Women's Studies

Women's Studies


  • "Strong Medicine" Speaks: A Native American Elder Has Her Say

    By Amy Hill Hearth

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781476786339
    • Publisher: Atria Books
  • "Why Do You Cry?"

    By Lori Edwards

    Our Price: $17.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781440199547
    • Publisher: Author Solutions
    • Published: January 2010
  • "With Him"

    By Polly Sanders-Peterson

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781545611326
    • Publisher: Xulon Press
  • "it Changed My Life": Writings on the Women's Movement, with a New Introduction

    By Betty Friedan

    Our Price: $50.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780674468856
    • Publisher: Harvard University Press
    • Published: April 1998
    "It Changed My Life." That's what Betty Friedan heard over and over from women throughout the United States, after the publication of her radical best-seller, The Feminine Mystique, sparked the beginning of contemporary feminism. The first stirring and uncertain years of the women's movement helped many women put a name to the sense of invisibility, powerlessness, and depression that Friedan famously called "the problem that has no name."First published in 1976, "It Changed My Life" is a compellingly readable collection of reports from the front, back in the days less than a generation ago when women were routinely shut out of the professions and higher education, underpaid, condescended to, and harassed without consequences to the harassers. The book describes the political campaigns for equal pay and job opportunities, for the outlawing of sex discrimination, for the Equal Rights Amendment, and for legalized abortion, the creation of National Organization for Women, the National Abortion Rights Action League, and the National Women's Political Caucus, and analyzes the antifeminist backlashes. Encounters with Simone de Beauvoir and Indira Gandhi are juxtaposed with moving and vivid personal struggles of many ordinary women. Among those women was Friedan herself, who frankly recorded her astonishment, gratification, and anger as the movement she helped create grew beyond all her hopes, and then raced beyond her control into a sexual politics she found disturbing.A classic of modern feminism, "It Changed My Life" brings back years of struggle for those who were there, and recreates the past for the readers of today who were not yet born during these struggles for the opportunities and respect to which women can now feel entitled. In changing women's lives, the women's movement has changed everything.
  • "the Transfiguring Sword": The Just War of the Women's Social and Political Union

    By Cheryl R. Jorgensen-Earp

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    • ISBN-13: 9780817358211
    • Publisher: University Alabama Press
  • $pread: The Best of the Magazine That Illuminated the Sex Industry and Started a Media Revolution

    By Rachel Aimee

    Our Price: $22.45
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781558618725
    • Publisher: The Feminist Press at the City University of New York
    • Published: March 2015
    The essential collection by sex workers on sex work, prostitute rights, and the real media whores who sensationalize them.
  • 'Am I That Name?': Feminism and the Category of 'Women' in History

    By Denise Riley

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    • ISBN-13: 9780333346136
    • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
  • 'Belonging to the World': Women's Rights and American Constitutional Culture

    By Sandra F. VanBurkleo

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780195069723
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: January 2001
    Belonging to the World: Women's Rights and American Constitutional Culture surveys the treatment of women in American law from the nation's earliest beginnings in British North America to the present. Placing the legal history of women in the broader social, political, and economic context of American history, this book examines the evolution of women's constitutional status in the United States, the development of rights consciousness among women, and their attempts to expand zones of freedom for all women. This is the first general account of women and American constitutional history to include the voices of women alongside the more familiar voices of lawmakers. An original work of historical synthesis, it delineates the shifting relationships between American law practice and women, both within the family and elsewhere, as it looks beyond the campaign for woman suffrage to broader areas of contest and controversy. Women's stories are used throughout the book to illustrate the extraordinary range and persistence of female rebellion from the 1630s up through the present era of "post-feminist" retrenchment and backlash. Belonging to the World: Women's Rights and American Constitutional Culture dispels the myth that the story of women and the law is synonymous only with woman suffrage or married women's property acts, showing instead that American women have struggled along many fronts, not only to regain and expand their rights as sovereign citizens, but also to remake American culture.
  • 'Boots and Saddles' Or, Life in Dakota With General Custer

    By Elizabeth B. Custer

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780806111926
    • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
    • Published: June 1987
    Records the findings of current research on the brain functioning of invertebrates, simple vertebrates, and man, and notes the implications of recent developments for psychology and philosophy. Glossary. Bibliogs
  • The 'Femme' Fatale in Brazilian Cinema: Challenging Hollywood Norms

    By Antonio Marcio Da Silva

    Our Price: $109.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781137399205
    • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
    • Published: May 2014
    The femme fatale has long been constructed and understood in popular culture and cinema as a beautiful heterosexual Caucasian woman that belongs to film noir and neo-noir. Here, da Silva shows the need to incorporate diverse ethnic groups and male homosexuals into the range of "femmes" fatales. He examines how the Brazilian representations cross genre, gender, race, and class and offer alternative instances (black, slave, homosexual, married, and teenage) to the dominant Hollywood Caucasian model. As with gender performativity, the danger the femme fatale represents to society is constructed rather than being an innate feature. This figure represents areas of cultural anxiety, particularly around issues of sexuality and gender, but da Silva seeks to reframe these issues in the context of Brazilian film.
  • 'Neoliberalization' as Betrayal: State, Feminism, and a Women's Education Program in India

    By Shubhra Sharma

    Our Price: $109.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780230619913
    • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
    • Published: May 2011
    Using initiatives by non-governmental organizations to promote women's empowerment in rural India, this book draws new conclusions about the three-way relationship between neoliberalism, women's education, and spatialization of the state. Sharma gets to the heart of the assumptions and blindspots inherent in these programs and makes an important contribution to the debate about the institutionalization of women's education.
  • 'Whores and Thieves of the Worst Kind': A Study of Women, Crime, and Prisons, 1835-2000

    By L. Mara Dodge

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780875806112
    • Publisher: Northern Illinois Univ Pr
    • Published: February 2006
    Prostitutes, shoplifters, vagrants, murderesses—Dodge tracks the history of such "improper" women as she explores the history of female incarceration in Illinois from 1835 to the present. In court and in prison, these women—some who are considered beyond all hope of reformation—have received vastly different treatment than their male counterparts.A woman's fate in court often hung on officials' estimates of her moral and sexual reputation. Alleged promiscuity, illegitimate births, venereal disease, interracial relationships, or use of alcohol could condemn her in the eyes of judge and jury. Ethnic and social prejudice played a role, too, as most incarcerated women poor, workingclass, immigrants, or members of a racial minority.In women's prisons, the slightest misbehavior—from poor table manners to inappropriate dress—could lead to disciplinary action. Guards vigilantly monitored female friendships, suspecting lesbianism in the most innocent acts. Instead of creating docile and dutiful subjects, such treatment stirred resistance among the prisoners and fostered a powerful inmate subculture.Highly readable yet theoretically sophisticated, "Whores and Thieves of the Worst Kind" provides a striking collective portrait of incarcerated women. Drawn from extensive primary sources, the voices of female prisoners emerge powerfully and poignantly as individuals tell their stories.
  • 'You're in the Wrong Bathroom!': And 20 Other Myths and Misconceptions About Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming People

    By Laura Erickson-Schroth

    Our Price: $16.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780807033890
    • Publisher: Beacon Press
    • Published: May 2017
  • 'Zine: How I Spent Six Years of My Life in the Underground and Finally... Found Myself... I Think

    By Pagan Kennedy

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781939650108
    • Publisher: Santa Fe Writers Project
    • Published: June 2014
    Back in print for the first time in a decade, this is the hilarious autobiography of a pioneer of the 1990s zine movement. A young woman named Pagan, having just graduated from a writing program at a very prestigious university, is left with a single burning question: Now what? She then takes an unusual step by deciding to invent her new self—the one the public will know—by starting her own magazine, one that will be written, created, and star none other than herself.
  • The 'baby Dolls': Breaking the Race and Gender Barriers of the New Orleans Mardi Gras Tradition

    By Kim Marie Vaz

    Our Price: $22.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780807150702
    • Publisher: LSU Press
    • Published: January 2013