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The Road from Coorain
The Road from Coorain
Paperback      ISBN: 0679724362
A woman of intellect and ambition describes growing up on an Australian ranch, coping with her father's death and her mother's depression, her intellectual awakening at the university, and her path to becoming Smith College's first woman president
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
The Women on the Wall
The Women on the Wall
Paperback      ISBN: 0803291108
Written during World War II and its immediate aftermath, the eighteen stories of The Women on the Wall move from women to war and back again, but it is the women who remain central. There are Alma, a war bride who runs a farm better than the neighbor men; Lucy, a former WAAF, working through college; Tamsen, who keeps her husband drunk so she can do as she pleases; and the women on the wall, who, with nothing to do but wait for their husbands to return from the war, find their private consolations. To these stories Wallace Stegner brings the same skill and thoughtfulness that won him the National Book Award for The Spectator Bird
Mechanical Brides: Women and Machines from Home to Office
Mechanical Brides
Women and Machines from Home to Office
Paperback      ISBN: 1878271970
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.
Black Women in White America: A Documentary History
Black Women in White America
A Documentary History
Paperback      ISBN: 0679743146
Compiles letters, articles, and essays on the racial and sexual oppression of Black women in America and the ways in which they have managed to survive in a white-dominated society
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.
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.
Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: A History of Lesbian Life in Twentieth-Century America
Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers
A History of Lesbian Life in Twentieth-Century America
Paperback      ISBN: 0140171223
An account of lesbian life in the twentieth century traces the evolution of lesbian identity, discussing the establishment of lesbian subcultures in each decade, examines how feminism and gay liberation have destigmatized lesbianism, and more. Reprint.
Red Ribbon on a White Horse
Red Ribbon on a White Horse
Paperback      ISBN: 0892551240
Anzia Yezierska tells of her odyssey from the sweatshops of New York's Lower East Side to success in Hollywood and then a return to poverty in New York