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by Jean H. Baker

They forever changed America: Lucy Stone, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Frances Willard, Alice Paul. At their revolution's start in the 1840s, a woman's right to speak in public was questioned. By...


Airbrushed Nation: The Lure and Loathing of Women's Magazines

by Jennifer Nelson

Glamour. Cosmo. SELF. Ladies’ Home Journal. Vogue. In an industry that has been in a downward spiral for years, these magazines—and other women—focused magazines like them—have not only retained their readership,...


Political Economy of the Cambodian Transition

by Caroline Hughes

Cambodia underwent a triple transition in the 1990s: from war to peace, from communism to electoral democracy, and from command economy to free market. This book addresses the political economy of these transitions,...


The Politics of Ngos in Southeast Asia: Participation and Protest in the Philippines

by Gerard Clarke

The Politics of NGOs in Southeast Asia traces the history of the emergence of NGOs in the Philippines and southeast Asia and the political factors which encouraged this. The main focus is on the period from...


Correlations Between the Physical and Social Sciences

by Valentine J. Belfiglio

This monograph presents four case studies that make correlations between the physical and social sciences. Traditional, empirical, and postmodernist approaches to the study of social sciences have left many...


Gendered Justice: Intimate Partner Violence and the Criminal Justice System

by Venessa Garcia & Patrick McManimon

Gendered Justice takes a unique, multi-layered look at the various elements that factor into our understanding of domestic violence and how the criminal justice system handles situations of domestic violence....


Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference

by Cordelia Fine

“[Fine’s] sharp tongue is tempered with humor. . . . Read this book and see how complex and fascinating the whole issue is.”—The New York Times It’s the twenty-first century, and although we tried...


Girl Reading Girl in Japan

by Tomoko Aoyama & Barbara Hartley

Girl Reading Girl provides the first overview of the cultural significance of girls and reading in modern and contemporary Japan with emphasis on the processes involved when girls read about other girls.

The...


Home To Harlem

by Claude McKay & Wayne F. Cooper

A novel that gives voice to the alienation and frustration of urban blacks during an era when Harlem was in vogue


Beyond My Control: Forbidden Fantasies in an Uncensored Age

by Nancy Friday

The bestselling author of My Secret Garden exposes the wild and sexy fantasies that many of us have but are afraid to share.

For over thirty years, Nancy Friday has written about eros, love, beauty, and seduction....


The Girls Who Went Away: The Hidden History of Women Who Surrendered Children for Adoption in the Decades  Before Roe v. Wade

by Ann Fessler

In this deeply moving and myth-shattering work, Ann Fessler brings out into the open for the first time the astonishing untold history of the million and a half women who surrendered children for adoption due...


Lesbian Couples: A Guide to Creating Healthy Relationships

by Clunis D.Merilee & Green Ph.D. G. Dorsey

Written by two experienced lesbian therapists, Lesbian Couples covers a range of topics—commitment ceremonies and marriage, living arrangements, work, money, togetherness and separate identities, coming...


Harriet Tubman: Imagining a Life

by Beverly Lowry

From the award-winning novelist and biographer Beverly Lowry comes an astonishing re-imagining of the remarkable life of Harriet Tubman, the “Moses of Her People.”

Tubman was an escaped slave, lumberjack,...


The Secrets of Mariko: A Year in the Life of a Japanese Woman and Her Family

by Elisabeth Bumiller

With Bumiller's intimate, beautifully written portrait of a middle-class Tokyo housewife, readers finally penetrate the mysteries of the Japanese people to see how they differ from us, and how they are alike....


Communist Indochina

by R. B. B. Smith & Beryl Williams

This book examines the history of communist Indochina, from the foundation of the Indochinese Communist Party in 1929-30 to the end of the 1970s. It explores the impact of the Japanese invasion of Indochina...


The Life of a Geisha

by Eleanor Underwood & Liza Dalby

This book of Geisha culture and history features beautiful antique photographs and a wealth of information.

Geisha have the odd distinction of being both legendary and real, and this book helps clarify those...


Savage Inequalities: Children in America's Schools

by Jonathan Kozol

For two years, beginning in 1988, Jonathan Kozol visited schools in neighborhoods across the country, from Illinois to Washington D.C., and from New York to San Antonio. He spoke with teachers, principals, superintendents,...


Factory Girls: From Village to City in a Changing China

Asian American Literary Award 2009

by Leslie T. Chang

An eye-opening and previously untold story, Factory Girls is the first look into the everyday lives of the migrant factory population in China.

China has 130 million migrant workers—the largest migration in...


Maya Roads: One Woman's Journey Among the People of the Rainforest

by Mary Jo Jo McConahay

Drawing upon three decades of working, traveling, and living in Central America’s remote and dangerous landscapes, this memoir chronicles a journalist’s fascinating experiences with the people, politics,...


Lady Q: The Rise and Fall of a Latin Queen

by Reymundo Sanchez & Sonia Rodriguez

This is a raw and powerful memoir not only of one woman’s struggle to survive the streets but also of her ascent to the top ranks of the new mafia, where the only people more dangerous than rival gangs were...