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Heterophobia
Heterophobia
by Daphne Patai
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A scathing criticism of political and sexual correctness, this thought-provoking and powerfully argued book is sure to incite debate among all concerned with the legacy and future of woman's rights.... (read more)

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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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Global Woman: Nannies, Maids, and Sex Workers in the New Economy
Global Woman: Nannies, Maids, and Sex Workers in the New Economy
by Barbara Ehrenreich and Arlie Hochschild
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Examines the consequences of globalisation on the lives of women worldwide. Ehrenreich is the author of "Nickel & Dimed", which was a "New York Times" bestseller and sold 25,000 copies in the UK. "Ehrenreich is a mature and eloquent writer", Jeremy... (read more)

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The Cancer Journals: Special Edition
The Cancer Journals: Special Edition
by Audre Lorde
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“Grief, terror, courage, the passion for survival and for more than survival, are here in the searchings of a great poet.”—Adrienne Rich “This book teaches me that with one breast or none, I am still me.”—Alice Walker... (read more)

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Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books
Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books
by Azar Nafisi
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Every Thursday morning for two years in the Islamic Republic of Iran, a bold and inspired teacher named Azar Nafisi secretly gathered seven of her most committed female students to read forbidden Western classics. As Islamic morality squads staged... (read more)

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Dreams of Trespass: Tales of a Harem Girlhood
Dreams of Trespass: Tales of a Harem Girlhood
by Fatima Marnissi
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”I was born in a harem in 1940 in Fez, Morocco...” So begins Fatima Mernissi in this exotic and rich narrative of a childhood behind the iron gates of a domestic harem. In Dreams of Trespass, Mernissi weaves her own memories with the dreams... (read more)

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The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women
The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women
by Naomi Wolf
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Brilliantly persuasive, this is an exploration of the phenomenon of the violent backlash against feminism that uses images of female beauty as a political weapon against women's advancement. "A smart, angry, insightful book, and a clarion call to freedom"... (read more)

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The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts
The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts
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 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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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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Last Night in Paradise Sex & Morals At T
Last Night in Paradise Sex & Morals At T
by Katie Roiphe
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"A brilliant and contrarian voice, à la Mary McCarthy." --Kirkus Reviews Writing with the unerring reportorial instinct she brought to her widely discussed The Morning After, one of our most outspoken cultural commentators chronicles our uneasy... (read more)

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Susan B. Anthony slept here :a guide to American women's landmarks
Susan B. Anthony slept here :a guide to American women's landmarks
by Lynn Sherr
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A witty and informative illustrated guide to over 1000 historic landmarks commemorating the words and deeds of American heroines from Anne Hutchinson to Christa McAuliffe.... (read more)

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Changing Methods: Feminists Transforming Practice
Changing Methods: Feminists Transforming Practice
by Sandra Burt
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Changing Methods is a collection of original essays by feminist practitioners, scholars, and activists. The authors show why the method question has moved to the top of many feminist research and interpretive research strategies, and engage in thinking... (read more)

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Satisfaction: Women, Sex, and the Quest for Intimacy
Satisfaction: Women, Sex, and the Quest for Intimacy
by Anita H. Clayton and Robin Cantor-Cooke
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Why are so many women dissatisfied with their sex lives? Something is missing from their intimate encounters: either theyre not interested in sex anymore, or they are interested but cant get aroused, or they can get aroused but have neither the desire... (read more)

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