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Women in World Religions
Women in World Religions (April 1987)
Arvind Sharma - Editor
Katherine K. Young - Introduction

This is a book by women about women in the religions of the world. It presents all the basic facts and ideological issues concerning the position of women in the major religious traditions of humanity: Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Taoism, and tribal religions.

A special feature of the book is its phenomenological approach, wherein scholars examine sacred textual materials. Each contributor not only studies h...(Read More)
Ingredients for Women's Employment Policy
Ingredients for Women's Employment Policy (April 1987)
Christine Bose - Editor
Glenna Spitze - Editor

“This collection of essays on women's employment makes an important contribution to the field of women and work. Although the articles cover a wide range of subjects (labor migration, union leadership, occupational segregation, the gender gap in earnings, underemployment and unemployment, and the many issues raised by comparable worth), they form an admirably coherent whole which contributes to a high level of analysis. Collectively the es...(Read More)
Open Country, Iowa
Open Country, Iowa (October 1986)
Rural Women, Tradition, and Change
Deborah Fink - Author

Open Country, Iowa links anthropology and history in a woman's perspective on the changing social patterns of rural Iowa communities. Using life stories which she has collected, Deborah Fink explores the experiences of today's women. She traces them to past influences, beginning with the time of the first settlers, and shows how family, religion, and work have changed over the years. Her interpretation of social patterns as determined by t...(Read More)
Woman Abuse
Woman Abuse (December 1985)
Facts Replacing Myths
Lewis Okun - Author

Battered women and woman abusers. Which beliefs about them are becoming substantiated by empirical evidence, and which have now been debunked as fallacies or myths?

Woman Abuse: Facts Replacing Myths presents an extensive review of the literature in the field. It provides the results of important original research conducted by the author and surveys the current literature on conjugal violence. The author highlights the parallels bet...(Read More)
Schooling the Daughters of Marianne
Schooling the Daughters of Marianne (June 1984)
Textbooks and the Socialization of Girls in Modern French Primary Schools
Linda L. Clark - Author

This first book-length study of girls' primary education in France gives a concrete picture of how Frenchwomen were, and are, prepared for their roles in society.

Until the 1960s, the primary school provided the only formal education for the majority of French children. Long recognized as a major inculcator of patriotic and moral values, the French primary school also played the vital role of preparing girls for their expected adult lives....(Read More)
Women in the Ancient World
Women in the Ancient World (June 1984)
The Arethusa Papers
John Peradotto - Editor
J. P. Sullivan - Editor

One of the reasons for the study of the Greek and Roman classics is their perpetual relevance. In no area can this position be more clearly defended than in the investigation of the feminine condition, for it was here that basic attitudes derogatory to the sex were molded by legal and social systems, by philosophers and poets, and by the thinking of men long since gone.

Women in the Ancient World brings together essays that examine ph...(Read More)
Women's Education in the Third World
Women's Education in the Third World (June 1983)
Comparative Perspectives
Gail P. Kelly - Editor
Carolyn M. Elliott - Editor

Gail Kelly and Carolyn Elliott have assembled the latest and best available scholarship from a range of disciplines to illuminate the determinants, nature, and outcomes of women's education in third World nations. This study focuses on the undereducation of women in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, delving into its causes, changes in female education patterns and the significance of these changes to societies and to women's lives. ...(Read More)
Women in Industry
Women in Industry (March 1977)
Pasquale A. Carone - Editor
Sherman N. Kieffer - Editor
Leonard W. Krinsky - Editor
Stanley F. Yolles - Editor

Papers from a conference on medical, emotional, and career problems of women in industry.

Papers from a conference on medical, emotional, and career problems of women in industry, held in April 1976 under the sponsorship of the South Oaks Foundation have been collected in this volume. Speakers from government, medicine, and the business worlds presented new research and recommendations for study of women in indus...(Read More)
The Role of Woman in Middle Ages
The Role of Woman in Middle Ages (June 1975)
Rosemarie T. Morewedge - Editor

Those interested in both the present day role of woman and its historical evolution will find this work an informative and valuable introduction to the topic. Focusing on the actual position woman held in medieval society and on the surprisingly diverse representations of her position in literature and the visual arts, the six essays collected in this volume reflect concern with the development of her role from classical antiquity and oral, illiter...(Read More)
Go, Tell Michelle
Go, Tell Michelle
African American Women Write to the First Lady, Audiobook, Unabridged and Expanded
Barbara A. Seals Nevergold - Editor
Peggy Brooks-Bertram - Editor

Passionate, shattering, and tender, this astonishing audiobook gathers together letters to Michelle Obama, written by African American and African women. Responding to a call from the Uncrowned Queens Institute in Buffalo, New York, hundreds of African American women shared their hopes, fears, and advice with the First Lady. Their letters and poems signal an unprecedented moment in our nation’s history and a remarkable opportunity for Africa...(Read More)
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