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It Hurts Down There
It Hurts Down There (September 2015)
The Bodily Imaginaries of Female Genital Pain
Christine Labuski - Author

Tracks the medical emergence and treatment of vulvar pain conditions in order to understand why so many US women are misinformed about their sexual bodies.

How does a woman describe a part of her body that much of society teaches her to never discuss? It Hurts Down There analyzes the largest known set of qualitative research data about vulvar pain conditions. It tells the story of one hundred women who s...(Read More)
 
 
Defending Women's Rights in Europe
Defending Women's Rights in Europe (May 2015)
Gender Equality and EU Enlargement
Olga A. Avdeyeva - Author

Comparative analysis of gender equality reforms enacted in ten post-communist states who became members of the European Union.

Between 2004 and 2007, ten post-communist Eastern European states became members of the European Union (EU). To do so, these nations had to meet certain EU accession requirements, including antidiscrimination reforms. While attaining EU membership was an incredible achievement, many scholar...(Read More)
 
 
Living on Your Own
Living on Your Own (April 2014)
Single Women, Rental Housing, and Post-Revolutionary Affect in Contemporary South Korea
Jesook Song - Author

An ethnography of young, single women struggling to live independently in South Korea.

Living on Your Own is an ethnography of young, single women in South Korea who seek to live independently. Using extensive interviews, along with media analysis and archival research, Jesook Song traces the women’s difficulties in achieving residential autonomy. Song exposes the clash between the women’s bu...(Read More)
 
 
The Joy of Noh
The Joy of Noh (April 2014)
Embodied Learning and Discipline in Urban Japan
Katrina L. Moore - Author

Examines Japanese later life learners involved in Noh theater.

Centered on questions of identity formation, selfhood, and the body, this ethnography examines the experiences of later life learners in Japan. The women profiled are amateur practitioners of Noh theater, learning the dance and chant essential to this classic art form. Using a combination of observational, interview, and experiential data, Katrina L. ...(Read More)
 
 
Razor Wire Women
Razor Wire Women (April 2011)
Prisoners, Activists, Scholars, and Artists
Jodie Michelle Lawston - Editor
Ashley E. Lucas - Editor

Collection of essays and art by scholars, artists and activists both in and out of prison that reveal the many dimensions of women’s incarcerated experiences.

Offering nuanced portraits of women’s lives inside razor wire and prison walls, Razor Wire Women puts incarcerated women in dialogue with scholars, artists, educators, and activists who live outside of prisons but work on issues connected to the ...(Read More)
 
 
Unequal Desires
Unequal Desires (September 2010)
Race and Erotic Capital in the Stripping Industry
Siobhan Brooks - Author

Investigates race and racism in the U.S. exotic dance industry.

Winner of the 2008 SUNY Press Dissertation/First Book Prize in Queer Studies, this groundbreaking ethnographic study of racial stratification in queer and straight strip clubs examines the lives and working conditions of Black and Latina dancers in strip clubs in New York City and Oakland, California. Through interviews with dancers, customers, man...(Read More)
 
 
Imagining Black Womanhood
Imagining Black Womanhood (September 2010)
The Negotiation of Power and Identity within the Girls Empowerment Project
Stephanie D. Sears - Author

Examines how Black girls and women negotiate and resist dominant stereotypes in the context of an Africentric, womanist youth organization for disadvantaged girls.

Imagining Black Womanhood illuminates the experiences of the women and girls of the Girls Empowerment Project, an Africentric, womanist, single-sex, after-school program located in one of the Bay Area’s largest and most impoverished h...(Read More)
 
 
Mothers Who Deliver
Mothers Who Deliver (September 2010)
Feminist Interventions in Public and Interpersonal Discourse
Jocelyn Fenton Stitt - Editor
Pegeen Reichert Powell - Editor

New directions in thinking about mothering.

Mothers Who Deliver brings together essays that focus on mothering as an intelligent practice, deliberately reinvented and rearticulated by mothers themselves. The contributors to this watershed volume focus on a variety of subjects, from mothers in children’s picture books and mothers writing blogs to global maternal activism and mothers raising gay son...(Read More)
 
 
Governing the Female Body
Governing the Female Body (January 2010)
Gender, Health, and Networks of Power
Lori Reed - Editor
Paula Saukko - Editor

A feminist and Foucauldian analysis of a variety of emerging gendered discourses.

Drawing on Foucault’s notion of governmentality, this collection explores relations between the intimate governance of bodies and political governance. The contributors offer empirically grounded yet theoretically sophisticated case studies showing how gendered, racialized, and socioeconomic agendas structure medical and s...(Read More)

 
 
The Culture of Teenage Mothers
The Culture of Teenage Mothers (November 2009)
Joanna Gregson - Author

Explores teen mothers’ perceptions of their situations and the social stigma that affects them.

Society stigmatizes teen pregnancy, but most teenage mothers keep their babies and many regard their pregnancies as the best thing that ever happened to them. In this book, Joanna Gregson explores teen mothers’ shared culture: how they perceive their situations and how they experience stigma. Drawing from four...(Read More)
 
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