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Generational Feminism: New Materialist Introduction to a Generative Approach

by Iris van der Tuin Lexington Books (November 12, 2014)

Iris van der Tuin redirects the notion of generational logic in feminism away from its simplistic conception as conflict towards a more nuanced conception of the methodology's useful structures. Experimenting...

Transnational Feminist Rhetorics and Gendered Leadership in Global Politics: From Daughters of Destiny to Iron Ladies

by Rebecca S. Richards & Rebecca Dingo Lexington Books (October 28, 2014)

This project analyzes how political women rhetorically perform—discursively, visually, and physically—their positions of power and how these performances are read, time again, against and with other women...

Wombs in Labor: Transnational Commercial Surrogacy in India

by Amrita Pande Columbia University Press (September 23, 2014)

Surrogacy is India’s new form of outsourcing, as couples from all over the world hire Indian women to bear their children for a fraction of the cost of surrogacy elsewhere with little to no government oversight...

Big Girls Don't Cry: The Election that Changed Everything for American Women

by Rebecca Traister Free Press (September 14, 2010)

Journalist and Salon writer Rebecca Traister investigates the 2008 presidential election and its impact on American politics, women and cultural feminism. Examining the role of women in the campaign, from Clinton...

Philosophical Feminism and Popular Culture

by Joanne Waugh, Sharon Crasnow, Anne-Marie Schultz & Naomi Zack et al. Lexington Books (December 06, 2012)

The eight essays contained in this book explore the portrayal of women, and various philosophical responses to that portrayal in contemporary post-civil rights society. They bring feminist voices to the conversation...

Underserved Women of Color, Voice, and Resistance: Claiming a Seat at the Table

by Keisha Edwards Tassie, Sonja M. Brown Givens, Tangela Serls & Fatima Z. Chrifi Alaoui et al. Lexington Books (March 20, 2014)

This book argues that contemporary research on the lives and experiences of women of color tends to neglect the influence of women’s perceived access to voice on how they manage tensions related to race, class,...

SCUM Manifesto

by Valerie Solanas AK Press (September 16, 2013)

Time to dust off the switchblade - the SCUM Manifesto is back!


by Sally Armstrong Thomas Dunne Books (March 03, 2014)

From Africa to Asia to the Americas, women are the key to progress on ending poverty, violence, and conflict. Award-winning humanitarian and journalist Sally Armstrong shows us why empowering women and girls...

Cut of the Real: Subjectivity in Poststructuralist Philosophy

by Katerina Kolozova & François Laruelle Columbia University Press (January 07, 2014)

Following François Laruelle’s nonstandard philosophy and the work of Judith Butler, Drucilla Cornell, Luce Irigaray, and Rosi Braidotti, Katerina Kolozova reclaims the relevance of categories traditionally...

The New Feminist Agenda: Defining the Next Revolution for Women, Work, and Family

by Madeleine Kunin Chelsea Green Publishing (April 23, 2012)

Feminists opened up thousands of doors in the 1960s and 1970s, but decades later, are U.S. women where they thought they'd be? The answer, it turns out, is a resounding no. Surely there have been gains. Women...

A Vindication Of The Rights Of Women

by Mary Wollstonecraft HarperTorch (January 07, 2014)

In her seminal text, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, Mary Wollstonecraft crafts a masterful response to the inherently sexist public education system in eighteenth century England. Taking an uncommon position...

What the Village Gave Me: Conceptualizations of Womanhood

by Denise Davis-Maye, Annice Dale Yarber & Tonya E. Perry UPA (November 22, 2013)

The contributors—all women of color—present their varied experiences regarding the conceptualizations of womanhood, beauty, and gender roles. What the Village Gave Me touches upon careers, relationships,...

Abortion & Life

by Jennifer Baumgardner Akashic Books (September 01, 2008)

Baumgardner's groundbreaking new book includes testimonials by Ani DiFranco, Barbara Ehrenreich, Gloria Steinem, and others.

Women Navigating Globalization: Feminist Approaches to Development

by Jana Everett & Sue Ellen M. Charlton Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 14, 2013)

This up-to-date text offers a clear and cogent introduction to women in development. Assessing the global structures and processes that impede or support the empowerment of women, Jana Everett and Sue Ellen...

I Am Not a Slut

by Leora Tanenbaum Harper Perennial (February 03, 2015)

The author of the groundbreaking work Slut! explores the phenomenon of slut-shaming in the age of sexting, tweeting, and “liking.” She shows that the sexual double standard is more dangerous than ever before...

Feminist Advocacy: Gendered Organizations in Community-Based Responses to Domestic Violence

by Andrea J. Nichols Lexington Books (November 11, 2013)

Feminist Advocacy: Gendered Organizations in Community Based Responses to Domestic Violence examines feminist advocacy in domestic violence organizations including shelters, the justice system, and child protective...

Testo Junkie: Sex, Drugs, and Biopolitics in the Pharmacopornographic Era

by Paul B. Preciado & Bruce Benderson The Feminist Press at CUNY (September 23, 2013)

The most visionary book on gender and sexuality today.

Transforming Knowledge: Public Talks on Women's Studies, 1976-2032

by Jean Fox O'Barr She Writes Press (April 08, 2013)

Tackling the topics of feminism, women's studies, and the transformation of knowledge, Transforming Knowledge's essays tell the story of Jean O'Barr's struggle to change both knowledge and structures on a university...

Are the Lips a Grave?: A Queer Feminist on the Ethics of Sex

by Lynne Huffer Columbia University Press (October 08, 2013)

Lynne Huffer’s ambitious inquiry redresses the rift between feminist and queer theory, traversing the space of a new, post-moral sexual ethics that includes pleasure, desire, connection, and betrayal. She...

Material Feminisms

by Stacy Alaimo & Susan Hekman Indiana University Press (December 12, 2007)

Harnessing the energy of provocative theories generated by recent understandings of the human body, the natural world, and the material world, Material Feminisms presents an entirely new way for feminists to...

Wonder Women

by Debora L. Spar Sarah Crichton Books (September 16, 2013)

Fifty years after the Equal Pay Act, why are women still living in a man's world?

Debora L. Spar never thought of herself as a feminist. Raised after the tumult of the 1960s, she presumed the gender war was...

The Reluctant Modernism of Hannah Arendt

by Seyla Benhabib Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 01, 2003)

The Reluctant Modernism of Hannah Arendt rereads Arendt's political philosophy in light of newly gained insights into the historico-cultural background of her work.

Institutional Ethnography: A Sociology for People

by Dorothy E. Smith AltaMira Press (June 03, 2005)

Prominent sociologist Dorothy Smith outlines a method of inquiry that uses everyday experience as a lens to examine social relations and social organization. This sociology from women's standpoints reveals the...

The Subject of Care: Feminist Perspectives on Dependency

by Eva Feder Kittay & Ellen K. Feder Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 01, 2003)

The essays of this volume consider how acknowledgement of the fact of dependency changes our conceptions of law, political theory, and morality, as well as our very conceptions of self.

Ecofeminism: Towards Integrating the Concerns of Women, Poor People, and Nature into Development

by Jytte Nhanenge UPA (April 01, 2011)

This book is for those who desire to improve their understanding of the current crises of poverty, environmental destruction, violence, and human rights abuses, and their causes. Unless we increase our awareness...

Public Women, Public Words: A Documentary History of American Feminism

by Dawn Keetley & John Pettegrew Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 22, 2005)

This final volume in the Public Women, Public Words series focuses on what has come to be called the second wave of American feminism. It traces the resurgence of feminism in the late 1960s, reflects the unprecedented...

The Beauty Myth

by Naomi Wolf HarperCollins (March 17, 2009)

The bestselling classic that redefined our view of the relationship between beauty and female identity.

In today's world, women have more power, legal recognition, and professional success than ever before. Alongside...

Television and the Self: Knowledge, Identity, and Media Representation

by Deborah A. Macey, Kathleen M. Ryan, Marcelina Piotrowski & Jennifer G. Hall et al. Lexington Books (April 05, 2013)

Media scholars attempt to assess how the media informs and shapes the way we view our lives. This book explores the multiple influences of television in a media landscape that is becoming increasingly fractured....

Feminist Activist Ethnography: Counterpoints to Neoliberalism in North America

by Dána-Ain Davis, Christa Craven, Michelle Marzullo & Aimee Cox et al. Lexington Books (April 04, 2013)

This collection reengages 20th century debates on feminist ethnography in a 21st century context. It serves as a critical dialog about the possibilities for feminist ethnography in the 21st century—at the...

Voices of Privilege and Sacrifice from Women Volunteers in India: I Can Change

by Aditi Mitra Lexington Books (March 08, 2013)

This ethnographic study looks closely at women from the upper and middle classes in Kolkata, India, who work with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that help empower women from all classes of society.

Feminism and Power: The Need for Critical Theory

by Mary Caputi Lexington Books (April 26, 2013)

This book offers a critique of power feminism using the critical theories of Theodor Adorno and Jacques Derrida. It counters a triumphalist reading of female empowerment using the negative, parergonal philosophies...

Queer Media Images: LGBT Perspectives

by Jane Campbell, Theresa Carilli, Adrianne Kunkel & Bruce E. Drushel et al. Lexington Books (April 26, 2013)

Through a study of media representations, this unique collection provides a snapshot into the issues surrounding LGBT identity during a time when the Defense of Marriage Act is called into question and explores...

Gendered Media: Women, Men, and Identity Politics

by Karen Ross Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 16, 2009)

Karen Ross provides the necessary historical context against which to read recent sex- and gender-based media phenomena such as Big Brother, Terminator, girls' use of mobile phones, women news editors, the Wonderbra...

Queering Anarchism: Addressing and Undressing Power and Desire

by Abbey Volcano, Deric Shannon, C.B. Daring & J. Rogue et al. AK Press (January 11, 2013)

A wrench in the gears of sexual politics—twenty authors challenege the social constructs of identity, ideology, and beyond.

Homeward Bound: Why Women Are Embracing the New Domesticity

by Emily Matchar Simon & Schuster (May 07, 2013)

Emily Matchar offers a smart, measured investigation into the cultural, social, and economic implications of a return to domesticity in this fascinating book "chock-full of historical context, strong research...

The Birth of Chinese Feminism: Essential Texts in Transnational Theory

by Lydia H. Liu, Rebecca E. Karl & Dorothy Ko Columbia University Press (March 12, 2013)

He-Yin Zhen (1886–1920) was a female theorist who played a central role in the birth of Chinese feminism. Editor of a prominent feminist-anarchist journal in the early twentieth century and exponent of a particularly...

Gendering Bodies

by Sara L. Crawley, Lara J. Foley & Constance L. Shehan Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 05, 2007)

Crawley, Foley and Shehan demonstrate how gendered messages about bodies and the social world shape our physical bodies and social selves. At work, in sports and during sex, gendered messages constantly organize...

Concerning Children

by Charlotte Perkins Gilman & Michael Kimmel AltaMira Press (November 27, 2002)

Reprint of a classic work by one of the leading early feminist writers.

Changing Horizons: Explorations in Feminist Interpretation

by Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza Fortress Press (January 25, 2013)

Changing Horizons is the second of two volumes highlighting the ways in which Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza’s work constructs a critical feminist theory and praxis of liberation, in relation to the biblical...

Portraits of Change: Unparalleled Freedoms, Unanticipated Consequences

by Mary White Stewart Hamilton Books (December 14, 2012)

Stewart follows four generations of women in her family from the turn of the last century to the present as they came of age, married, divorced, and grew old. She looks closely at these lives and wonders at...

Moral Contexts

by Margaret Urban Walker Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 23, 2002)

To be truly reflective, moral thinking and moral philosophy must become aware of the contexts that bind our thinking about how to live. These essays show how to do this, and why it makes a difference.

The Dialectic of Sex

by Shulamith Firestone Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 04, 2003)

"No one can understand how feminism has evolved without reading this radical, inflammatory second-wave landmark." --Naomi Wolf

Originally published in 1970, when Shulamith Firestone was just twenty-five years...

Buddhism and Postmodernity: Zen, Huayan, and the Possibility of Buddhist Postmodern Ethics

by Jin Y. Park Lexington Books (October 28, 2010)

Through a close analysis of Zen encounter dialogues (gong'ans) and Huayan Buddhist philosophy, Buddhism and Postmodernity offers a new ethical paradigm for Buddhist-postmodern philosophy.

Manifesta [10th Anniversary Edition]

by Jennifer Baumgardner & Amy Richards Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 01, 2010)

The twentieth anniversary release of a groundbreaking feminist text: a powerful indictment of the current state of feminism, and a passionate call to arms

Today, people of all genders strive to uphold the goals...

Manifesta, 20th Anniversary Edition

by Jennifer Baumgardner, Amy Richards & Frankie Corzo Blackstone Publishing (June 09, 2020)

The twentieth anniversary release of a groundbreaking feminist text: a powerful indictment of the current state of feminism, and a passionate call to arms.

Today, people of all genders strive to uphold the goals...

Look Both Ways

by Jennifer Baumgardner Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 03, 2008)

For the acclaimed author and activist Jennifer Baumgardner, bisexuality has always been more than the "sexual non-preference of the '90s." In Look Both Ways, Baumgardner takes a close look at the growing visibility...

Daring to Be Bad, Thirtieth Anniversary Edition

by Alice Echols, Bernadette Dunne & Ellen Willis Blackstone Publishing (May 12, 2020)

An award-winning and canonical history of radical feminism, whose activist heat and intellectual audacity powered second-wave feminism--thirtieth anniversary edition

A fascinating chronicle of radical feminism's...

The Accidental Feminist

by Toby Molenaar Arcade (May 06, 2014)

This is the story of an independent woman who is a model for our timephotographer Toby Molenaar. It begins in Holland during World War II, when her country is decimated by the occupying German army and she is...

Girl at Sea

by Joanna Sprtel Walters Skyhorse (September 22, 2015)

A Naval officer's memoir about finding one's voice.

Women have bravely served in the U.S. Navy for nearly a century, but they have only been allowed to serve in combat roles for the last twenty-five years. When...

I Am a Bacha Posh

by Ukmina Manoori, Stephanie Lebrun & Peter E. Chianchiano Skyhorse (October 14, 2014)

A 2015 Amelia Bloomer List Selection

"You will be a son, my daughter." With these stunning words Ukmina learned that she was to spend her childhood as a boy.

In Afghanistan there is a widespread practice of girls...