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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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Within the Plantation Household: Black and White Women of the Old South (Gender and American Culture)
Within the Plantation Household: Black and White Women of the Old South (Gender and American Culture)
by Elizab Fox Genovese
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"Asks us to put aside simple generalizations and explore the complicated world that masters and slaves built together on their terms, not ours. . . . Fox-Genovese provides a rich analysis . . . without losing her critical eye or her amazing capacity for... (read more)

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Writing a Woman's Life (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
Writing a Woman's Life (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
by Carolyn G Heilbrun
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"A provocative study that should be in every writer's library."—Washington Post In this modern classic, Carolyn G. Heilbrun builds an eloquent argument demonstrating that writers conform all too often to society's expectations of what women should... (read more)

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Portraits of American Women: From Settlement to the Present
Portraits of American Women: From Settlement to the Present
by G J Barker Benfield
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Until recently, a "womanless" American history was the norm. But in fact, without a history of women we neglect consideration of gender dynamics, sex roles, and family and sexual relations--the very fundamentals of human interaction. In Portraits of... (read more)

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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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Uppity Women of the Renaissance
Uppity Women of the Renaissance
by Vicki Leon
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The author of "Uppity Women of Ancient Times" introduces some of history's most outrageous women from Renaissance times. Illustrations.... (read more)

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Girls Only: Sleepovers, Squabbles, Tuna Fish, and Other Facts of Family Life
Girls Only: Sleepovers, Squabbles, Tuna Fish, and Other Facts of Family Life
by Alex Witchel
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"What I learned from my father was the boys' lesson of dealing in the world -- trust no one and win the first time. What I learned from my mother was the girls' lesson -- trust no one and win the first time, but just in case you don't, come home, eat... (read more)

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In My Father's Garden: A Daughter's Search for a Spiritual Life
In My Father's Garden: A Daughter's Search for a Spiritual Life
by Kim Chernin
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Kim Chernin's mother was a leftist firebrand, an American Marxist at mid-century, when it was dangerous to be one. Her father, a quiet man, was no less radical. Why then, decades later, does their daughter--a liberal California psychoanalyst and writer--... (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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Negotiating Reproductive Rights (Negotiating Reproductive Right)
Negotiating Reproductive Rights (Negotiating Reproductive Right)
by Rosalind Petchesky
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This book grows out of IRRRAG’s four years of collaborative research and analysis in seven countries: Brazil, Egypt, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Philippines, and the United States. Based on in-depth group and individual interviews with hundreds of... (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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Doers of the Word: African-American Women Speakers and Writers in the North (1830-1880)
Doers of the Word: African-American Women Speakers and Writers in the North (1830-1880)
by Carla Peterson
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Adapting a verse from the Epistle of James —"doers of the word"— nineteenth-century black women activists Sojourner Truth, Jarena Lee, and Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, among others, travelled throughout the Northeastern, Mid... (read more)

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On Blondes
On Blondes
by Joanna Pitman
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In art and literature, in history and popular culture, blonde has never been a mere color. For two and a half thousand years, it has been a blazing signal in code, conferring beauty, power, and status. Weaving a story rich in drama, mystery, triumph... (read more)

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The Whole Woman
The Whole Woman
by Germaine Greer
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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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The Princessa: Machiavelli for Women
The Princessa: Machiavelli for Women
by Harriet Rubin
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Showing women how to use their intrinsic skills--sensitivity, emotional depth, and selflessness--to achieve success, Rubin provides the prescription for changing the rules, empowering women to use and be recognized for these inherent strengths.... (read more)

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