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Women. Feminism

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  • Muslim women in the United Kingdom and beyondby H. Jawad

    BRILL 2003; US$ 134.00

    An exploration of the ways in which Muslim women are portrayed, alongside their experiences of being Muslim and part of a predominantly Western culture. It engages with Muslim women living mainly in the UK, with contributions from other countries such as Australia, America and Sweden. more...

  • Neither Separate Nor Equalby Barbara Smith

    Temple University Press 2009; US$ 30.95

    When she began work on this collection, Barbara Ellen Smith was asked, "Why work on a book about women in the South? Nobody writes books about women in the Midwest." In an era of intensified globalization, when populations, cultures, and capital move across the boundaries of nation-states in multiple forms and directions, the concept of a subnational... more...

  • New Frontiers In Women's Studiesby Mary Maynard; June Purvis

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 61.95

    This text reveals the diversities which continue to shape women's beliefs and experiences. It includes debates on women and nationalisms, women and social policy, sexuality, black studies and ethnic studies, women and education, women and cultural production and women's studies and gender studies. more...

  • New Labour's Women MPsby Sarah Childs

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 59.95

    It was not long after the election of a record number of women to the House of Commons in 1997 that the backlash began. The criticism was all-encompassing: they wore the wrong clothes, they voted the wrong way and they were concerned with the wrong issues. Above all, they were accused of failing to make difference, to have failed women, and were dismissed... more...

  • The New Politics of Masculinityby Fidelma Ashe

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    The field of masculinities research continues to expand, and has become increasingly complex. Much of the contemporary analysis of men, masculinity and power has been influenced by the work of a number of profeminist writers who have been leading figures in developing new political interventions around men?s identities and power. These men have... more...

  • Not My Mother's Sisterby Astrid Henry

    Indiana University Press 2004; US$ 15.95

    "No matter how wise a mother's advice is, we listen to our peers." At least that's writer Naomi Wolf's take on the differences between her generation of feminists -- the third wave -- and the feminists who came before her and developed in the late '60s and '70s -- the second wave. In Not My Mother's ... more...

  • Organizing Women in Contemporary Russiaby Valerie Sperling

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 36.00

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

  • 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...

  • 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...