Category: Feminism

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Men Explain Things to Me

April 8, 2014 | 100 pages
A landmark essay that went viral, inspired the word ?mansplaining,” and prompted fierce arguments.  More Info
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Goddesses in Everywoman: A New Psychology of Women

Harper Paperbacks | July 1, 2014 | 384 pages
A classic work of female psychology that uses seven archetypcal goddesses as a way of describing behavior patterns and personality traits is being introduced to the next generation of readers with a new introduction by the author. Jungian psychoanalyst Jean Bolen's career soared in the early 1980s... More Info
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Femen

By Femen
Polity | July 14, 2014 | 240 pages
'Ukraine is not a brothel!' This was the first cry of rage uttered by Femen during Euro 2012. Bare-breasted and crowned with flowers, perched on their high heels, Femen transform their bodies into instruments of political expression through slogans and drawings flaunted on their skin. Humour,... More Info
$63.50

Pretty/Funny

University of Texas Press | March 1, 2014 | 278 pages
Women in comedy have traditionally been pegged as either "pretty" or "funny." Attractive actresses with good comic timing such as Katherine Hepburn, Lucille Ball, and Julia Roberts have always gotten plum roles as the heroines of romantic comedies and television sitcoms. But fewer women who write... More Info
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Gender and Global Justice

By Jaggar
Polity | January 7, 2014 | 288 pages
Issues of global justice have received increasing attention in academic philosophy in recent years but the gendered dimensions of these issues are often overlooked or treated as peripheral. This groundbreaking collection by Alison Jaggar brings gender to the centre of philosophical debates about... More Info
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The Politics of the Body

Polity | March 17, 2014 | 200 pages
The body is a site of impassioned, fraught and complex debate in the West today. In one political moment, left-wingers, academics and feminists have defended powerful men accused of sex crimes, positioned topless pictures in the tabloids as empowering, and opposed them for sexualizing breasts and... More Info
$36.95

Women, Violence and Tradition

November 15, 2011 | 256 pages
Is the practice of FGM (female genital mutilation) on the rise in the UK and US? Why? What happens to religious and cultural traditions when they are taken from their context into a new, often secular, state? Women, Violence, and Tradition is a fascinating look into contemporary life histories of... More Info
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Voicing Demands

February 4, 2014 | 304 pages
Voicing Demands is a collection of analytical narratives of what has happened to feminist voice, a key pathway to women's empowerment. These narratives depart from the existing debate on women's political engagement in formal institutions to examine feminist activism for building and sustaining... More Info

The Meaning of Freedom

City Lights Publishers | August 1, 2012 | 202 pages
What is the meaning of freedom? Angela Y. Davis' life and work have been dedicated to examining this fundamental question and to ending all forms of oppression that deny people their political, cultural, and sexual freedom. In this collection of twelve searing, previously unpublished speeches,... More Info

Sex at Dawn

Harper Perennial | July 5, 2011 | 432 pages
Two psychologists aim to reframe our understanding of lust, monogamy and family through a discussion on human sexuality based on research in anthropology, primatology and anatomy and defend their theory that humans evolved in interdependent, promiscuous groups. Reprint. A best-selling book. 50,000... More Info

Feminist Disability Studies

October 24, 2011 | 323 pages
Disability, like questions of race, gender, and class, is one of the most provocative topics among theorists and philosophers today. This volume, situated at the intersection of feminist theory and disability studies, addresses questions about the nature of embodiment, the meaning of disability,... More Info
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In a New Century

July 25, 2014 | 282 pages
For gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people in the United States, the twenty-first century has brought dramatic changes: the end of sodomy laws, the elimination of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” a move toward recognition of same-sex marriage, Gay-Straight Alliances in thousands of high... More Info
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Not the Whole Story

Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press | February 25, 2014 | 176 pages
Not the Whole Story is a compilation of seventeen stories narrated by single mothers in their own way and about their own lives. Each story is unique, but the same issues appear again and again. Abuse, parenting as single mothers, challenges in the labour market, mental health and addictions... More Info
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The Will to Change

Washington Square Pr | December 21, 2004 | 208 pages
In a thought-provoking social and cultural analysis, the author of All About Love explores the world of masculinity and maleness to address some of men's most common concerns, including a fear of intimacy and the loss of their patriarchal place in society, arguing that an emotionally rewarding... More Info
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Lean in

Knopf | April 8, 2014 | 416 pages
Expanded and updated for graduates just entering the workforce, a latest edition of a best-selling guide to finding and getting the most out of a first job shares professional advice for résumé writing, recommended interviewing practices and salary negotiation.  More Info
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Ecofeminism

April 1, 2014 | 336 pages
Should women see a relationship between patriarchal oppression and the destruction of Nature in the name of profit and progress? How can they counter the violence inherent in these processes? Should they look to a link between the women's movement and other social movements? The authors offer an... More Info
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Negotiating Sex Work

July 25, 2014 | 360 pages
Globally, discussions about sex work focus on exploitation. The media regularly provides us with stories about teen girls coerced to perform sexual acts for money, frequently beaten and robbed by their pimps or traffickers. While one would have to be hard-pressed to deny that sex workers are... More Info
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God Loves Hair

April 1, 2014 | 92 pages
A poignant YA story collection that celebrates racial, sexual, and religious diversity. First self-published to acclaim in 2011, Vivek Shraya's first book is a collection of twenty-one short stories following a tender, intellectual, and curious child as he navigates the complex realms of sexuality,... More Info
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Gender Failure

Arsenal Pulp PressLtd | April 1, 2014 | 160 pages
A powerful collaboration between two extraordinary performer-writers on matters of gender and identity.  More Info
$35.00

Writing Caste/Writing Gender

August 15, 2013 | 424 pages
A pathbreaking study of Dalit women’s writings and lives, Writing Caste/Writing Gender offers a powerful counternarrative to the mainstream assumptions about the development of feminism in India in the twentieth century.  More Info
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Dear Sister

A K PressDistribution | January 14, 2014 | 178 pages
One quarter of the total female population of the United States will experience rape at some point in their lives.  More Info
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Ontario Boys

Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press | March 1, 2014 | 220 pages
Ontario Boys explores the preoccupation with boyhood in Ontario during the immediate postwar period, 1945–1960. It argues that a traditional version of boyhood was being rejuvenated in response to a population fraught with uncertainty, and suffering from insecurity, instability, and gender... More Info

Living Out Islam

December 6, 2013 | 280 pages
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Gender, Violence, and Human Security

November 15, 2013 | 336 pages
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Sister Outsider

Random House LLC | July 25, 2014 | 190 pages
The fourteen essays and speeches collected in this work, several of them published for the first time, span almost a decade of this Black lesbian feminnist's work. Lorde is unflinching in her observations and is lucid and clarifying in her coverage of a range of essential topics.  More Info

Gendered Commodity Chains

November 27, 2013 | 320 pages
Focuses on women and households as significant productive units of global production systems and brings gender and social reproduction into the theoretical center of global commodity and value chain analysis.  More Info

Women, Work, and Politics

Yale Univ Pr | August 30, 2011 | 224 pages
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End of Equality

Seagull Books | June 1, 2013 | 96 pages
Among liberal thinkers, there is an optimistic belief that men and women are on a cultural journey toward equality—in the workplace, on the street, and in the home. But observation and evidence both tell us that in many ways this progress has stopped and in some cases, even reversed.In The End of... More Info

Reclaiming the F Word

Zed Books | July 23, 2013 | 312 pages
Feminism is so last century. Surely in today's world the idea is irrelevant and unfashionable? Wrong. Since the turn of the millennium a new feminist movement has emerged to challenge these assumptions. Based on interviews with thousands of women, Reclaiming the F Word reveals the what, why and how... More Info

Confronting Equality

Polity | November 15, 2011 | 200 pages
What does social equality mean now, in a world of markets, global power and new forms of knowledge? In this new book, Raewyn Connell combines vivid research with theoretical insight and radical politics to address this question. The focus moves across gender equality struggles, family change, class... More Info

Enlightened sexism

Henry Holt & Company Books For Young Readers | March 2, 2010 | 354 pages
The author of Where the Girls Are blends humor with insight in order to take readers on a journey through the negative female stereotypes that are on full display via television programs, popular songs, movies and news coverage, in a book that argues that these stereotypes give the false message... More Info

Women Waging War and Peace

Continuum International Pub Group | September 8, 2011 | 256 pages
This collection of essays explores the role of women as they participate in both conflict and peacemaking. The essays, contributed by scholars and practitioners from around the world, do not look at women as victims or perpetrators, but instead examine their behavior in conflict zones and their... More Info
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Excluded

Seal Press | September 24, 2013 | 224 pages
While many feminist and queer movements are designed to challenge sexism, they often simultaneously police gender and sexuality—sometimes just as fiercely as the straight, male-centric mainstream does. Among LGBTQ activists, there is a long history of lesbians and gay men dismissing bisexuals,... More Info
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Vagina

Ecco | September 3, 2013 | 416 pages
Interweaving physiology, history and culture, this thought-provoking exploration of the vagina, presented by one of today's most respected cultural critics and thinkers, reveals the physical, political and spiritual implications for women and for society as a whole, in this startling scientific... More Info

Communion

HarperCollins | December 24, 2002 | 272 pages
Renowned visionary and theorist bell hooks began her exploration of the meaning of love in American culture with the critically acclaimed All About Love: New Visions. She continued her national dialogue with the bestselling Salvation: Black People and Love. Now hooks culminates her triumphant... More Info

Pleasure's All Mine

Reaktion Books | October 1, 2013 | 352 pages
In Fifty Shades of Grey, troubled romantic hero Christian Grey brings lovely ingénue Anastasia Steele into his playroom filled with handcuffs, paddles, whips, and other toys. She is stunned to learn he is a practitioner of BDSM—a secret he protects with nondisclosure agreements. Even by our... More Info

The Cosmetic Gaze

MIT Press (MA) | March 9, 2012 | 240 pages
If the gaze can be understood to mark the disjuncture between how we see ourselves and how we want to be seen by others, the cosmetic gaze--in Bernadette Wegenstein's groundbreaking formulation--is one through which the act of looking at our bodies and those of others is already informed by the... More Info

The Book of Jezebel

Grand Central Publishing | October 22, 2013 | 288 pages
From Jezebel.com, the popular website for women, comes a must-read encyclopedic guide to pop culture, feminism, fashion, sex, and much more. Within months of Jezebel's May 2007 appearance on the new media scene, fans of the blog began referring to themselves as "Jezzies" in comment threads and... More Info
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Do Muslim Women Need Saving?

November 12, 2013 | 280 pages
Frequent reports of honor killings, disfigurement, and sensational abuse have given rise to a consensus in the West, a message propagated by human rights groups and the media: Muslim women need to be rescued. Lila Abu-Lughod boldly challenges this conclusion. An anthropologist who has been writing... More Info

Nine Degrees of Justice

Zubaan Books | March 15, 2013 | 364 pages
From an early focus on rape, dowry, and sati—self-immolation—feminist struggles against violence to women in India have now moved to a wider terrain that includes issues rarely considered in the early days of the Indian feminist movement in the 1980s. In Nine Degrees of Justice, second- and... More Info
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The Science of Herself

PM Press | November 1, 2013 | 128 pages
Widely respected in the so-called “mainstream” for her New York Times bestselling novels, Karen Joy Fowler is also a formidable, often controversial, and always exuberant presence in Science Fiction. Here she debuts a provocative new story written especially for this series. Set in the days of... More Info
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Perversion for Profit

Columbia University Press | July 1, 2013 | 400 pages
While America is not alone in its ambivalence toward sex and its depictions, the preferences of the nation swing sharply between toleration and censure. This pattern has grown even more pronounced since the 1960s, with the emergence of the New Right and its attack on the "floodtide of filth" that... More Info
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The Feminine Mystique

W. W. Norton & Company | September 3, 2013 | 592 pages
“If you've never read it, read it now.”—Arianna Huffington, O, The Oprah Magazine  More Info

Through the Door of Life

October 8, 2013 | 270 pages
National Jewish Book Award Finalist for Memoir  More Info

The Street Politics of Abortion

Stanford Law & Politics | August 21, 2013 | 256 pages
The Street Politics of Abortion uses three Supreme Court cases to consider the rise and fall of clinic-front anti-abortion protests in the 1980s and 1990s, and illustrates how these conflicts influenced the contemporary form of reproductive politics and the greater New Christian Right.  More Info

Silhouette of a Sparrow

Milkweed Editions | August 13, 2013 | 208 pages
During the summer of 1926 in the lake resort town of Excelsior, Minnesota, sixteen-year-old Garnet, who dreams of indulging her passion for ornithology, is resigned to marrying a nice boy and settling into middle-class homemaking until she takes a liberating job in a hat shop and begins an intense,... More Info

Introducing Feminism

Icon Books | September 1, 2010 | 176 pages
Unique graphic introductions to big ideas and thinkers, written by experts in the field.  More Info

The Gentrification of the Mind: Witness to a Lost Imagination

University of California Press | August 1, 2013 | 192 pages
In this gripping memoir of the AIDS years (1981-1996), Sarah Schulman recalls how much of the rebellious queer culture, cheap rents, and a vibrant downtown arts movement vanished almost overnight to be replaced by gay conservative spokespeople and mainstream consumerism. Schulman takes us back to... More Info

Seriously!

University of California Press | August 1, 2013 | 248 pages
In Seriously! Cynthia Enloe, author of the groundbreaking analysis of globalization, Bananas, Beaches, and Bases, uses four contemporary political cases in order to discover what we learn if we take women and masculinities seriously. Who is taken seriously and who gets to bestow the label "serious"... More Info

Out Spoken

University of Regina Press | May 1, 2013 | 256 pages
"How is identity formed? If you were born in Canada, that makes you Canadian; if you were raised Jewish, that makes you a Jew, right? But what about a teenage boy from small town Saskatchewan who has a secret crush on the guy who sits next to him in homeroom? What does that make him? And how would... More Info

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