sister... more...