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Social Science : Women's Studies - General


Athena Unbound - , Carol Kemelgor

Why are there so few women scientists? Persisting differences between women's and men's experiences in science make this question as relevant today as it ever was. This book sets out to answer this question, and to propose solutions for the future......

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48.00 USD
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Women, Work And Computing - Ruth Woodfield

Although few dispute the computer's place as a pivotal twentieth century artefact, little agreement has emerged over whether the changes it has precipitated are generally positive or negative in nature, or whether we should be contemplating our fu......

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36.00 USD
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Secularism, Gender And The State In The Middle East - Nadje Al-ali

A considerable literature has been devoted to the study of Islamic activism. By contrast, Nadje Al-Ali's book explores the anthropological and political significance of secular-oriented activism by focusing on the women's movement in Egypt. In so ......

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Jews And Gender In Liberation France - K. H. Adler

This book takes a new look at occupied and liberated France through the dual prism of race (specifically Jewishness) and gender - core components of Vichy ideology. The imagining of liberation, and the potential post-Vichy state, lay at the heart ......

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Making Sense Of Motherhood - Tina Miller

Becoming a mother changes lives in many ways and this original and accessible book explores how women try to make sense of, and narrate their experiences of first-time motherhood in the Western world. Tina Miller pays close attention to women's ow......

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36.00 USD
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Remaking Women: Feminism And Modernity In The Middle East

Contrary to popular perceptions, newly veiled women across the Middle East are just as much products and symbols of modernity as the upper- and middle-class women who courageously took off the veil almost a century ago. To make this point, these e......

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Women At The Beginning: Origin Myths From The Amazons To The Virgin Mary - Patrick J. Geary

In these four artfully crafted essays, Patrick Geary explores the way ancient and medieval authors wrote about women. Geary describes the often marginal role women played in origin legends from antiquity until the twelfth century. Not confining h......

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30.95 USD
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A Place On The Team: The Triumph And Tragedy Of Title Ix - Welch Suggs

A Place on the Team is the inside story of how Title IX revolutionized American sports. The federal law guaranteeing women's rights in education, Title IX opened gymnasiums and playing fields to millions of young women previously locked out. Journ......

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26.95 USD

Split Decisions - Janet Halley

Is it time to take a break from feminism? In this pathbreaking book, Janet Halley reassesses the place of feminism in the law and politics of sexuality. She argues that sexuality involves deeply contested and clashing realities and interests, and ......

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29.95 USD
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Questioning The Veil: Open Letters To Muslim Women - Marnia Lazreg

Across much of the world today, Muslim women of all ages are increasingly turning to wearing the veil. Is this trend a sign of rising piety or a way of asserting Muslim pride? And does the veil really provide women freedom from sexual harassment? ......

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Living Laboratories: Women And Reproductive Technologies - Robyn Rowland

Imagine an unborn foetus having children. In a world where frozen embryo banks and test-tube babies are presented as the "norm," the culling of immature eggs from a female foetus is no longer science fiction. How does this affect our concepts of p......

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14.95 USD

Colombian Women: The Struggle Out Of Silence - Elena Garcés

From her personal diary as an eleven-year-old in a Catholic girl's school, in which she chastises herself for the sin of wearing a bathing suit, through erudite analysis of the patriarchal structures on which most world communities stand, Elena Ga......

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Strange Reciprocity: Mainstreaming Women's Work In Tepotzlan In The 'decade Of The New Economy' - Sidney Perutz

Women of TepoztlOn were among the first New Spain labor forces to have their continuum of paid and unpaid work processes globally feminized. Focusing on the transformational 1990 to 2000 period, this book moves across time, space, and organization......

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Tanzanian Women In Their Own Words: Stories Of Disability And Illness - , Nicole C. D'errico

Tanzanian Women in Their Own Words is a compilation of oral histories by Tanzanian women living with disabilities or chronic illnesses. The narratives encourage readers to consider issues of health care, transportation, ignorance, polygamy, gender......

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Transcultural Bodies: Female Genital Cutting In Global Context - , Shell Duncan

Female ‚¬¬circumcision‚¬¬ or, more precisely, female genital cutting (FGC), remains an important cultural practice in many African countries, often serving as a coming-of-age ritual. It is also a practice that has generated international dispute a......

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Mama, Phd: Women Write About Motherhood And Academic Life - , Caroline Grant

Every year, American universities publish glowing reports stating their commitment to diversity, often showing statistics of female hires as proof of success. Yet, academic life remains overwhelmingly a man‚¬¬s world and the presence of women, spe......

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