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All About Love: New Visions
All About Love: New Visions
by Bell Hooks
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"The word 'love' is most often defined as a noun, yet... we would all love to better if we used it as a verb," writes bell hooks as she comes out fighting and on fire in All About Love. Here, at her most provacative and intensely personel, the renowned... (read more)

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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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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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Queen of the Oddballs: And Other True Stories from a Life Unaccording to Plan
Queen of the Oddballs: And Other True Stories from a Life Unaccording to Plan
by Hillary Carlip
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A hilariously offbeat memoir about an adventurous young woman's escapades as she defies conventions and transforms an ordinary Los Angeles life into a star-studded, extraordinary miracle of self-discovery. Queen of the Oddballs forms a chronology of... (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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Material Girls
Material Girls
by Suzanne Danuta Walters
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"Material Girls is both a very accessible and a theoretically sophisticated work. It is highly valuable for graduate and undergraduate courses in women's studies, cultural studies, and sociology of culture courses. And Walters presents her own... (read more)

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Returning to My Mother's House: Taking Back the Wisdom of the Feminine
Returning to My Mother's House: Taking Back the Wisdom of the Feminine
by Gail Straub
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Gail Straub, a leader in the human potential field, had helped thousands around the world find meaning and purpose in their lives, all the while sensing that something fundamental within her was missing. Many years after the premature death of her mother,... (read more)

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The Lives of the Muses: Nine Women & the Artists They Inspired
The Lives of the Muses: Nine Women & the Artists They Inspired
by Francine Prose
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In nine mini-biographies Prose finds the qualities in each woman that defines her as a muse. Elegantly written. Fascinatingly unique.... (read more)

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Women in Ancient Greece
Women in Ancient Greece
by Sue Blundell
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To read the history of ancient Greece as it has been written for centuries is to enter a thoroughly male world. This book, a comprehensive history of women in the Archaic and Classical Ages, completes our picture of ancient Greek society. Largely... (read more)

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Destabilizing Theory: Contemporary Feminist Debates
Destabilizing Theory: Contemporary Feminist Debates
by Michelle Barrett
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In the past decade the central principles of western feminist theory have been dramatically challenged. many feminists have endorsed post-structuralism's rejection of essentialist theoretical categories, and have added a powerful gender dimension to... (read more)

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Bitch: In Praise of Difficult Women
Bitch: In Praise of Difficult Women
by Elizabeth Wurtzel
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No one better understands the desire to be bad than Elizabeth Wurtzel. Bitch is a brilliant tract on the history of manipulative female behavior. By looking at women who derive their power from their sexuality, Wurtzel offers a trenchant cultural... (read more)

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Blown Away: American Women and Guns
Blown Away: American Women and Guns
by Caitlin Kelly
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A controversy that has divided America for decades. A decision more women must confront every day. In the long-standing and heated debate between gun-control advocates and supporters of the Second Amendment, the perspective of women has often been... (read more)

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Women Who Dare 2009 Engagement Calendar
Women Who Dare 2009 Engagement Calendar
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This inspiring calendar profiles fifty-three outstanding women — both historical and contemporary — who have made profound contributions in art, education, politics, sports, science, and other endeavors. Each week of the calendar features... (read more)

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Sisters in Spirit: Iroquois Influence on Early Feminists
Sisters in Spirit: Iroquois Influence on Early Feminists
by Sally Roesch Wagner
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The early American suffragettes and radical feminists of the late nineteenth century drew inspiration for their movement from Iroquois women. These women had always possessed rights beyond the wildest imagination of their European sisters: control of... (read more)

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Advanced Sex Tips for Girls: This Time It's Personal
Advanced Sex Tips for Girls: This Time It's Personal
by Cynthia Heimel
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Cynthia Heimel seduced readers with her runaway bestseller Sex Tips for Girls. Now, in this eagerly awaited follow-up, Heimel takes us on a journey toward romantic enlightenment and finds it's not all that far from midtown. Should you date a man who's on... (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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Personal Politics: The Roots of Women's Liberation in the Civil Rights Movement and the New Left
Personal Politics: The Roots of Women's Liberation in the Civil Rights Movement and the New Left
by Sara Evans
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The women most crucial to the feminist movement that emerged in the 1960's arrived at their commitment and consciousness in response to the unexpected and often shattering experience of having their work minimized, even disregarded, by the men they... (read more)

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Revelations: Diaries of Women
Revelations: Diaries of Women
by Mary Jane Moffat
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Excerpts from the private diaries of women, known and unknown, among them Louisa May Alcott, Sophie Tolstoy, George Eliot, Anais Nin.... (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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