Women's Studies

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Scenes of the Apple

Examines the rich and multiple meanings of food in women's writing.

From Girl to Woman

Examines the crucial role that coming-of-age narratives have played in American feminism.

Uncrowned Queens, Volume 2

Second volume of biographies of African American women community leaders in New York state.

Over the Rooftops of Time

Wide-ranging and poignant reflections on literature, art, science, and memory.

Democracy Growing Up

The first sustained feminist interpretation of Tocqueville’s classic, Democracy in America.

The Church of Solitude

A translation of Grazia Deledda's final novel, an autobiographically based portrayal of an Italian woman coming to terms with breast cancer at the cusp of the twentieth century.

Constructing Ottoman Beneficence

Presents the political, social, and cultural context behind Ottoman charity.

Convicted Survivors

Explores the experiences of women imprisoned for killing their male abusers and their treatment by the criminal justice system.

Uncrowned Queens, Volume 1

Biographies of African American women community leaders in New York state.

Time Is of the Essence

Examines the intricate relationships between time and gender in the novels of five fin-de-siecle British writers--Thomas Hardy, Olive Schreiner, H. Rider Haggard, Sarah Grand, and Mona Caird.

Rebellious Hearts

Examines the full spectrum of women's participation in the social, economic, religious, and poetic debates surrounding the French Revolution.

A Group of Their Own

A fascinating story of the first generations of women who went to college to learn to be writers and then launched their careers writing poetry and prose.

Women's Agency and Educational Policy

Highlights the struggles of a group of women from rural Kenya to provide educational opportunities for their children.

Cultures of Opposition

Looks at the forging of a new Jewish political culture at the turn of the century.

The Personal and the Political

An in-depth consideration of women's activism in the AIDS and breast cancer movements.

Dreaming the Actual

This anthology of contemporary fiction and poetry by Israeli women writers includes works originally written in Hebrew, Arabic, Russian, and English.

Paradise Farm

Set in 1929, before the Crash, Paradise Farm probes the disintegration and rebirth of a wealthy Jewish family at a time when the New York art world was in ferment, women's roles were changing, the psychoanalytic movement was burgeoning--and Hitler's menace was recognized only by a prescient few.

This Is No Place for a Woman

By Joya Uraizee
Subjects: Area Studies

Surveys the works of three important female writers of postcolonial societies.

Beyond Sensation

This is the first book to address the entire career of this key Victorian author.

The Girls

Tells the stories of the Jewish women who came of age in Brownsville, Brooklyn, in the 1940s and 1950s--the choices they made, and the boundaries within which they made them.

Captive Bodies

Examines the film industry's fascination with bondage and captivity.

Sacred Dreams

Offers practical advice and research results on women school superintendents, a field traditionally dominated by men.

Mother's Taxi

A detailed look at how domestic labor and childcare done by women provides the space for others to participate in sport, contributing directly to individual sporting careers and generally servicing sport as an institution.

Cultural Activisms

Offers a multiple-genred mosaic of multiple resistances to oppression through a variety of styles and mediums.

Secret Journeys

Examines the subversive and constructive narrative of female journey in American literature, from the seventeenth century to the present.

Onna Rashiku (Like A Woman)

This original interdisciplinary book combines autobiographical reflections with a scholarly analysis of a diary the author kept while learning Japanese in Hiroshima.

Afrikan Mothers

Tells the story of some Afrikan mothers who, under European domination with the United States and the United Kingdom, have struggled to survive and maintain their (and their children's) cultural identities within European-oriented societies.

Women in Transition

Edited by Suzanne LaFont
Subjects: Gender And Sexuality

Written by leading women scholars, this first and only book published about Lithuanian women details the historical, social, economic, and political issues affecting women during the transition from communism to democracy.

Triangulated Visions

This broad-ranging collection, the first of its kind, gathers essays on the representation of women in recent German cinema, as well as recent interviews with German women filmmakers.

A Woman Wanders Through Life and Science

Irena Koprowska's autobiography illuminates the struggles of a young immigrant woman to combine family responsibilities and a demanding medical career.

Without a Woman to Read

A philosophical questioning of reading and writing that focuses on metaphors of women and women's roles in our cultural and intellectual heritage.

Hegel and Feminist Social Criticism

This book draws mutually enlightening parallels between controversial themes in contemporary feminist thought and Hegel's political philosophy. Jeffrey A. Gauthier argues that feminism can gainfully employ ...

Between East and West

Considers how Lessing's exposure to a particular aspect of tasawwuf, the classical Sufi Way, has shaped her work. Impresses upon the reader the degree to which Lessing is seriously offering her space-fiction utopias as plausible and even necessary alternatives to our present Western ways of life.


Madeleva was a close friend of C.S. Lewis, Thomas Merton, Jacques Maritain, and Clare Booth Luce. This book paints a picture of daily life in communities of religious women and explores the inner life of a passionately spiritual woman who was known as an advocate for women in the church as well as a scholar, poet, and essayist.

Devils, Women, and Jews

Analyzes and illustrates the demonization of women and Jews in medieval sermon stories, retelling over one hundred of these tales in modern English.

Un/Popular Culture

Offers a lucidly written analysis of the complex and provocative terrain of lesbian literary and cultural theory.

Bodily Discursions

This collection of feminist essays from a variety of disciplines explores the idea of the body as a site for the production of political ideologies.

The Philosophy of Simone de Beauvoir

Challenges Beauvoir's self-portrait and argues that she was a philosopher in her own right.

Women and Minorities in American Professions

Asks how and with what measure of success women and minorities fare in comparison with white males in American professions.

Women in Medical Education

Edited by Delese Wear
Foreword by Francis K. Conley
Subjects: Gender And Sexuality

An anthology of personal narratives reflecting the issues confronting women in the medical academy today, including sexual harassment, equity issues, and maternity leave policies.

Women Writing Culture

This collection of six interviews with internationally known scholars explores feminism, rhetoric, writing, and multiculturalism.

A Circle of Empowerment

This book presents a feminist perspective on educational leadership, and demonstrates that women conceptualize leadership differently than men.

Plenishment in the Earth

This book is an ethic of inclusion leading from gender and sexual difference through the social world of race and culture to the natural world.

Literature, Nature, and Other

Postmodern theory at its best--a call for an ecofeminist dialogical method of reading literature and nature.

Hidden in the Home

This book combines a case study of industrial homework in the electronics industry with a world-systems approach to understanding the role of home-based work in economic development. It spans the period ...

A Walking Fire

"Here comes a walking fire," the Fool says to Lear as he sees Gloucester walking across a heath carrying a torch. This novel opens in fall, 1988, as Cora, an anti-war activist, returns to the U.S. from ...

The Center of the Web

Edited by Delese Wear
Subjects: Gender And Sexuality

The Center of the Web examines the complexities of how solitude is perceived by women. Each contributor describes how solitude is a dimension of her personal and public life: how she defines it, if and ...

Gender, Time, and Reduced Work

This book compares and analyzes different forms of reduced work: conventional part-time employment, temporary employment, job sharing, and work sharing. Through interviews, workers reveal their experiences ...

Gothic (Re)Visions

Gothic fiction usually has been perceived as the special province of women, an attraction often attributed to a thematics of woman-identified issues such as female sexuality, marriage, and childbirth. ...

The Education of Fanny Lewald

The Education of Fanny Lewald is the autobiography of the most popular and prolific German woman writer of her period (1811-1889). The author of more than fifty books of fiction, travel memoirs, and articles ...

Accidents of Influence

For Norma Rosen, the Holocaust is the central event of the twentieth century. In this book, she examines the relationship of post-Holocaust writers to their work in terms of subject, language, imagery, ...

The Sovereign All-Creating Mind - The Motherly Buddha

What distinguishes this Buddhist text from so many others is the timelessness of its ideas. It constitutes a radical attempt toward deconstructing Buddhist philosophy, and presents a feminist perspective ...

Pioneers and Homemakers

This book deals with the experience and action of Jewish women in the new Jewish settlement in Palestine (the Yishuv) during the period of Zionist immigration to Palestine, from the last two decades of ...

Women in Engineering

Who are the women who became engineers in the 1970s and 1980s?

How have they fared in the most male-dominated profession in America? This is the first book to answer these questions. It explores the backgrounds, ...

Education and Women's Work

This book examines the transformations in women's work and education and assesses their effects on women from different social and cultural backgrounds.


This book presents translations of poems by the Spanish poet, Rosalía de Castro, who is today considered one of the outstanding figures of nineteeth-century Spanish literature. Her poetry, often compared ...

The History of Lady Sophia Sternheim

This is the first translation of this work into English since 1776, and the only English version that is complete and unadulterated.

Sophie von LaRoche is credited with being the first German female novelist ...

The State and Women in the Economy

This book examines the effect of state policies on women's roles in the economy. At the most concrete level it investigates the relative lack of response of women's labor force activity rates to export-led ...

Aging and Menopause Among Indian South African Women

Du Toit contributes to the study of the climacteric as an important phase of the life cycle among women of different cultures (the later reproductive and postreproductive years). Drawing upon perspectives ...

Circles of Care

Explores the experience of women providing care to children, disabled persons, the chronically ill, and the frail elderly.

Confessing Excess

Looking at the discourse on female weight reduction in American culture, Confessing Excess analyzes contemporary dieting and the weight loss literature by taking up the themes of confession and surveillance. ...

Work Without Wages

production for family consumption and for the wider market. While the importance of women's domestic labor has been generally recognized, the complex articulation between household activities and the ...

Changing Our Minds

What happens when traditionally-trained academics begin to reconsider their disciplines in light of recent feminist scholarship? This book was written by academics outside Women's Studies programs who ...

Pushing the Limits

By providing new understanding and insights into the backgrounds and experiences of women pursuing administrative careers in education, Pushing the Limits fills a critical void in the existing literature. ...

The Worth of Women's Work

Many common assumptions about work are challenged in this book. For example, the findings refute the common assertion that work tasks can be categorized into '"instrumental," or task activities, versus ...

Women and Language in Transition

Edited by Joyce Penfield
Subjects: Gender And Sexuality

This collection of essays deals with the interplay of language and social change, asking the question: How can language and society be made gender equal? The contributors examine the critical role of ...

Origins of Protective Labor Legislation for Women, 1905-1925

In this comprehensive, wide-ranging analysis, Susan Lehrer investigates the origins of protective labor legislation for women, exposing the social forces that contributed to its passage and the often ...

Women, State, and Ideology

Edited by Haleh Afshar
Subjects: Gender And Sexuality

Women, State, and Ideology examines the underlying ideologies that make female subordination a universal experience. It analyzes government policies directed at women in African and Asian countries. It ...

Women in World Religions

This is a book by women about women in the religions of the world. It presents all the basic facts and ideological issues concerning the position of women in the major religious traditions of humanity: ...

Ingredients for Women's Employment Policy

Ingredients for Women's Employment Policy gathers together the ideas of sociologists and economists, including both quantitative and qualitative research. Basic descriptive data gathered over the last ...

Women's Education in the Third World

Gail Kelly and Carolyn Elliott have assembled the latest and best available scholarship from a range of disciplines to illuminate the determinants, nature, and outcomes of women's education in third World ...

The Role of Woman in Middle Ages

Those interested in both the present day role of woman and its historical evolution will find this work an informative and valuable introduction to the topic. Focusing on the actual position woman held ...