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  • Women of the American Southby Christie Anne Farnham

    NYU Press 1997; US$ 27.00

    Among the most prominent icons of the American south is that of the southern belle, immortalized by such figures as Scarlett O'Hara, Dolly Madison, and Lucy Pickens (whose elegant image graced the Confederate $100 bill). And yet the women of America's south iave always defied pat generalization, no more readily forced into facle categories than women... more...

  • Mother of All Mythsby Aminatta Forna

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; US$ 7.28

    A provocative and debate-inspiring book which explores the pressure, politics, philosophy and culture of motherhood in today’s society. more...

  • Unfinished Businessby Anne-Marie Slaughter

    Oneworld Publications 2015; US$ 14.99

    She had her dream job and a position of power, but she couldn't make it work as a mother. So Anne-Marie Slaughter resigned from her position in the Obama White House and wrote about her struggle. The response from women was overwhelming. It was clear that a fundamental change needed to be made to ensure genuine equality between working men and women.... more...

  • Inspirationby Crystal McCrary; Lauri Lyons

    Abrams 2012; US$ 36.00

    Inspiration shares the personal stories and unique voices of 30 extraordinary black women. Whether in the White House or on the courts of Wimbledon, in Hollywood or on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House, these women have influenced the social, cultural, and political landscape of this country, and even the world. Luminaries such as Patti... more...

  • Country Women Cope with Hard Timesby Melissa Walker; Carol Bleser

    University of South Carolina Press 2012; US$ 23.99 US$ 20.39

    Rare glimpses into the hardscrabble lives of rural Southern women and a model for oral history practice more...

  • Women's Identities at Warby Susan R. Grayzel

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 29.99 US$ 25.49

    There are few moments in history when the division between the sexes seems as "natural" as during wartime: men go off to the "war front," while women stay behind on the "home front." But the very notion of the home front was an invention of the First World War, when, for the first time, "home" and "domestic" became adjectives that modified the military... more...

  • Spirited Livesby Carol K. Coburn; Martha Smith

    The University of North Carolina Press 2005; US$ 29.99 US$ 25.49

    Made doubly marginal by their gender and by their religion, American nuns have rarely been granted serious scholarly attention. Instead, their lives and achievements have been obscured by myths or distorted by stereotypes. Placing nuns into the mainstream of American religious and women's history for the first time, Spirited Lives reveals their critical... more...

  • Rank Ladiesby M. Alison Kibler

    The University of North Carolina Press 2005; US$ 29.99 US$ 25.49

    A disrobing acrobat, a female Hamlet, and a tuba-playing labor activist--all these women come to life in Rank Ladies . In this comprehensive study of women in vaudeville, Alison Kibler reveals how female performers, patrons, and workers shaped the rise and fall of the most popular live entertainment at the turn of the century. Kibler focuses on the... more...

  • Talking Genderby Nancy A. Hewitt; Jean Fox O'Barr; Nancy Rosebaugh

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99 US$ 25.49

    Talking Gender assesses the state of women's studies in the 1990s. The contributors write from the perspective of their own academic disciplines and experiences, but they also address more general issues of women's lives and circumstances. The result is a broad picture of women's studies and feminist scholarship, which emerge as a rich, if sometimes... more...

  • Reading the Romanceby Janice A. Radway

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 25.99 US$ 22.09

    Originally published in 1984, Reading the Romance challenges popular (and often demeaning) myths about why romantic fiction, one of publishing's most lucrative categories, captivates millions of women readers. Among those who have disparaged romance reading are feminists, literary critics, and theorists of mass culture. They claim that romances... more...