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Naked Lives
Naked Lives (May 2009)
Inside the Worlds of Exotic Dance
Mindy S. Bradley-Engen - Author

Looks at the experience of being an exotic dancer in different kinds of strip clubs.

Is stripping good or bad for the women who do it? According to sociologist Mindy S. Bradley-Engen, there’s no simple answer. An exotic dancer’s experiences can be both empowering and degrading: at times a dancer can feel like a goddess, at times ashamed and dirty. Drawing on extensive interviews as well as her own exper...(Read More)
 
 
Feminist Mothering
Feminist Mothering (October 2008)
Andrea O'Reilly - Editor

Essays explore a wide range of contemporary feminist mothering practices.

Feminist Mothering goes beyond critiques of patriarchal motherhood to locate and investigate feminist maternal practices as sites for women’s empowerment and social change. The contributors see “feminist mothering” as practices of mothering that seek to challenge and change the norms of patriarchal motherhood that are ...(Read More)
 
 
The Anorexic Self
The Anorexic Self (May 2008)
A Personal, Political Analysis of a Diagnostic Discourse
Paula Saukko - Author

Critically examines diagnostic and popular discourses on eating disorders.

Traditionally, women’s eating disorders are thought to be strongly influenced by media images idealizing a normative thin female body. Taking a different approach, The Anorexic Self critically examines diagnostic and popular discourses on anorexia that construct narrow and ideal notions of the female self. Paula Saukko analyzes ...(Read More)
 
 
Heads above Water
Heads above Water (June 2004)
Gender, Class, and Family in the Grand Forks Flood
Alice Fothergill - Author

An in-depth exploration of women's lives after a natural disaster.

Heads above Water
tells the stories of women and their families who survived the Grand Forks, North Dakota, flood of 1997, one of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history. This book describes the challenges women faced and explores the importance of class, race, gender, sexual orientation, and disability in their disaster recovery. The women found...(Read More)
 
 
Spinster Tales and Womanly Possibilities
Spinster Tales and Womanly Possibilities (December 2001)
Naomi Braun Rosenthal - Author

Looks at changing conceptions of spinsterhood in modern American culture.

The spinster, once a ubiquitous figure in American popular culture, has all but vanished from the scene. Intrigued by the fact that her disappearance seems to have gone unnoticed, Naomi Braun Rosenthal traces the spinster's life and demise by using stories from the Ladies' Home Journal (from 1890, 1913, and 1933), along with Hol...(Read More)
 
 
Gender, Ethnicity, and the State
Gender, Ethnicity, and the State (April 1996)
Latina and Latino Prison Politics
Juanita Diaz-Cotto - Author

Examines the experiences of Latina and Latino prisoners in New York maximum security prisons, offering a realistic interpretation of the relationship that exists between prisoners, the state, and the civil society within which prisons operate.
"This study is unique in its attention to the interaction of gender and ethnicity in prisoner organizing and prison management. Based largely on interviews with Puerto Rican ex-inmates and with corr...(Read More)
 
 
Sexual Harassment on College Campuses
Sexual Harassment on College Campuses (March 1996)
Abusing the Ivory Power
Michele A. Paludi - Editor

An updated and expanded revision of the first edition, which received the Gustavus Myers Center Award for an outstanding book on Human Rights in the United States. Intended for administrators and faculty, it is also a resource book for individuals wanting to make changes in their campus' policy and procedures with regard to sexual harassment.

"Sexual harassment is an important issue which we can, and hopefully will, deal...(Read More)
 
 
Daughters of Palestine
Daughters of Palestine (February 1996)
Leading Women of the Palestinian National Movement
Amal Kawar - Author

Based on interviews with 35 women leaders, this is the first study of women's involvement in the Palestinian National Movement from the revolution in the mid-1960s to the Palestinian-Israeli peace process in the 1990s.

"This is a fine and useful book that will appeal to a wide group of readers. Its time has come, with the high visibility of Palestinian women leaders at present, such as Hanan Ashrawi. We learn much abou...(Read More)
 
 
Memories of Migration
Memories of Migration (February 1996)
Gender, Ethnicity, and Work in the Lives of Jewish and Italian Women in New York, 1870-1924
Kathie Friedman-Kasaba - Author

Offers a comparative historical study of women’s migration from Russia and Italy to New York at the turn of the 20th century. Taking an interdisciplinary and global perspective, the book examines the causes and consequences of women’s migration, contrasting the adaptation experiences of Jewish and Italian women.
"The author provides a brilliant integration of world-system, migration, race and gender literature to recast the experiences of...(Read More)
 
 
When Women Kill
When Women Kill (February 1996)
Coramae Richey Mann - Author

A fascinating profile of female homicide offenders emerges from this analysis of the characteristics of women murderers in six cities in the United States, including the circumstances of the murders, the role of the victims, the role of the perpetrators, and their fates in court.

The volume explores every aspect of females who murdered--from arrest through sentencing--and provides descriptions of ecological and other cir...(Read More)
 
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