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A Room of One´s Own

by Virginia Woolf

"A Room of One's Own" (1929) is a classic text of the feminist movement. It is an expanded treatment of issues that Woolf presented in two essays she read to audiences at women's colleges in 1928. While the...


Generational Feminism: New Materialist Introduction to a Generative Approach

by Iris van der Tuin

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

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...


Philosophical Feminism and Popular Culture

by Joanne Waugh, Sharon Crasnow, Anne-Marie Schultz & Naomi Zack et al.

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...


Men Explain Things to Me

by Rebecca Solnit

A landmark essay that went viral, inspired the word “mansplaining,” and prompted fierce arguments.


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.

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

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


Uprising

by Sally Armstrong

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...


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

by Madeleine Kunin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

by Jean Fox O'Barr

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...


Material Feminisms

by Stacy Alaimo & Susan Hekman

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...


The Reluctant Modernism of Hannah Arendt

by Seyla Benhabib

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

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...