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A Room of One's Own
A Room of One's Own
Paperback      ISBN: 0156787334
Describes the domestic obligations, social limitations, and economic factors which impede literary creativity in women
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
Life and Death in Shanghai
Life and Death in Shanghai
Paperback      ISBN: 014010870x
This account of the horrors faced by the author during China's Cultural Revolution tells of her arrest, the failed attempts to make her confess to spying, her imprisonment, and the story of her survival
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.
In a Different Voice: Psychological Theory and Women's Development
In a Different Voice
Psychological Theory and Women's Development
Paperback      ISBN: 0674445449
An assessment of psychological misinterpretations of women attempts to refocus perspectives on female personality and correct misconceptions of female psychological growth
Holy Anorexia
Holy Anorexia
Paperback      ISBN: 0226042057
Examines the lives of over two hundred holy women who lived in Italy between 1200 and the present, and argues that many saints suffered from anorexia nervosa
Eleanor Roosevelt, 1884-1933: 1884-1933
Eleanor Roosevelt, 1884-1933
1884-1933
Paperback      ISBN: 0140094601
Eleanor Roosevelt was born into the privileges and prejudices of American aristocracy and into a family ravaged by alcoholism. She overcame debilitating roots: in her public life, fighting against racism and injustice and advancing the rights of women; and in her private life, forming lasting intimate friendships with some of the great men and women of her times. This landmark biography provides a compelling new evaluation of one of the most inspiring women in American political history. Celebrated by feminists, historians, politicians, and reviewers everywhere, it presents an unprecedented portrait of a brave, fierce, passionate political lerader of our century.
The Free Women of Petersburg: Status and Culture in a Southern Town, 1784-1860
The Free Women of Petersburg
Status and Culture in a Southern Town, 1784-1860
Paperback      ISBN: 0393952649
In this book, which has important implications for our vision of thefemale past, Suzanne Lebsock examines the question, Did the position ofwomen in America deteriorate or improve in the first half of thenineteenth century?
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
This book introduces the important concept of a female frontier&;a frontier "every bit as real and coherent, as, for example, the mining frontier." It gives us a new understanding of western women's shared experiences and of the full implications of their participation in America's westward movement. Riley has reconstructed women's roles and concerns from census data, legal proceedings, newspaper accounts, local histories, essays, sermons, novels, photographs, works of art, and in large part from their own words, as recorded in diaries, day books, journals, letters, memoirs, reminiscences, and interviews. These women include the barely literate and the educated, the young and the old, single and married, white and black, native-born and immigrant. What emerges is a new understanding of the shared experiences&;at home, in paid employment, and in community activities&;that constituted the female frontier.
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.