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Desiring Emancipation
Desiring Emancipation (July 2014)
New Women and Homosexuality in Germany, 1890-1933
Marti M. Lybeck - Author

Uses historical case studies to illuminate women’s claims to emancipation and to sexual subjectivity during the tumultuous Wilhelmine and Weimar periods in Germany.

Desiring Emancipation traces middle-class German women’s claims to gender emancipation and sexual subjectivity in the pre-Nazi era. The emergence of homosexual identities and concepts in this same time frame provided the context f...(Read More)
 
 
Farms, Factories, and Families
Farms, Factories, and Families (July 2014)
Italian American Women of Connecticut
Anthony V. Riccio - Author
Mary Ann McDonald Carolan - Foreword by

Documents the rich history of Italian American working women in Connecticut, including the crucial role they played in union organizing.

Often treated as background figures throughout their history, Italian women of the lower and working classes have always struggled and toiled alongside men, and this did not change following emigration to America. Through numerous oral history narratives, Farms, Factories, ...(Read More)
 
 
Taking Risks
Taking Risks (July 2014)
Feminist Activism and Research in the Americas
Julie Shayne - Editor
Margaret Randall - Foreword by

Explores activist scholarship in relation to feminism and social movements in the Americas.

Taking Risks offers a creative, interdisciplinary approach to narrating the stories of activist scholarship by women. The essays are based on the textual analysis of interviews, oral histories, ethnography, video storytelling, and theater. The contributors come from many disciplinary backgrounds, including theater,...(Read More)
 
 
Warrior Women
Warrior Women (July 2014)
Gender, Race, and the Transnational Chinese Action Star
Lisa Funnell - Author

BRONZE MEDALIST - 2015 Independent Publisher Book Awards in the Women Issues Category

2015 Emily Toth Award, presented by the Popular Culture Association & American Culture Association

FINALIST - 2014 ForeWord IndieFab Book of the Year Award in the Women’s Studies Category


Considers the significance of Chinese female action stars ...(Read More)
 
 
Casual Affairs
Casual Affairs (June 2014)
The Life and Fiction of Sally Benson
Maryellen V. Keefe - Author

Follows the life and career of Sally Benson, acclaimed writer of New Yorker fiction and Hollywood screenplays.

In Casual Affairs, Maryellen V. Keefe vividly follows the life and career of Sally Benson, the New Yorker writer remembered by generations of moviegoers for Meet Me in St. Louis, the film that brought her family to life. Keefe traces Benson’s life from her childho...(Read More)
 
 
Luce Irigaray's Phenomenology of Feminine Being
Luce Irigaray's Phenomenology of Feminine Being (June 2014)
Virpi Lehtinen - Author

A dynamic interpretation of feminine identity capable of resistance, change, and transformation.

The reception of Luce Irigaray’s ideas about feminine identity has centered largely on questions of essentialism, whether criticizing this as a destructive flaw or interpreting it in strategic or pragmatic terms. Staking out an alternative approach, Virpi Lehtinen finds in the phenomenology of Husserl and Merlea...(Read More)
 
 
Feminist Phenomenology and Medicine
Feminist Phenomenology and Medicine (April 2014)
Kristin Zeiler - Editor
Lisa Folkmarson Käll - Editor

Phenomenological insights into health issues relating to bodily self-experience, normality and deviance, self-alienation, and objectification.

Situated at the intersection of phenomenology of medicine and feminist phenomenology, this volume provides insights into medical practices such as surgical operations, organ transplants, dentistry, midwifery, and psychiatry. The contributors make clear the relevance of fem...(Read More)
 
 
Living on Your Own
Living on Your Own (April 2014)
Single Women, Rental Housing, and Post-Revolutionary Affect in Contemporary South Korea
Jesook Song - Author

An ethnography of young, single women struggling to live independently in South Korea.

Living on Your Own is an ethnography of young, single women in South Korea who seek to live independently. Using extensive interviews, along with media analysis and archival research, Jesook Song traces the women’s difficulties in achieving residential autonomy. Song exposes the clash between the women’s bu...(Read More)
 
 
Palimpsest - Biannual
Palimpsest - Volume #3, Issue #1 (4/2014)
A Journal on Women, Gender, and the Black International
T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting - Editor
Tiffany Ruby Patterson-Myers - Editor

 
 
Beyond Explicit
Beyond Explicit (February 2014)
Pornography and the Displacement of Sex
Helen Hester - Author

Develops a novel characterization of the pornographic as a cultural concept.

This original contribution to porn studies aims to interrogate previously untheorized changes in contemporary understandings of the pornographic. Helen Hester argues that the words “porn” and “pornographic” are currently being applied to an ever-expanding range of material and that this change in language usage ref...(Read More)
 
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