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I, Rigoberta Menchu: An Indian Woman in Guatemala
I, Rigoberta Menchu: An Indian Woman in Guatemala
by Rigoberta Menchu
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Her story reflects the experiences common to many Indian communities in Latin America today. Rigoberta suffered gross injustice and hardship in her early life: her brother, father and mother were murdered by the Guatemalan military. She learned Spanish... (read more)

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Infidel
Infidel
by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
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Ali's memoir Infidel reveals an extraordinary woman who survived a harrowing early life, fled to the Netherlands to escape an arranged marriage, and was elected to that country's Parliament before death threats landed her under 24-hour guard. Not every... (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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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"... (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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Theory Out of Bounds #18: Methodology of the Oppressed
Theory Out of Bounds #18: Methodology of the Oppressed
by Chela Sandoval
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"Methodology of the Oppressed represents a major contribution to theory and the understanding of contemporary consciousness. Sandoval has created a cornucopia of terms, concepts, and modes of analysis. Consolidating the work of a remarkable range of... (read more)

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Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution
Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution
by Mona Eltahawy
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A passionate manifesto decrying misogyny in the Arab world, by an Egyptian American journalist and activist When the Egyptian journalist Mona Eltahawy published an article in Foreign Policy magazine in 2012 titled “Why Do They Hate Us?”... (read more)

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A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power
A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power
by Jimmy Carter
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The world’s discrimination and violence against women and girls is the most serious, pervasive, and ignored violation of basic human rights: This is President Jimmy Carter’s call to action. President Carter was encouraged to write this book... (read more)

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Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide (Vintage)
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide (Vintage)
by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
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In this thought-provoking and profoundly inspiring book, Kristof and WuDunn reveal the cruel and maddening reality faced by women who experience violence and oppression. Half the Sky will stir feelings of admiration and discomfort, and hopefully sow the... (read more)

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Whoredom in Kimmage: The Private Lives of Irish Women
Whoredom in Kimmage: The Private Lives of Irish Women
by Rosemary Mahoney
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"Prose so pellucid and evocative that readers may want to stop and reread passages just to savor their rhythms and imagery." --Time magazine "Whoredom in Kimmage is a fascinating book: uncommonly well written, eminently readable, a... (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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The Arab Spring, with its calls for sweeping political change, marked the most profound popular uprising in the Middle East for generations. But if the nascent democracies born of these protests are to succeed in the absence of a strong democratic... (read more)

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Woman, Native, Other: Writing Postcoloniality and Feminism
Woman, Native, Other: Writing Postcoloniality and Feminism
by Minh Ha Trinh
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"... methodologically innovative... precise and perceptive and conscious... " --Text and Performance Quarterly "Woman, Native, Other is located at the juncture of a number of different fields and disciplines, and it genuinely succeeds in pushing the... (read more)

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Disposable Domestics: Immigrant Women Workers in the Global Economy
Disposable Domestics: Immigrant Women Workers in the Global Economy
by Grace Chang
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Analyzes recent immigration debates targeting women of color and challenges the racism behind the rhetoric.... (read more)

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A Border Passage: From Cairo to America--A Woman's Journey
A Border Passage: From Cairo to America--A Woman's Journey
by Leila Ahmed
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An Egyptian woman's reflections on her changing homeland—updated with an afterword on the Arab Spring In language that vividly evokes the lush summers of Cairo and the stark beauty of the Arabian desert, Leila Ahmed movingly recounts her Egyptian... (read more)

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Conceiving the New World Order: Global Politics of Reproduct
Conceiving the New World Order: Global Politics of Reproduct
by Faye D Ginsburg
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Faye D. Ginsburg is Associate Professor of Anthropology at New York University and the author of Contested Lives: The Abortion Debate in an American Community (California, 1989). Rayna Rapp is Professor of Anthropology and Chair of the Graduate Program... (read more)

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Maneuvers: Intl. Politics of Militarizing Women's Lives
Maneuvers: Intl. Politics of Militarizing Women's Lives
by Cynthia Enloe
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Maneuvers takes readers on a global tour of the sprawling process called "militarization." With her incisive verve and moxie, eminent feminist Cynthia Enloe shows that the people who become militarized are not just the obvious onesand#151;executives and... (read more)

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Women in the Middle East and North Africa: Change and Continuity
Women in the Middle East and North Africa: Change and Continuity
by Elhum Haghighat Sordellini
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This book explores the complexity of women's social status in the Middle East and North African region and fills a gap in the existing literature by providing an up-to-date and comprehensive portrait of women's status from a theoretical and socio... (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 is a collectively authored book that grows out of The International Reproductive Rights Research Action Groups four years of collaborative research and analysis.... (read more)

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Teach a Woman to Fish: Overcoming Poverty Around the Globe
Teach a Woman to Fish: Overcoming Poverty Around the Globe
by Ritu Sharma
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As the old axiom goes: “Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime.” But teach a woman to fish, and everyone eats for a lifetime. In this firsthand account, Ritu Sharma shares how women can, and... (read more)

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What Difference Does a Husband Make? Women Marital Status
What Difference Does a Husband Make? Women Marital Status
by Elizabeth Heineman
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Elizabeth D. Heineman is Associate Professor of History at the University of Iowa.... (read more)

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