Category: Feminism

Criminalizing women

Fernwood Publishing Co., Ltd. | August 1, 2006 | 382 pages
This reference focuses on the key issues addressed by feminists in their engagement with criminology over the past four decades. Exploring women's lives as "errant females," this volume maps out the connections between the choices women make and their environment as linked to the wider... More Info

Intimate Wars

The Feminist Press at CUNY | January 10, 2012 | 336 pages
"As a girl, Merle Hoffman knew she was destined for greatness--she just didn't know which stage she would act upon. Coming of age amidst the cries for reproductive freedom and the rise of modern feminism, Hoffman saw her chance to become a pioneer in an exciting new field: she would run one of the... More Info

I Dare to Say

Zephyr Press | February 1, 2012 | 288 pages
Featuring the real-life experiences of contemporary African women who tell of atrocities, pain, motherhood, marriage, love, and courage in their daily life, this gripping collection brings greater awareness to a continuing struggle. Denied a voice by their own culture for centuries, these women... More Info

Madonna and Me

March 13, 2012 | 272 pages
Collects pieces on the popular singer by women writers, covering a wide range of opinions on her life, her creative work, her sexuality, and her social significance.  More Info

One-dimensional woman

O Books | December 16, 2009 | 74 pages
Where have all the interesting women gone? If the contemporary portrayal of womankind were to be believed, contemporary female achievement would culminate in the ownership of expensive handbags, a vibrator, a job, a flat and a man. Of course, no one has to believe the TV shows, the magazines and... More Info

Forced Marriage

July 15, 2011 | 288 pages
Forced Marriage brings together leading practitioners and researchers from the disciplines of criminology, sociology and law. Together the contributors provide an international, multi-disciplinary perspective that offers a compelling alternative to prevailing conceptualisations of the problem of... More Info

The New Maids

August 15, 2011 | 240 pages
The New Maids is a pioneering book, grounded on rich, empirical evidence, which examines the relationship between globalization, transnationalism, gender and the care economy. Expertly addressing the thorny questions that surround the increasing number of migrant domestic workers and cleaners,... More Info

Women and war in the Middle East

July 1, 2009 | 285 pages
Women and War in the Middle East critically examines how the experiences of women in conflict and post-conflict situations are shaped by the interactions between groups such as women's movements, diaspora communities, national governments, non-governmental actors and multilateral bodies.... More Info

Social Work and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans People

May 15, 2012 | 224 pages
Broadening the agenda for social work, Julie Fish here provides an in-depth survey of how social workers involved with lesbian, gay, bisexual, or trans people can provide appropriate care across the lifespan, including working with children and older people. She also tackles the challenges... More Info

Inside This Place, Not Of It

McSweeneys Books | October 11, 2011 | 300 pages
"Inside this place, not of it reveals some of the most egregious human rights violations within women's prisons in the United States. In their own words, the thirteen narrators in this book recount their lives leading up to incarceration and their experiences inside--ranging from forced... More Info

Canadian feminism and the law

Sumach Press | April 1, 1991 | 189 pages
No organization has been more active in fighting the inequalities of the law than the Women's Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF), a feminist advocacy group established to bring forward cases under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. In a penetrating analysis of women's rights before the law,... More Info

My Mother Wears Combat Boots

Ak Pr | October 1, 2007 | 260 pages
A parenting guide like no other! Jessica Mills, a touring punk musician, artist, and political activist, gives readers a delightful, information-packed guide to having and raising kids without giving up your politics, art, or life. Disappointed by run-of-the-mill parenting books that didn't speak... More Info

Girls, Feminism, and Grassroots Literacies

State Univ of New York Pr | January 1, 2009 | 204 pages
This book explores the rise and fall of a grassroots, girl-centered organization, GirlZone, which sought to make social change on a local level. Whether skateboarding or designing Web pages, celebrating in weekend "GrrrlFests" or producing a biweekly RadioGirl program, participants in GirlZone came... More Info


Picador USA | March 3, 2009 | 216 pages
Presents an examination of the way that cultural forces have conspired to challenge the traditional Freudian view that bodily disorders such as anorexia, obesity, and self-mutilation originate in the mind. Original.  More Info

Unequal sisters

August 18, 2019 | 638 pages
Unequal Sisters has become a beloved and classic reader in American Women's History. It provides an unparalleled resource for understanding women's history in the United States today. When it was first published in 1990, it revolutionized the field with its broad multicultural approach, and... More Info

Beyond expectation

Univ of Toronto Pr | March 31, 2010 | 278 pages
An in-depth study of lesbian, bi, and queer women's experiences of thinking about and trying to become a parent, Beyond Expectation draws on eighty-two narrative interviews conducted during the late 1990s in British Columbia.  More Info

Awfully Devoted Women

December 13, 2010 | 328 pages
The lives of many lesbians prior to 1965 remain cloaked in mystery.Historians have turned the spotlight on upper-middle-class"romantic friends" and on working-class butch and femmewomen, but the lives of the lower-middle-class majority remain in theshadows. Awfully Devoted Womenoffers a portrait... More Info

Iraqi women

August 18, 2019 | 292 pages
Nadje al-Ali challenges the myths and misconceptions which have dominated debates about Iraqi women, bringing a much needed gender perspective to bear on a central political issue of our time. She traces the political history of Iraq from post-colonial independence, to the emergence of a women's... More Info

The Sexual Politics of Meat

Continuum International Publishing Group | August 18, 2019 | 272 pages
The author compares myths about meat-eating with myths about manliness, and seeks to explore the literary, scientific, and social connections between meat-eating, male dominance, and war. Drawing on such sources as butchering texts, cookbooks, Victorian hygiene manuals, and Alice Walker, the author... More Info

The Pornography Of Meat

Continuum Intl Pub Group | October 14, 2004 | 192 pages
How does someone become a piece of meat? Carol J. Adams answers this question in this provocative book by finding hidden meanings in the culture around us. From advertisements to T-shirts, from billboards to menus, from matchbook covers to comics, images of women and animals are merged--with... More Info