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The Sphinx in the City: Urban Life, the Control of Disorder, and Women
The Sphinx in the City
Urban Life, the Control of Disorder, and Women
Paperback      ISBN: 0520078640
Elizabeth Wilson's elegant, provocative, and scholarly study uses fiction, essays, film, and art, as well as history and sociology, to look at some of the world's greatest cities—London, Paris, Moscow, New York, Chicago, Lusaka, and São Paulo—and presents a powerful critique of utopian planning, anti-urbanism, postmodernism, and traditional architecture. For women the city offers freedom, including sexual freedom, but also new dangers. Planners and reformers have repeatedly attempted to regulate women—and the working class and ethnic minorities—by means of grandiose, utopian plans, nearly destroying the richness of urban culture. City centers have become uninhabited business districts, the countryside suburbanized. There is danger without pleasure, consumerism without choice, safety without stimulation. What is needed is a new understanding of city life and Wilson gives us an intriguing introduction to what this might be.
The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts
The Woman Warrior
Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts
Paperback      ISBN: 0679721886
A first-generation Chinese-American woman recounts growing up in America within a tradition-bound Chinese family, and confronted with Chinese ghosts from the past and non-Chinese ghosts of the present
Henry and June: From a Journal of Love : The Unexpurgated Diary of Anais Nin 1931-1932
Henry and June
From a Journal of Love : The Unexpurgated Diary of Anais Nin 1931-1932
Paperback      ISBN: 015640057x
An account of Anais Nin's sexual awakening, this book describes her friendship with Henry Miller and his wife, June, and the fiery affair with Henry that liberated her sexually and morally, undermined her idealized marriage, and led her into psychoanalysis
Personal Politics: The Roots of Women's Liberation in the Civil Rights Movement and the New Left
Personal Politics
The Roots of Women's Liberation in the Civil Rights Movement and the New Left
Paperback      ISBN: 0394742281
Argues that the women most crucial to the liberation movement in the 1960s were responding to their treatment in the civil rights and New Left movements
Beyond God the Father: Toward a Philosophy of Women's Liberation
Beyond God the Father
Toward a Philosophy of Women's Liberation
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0807015032
The author presents the women's liberation movement as a spiritual revolution that can stimulate a universal human transformation. Bibliogs
Hearts of Men: American Dreams and the Flight from Commitment
Hearts of Men
American Dreams and the Flight from Commitment
Paperback      ISBN: 0385176155
An analysis of recent cultural evolution argues that the abandonment by men of the traditional male commitment to the "breadwinner ethic" has had the greatest impact on changing sex roles
Wild Women: Crusaders, Curmudgeons, and Completely Corsetless Ladies in the Otherwise Virtuous Victorian Era
Wild Women
Crusaders, Curmudgeons, and Completely Corsetless Ladies in the Otherwise Virtuous Victorian Era
Paperback      ISBN: 0943233364
A fascinating and sometimes humorous glimpse into the lives of 150 19th-century American women who refused to whittle themselves down to the Victorian model of proper womanhood. 50-black-and-white photos.
Prisons We Choose to Live Inside
Prisons We Choose to Live Inside
Paperback      ISBN: 0060390778
In this collection of five original essays, the author examines the current state of humanity--and inhumanity--and urges the individual to rise above the constraints of society to build a better world
Women, Culture, & Politics
Women, Culture, & Politics
Paperback      ISBN: 0679724877
The issues of racism, violence, health, children, education, and peace, as they affect the lives of women are considered on a global scale
Against Our Will: Men, Women and Rape
Against Our Will
Men, Women and Rape
Paperback      ISBN: 0449908208
Surveys the history of rape and the origins of American rape laws, examines interracial, homosexual, and child rape, and profiles the police-blotter rapist and representative victims