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World Feminism


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From Shamanism to Sufism: Women, Islam and Culture in Central Asia
From Shamanism to Sufism: Women, Islam and Culture in Central Asia
by Razia Sultanova
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Women have traditionally played a vital part in Islam throughout Central Asia - the vast area from the Caspian Sea to Siberia. With this ground-breaking and original study, Razia Sultanova examines the experiences of Muslim women in the region and the... (read more)

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Weimar and Now #11: Women in the Metropolis
Weimar and Now #11: Women in the Metropolis
by Kathie Von Ankum
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"A landmark work of German cultural studies. The richness of the material is dazzling: each of the essays opens up new areas of scholarly inquiry and connects, in surprising and illuminating ways, with other essays in the volume."and#151;Maria Tatar... (read more)

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Reproductive Rights and Wrongs (Revised Edition): The Global Politics of Population Control
Reproductive Rights and Wrongs (Revised Edition): The Global Politics of Population Control
by Betsy Hartmann
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With a new introduction, this fully revised edition of a feminist classic reveals the dangers of contemporary population control tactivs, especially as they affect women in developing countries.... (read more)

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Taking Land, Breaking Land: Women Colonizing the American West and Kenya, 1840-1940
Taking Land, Breaking Land: Women Colonizing the American West and Kenya, 1840-1940
by Glenda Riley
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Riley examines the lives of women colonists on the American and Kenyan frontiers to demonstrate the importance of gender and race in shaping womenas frontier experience.... (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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On Shifting Ground: Muslim Women in the Global Era (Rev 14 Edition)
On Shifting Ground: Muslim Women in the Global Era (Rev 14 Edition)
by Fereshteh Nouraie-simone
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"This book contains many thoughtful, highly relevant, and frequently brilliant essays on the contemporary ideas, organization, activities, and agency of Muslim women in several countries."—Nikki Keddie, professor emerita of Middle Eastern and... (read more)

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Women and American Foreign Policy: Lobbyists, Critics, and Insiders (America in the Modern World)
Women and American Foreign Policy: Lobbyists, Critics, and Insiders (America in the Modern World)
by Edward P Crapol
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Dr. Crapol initially postulated that women have played only a minor role in American foreign policy. His ensuing research convinced him that they have been able to make significant contributions, even while remaining secondary players in a primarily male-... (read more)

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What Happened to the Women: Gender and Reparations for Human Rights (Columbia / Ssrc Book)
What Happened to the Women: Gender and Reparations for Human Rights (Columbia / Ssrc Book)
by Ruth Rubio Marin
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What happens to women whose lives are affected by human rights violations? What happens to their testimony in court or in front of a truth commission? Women face a double marginalization under authoritarian regimes and during and after violent conflicts.... (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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However Long the Night: Molly Melching's Journey to Help Millions of African Women and Girls Triumph
However Long the Night: Molly Melching's Journey to Help Millions of African Women and Girls Triumph
by Aimee Molloy
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The story of how one of the "most powerful women in women's rights" (Forbes)is paving the way to a world with human dignity for all. However Long the Night is the extraordinary story of one woman's determination to create a movement toward change, and a... (read more)

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Feminist Post-Development Thought: Rethinking Modernity, Post-Colonialism and Representation (Zed Books on Women and Development)
Feminist Post-Development Thought: Rethinking Modernity, Post-Colonialism and Representation (Zed Books on Women and Development)
by Kriemild Saunders
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In this groundbreaking collection with its diverse perspectives, feminist thinkers explore whether Third World women ought to continue along the path of development or abandon full-scale modernization and seek post-development alternatives instead. It... (read more)

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Sati, the Blessing and the Curse: The Burning of Wives in India
Sati, the Blessing and the Curse: The Burning of Wives in India
by John Stratto Hawley
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Several years ago in Rajasthan, an eighteen-year-old woman was burned on her husband's funeral pyre and thus became sati. Before ascending the pyre, she was expected to deliver both blessings and curses: blessings to guard her family and clan for many... (read more)

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Women's Lifeworlds: Women's Narratives on Shaping Their Realities (International Studies of Women and Place)
Women's Lifeworlds: Women's Narratives on Shaping Their Realities (International Studies of Women and Place)
by Edith Sizoo
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Women's Lifeworlds explores the diversity and complexity of women's perceptions and reactions to their own 'lifeworlds' in their own words. Examining the changing meaning of 'place' in women's lives over time and across space, this book questions how... (read more)

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Women of Consequence: Heroines Who Shaped the World
Women of Consequence: Heroines Who Shaped the World
by Xaviere Gauthier
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An inspiring illustrated history of a century of great women and their impact on the world. Many of the world’s greatest pioneers, record-breakers, and achievers over the last century were women. This anthology highlights some of the most... (read more)

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Devotion and Defiance: My Journey in Love, Faith and Politics
Devotion and Defiance: My Journey in Love, Faith and Politics
by Humaira Awais Shahid With Kelly Horan.
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In the fall of 2001, a newlywed English professor took on a job editing the “women’s section” of one of Pakistan’s leading Urdu newspapers. She soon transformed pages of celebrity gossip and fashion advice into a vehicle for the... (read more)

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Sex Differences in Political Participation: Processes of Change in Fourteen Nations (Praeger Studies on Changing Issues in the Family)
Sex Differences in Political Participation: Processes of Change in Fourteen Nations (Praeger Studies on Changing Issues in the Family)
by Carol A Christy
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Here is the first book to treat directly sex differences in political participation with regard to economic development and cultural change. Using empirical data collected in fourteen nations, Christy not only discusses the sex differences in political... (read more)

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Power, Production and Social Reproduction: Human In/Security in the Global Political Economy
Power, Production and Social Reproduction: Human In/Security in the Global Political Economy
by Isabella Bakker
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Written by leading authorities from Europe, the Americas and Asia, this path-breaking work develops an innovative and original theorization of global political economy. While most approaches theorize global political economy from the perspectives of... (read more)

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Modern Girl Around the World: Consumption, Modernity, and Globalization (Next Wave)
Modern Girl Around the World: Consumption, Modernity, and Globalization (Next Wave)
by Modern Girl Around T
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During the 1920s and 1930s, in cities from Beijing to Bombay, Tokyo to Berlin, Johannesburg to New York, the Modern Girl made her sometimes flashy, always fashionable appearance in city streets and cafes, in films, advertisements, and illustrated... (read more)

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Feminist Companion to John #01: A Feminist Companion to John
Feminist Companion to John #01: A Feminist Companion to John
by Amy Jill Levine
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The first of two volumes devoted to the Johannine literature. The contents include an introduction by the editor, F. Scott Spencer on 'You Just Don't Understand' (Or Do You?): Jesus, Women, and Conversation in the Fourth Gospel; Jennifer Berenson McLean... (read more)

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Engendering Development: Through Gender Equality in Rights, Resources, and Voice
Engendering Development: Through Gender Equality in Rights, Resources, and Voice
by Elizabeth King
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'Engendering Development' focuses on gender issues and their broad economic and social implications in developing and transitional countries. The report examines the conceptual and empirical links between gender, public policy, and development outcomes... (read more)

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