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Women. Feminism

  • "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...

  • 'Other Kinds of Dreams'by Julia Sudbury

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 47.95

    Interrogates contemporary theories of racism and racialisation, political mobilisation and feminism by relating the experiences of black women to wider issues of politics and difference, class and coalitions. more...

  • "There She Is, Miss America"by Elwood Watson; Darcy Martin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 90.00

    While some see the Miss American Pageant as hokey vestige of another era, many remain enthralled by the annual Atlantic City event. And whether you love it or hate it, no one can deny the impact the contest has had on American popular culture-indeed, many reality television shows seem to have taken cues from the pageant. Founded in 1921, the Miss America... more...

  • Abortionby Eva Pattis Zoja

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 43.95

    The psychological significance of abortion is often ignored in a debate which excites strong emotions. Rather than polarising her views for or against abortion, Eva Pattis Zoja presents its significance in terms of a woman's inner life. more...

  • Acting Otherwiseby Peiying Chen

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 170.00

    Acting Otherwise concerns the strategies of action that have been used by feminist scholars to attain the institutionalization of women's/gender studies in universities. more...

  • Adele Marion Fieldeby Leonard Warren

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 185.00

    This book provides an in-depth biographical study of the life of this remarkable woman, exploring her impact on contemporary society, and her abiding influence on scientific and academic communities to the present day. more...

  • Afghan Womenby Elaheh Rostami-Povey

    Zed Books 2007; US$ 31.95

    This book looks at how women have fought repression and challenged stereotypes, both within Afghanistan and in diasporas in Iran, Pakistan, the US and the UK. Looking at issues from violence under the Taliban and the impact of 9/11 to the role of NGOs and the growth in the opium economy, Rostami-Povey gets behind the media hype and presents a vibrant... more...

  • Africa After Gender?by Catherine M. Cole; Takyiwaa Manuh; Stephan F. Miescher

    Indiana University Press 2007; US$ 19.95

    Gender is one of the most productive, dynamic, and vibrant areas of Africanist research today. But what is the meaning of gender in an African context? Why does gender usually connote women? Why has gender taken hold in Africa when feminism hasn't? Is gender yet another Western construct that has been... more...

  • African Women's Movementsby Aili Mari Tripp; Isabel Casimiro; Joy Kwesiga; Alice Mungwa

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 24.00

    This 2009 book examines the causes of women's unprecedented success in African politics after the 1990s. more...

  • Against Purityby Irene Gedalof

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 50.95

    Theoretically-grounded yet written in an accessible style, this is a unique contribution to ongoing feminist debates about identity, power and difference, focused around the relationship of Western feminism to feminism in India. more...