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Women's Life in Greece and Rome: A Source Book in Translation
Women's Life in Greece and Rome
A Source Book in Translation
Paperback      ISBN: 0801844754
Now in its fourth edition, this highly acclaimed sourcebook examines the public and private lives and legal status of Greek and Roman women. The texts represent women of all social classes, from public figures remembered for their deeds (or misdeeds), to priestesses, poets, and intellectuals, to working women, such as musicians, wet nurses, and prostitutes, to homemakers. The editors have selected texts from hard-to-find sources, such as inscriptions, papyri, and medical treatises, many of which have not previously been translated into English. The resulting compilation is both an invaluable aid to research and a clear guide through this complex subject. Building on the third edition’s appendix of updates, the fourth adds many new and unusual texts and images, as well as such student-friendly features as a map and chapter overviews. Many notes and explanations have been revised with the non-classicist in mind.
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
Beauty Secrets: Women and the Politics of Appearance
Beauty Secrets
Women and the Politics of Appearance
Paperback      ISBN: 0896082792
A provocative exploration of the links between appearance, gender and sexuality. Discusses beauty and ugliness, racism and beauty standards, and the role of class in shaping images of beauty.
Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China
Wild Swans
Three Daughters of China
Paperback      ISBN: 0385425473
A Chinese woman chronicles the struggle of her grandmother, her mother, and herself to survive in a China torn apart by wars, invasions, revolution, and continuing upheaval, from 1907 to the present
How We Survived Communism and Even Laughed
How We Survived Communism and Even Laughed
Paperback      ISBN: 0060975407
Hailed by feminists as one of the most important contributions to women's studies in the last decade, this gripping, beautifully written account describes the daily struggles of women under the Marxist regime in the former republic of Yugoslavia.
Phallos: Sacred Image of the Masculine
Phallos
Sacred Image of the Masculine
Paperback      ISBN: 0919123260
Beyond God the Father: Toward a Philosophy of Women's Liberation
Beyond God the Father
Toward a Philosophy of Women's Liberation
Paperback      ISBN: 0807015032
The author presents the women's liberation movement as a spiritual revolution that can stimulate a universal human transformation. Bibliogs
Dorothy Parker, What Fresh Hell Is This?
Dorothy Parker, What Fresh Hell Is This?
Paperback      ISBN: 0140116168
Traces the life of the American journalist, screenwriter, and wit, describes her relationships with the other members of the Algonquin Round Table, and attempts to portray her complex personality
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 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