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In the Wake of the Goddesses: Women, Culture and the Biblical Transformation of Pagan Myth
In the Wake of the Goddesses
Women, Culture and the Biblical Transformation of Pagan Myth
Paperback      ISBN: 0449907465
Considers the role and representation of women in polytheistic religions and compares it with the treatment of women in the Judeo-Christian scheme of beliefs. Original.
Mary Todd Lincoln: A Biography
Mary Todd Lincoln
A Biography
Paperback      ISBN: 0393305864
Profiles the much-maligned Fist Lady, a woman who was raised in a world of frontier violence, and who, like the nation her husband led during the Civil War, achieved an incomplete victory over internal discord
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 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.
Jambalaya: The Natural Woman's Book of Personal Charms and Practical Rituals
Jambalaya
The Natural Woman's Book of Personal Charms and Practical Rituals
Paperback      ISBN: 0062508598
A Marvelous Blend of Memoir, Folk Wisdom, and Afro-American Beliefs. Actress, storyteller, and priestess Luisah Teish dramatically re-creates centuries-old African-American traditions with music, memoir, and folk wisdom.
Plain and Simple: A Woman's Journey to the Amish
Plain and Simple
A Woman's Journey to the Amish
Paperback      ISBN: 0062501860
The true-life account of how an urban Californian is drawn into the beautiful yet austere life of an Amish community
Swastika Night
Swastika Night
Paperback      ISBN: 0935312560
Seven hundred years after Hitler's conquest of Europe men are encouraged to follow the soldierly virtues, while women are reduced to breeders and victims
A Woman's Worth
A Woman's Worth
Paperback      ISBN: 0345386574
Drawing deeply on her own experiences as a woman in today's world, the author of A Return to Love examines the role of beauty, age, relationships, sex, children, femininity, and careers in a confusing world. Reprint.
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.
Me: A Memoir
Me
A Memoir
Paperback      ISBN: 0930100565
A writer, teacher, and early feminist relates her own coming-of-age in Minneapolis and Greenwich Village in the early part of the twentieth century