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Palimpsest - Volume #6, Issue #1
Palimpsest - Volume #6, Issue #1 (7/2017)
A Journal on Women, Gender, and the Black International
T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting - Editor
Tiffany Ruby Patterson-Myers - Editor

 
 
Black Women's Mental Health
Black Women's Mental Health (July 2017)
Balancing Strength and Vulnerability
Stephanie Y. Evans - Editor
Kanika Bell - Editor
Nsenga K. Burton - Editor
Linda Goler Blount - Foreword by

Creates a new framework for approaching Black women’s wellness, by merging theory and practice with both personal narratives and public policy.

This book offers a unique, interdisciplinary, and thoughtful look at the challenges and potency of Black women’s struggle for inner peace and mental stability. It brings together contributors from psychology, sociology, law, and medicine, as well as the humanities, to discuss...(Read More)
 
 
Flash Points
Flash Points (July 2017)
Lessons Learned and Not Learned in Malawi, Kosovo, Iraq, and Afghanistan
Jade Wu - Author

Honorable Mention – 2017 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award in the Political Science category

A compelling, intimate account of how US foreign assistance in war zones and developing countries does not achieve its intended goals.

From the hot savannah of Malawi to the cold, damp gray of Kosovo and into the volatile war zones of Iraq and Afghanistan,...(Read More)
 
 
An Extraordinary Ordinary Woman
An Extraordinary Ordinary Woman (June 2017)
The Journal of Phebe Orvis, 1820-1830
Susan M. Ouellette - Author

A rare nineteenth-century journal of an everyday woman richly infused with the minutiae of antebellum daily life and work.

In 1820, Phebe Orvis began a journal that she faithfully kept for a decade. Richly detailed, her diary captures not only the everyday life of an ordinary woman in early nineteenth-century Vermont and New York, but also the unusual happenings of her family, neighborhood, and beyond. The journal entries trace...(Read More)
 
 
Bodies in China
Bodies in China (June 2017)
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Gender, and Politics
Eva Kit Wah Man - Author

Engages with Chinese philosophy to offer new conceptual models for reframing gender, bodies, and aesthetics.

Bodies in China uses Chinese philosophy to reframe Western scholarship on gender, body, and aesthetics. Does Confucianism rule out the capacity of women as moral subjects and hence as aesthetic subjects? Do forms of Chinese philosophy contribute or correspond to patriarchal Confucian culture? Can Chinese philosoph...(Read More)
 
 
New Forms of Revolt
New Forms of Revolt (June 2017)
Essays on Kristeva's Intimate Politics
Sarah K. Hansen - Editor
Rebecca Tuvel - Editor

Essays explore the significance of Julia Kristeva’s concept of intimate revolt for social and political philosophy.

Over the last twenty years, French philosopher, psychoanalyst, and novelist Julia Kristeva has explored how global crises threaten people’s ability to revolt. In a context of widespread war, deepening poverty, environmental catastrophes, and rising fundamentalisms, she argues that a revival of inner ps...(Read More)
 
 
Historicizing Post-Discourses
Historicizing Post-Discourses (March 2017)
Postfeminism and Postracialism in United States Culture
Tanya Ann Kennedy - Author

Examines how postfeminism and postracialism intersect to perpetuate systemic injustice in the United States.

Historicizing Post-Discourses explores how postfeminism and postracialism intersect in dominant narratives of triumphalism, white male crisis, neoliberal and colonial feminism, and multiculturalism to perpetuate systemic injustice in America. By examining various locations within popular cul...(Read More)
 
 
Mexico's Nobodies
Mexico's Nobodies (February 2017)
The Cultural Legacy of the Soldadera and Afro-Mexican Women
B. Christine Arce - Author

2016 Victoria Urbano Critical Monograph Book Prize, presented by the International Association of Hispanic Feminine Literature and Culture

Analyzes cultural materials that grapple with gender and blackness to revise traditional interpretations of Mexicanness.


México’s Nobodies examines two key figures in Mexican history that have remained anonymous despite their proliferation in the art...(Read More)
 
 
Staging Women's Lives in Academia
Staging Women's Lives in Academia (February 2017)
Gendered Life Stages in Language and Literature Workplaces
Michelle A. Massé - Editor
Nan Bauer-Maglin - Editor

Argues that institutional change must accommodate women’s professional and personal life stages.

Staging Women’s Lives in Academia demonstrates how ostensibly personal decisions are shaped by institutions and advocates for ways that workplaces, not women, must be changed. Addressing life stages ranging from graduate school through retirement, these essays represent a gamut of institutions and ...(Read More)
 
 
Global Women, Colonial Ports
Global Women, Colonial Ports (January 2017)
Prostitution in the Interwar Middle East
Liat Kozma - Author

Combines analysis of transnational prostitution and traffic in women with a social history of the League of Nations and interwar globalization.

Global Women, Colonial Ports is a transnational history of state-regulated prostitution in the Middle East and North Africa between the two world wars. Beginning with international efforts to eradicate traffic in women and children, Liat Kozma examines French and...(Read More)
 
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