Gender Studies
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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
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.
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
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.
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
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
Mother, Sons, and Lovers: How a Man's Relationship With His Mother Affects the Rest of His Life
Mother, Sons, and Lovers
How a Man's Relationship With His Mother Affects the Rest of His Life
Paperback      ISBN: 0877739455
Analyzes the relationship between mothers and sons, argues that men must come to terms with this relationship before they can fully mature, and suggests a process for development
Virginia Woolf: A Biography
Virginia Woolf
A Biography
Paperback      ISBN: 0156935805
Probes the events of the English author's life paying special attention to her Bloomsbury milieu and her personal relationships
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.
Joan of Arc: By Herself and Her Witnesses
Joan of Arc
By Herself and Her Witnesses
Paperback      ISBN: 0812812603
One feels closer to Joan in these pages than in any modern biographies.--Saturday Review