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Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women
Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women
by Geraldine Brooks
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A Room of One's Own
A Room of One's Own
by Virginia Woolf
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Virginia Woolf's landmark inquiry into women's role in society   In A Room of One's Own, Virginia Woolf imagines that Shakespeare had a sister—a sister equal to Shakespeare in talent, and equal in genius, but whose legacy is radically... (read more)

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The Woman Warrior Signed Edition
The Woman Warrior Signed Edition
by Maxine Hong Kingston
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A Chinese American woman tells of the Chinese myths, family stories and events of her California childhood that have shaped her identity.... (read more)

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The Ethics of Ambiguity
The Ethics of Ambiguity
by Simone De Beauvoir
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A leading French existentialist forces readers to face the absurdity of the human condition and then proceeds to develop a dialectic of ambiguity that will enable them not to master the chaos but to create with it.... (read more)

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When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present
When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present
by Gail Collins
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A Keepsake Edition of the national bestseller, now with space to preserve and share personal memories of the way things were. When Everything Changed begins in 1960, when most American women had to get their husbands' permission to apply for a credit... (read more)

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Vagina Monologues the V Day Edition
Vagina Monologues the V Day Edition
by Eve Ensler
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A poignant and hilarious tour of the last frontier, the ultimate forbidden zone, The Vagina Monologues is a celebration of female sexuality in all its complexity and mystery. Hailed as the bible for a new generation of women, it has been performed in... (read more)

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The Caged Virgin: An Emancipation Proclamation for Women and Islam
The Caged Virgin: An Emancipation Proclamation for Women and Islam
by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
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In Rethinking Islam, Katajun Amirpur argues that the West’s impression of Islam as a backward-looking faith, resistant to post-Enlightenment thinking, is misleading and—due to its effects on political discourse—damaging. Introducing... (read more)

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Bad Girls'/' Good Girls': Women, Sex, and Power in the Nineties
Bad Girls'/' Good Girls': Women, Sex, and Power in the Nineties
by Nan Bauer Maglin
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Agents or victims, liberated or oppressed, "bad girls" or "good girls." What do these labels mean and do they further or hinder women's progress? How are today's visions of female sexuality and power like or unlike those of the past... (read more)

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The Veil and the Male Elite: A Feminist Interpretation of Women's Rights in Islam
The Veil and the Male Elite: A Feminist Interpretation of Women's Rights in Islam
by Fatima Mernissi
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Convinced that the veil is a symbol of unjust male authority over women, in The Veil and the Male Elite, Moroccan feminist Fatima Mernissi aims to investigate the origins of the practice in the first Islamic community.... (read more)

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The Penguin Atlas of Women in the World: Completely Revised and Updated
The Penguin Atlas of Women in the World: Completely Revised and Updated
by Joni Seager
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In this revision of her ground-breaking atlas, Joni Seager draws on a vast amount of new global data to explore the key issues facing women today: equality, motherhood, feminism, beauty, culture, women at work, women in the global economy, changing... (read more)

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Women Reshaping Human Rights: How Extraordinary Activists Are Changing the World: How Extraordinary Activists Are Changing the World
Women Reshaping Human Rights: How Extraordinary Activists Are Changing the World: How Extraordinary Activists Are Changing the World
by Marguerite Bouvard
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In Women Reshaping Human Rights, ordinary yet extraordinary women tell their stories, in their own words. Their deeds span continents and have profoundly affected millions worldwide.Readers will meet Vera Laska, who as a teenager joined the... (read more)

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Feminist Legal Theory (New Perspectives on Law, Culture, and Society)
Feminist Legal Theory (New Perspectives on Law, Culture, and Society)
by Katharine Bartlett
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Our understanding of the law and its potential for reforming social and political norms was dramatically reshaped in the 1980s by the intellectual movement known as feminist legal theory. What makes this new theory so important is the far-reaching... (read more)

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Competition: A Feminist Taboo?
Competition: A Feminist Taboo?
by Neill Irvin Painter
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Why is it so hard for women to talk about competition? As the editors of this original anthology state: "Feminists have long been fiercely critical of male power games, yet we have often ignored or concealed our own conflcits over money, control... (read more)

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A Woman's Education
A Woman's Education
by Jill Ker Conway
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Abby Hopper Gibbons: Prison Reformer and Social Activist (Suny Series in Women, Crime, and Criminology)
Abby Hopper Gibbons: Prison Reformer and Social Activist (Suny Series in Women, Crime, and Criminology)
by Margaret Hope Bacon
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This first contemporary biography of nineteenth-century American social activist and prison reformer Abigail Hopper Gibbons (1801-1893) illuminates women's changing role in the various reform movements of the period. Beginning as an abolitionist/feminist,... (read more)

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The Daughters of Development: Women in a Changing Environmen (Daughters of Development)
The Daughters of Development: Women in a Changing Environmen (Daughters of Development)
by Sinith Sittirak
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This is a powerful feminist critique of the 'Western' concept of development. It is also an attempt to rediscover and rehabilitate traditional indigenous knowledge as an important basis for empowering women and re-establishing the foundation of... (read more)

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Feminist Accused of Sexual Harassment (Public Planet Books)
Feminist Accused of Sexual Harassment (Public Planet Books)
by Jane Gallop
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Sexual harassment is an issue in which feminists are usually thought to be on the plaintiff’s side. But in 1993—amid considerable attention from the national academic community—Jane Gallop, a prominent feminist professor of literature... (read more)

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Body Wars: Making Peace with Women's Bodies: An Activist's Guide
Body Wars: Making Peace with Women's Bodies: An Activist's Guide
by Margo Maine
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In this ground-breaking study, Margo Maine declares war on a culture that dismisses, devalues, and disempowers women by making them hate their own bodies. This book covers issues from dieting and weight prejudice to concepts of beauty and ageism to... (read more)

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Women's Ventures, Women's Visions
Women's Ventures, Women's Visions
by Shoshanna Alexander
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In less than a century, women have moved from being denied the right to vote to becoming a power that is transforming our entire culture through economic leverage and innovative business practices. In "Women's Ventures, Women's Visions", Shosana... (read more)

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Making Their Place: Feminism After Socialism in Eastern Germany
Making Their Place: Feminism After Socialism in Eastern Germany
by Katja M Guenther
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The collapse of state socialism in eastern and central Europe in 1989 had a dramatic impact on women. Witnessing the loss of state support for their economic activity, the curtailing of their reproductive rights, and the rise of gender ideologies that... (read more)

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