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Fleeting Opportunities
Fleeting Opportunities (May 1990)
Women Shipyard Workers in Portland and Vancouver During World War II and Reconversion
Amy Kesselman - Author

"The real strength of this book is the careful reconstruction of the daily lives of the wartime women both on the job and in the community. The author takes us into that inner world of events and experiences, by way of the oral testimony of the workers themselves." -- Pete Hoefer, AFL-CIO

This book tells the story of the daily lives of women industrial workers in World War II shipyards. It focuses on their struggle against the persistence o...(Read More)
Exploring/Teaching the Psychology of Women
Exploring/Teaching the Psychology of Women (March 1990)
A Manual of Resources
Michele A. Paludi - Author

The first of its kind, this manual presents educational approaches and processes which reflect feminist principles for teachers and leaders of courses and workshops in the psychology of women. Sample syllabi, outlines, references, lists of audio-visual material, organizations, discussion questions, and experiential exercises reflect the content areas typically covered in these courses: achievement, sexuality, health, adjustment, psychotherapy, co...(Read More)
Work Without Wages
Work Without Wages (March 1990)
Comparative Studies of Domestic Labor and Self-Employment
Jane L. Collins - Editor
Martha E. Gimenez - Editor

This book expands recent research on the economic significance of household-based production for family consumption and for the wider market. While the importance of women's domestic labor has been generally recognized, the complex articulation between household activities and the changing nature of the economy has rarely been examined in greater depth than in this volume. The authors explore, theoretically and empirically, the relationships betwe...(Read More)
Feminist Dialogics
Feminist Dialogics (July 1988)
A Theory of Failed Community
Dale M. Bauer - Author

Feminist Dialogics examines the structure of four novels (Hawthorne's The Blithedale Romance, James's The Golden Bowl, Wharton's The House of Mirth and Chopin's The Awakening) through the lens of Mikhail Bakhtin's critical framework. The author draws on Bakhtin's notion of heteroglossia to show how the interaction of many voices forms the social community of the novel and how the functioning of these voices makes ...(Read More)
Changing Our Minds
Changing Our Minds (March 1988)
Feminist Transformations of Knowledge
Susan H. Aiken - Editor
Karen Anderson - Editor
Myra Dinnerstein - Editor
Judy N. Temple - Editor

What happens when traditionally-trained academics begin to reconsider their disciplines in light of recent feminist scholarship? This book was written by academics outside Women's Studies programs who have changed their minds about the foundations of their disciplines.

The authors share a commitment to explore the cultural construction of gender and the gendered construction of culture. Each chapter simultaneously examines and...(Read More)

Pushing the Limits
Pushing the Limits (February 1988)
The Female Administrative Aspirant
Sakre K. Edson - Author

"The voices of the women ring true, and the quotations provide fascinating data ... a good and important study." -- Charol Shakeshaft, Hofstra University

"... a significant work, quite unlike anything else in the area of sex equity. Edson's data base is rich and revealing. The topics are timely and woven together well." -- Daniel L. Duke, University of Virginia

By providing new understanding and insights into the backgrounds and expe...(Read More)
The Positive Image
The Positive Image (February 1988)
Women Photographers in Turn-of-the-Century America
C. Jane Gover - Author

The Positive Image tells the largely untold story of women photographers in turn of the century America. Women like Gertrude Kasebier, Frances Benjamin Johnston, Alice Austen, Catherine Weed Ward, and Eva Watson-Schutze were among thousands of women who as professional and amateur photographers sought personal, artistic, and professional fulfillment while still connected to the traditional domestic environment.

These women created a p...(Read More)
The Worth of Women's Work
The Worth of Women's Work (December 1987)
A Qualitative Synthesis
Anne Statham - Editor
Eleanor M. Miller - Editor
Hans O. Mauksch - Editor

"I appreciate the fact that the volume does not focus on women's professions but instead focuses on women's occupations, which have tended to be neglected. The inclusion of the chapter on hustling shows that the editors have an inclusive definition of work." -- Catherine W. Berheide, Skidmore College

Many common assumptions about work are challenged in this book. For example, the findings refute the common assertion that work ta...(Read More)
Geography of Gender in the Third World
Geography of Gender in the Third World (August 1987)
Janet H. Momsen - Editor
Janet Townsend - Editor

Women and Language in Transition
Women and Language in Transition (August 1987)
Joyce Penfield - Editor

This collection of essays deals with the interplay of language and social change, asking the question: How can language and society be made gender equal? The contributors examine the critical role of language in the lives of white women and women of color in the United States. Since language pervades many dimensions of women's lives, this study takes a multi-disciplinary approach to the issues considered.

The volume is divided into three s...(Read More)
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