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Women. Feminism

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  • Representing Women in Parliamentby Marian Sawer; Manon Tremblay; Linda Trimble

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    The first book-length treatment of the political representation of women in countries with parliamentary systems based on the Westminster model. Written by a major international team of authors, this new study features twelve chapters on both new and established parliaments, including Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. It tests... more...

  • The Politics of Women's Interestsby Louise Chappell; Lisa Hill

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 160.00

    This new study reveals how institutional practices and discourses shape the way men and women are conceived of, and how through this process, gender stereotypes and expectations are created. Informed by the latest research and trends, these expert authors examine the way in which domestic and global institutions shape and reflect gender interests... more...

  • Women and Elective Officeby Sue Thomas; Clyde Wilcox

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 18.99

    Includes coverage of women on the congressional level, women officeholders of color, and analysis of women parliamentarians worldwide. This book offers a comprehensive look at the experiences and influence of women politicians, while considering women's prospects for political leadership in the twenty-first century. more...

  • Women and Social Protestby Guida West; Rhoda Lois Blumberg

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 37.99

    Examines the role of women in social protest movements in many countries, concentrating on four categories of protest: those resulting from economic hardship; racial, ethnic, or nationalist struggles; humanistic, global causes; and feminist movements. more...

  • "Just a Housewife"by Glenna Matthews

    Oxford University Press 1989; US$ 24.99

    The author shows how the 19th century's "cult of domesticity" had invested the home with great importance - as the centre of republican virtue, as the source of religious values and as an area of heady female responsibilities. more...

  • Maids and Mistresses, Cousins and Queensby Susan Frye; Karen Robertson

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 60.00

    These essays consider women's alliances in early modern England, ranging over a variety of communities and classes of women to explore the traces of women's connections. The essays, combining literary and historical methods and materials, are informed by feminism, queer theory, and studies of race. more...

  • The Feminization of Racismby Irene Blea

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2003; US$ 80.00

    Blea provides a synthesis of the women's history of Native Americans, Asians, African Americans, and Latinas, and she examines the similarities and differences among these women. From each she extracts suggestions on ways to promote racial and ethnic tolerance. After examining the backgrounds and experiences of female radicals, Blea looks at indigenous... more...

  • Women, Development, and the UNby Devaki Jain

    Indiana University Press 2005; US$ 18.35

    "Devaki Jain opens the doors of the United Nations and shows how it has changed the female half of the world -- and vice versa. Women, Development, and the UN is a book that every global citizen, government leader, journalist, academic, and self-respecting woman should read." -- Gloria ... more...

  • Elizabeth Cady Stantonby Harriet Sigerman

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 31.99

    Brilliant, stubborn, and astonishingly far-sighted, Elizabeth Cady Stanton was the chief architect of the American women's movement. Here, Harriet Sigerman presents a fascinating profile of the woman who courageously campaigned for women's absolute right to social and political equality in the 1800s. Her stands on issues such as birth control, divorce... more...

  • Political Empowerment of Womenby Monique Leyenaar

    BRILL 2004; US$ 116.00

    This book explains the high level of current concern for the under-representation of women in politics. more...