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The Plantation Mistress: Woman's World in the Old South
The Plantation Mistress
Woman's World in the Old South
Paperback      ISBN: 0394722531
Examines the place of women in the daily life of the Southern plantations before the Civil War and analyzes the women's relationship with slaves and their masters
I, Rigoberta Menchu: An Indian Woman in Guatemala
I, Rigoberta Menchu
An Indian Woman in Guatemala
Paperback      ISBN: 0860917886
Interviews with a Guatemalan national leader discuss her country's political situation and the resulting violence, which has claimed the lives of her brother, mother, and father
The Female Frontier: A Comparative View of Women on the Prairie and the Plains
The Female Frontier
A Comparative View of Women on the Prairie and the Plains
Paperback      ISBN: 0700604243
This book introduces the important concept of a female frontier&;a frontier "every bit as real and coherent, as, for example, the mining frontier." It gives us a new understanding of western women's shared experiences and of the full implications of their participation in America's westward movement. Riley has reconstructed women's roles and concerns from census data, legal proceedings, newspaper accounts, local histories, essays, sermons, novels, photographs, works of art, and in large part from their own words, as recorded in diaries, day books, journals, letters, memoirs, reminiscences, and interviews. These women include the barely literate and the educated, the young and the old, single and married, white and black, native-born and immigrant. What emerges is a new understanding of the shared experiences&;at home, in paid employment, and in community activities&;that constituted the female frontier.
Woman As Healer
Woman As Healer
Paperback      ISBN: 0877736162
This groundbreaking work examines the role of women in the Western healing traditions. Drawing on the disciplines of history, anthropology, botany, archaeology, and the behavioral sciences, Jeanne Achterberg discusses the ancient cultures in which women worked as independent and honored healers; the persecution of women healers in the witch hunts of the Middle Ages; the development of midwifery and nursing as women's professions in the nineteenth century; and the current role of women and the state of the healing arts, as a time of crisis in the health-care professions coincides with the reemergence of feminine values.
West With the Night
West With the Night
Paperback      ISBN: 0865471185
Describes growing up in an Africa that no longer exists, training and breeding race horses, flying mail to Sudan, and being the first woman to fly the Atlantic, east to west
Gynecology: The Metaethics of Radical Feminism
Gynecology
The Metaethics of Radical Feminism
Paperback      ISBN: 0807014133
"In this deeply original, provocative book, outrage, hilarity, grief, profanity, lyricism and moral daring join in bursting the accustomed bounds even of feminist discourse." —The New York Times Book Review
The Heroine's Journey
The Heroine's Journey
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0877734852
This book describes contemporary woman's search for wholeness in a society in which she has been defined according to masculine values. Drawing upon cultural myths and fairy tales, ancient symbols and goddesses, and the dreams of contemporary women, Murdock illustrates the need for—and the reality of—feminine values in Western culture today.
Leaving My Father's House: A Journey to Conscious Femininity
Leaving My Father's House
A Journey to Conscious Femininity
Paperback      ISBN: 0877738963
The life stories of three women--Kate, a professor's wife; Mary, a dancer; and Rita, a sculptor--provide examples of the individuation process of women in a patriarchal society
Beyond the Veil: Male-Female Dynamics in Modern Muslim Society
Beyond the Veil
Male-Female Dynamics in Modern Muslim Society
Paperback      ISBN: 0253204232
"Required reading... " -- Elizabeth Fernea, The University of Texas at Austin "If a reader were to select only one book in order to gain insight into women's status and prospects in Islamic society, this study should be the one chosen for its clarity, honesty, depth of knowledge and thought-provoking qualities." -- Arab Book World In this expanded and updated edition, with a new introduction on Muslim women and fundamentalism, Mernissi argues that Islamic fundamentalism is in part a defense against recent changes in sex roles and perceptions of sexual identity.
Absent Fathers, Lost Sons: The Search for Masculine Indentity
Absent Fathers, Lost Sons
The Search for Masculine Indentity
Paperback      ISBN: 0877736030
The men of the baby-boom generation are often faced with a common set of problems. According to Jungian analyst Guy Corneau, these problems revolve around an overwhelming experience of the fragility that underlines conventional images of masculinity.