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Conceiving Identities
Conceiving Identities (November 2013)
Maternity in Medieval Muslim Discourse and Practice
Kathryn M. Kueny - Author

FINALIST - 2014 American Academy of Religion Book Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion, in the textual studies category

Explores how medieval Muslim theologians constructed a female gender identity based on an ideal of maternity and how women contested it.


Conceiving Identities explores how medieval Muslim theologians appropriate a woman’s reproductive power to c...(Read More)
 
 
Fifties Ethnicities
Fifties Ethnicities (November 2013)
The Ethnic Novel and Mass Culture at Midcentury
Tracy Floreani - Author

Demonstrates how written and visual representations worked to construct definitions of ethnicity in midcentury America.

Fifties Ethnicities brings together a variety of texts to explore what it meant to be American in the middle of “America’s Century.” In a series of comparative readings that draws on novels, television programs, movie magazines, and films, Tracy Floreani crosses generi...(Read More)
 
 
The Principal's Office
The Principal's Office (November 2013)
A Social History of the American School Principal
Kate Rousmaniere - Author

The first comprehensive history of principals in the United States.

The Principal’s Office is the first historical examination of one of the most important figures in American education. Originating as a head teacher in the nineteenth century and evolving into the role of contemporary educational leader, the school principal has played a central part in the development of American public education. A l...(Read More)
 
 
Palimpsest - Volume #2, Issue #2
Palimpsest - Volume #2, Issue #2 (10/2013)
A Journal on Women, Gender, and the Black International
T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting - Editor
Tiffany Ruby Patterson-Myers - Editor

 
 
Shaping Gender Policy in Turkey
Shaping Gender Policy in Turkey (July 2013)
Grassroots Women Activists, the European Union, and the Turkish State
Gül Aldikaçti Marshall - Author

Timely analysis of the ways in which women grassroots activists, the European Union, and the Turkish state are involved in shaping gender policies in Turkey.

Shaping Gender Policy in Turkey uncovers how, why, and to what extent Turkish women, in addition to the Turkish state and the European Union, have been involved in gender policy changes in Turkey. Through analysis of the role of multiple actors at...(Read More)
 
 
The Grasp That Reaches beyond the Grave
The Grasp That Reaches beyond the Grave (July 2013)
The Ancestral Call in Black Women's Texts
Venetria K. Patton - Author

Explores black women writers’ treatment of the ancestor figure.

The Grasp That Reaches beyond the Grave investigates the treatment of the ancestor figure in Toni Cade Bambara’s The Salt Eaters, Paule Marshall’s Praisesong for the Widow, Phyllis Alesia Perry’s Stigmata and A Sunday in June, Toni Morrison’s Beloved,Tananarive Due’s The Bet...(Read More)
 
 
College Girl
College Girl (June 2013)
A Memoir
Laura Gray-Rosendale - Author

GOLD MEDALIST - 2014 Independent Publisher Book Awards in the Autobiography/Memoir III (Personal Struggle / Health Issues) category

FINALIST  - 2013 May Sarton Memoir Award, presented by the Story Circle Network

Award-Winning Finalist in the Autobiography/Memoirs category of The 2013 USA Best Book Awards, sponsored by USA Book News

2013 Northern Arizona’s Moun...(Read More)
 
 
Mothering Queerly, Queering Motherhood
Mothering Queerly, Queering Motherhood (June 2013)
Resisting Monomaternalism in Adoptive, Lesbian, Blended, and Polygamous Families
Shelley M. Park - Author

Provides a model for queering motherhood that resists racist, neoliberal, and hetero- or homonormative ideals of “good” mothering.

Bridging the gap between feminist studies of motherhood and queer theory, Mothering Queerly, Queering Motherhood articulates a provocative philosophy of queer kinship that need not be rooted in lesbian or gay sexual identities. Working from an interdisciplinary fr...(Read More)
 
 
Passionate Commitments
Passionate Commitments (June 2013)
The Lives of Anna Rochester and Grace Hutchins
Julia M. Allen - Author

2014 Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction, presented by the Publishing Triangle

A story of two twentieth-century American women whose love for each other fueled their work to create an egalitarian world.

Developing their rhetorical skills in early-twentieth-century women’s organizations, Anna Rochester and Grace Hutchins, life partners and heirs to significant wealth,...(Read More)
 
 
Seeking the Beloved Community
Seeking the Beloved Community (May 2013)
A Feminist Race Reader
Joy James - Author
Beverly Guy-Sheftall - Foreword by

Selected essays on radical social change.

Written over the course of twenty years, the essays brought together here highlight and analyze tensions confronted by writers, scholars, activists, politicians, and political prisoners fighting racism and sexism. Focusing on the experiences of black women calling attention to and resisting social injustice, the astonishing scale of mass and politically driven imprisonmen...(Read More)
 
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