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Changing the Boundaries

Women-Centered Perspectives On Population And The Environment

by Janice Jiggins

<p>Changing the Boundaries explores gender relations with respect to education, reproductive health services, and agricultural resources -- three factors that are widely recognized as being central to the struggle for gender equity, population ...

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Changing the Tune

The Kansas City Women's Jazz Festival, 1978-1985

by Carolyn Glenn Brewer

Even though the potential passage of the Equal Rights Amendment had cracked glass ceilings across the country, in 1978 jazz remained a boys’ club. Two Kansas City women, Carol Comer and Dianne Gregg, challenged that inequitable standard. With ...

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Charlotte Lennox

An Independent Mind

by Susan Carlile

<p>Charlotte Lennox (c.1729-1804) was an eighteenth-century London author whose most celebrated novel, <em>The Female Quixote</em> (1752), is just one of eighteen works published over forty-three years. Her stories of independent women ...

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Charlotte Perkins Gilman and a Woman's Place in America

by William C. Snyder, Jennifer S. Tuttle, Peter Betjemann & others

<p><em>Charlotte Perkins Gilman and a Woman’s Place in America</em> is a pioneering collection that probes how depictions of space, confinement, and liberation establish both the difficulty and necessity of female empowerment. Turning Victorian ...

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Check It While I Wreck It

Black Womanhood, Hip-Hop Culture, and the Public Sphere

by Gwendolyn D. Pough

<p>Hip-hop culture began in the early 1970s as the creative and activist expressions -- graffiti writing, dee-jaying, break dancing, and rap music -- of black and Latino youth in the depressed South Bronx, and the movement has since grown into a

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Cheerleader!: An American Icon

by Natalie Guice Adams & Pamela Jean Bettis

<p>Entertainers or athletes? Leaders or losers? Cheerleaders, numbering 3.8 million in the United States alone, are part of everyone's school memories. Looking beyond the poms and megaphones, <em>Cheerleader! An American Icon</em> explores how ...

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Chen Hengzhe

A Life between Orthodoxies

by Denise Gimpel

<p>This book takes as its starting point the life, activities, and writings of Chen Hengzhe (1890-1976) in order to investigate the effects of transnational experience and in particular the manner in which different, foreign and Chinese, ...

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Chica Lit

Popular Latina Fiction and Americanization in the Twenty-First Century

by Tace Hedrick

<p><strong>Winner, 2016 ALA-Choice Outstanding Academic Title</strong></p> <p>In <em>Chica Lit: Popular Latina Fiction and Americanization in the Twenty-First Century</em>, Tace Hedrick illuminates how discourses of Americanization, ethnicity, ...

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Choices, Changes & Friends

1970S After Divorce

by Alice Parker

In the tumultuous 1970s, four twenty-five-year-old female friends—Beth, Connie, Michael, and April—newly divorced with children had no idea how their lives could change so radically and so quickly. The somewhat ordinary, Chicago suburbanite ...

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Cinematic Quests for Identity

The Hero's Encounter with the Beast

by Maria Garcia

<p>Whether embodied in literature, theater, or film, an enduring theme of many artistic works has been the protagonist’s search for identity. Such quests are typically psychological or spiritual journeys and depicted on the screen in a variety ...

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Circles on the Mountain

Bosnian Women in the Twenty-First Century

by Janet M. Powers & Marica Prozo

<p>This book combines scholarly research with first-person interviews to examine the current state of women in Bosnia twenty years after the Balkan War—their emotional recovery, their economic situation, and their prospects for the future. It ...

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Citizens at Last

The Woman Suffrage Movement in Texas

by Ellen C. Temple, Ruthe Winegarten & Judith N. McArthur

<p>“There is so much to be learned from the documents collected here. . . . Where better than in this record to find the inspiration to achieve another high point of women’s political history?”—from the foreword by Anne Firor ...

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Civil War Wives

by Carol Berkin

<p>In these moving stories if Angelina Grimké Weld, wife of abolitionist Theodore Weld, Varina Howell Davis, wife of Confederate president Jefferson Davis, and Julia Dent grant, wife of Ulysses S. Grant, Carol Berkin reveals how women understood

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Claiming the Bicycle

Women, Rhetoric, and Technology in Nineteenth-Century America

by Sarah Hallenbeck

<p>Although the impact of the bicycle craze of the late nineteenth century on women’s lives has been well documented, rarely have writers considered the role of women’s rhetorical agency in the transformation of bicycle culture and the bicycle ...

ISBN: 9780809334452

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Clara

Mrs. Henry Ford

by Ford R. Bryan

"Pick a good model and stay with it," Henry Ford once said. No, he was not talking about cars; he was talking about marriage. Was Clara Bryant Ford a "good model"? Her husband of fifty-nine years seems to have thought so. He called her "The ...

ISBN: 9780814337707

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Colluding, Colliding, and Contending with Norms of Whiteness

by Jennifer L. S. Chandler

Analyzing experiences of White mothers of daughters and sons of color across the U. S., Chandler provides an insider’s view of the complex ways in which Whiteness norms appear and operate. Through uncovering and analyzing Whiteness norms ...

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Colonial Modernities

Midwifery in Bengal, c.1860–1947

by Ambalika Guha

<p>The subject of medicalisation of childbirth in colonial India has so far been identified with three major themes: the attempt to reform or ‘sanitise’ the site of birthing practices, establishing lying-in hospitals and replacing traditional ...

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Color of Violence

The INCITE! Anthology

by INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence

<p>The editors and contributors to <em>Color of Violence</em> ask: What would it take to end violence against women of color? Presenting the fierce and vital writing of organizers, lawyers, scholars, poets, and policy makers, <em>Color of ...

ISBN: 9780822373445

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Colored No More

Reinventing Black Womanhood in Washington, D.C.

by Treva B. Lindsey

<p>Home to established African American institutions and communities, Washington, D.C., offered women in the New Negro movement a unique setting for the fight against racial and gender oppression. <em>Colored No More</em> traces how African ...

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Combating Violence Against Women

A Reality in the Making

by Smita Nayak

Women are the worst victims of violence as they are subjected to both general and gender based crimes. Gender based crimes are characterized as “Crime against women”. Crimes against women, despite of legal and institutional measures are in ...

ISBN: 9789351289821

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