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Generational Feminism

by Iris van der Tuin

Iris van der Tuin redirects the notion of generational logic in feminism away from its simplistic conception as conflict. Generational logic is said to problematize feminist theory and gender research as it...

Transnational Feminist Rhetorics and Gendered Leadership in Global Politics

by Rebecca S. Richards & Rebecca Dingo

Transnational Feminist Rhetorics and Gendered Leadership in Global Politics examines the rhetoric surrounding women who hold or have held the highest office of a nation-state. Heads of state, such as Golda Meir,...

Gendered Frames, Embodied Cameras

by Cybelle H. McFadden

Gendered Frames, Embodied Cameras: Varda, Akerman, Cabrera, Calle, and Maïwenn is the first book to link these five filmmakers together through an analysis of the relationship between filming one’s own body...

SCUM Manifesto

by Valerie Solanas

First circulated on the streets of Greenwich Village in 1967, the SCUM Manifesto is a searing indictment of patriarchal culture in all its forms. Shifting fluidly between the worlds of satire and straightforward...

The New Feminist Agenda

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...

Women Navigating Globalization

by Jana Everett & Sue Ellen M. Charlton

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

Feminist Advocacy

by Andrea J. Nichols

Feminist Advocacy: Gendered Organizations in Community-based Responses to Domestic Violence examines victim advocacy through a gendered organizations perspective. This monograph draws from in-depth interviews...

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

by Paul B. Preciado & Bruce Benderson

This visionary book on gender and sexuality weaves together high theory and intimate memoir, with "spectacular" results—"and the gendered body will never be the same again" (Jack Halberstam). 

What constitutes...

The Reluctant Modernism of Hannah Arendt

by Seyla Benhabib

Interpreting the work of one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century, The Reluctant Modernism of Hannah Arendt rereads Arendt's political philosophy in light of newly gained insights into the historico-cultural...

Institutional Ethnography

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 institutions. Concerned with articulating an inclusive sociology...

Voices of Privilege and Sacrifice from Women Volunteers in India

by Aditi Mitra

New updated version now available!

This book is the outcome of a study conducted in the eastern city of Kolkata in India in the mid-2000s. It is an ethnographic study that looks closely at women from the upper...

Feminism and Power

by Mary Caputi

Feminism and Power: the Need for Critical Theory is a six-chapter manuscript which offers an important critique of “power feminism.” The latter, having produced such spinoffs as “grrrl power,” “choice,”...

Gendered Media

by Karen Ross

Gendered Media addresses the broad topic of gender and media, where 'gender' is not simply a shorthand for 'woman' but also embraces masculinitiy/ies, queer, lesbian and gay identities. Karen Ross provides the...

The Body Is Not an Apology, Second Edition

by Sonya Renee Taylor

New York Times bestseller! "To build a world that works for everyone, we must first make the radical decision to love every facet of ourselves. . . . 'The body is not an apology' is the mantra we should all...

The Home

by Charlotte Perkins Gilman & Mint Editions

The Home: Its Work and Influence (1903) is a sociological study by American author and feminist Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Inspired by her work as a social reformer and advocate for women?s suffrage, Gilman sought...

From Sabotage to Support

by Joy L. Wiggins & Kami J. Anderson

Women are acculturated within systems that encourage them to sabotage one another; this book shows how they can break free of this cultural programming and use whatever privilege and power they have to raise...

Raising the Resistance

by Farrah Alexander

The New Feminist Manifesto for Badass Moms

Acknowledging the dual role of mother and citizen, Scary Mommy writer and mom Farrah Alexander, provides empowerment and guidance for the modern progressive mother.


Voice of Rebellion

by Roberta Staley

The first-ever biography of Mozhdah Jamalzadah: refugee, pop singer, and champion of women’s rights.

Many have tried to silence her, but Mozhdah Jamalzadah remains the most powerful female voice of her generation...

Financial Feminism

by Jessica Robinson

  • Jessica Robinson is an expert in the financial services industry, and now works as a strategic advisor to governments, institutions, think tanks and companies on green finance and sustainable investing.
  • She is...

Women and the Subversion of the Community

by Mariarosa Dalla Costa, Richard Braude, Camille Barbagallo & Harry Cleaver

This collection brings together key texts and previously unavailable essays of the influential Italian feminist author and activist Mariarosa Dalla Costa. In recent years there has been both a renewed interest...