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Bikini-Ready Moms
Bikini-Ready Moms (September 2015)
Celebrity Profiles, Motherhood, and the Body
Lynn O'Brien Hallstein - Author

2016 Outstanding Book Award, presented by the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender (OSCLG)

Argues that expectations for mothering include a new core principle of “body work.”


The requirements of “good” motherhood used to primarily involve the care of children, but now contemporary mother...(Read More)
 
 
It Hurts Down There
It Hurts Down There (September 2015)
The Bodily Imaginaries of Female Genital Pain
Christine Labuski - Author

Tracks the medical emergence and treatment of vulvar pain conditions in order to understand why so many US women are misinformed about their sexual bodies.

How does a woman describe a part of her body that much of society teaches her to never discuss? It Hurts Down There analyzes the largest known set of qualitative research data about vulvar pain conditions. It tells the story of one hundred women who s...(Read More)
 
 
Explicit Utopias
Explicit Utopias (August 2015)
Rewriting the Sexual in Women's Pornography
Amalia Ziv - Author

Provides an incisive account of women’s porn and queer porn of the 1980s and 1990s.
Explicit Utopias explores a problem that has long haunted feminist, lesbian, and queer critics: the obstacles to imagining women’s desire and sexual agency. Pornography is one arena in which women have actively sought to imaginatively overcome this problem, yet pornography has also been an object of passionate feminist content...(Read More)
 
 
The Limits of Knowledge
The Limits of Knowledge (August 2015)
Generating Pragmatist Feminist Cases for Situated Knowing
Nancy Arden McHugh - Author

Argues for a transactionally situated approach to science and medicine in order to meet the needs of marginalized groups.

The Limits of Knowledge provides an understanding of what pragmatist feminist theories look like in practice, combining insights from the work of American pragmatist John Dewey concerning experimental inquiry and transaction with arguments for situated knowledge rooted in contemporary ...(Read More)
 
 
Age Becomes Us
Age Becomes Us (July 2015)
Bodies and Gender in Time
Leni Marshall - Author

Deconstructs fiction and nonfiction to further understandings of how aging and old age are created.

In lively, accessible prose, this book expands the reach and depth of age studies. A review of age studies methods in theory, literature, and practice leads readers to see how their own intersectional identities shape their beliefs about age, aging, and old age. This study asks readers to interrogate the &ldqu...(Read More)
 
 
Defending Women's Rights in Europe
Defending Women's Rights in Europe (May 2015)
Gender Equality and EU Enlargement
Olga A. Avdeyeva - Author

Comparative analysis of gender equality reforms enacted in ten post-communist states who became members of the European Union.

Between 2004 and 2007, ten post-communist Eastern European states became members of the European Union (EU). To do so, these nations had to meet certain EU accession requirements, including antidiscrimination reforms. While attaining EU membership was an incredible achievement, many scholar...(Read More)
 
 
Palimpsest - Biannual
Palimpsest - Volume #4, Issue #1 (5/2015)
A Journal on Women, Gender, and the Black International
T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting - Editor
Tiffany Ruby Patterson-Myers - Editor

 
 
Maternal Activism
Maternal Activism (April 2015)
Mothers Confronting Injustice
Danielle Poe - Author

Demonstrates how individuals can respond to widespread injustice and systemic militarization in society.

Maternal Activism tells the stories of women who refused to ignore injustice even though many people urged them to stop their activism by claiming it would harm their children. Molly Rush, Michele Naar-Obed, Cindy Sheehan, and Diane Wilson recognized that the potential well-being of their children relates...(Read More)
 
 
Wolf-Women and Phantom Ladies
Wolf-Women and Phantom Ladies (April 2015)
Female Desire in 1940s US Culture
Steven Dillon - Author

2015 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title

Provides encyclopedic coverage of female sexuality in 1940s popular culture.

Popular culture in the 1940s is organized as patriarchal theater. Men gaze upon, evaluate, and coerce women, who are obliged in their turn to put themselves on sexual display. In such a thoroughly patriarchal society, what happens to female sex...(Read More)
 
 
This Bridge Called My Back, Fourth Edition
This Bridge Called My Back, Fourth Edition (March 2015)
Writings by Radical Women of Color
Cherríe Moraga - Editor
Gloria Anzaldúa - Editor

Bronze Medalist 2016 Independent Publisher Book Awards in the Anthologies Category

FINALIST 2015
ForeWord INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award in the Anthologies Category

Updated and expanded edition of the foundational text of women of color feminism.


Originally re...(Read More)
 
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