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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)
Israeli Mythogynies
Israeli Mythogynies (July 1987)
Women in Contemporary Hebrew Fiction
Esther Fuchs - Author

This book is the first to systematically examine the representation of women by mainstream Hebrew authors from the Palmah Generation to the New Wave. Fuchs' unique analytical method exposes the male-centered bias which often inspires the works of such prominent and widely translated authors as S. Yizhar, Moshe Shamir, A. B. Yehoshua and Amos Oz. She exposes both the continuities and the transformations in the literary represen...(Read More)
Origins of Protective Labor Legislation for Women, 1905-1925
Origins of Protective Labor Legislation for Women, 1905-1925 (July 1987)
Susan Lehrer - Author

In this comprehensive, wide-ranging analysis, Susan Lehrer investigates the origins of protective labor legislation for women, exposing the social forces that contributed to its passage and the often contradictory effects it had on those it was designed to protect. A rapidly expanding female work force is prompting both employers and society to rethink attitudes and policies toward working women. Lehrer provides critical insight into current issue...(Read More)
Women, State, and Ideology
Women, State, and Ideology (June 1987)
Studies from Africa and Asia
Haleh Afshar - Editor

Women, State, and Ideology examines the underlying ideologies that make female subordination a universal experience. It analyzes government policies directed at women in African and Asian countries. It argues, too, that ideologies which oppress women are removed only by prolonged struggle--and then only after fundamental political and social changes have been made.

The authors evaluate different policies aimed at women...(Read More)
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