Feminism

Anti-Feminism in the Academy
First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

04.09.2013

The Story of Jane
"In the four years before the Supreme Court's 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision, most women determined to get abortions had to subject themselves to the power of illegal, unregulated abortionists...But a Chicago woman who happened to stumble across a...

01.10.2015

But She Said
One of the world's leading feminist theologians demonstrates how reading the Bible can be spiritually and politically empowering for women.

04.05.2013

All Women Are Psychics
Fascinating stories of psychic occurrences by over 70 women, interwoven through the text, illustrate the powers available to you when you discover your psychic powers. ALL WOMEN ARE PSYCHICS is an inspiring book that will help you reclaim this...

09.03.2014

Beyond the Fragments
A generation ago, they wrote Beyond the Fragments. Inspired by the activism of the 1970s and facing the imminent triumph of the Right under Margaret Thatcher, they sought to apply our experiences as feminists to creating stronger bonds of...

08.02.2018

Pornography
Andrea Dworkin, Pornography: Men Possessing Women, 1989Wendy McElroy,

Gender, Race, and Class in Media
From gender issues in Desperate Housewives, to race in Ugly Betty, gender biases in video games, and portrayals of the American family in Extreme Makeover, to analyzes of new genres like fandom and social media - no other book is so successful in...

18.04.2014

Wonder Woman
Dr. William Moulton Marston (May 9, 1893 – May 2, 1947), also known by the pen names Charles Moulton and William Marston, was an American psychologist, feminist theorist, inventor, and comic book writer who created the character Wonder Woman. Two...

12.05.2013

Figures of Resistance
The changing face of feminist discourse as reflected by the career of one of its preeminent scholarsFigures of Resistance brings together the unpublished lectures and little-seen essays of internationally renowned theorist...

10.11.2014

جامعه شناسی زنان
criticising & re-reviewing the sociology from the feminist perspective.نگرش‌های فمینیستی و پژوهش...

19.03.2013

Femininity and Domination
In her text, Foucault, Femininity, and the Modernization of Patriarchal Power, Sandra Lee Bartky outlines extensively what women must do in order to be beautiful by society’s standards. Bartky writes, “It requires such radical and extensive...

10.10.2013

The WisCon Chronicles, Vol. 2
WisCon, a literary festival for feminists interested in science fiction and fantasy, has for over three decades attracted people with diverse and stronlgy held opinions. It hasn't always suffered them gladly, and it doesn't necessarily mediate the...

16.09.2013

Not for Sale
Including the latest research on prostitution and pornography, this essay anthology shows how the sex industries harm those within them while undermining the possibilities for gender justice, human equality, and stable sexual relationships. From sex...

22.04.2016

The Black Woman
A collection of early, emerging works from some of today's most celebrated African American female writers When it was first published in 1970, The Black Woman introduced readers to an astonishing new wave of voices that demanded to be...

20.09.2016

Outdated
Romance and love are in a state of crisis: Statistically speaking, young women today are living romantic lives of all kinds—but they’re still feeling bogged down by social, cultural, economic, and familial pressures to love in a certain way. Young...

13.12.2016

What Women Want
American women fare worse than men on virtually every major dimension of social status, financial well-being, and physical safety. Sexual violence remains common, and reproductive rights are by no means secure. Women assume disproportionate burdens...

31.03.2015

Sexual Subversions
Introducing the work of three French feminists - Julia Kristeva, Luce Irigaray and Michele L Doeuff - Sexual Subversions provides access to the work of these writers. In doing so this book raises some key issues of relevance to feminist...

06.03.2013

Making Face, Making Soul/Haciendo Caras
A bold collection of creative pieces and theoretical essays by women of color. New thought and new dialogue: a book that will teach in the most multiple sense of that word: a book that will be of lasting value to many diverse communities of women as...

03.10.2013

Women's Voices, Feminist Visions
This introductory women's studies reader represents a wide range of classic, conceptual, and experiential writings. Chapter introductions provide background information on each chapter's topic, including explanations of key concepts and ideas and...

05.08.2015

Failure is Impossible
Most of us (both men and women) who take the right to vote for granted have no way to comprehend the struggle it was for those who fought and won that right. I thoroughly enjoyed reading Susan B. Anthony's own words from the beginning of her work...

19.05.2014

Unruly Practices
Unruly Practices brings together a series of widely discussed essays in feminism and social theory. Read together, they constitute a critical encounter with leading European and American approaches to social theory. In addition, Nancy Fraser...

16.10.2012

The Frailty Myth
Can women be equal to men as long as men are physically stronger? And are men, in fact, stronger?These are key questions that Colette Dowling, author of the bestselling The Cinderella Complex, raises in her provocative new book. The...

22.04.2016

Methodology of the Oppressed
In a work with far-reaching implications, Chela Sandoval does no less than revise the genealogy of theory over the past thirty years, inserting what she terms "U.S. Third World feminism" into the narrative in a way that thoroughly alters our...

31.12.2013

Straight Sex
Is heterosexual sex inherently damaging to women? Is it possible for women to enjoy sensuality and pleasure with men that does not increase male power? Lynne Segal's unflinching examination of feminist thinking on sexuality over the past twenty-five...

17.08.2014

Uses of the Erotic
"There are many kinds of power, used and unused, acknowledged or otherwise." Thus begins this powerful essay; Uses of the Erotic defines the power of the erotic, names the process by which women have been stripped of this power, and considers how...

04.11.2014

Män kan inte våldtas
70-lukulainen, feministiseen sävyyn kirjoitettu tarina siitä, kuinka raiskattu nainen päättää kostaa. Kerronta perustuu päähenkilön Tovan tekemisten ja ajatusten seuraamiseen. Olikin mielenkiintoista...

26.06.2015

As If Women Matter
Everyone should read some feminist literature, and Steinem is definitely a good place to start in my opinion. Easy to read and thought-provoking, her essays are generally still relevant in today's America and certainly in other parts of the world....

15.08.2015

Language and Sexism
The issue of sexist language has been hotly debated within feminist circles since the 1960s. Previous books have tended to regard sexism in language as easy to identify and have suggested solutions to overcome and counter sexism. Sara Mills takes a...

18.09.2013

Maria; or The Wrongs of Woman & Memoirs of the Author of a Vindication of the Rights of Woman (2 in 1)
This book represents for the first time The Wrongs of Woman; or Maria and Memoirs of the Author of "A Vindication of the Rights of Woman" have been published in the same volume, but their history and reception have been inextricably linked since the...

23.05.2013

Feminism is Queer
Feminism is Queer is an introduction to the intimately related disciplines of gender and queer theory. While guiding the reader through complex theory, the author develops the original position of “queer feminism,” which presents queer...

05.11.2012

My Romantic Love Wars
Betty's memoir is the story of one woman's struggle to liberate female sexuality while enjoying her own. In the 70s as the feminist movement evolved focusing on various platform issues (equal pay, voter registration) Betty latched on to sexual...

14.10.2012

Meat Market
Modern culture is obsessed with controlling women's bodies. Our societies are saturated with images of unreal, idealised female beauty whilst real female bodies and the women who inhabit them are alienated from their own personal and political...

01.06.2015

Female Sexualization
Foregrounding the body, this remarkable collective work explores the sexualization of women’s bodies, charting the complex interplay of social, political and cultural forces which produce a normative “femininity.” A...

17.06.2016

Adios, Barbie
As I paged through the short essays in this book at the library, I decided to give it a chance. To me it did not live up to the "groundbreaking anthology" it promised to be. In fact, some of the stories even made me feel a bit worse about my body...

17.02.2013

Alice Doesn't
Born and educated in Italy, de Lauretis came to the United States shortly after completing her doctorate in modern languages and literatures at Bocconi University in Milan. Before joining the History of Consciousness Department at UCSC, she taught...

12.04.2016

Pornography
First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

18.01.2014

Reasonable Creatures
It's not that Katha Pollitt is a bad writer, or even that she's wrong about most of the issues. What makes her writing so hard to take is the sense of entitlement -- the rich white college girl who has all the answers. Read the essay on...

21.11.2016

Rhetoric Retold
After explaining how and why women have been excluded from the rhetorical tradition from antiquity through the Renaissance, Cheryl Glenn provides the opportunity for Sappho, Aspasia, Diotima, Hortensia, Fulvia, Julian of Norwich, Margery Kempe,...

19.04.2017

Abortion & Life
“In her role as author and activist, Jennifer Baumgardner has permanently changed the way people think about feminism . . . and will shape the next hundred years of politics and culture.”—The Commonwealth Club of California, hailing Baumgardner as...

09.11.2012

Essentially Speaking
Using a feminist, poststructuralist perspective, Diana Fuss addresses the 'nature v. culture' debate, asking whether femininity, race, or homosexuality have 'essential natures'. She examines critically both positions in the debate.

03.09.2014

Striking a Light
In July 1888, fourteen hundred women and girls employed by the matchmakers Bryant and May walked out of their East End factory and into the history books. Louise Raw gives us a challenging new interpretation of events proving that the women...

28.09.2012

Against Our Will
"The most comrpehensive study of rape ever offered to the public...It forces readers to take a fresh look at their own attitudes toward this devastating crime."NEWSWEEKAs powerful and timely now as when it was first published, AGAINST OUR...

17.06.2013

Feminist Frontiers
The most widely used anthology of feminist writings and the first to incorporate issues of sexual orientation and sexual diversity, "Feminist Frontiers" has stood the test of time. With classic and contemporary readings that cut across disciplines...

11.03.2015

From Pocahontas to Power Suits
This new book is sure to surprise and enlighten readers as it explores the rich history of American women over the past four centuries, from Susan B. Anthony to Susan Brownmiller, Jane Addams to Jane Roe, Eleanor Roosevelt to Eleanor Smeal.

09.12.2014

Excluded
While many feminist and queer movements are designed to challenge sexism, they often simultaneously police gender and sexuality—sometimes just as fiercely as the straight, male-centric mainstream does. Among LGBTQ activists, there is a long history...

28.04.2015

Feminist Frameworks
Written by leading scholars in feminist theory, Feminist Frameworks was one of the first anthologies in its field and, in the third edition, remains on the cutting edge. Comprehensive, the book covers current issues, problems, theory, and historical...

07.03.2015

Modest_witness@second_millennium.Femaleman_meets_oncomouse
“Witnessing the Culture of No Culture”Haraway as an Oncomouse While Haraway demonstrates a number of very important insights about technology in science, or technoscience, my overall reaction was a troubled feeling, a small curl of dread...

26.02.2014

The Industrial Vagina
The industrialization of prostitution and the sex trade has created a multibillion-dollar global market, involving millions of women, that makes a substantial contribution to national and global economies.The Industrial Vagina examines how...

20.06.2013

Feminism and Science
..". thoughtful critiques of the myriad issues between women and science." --Belles Lettres"Outstanding collection of essays that raise the fundamental questions of gender in what we have been taught are objective sciences."...

29.10.2014

Fifty Shades of Feminism
The antidote to the idea that being a woman is all about submitting to desire. There are many more shades than that and here are fifty women to explore them. Fifty years after the publication of The Feminine Mystique, have women really...

19.12.2014

The Abramson Effect
With her shocking dismissal in the spring of 2014, former New York Times editor Jill Abramson can now be added to the list of women who have been hired to run large, prominent corporations (see: Meg Whitman, Carly Fiorina, etc.) – only to be...

29.08.2013

Full Frontal Feminism
Feminism isn't dead. It just isn't very cool anymore. Enter Full Frontal Feminism, a book that embodies the forward-looking messages that author Jessica Valenti propagated as founder of the popular website, Feministing.com.This...

16.04.2013

The Word of a Woman
These two decades (almost a quarter-century, in fact) of essays are a personal window into the birth, truths, and changes of the Women's Movement, by one who co-founded this feminist wave and who has been there - nationally and internationally - for...

23.03.2018

Lift Up Thy Voice
In the late 1820s Sarah and Angelina Grimké traded their elite position as daughters of a prominent white slaveholding family in Charleston, South Carolina, for a life dedicated to abolitionism and advocacy of women's rights in the North. After...

25.05.2016

Ecofeminism
Two of Zed's best-known authors, one an economist, the other a physicist and philosopher, come together in this book on a controversial environmental agenda. Using interview material, they bring together women's perspectives from North and South on...

20.10.2013

Maneuvers
Maneuvers takes readers on a global tour of the sprawling process called "militarization." With her incisive verve and moxie, eminent feminist Cynthia Enloe shows that the people who become militarized are not just the obvious...

06.01.2016

The Less Noble Sex
"This highly-readable work traces a set of beliefs about the nature of woman that have informed, and in turn have been reinforced by, science, religion, and philosophy from the classical period to the nineteenth century.... [T]his book's analysis...

08.12.2013

The New Soft War on Women
For the first time in history, women make up half the educated labor force and are earning the majority of advanced degrees. It should be the best time ever for women, and yet... it’s not. Storm clouds are gathering, and the worst thing is that most...

26.07.2014

Backlash
Skillfully Probing the Attack on Women’s Rights“Opting-out,” “security moms,” “desperate housewives,” “the new baby fever”—the trend stories of 2006 leave no doubt that American women are still being barraged by the same backlash messages...

04.06.2014

Feminist Social Thought
The commitment to gender equity that feminists have brought to philosophy has enabled feminists both to repudiate the sexist assumptions undergirding major philosophical traditions, and to make distinctive and important contributions to the field....

08.06.2016

Indigenous Women and Feminism
Can the specific concerns of Indigenous women be addressed within current mainstream feminist and post-colonial discussions? Indigenous Women and Feminism: Politics, Activism, Culture proposes that a dynamic new line of inquiry -- Indigenous...

01.02.2018

Pregnancy and Power
A sweeping chronicle of women's battles for reproductive freedom throughout American history, Pregnancy and Power explores the many forces--social, racial, economic, and political--that have shaped women's reproductive lives in the United...

25.10.2015

The Second Sex
Newly translated and unabridged in English for the first time, Simone de Beauvoir’s masterwork is a powerful analysis of the Western notion of “woman,” and a groundbreaking exploration of inequality and otherness.  This long-awaited new edition...

23.07.2016

Women's Oppression Today
Women’s Oppression Today is now a classic text in the debate about Marxism and feminism and has been reprinted many times since its first publication in 1980. Acknowledging the book as a product of the specific political climate of the time...

03.02.2016

The Revolution Starts at Home
"Was/is your abusive partner a high-profile activist? Does your abusive girlfriend’s best friend staff the domestic violence hotline? Have you successfully kicked an abuser out of your group? Did your anti-police brutality group fear...

09.07.2018

Paid for
'When you are fifteen years old and destitute, too unskilled to work and too young to claim unemployment benefit, your body is all you have left to sell.'Rachel Moran came from a troubled family background. Taken into State care at fourteen,...

26.08.2015

Gender and Global Restructuring
In this new edition of this best selling text, interdisciplinary feminist experts from around the world provide new analyses of the ongoing relationship between gender and neoliberal globalization under the new imperialism in the post-9/11...

17.03.2017

From Housewife to Heretic
Sonia Johnson's roots in the Mormon church went back for five generations. She'd been married for twenty years, was a dedicated homemaker and the mother of four children. Then, suddenly, her life began to come apart. Awakening feminism brought her...

07.07.2013

Third World Women and the Politics of Feminism
"The essays are provocative and enhance knowledge of Third World women's issues. Highly recommended... " --Choice..". the book challenges assumptions and pushes historic and geographical boundaries that must be altered if women of all colors...

04.10.2016

One of the Guys
The debate about women and torture has, until recently, focused on women as victims of violence. But when photographs were released from the Abu Ghraib prisoner-abuse scandal, one featured Lynndie England holding a prisoner by a dog leash....

02.06.2014

Gynocide
Nonfiction. Feminism. Women's Health. Political Science. Translated from the Italian by Danila Obici and Ralph D. Church. The powerful essays (and accompanying glossaries and testimonials) collected in GYNOCIDE examine the historical, legal,...

05.02.2017

Memoirs of an Early Arab Feminist
Memoirs of an Early Arab Feminist is the first English translation of the memoirs of Anbara Salam Khalidi, the iconic Arab feminist. At a time when women are playing a leading role in the Arab Spring, this book brings to life an earlier...

01.08.2014

Liberty for Women
The contributors to this important new collection offer a vision of contemporary feminism that runs counter to and goes beyond the dominant attitudes of the feminist orthodoxy. Basing their arguments on individual rights and personal responsibility,...

27.05.2017

The Beauty Myth
The bestselling classic that redefined our view of the relationship between beauty and female identity. In today's world, women have more power, legal recognition, and professional success than ever before. Alongside the evident progress of the...

06.02.2016

Meeting at the Crossroads
"Should sound a national alert to society that even our most privileged girls still pursue normal femininity at great risk to personal and civic health."THE BOSTON SUNDAY GLOBELyn Mike Brown and Carol Gilligan ask "What, on the way to...

04.08.2013

Manifesta
A powerful indictment from within of the current state of feminism, and a passionate call to armsFrom Lilith Fair to Buffy the Vampire Slayer to the WNBA--everywhere you look, girl culture is clearly ascendant. Young women live by...

18.08.2016

When Men Were the Only Models We Had
When Men Were the Only Models We Had My Teachers Fadiman, Barzun, Trilling Carolyn G. Heilbrun "Heilbrun's engaging memoir evokes a bygone era of intellectual life, when clarity of language and exacting prose marked lively critical conversations on...

06.01.2013

Fruitful
Somewhere between the stern chiding of the religious right and the aggressive exhortations of the feminist movement stand most of today's women -- many of them mothers struggling with the issues that today's economic and social standards make so...

16.03.2017

Magic Mommas, Trembling Sisters, Puritans & Perverts
Feminist essays, mid-seventies to early eighties, mostly focusing on the experience of sexuality and eroticism in life and the arts. Includes the "Doubleness of Sex" essay that's recently been linked in fandom, and also an essay on Kirk/Spock, which...

07.11.2017

Could I Have My Body Back Now, Please
Beth Goobie is best known for her quirky and dark young adult novels. She's published several of them, beginning in 1994. Her novel Before Wings won the Canadian Library Association's Young Adult Book Award in 2000, and was chosen by young readers...

25.09.2013

The Sexual Contract
In this remarkably original work of political philosophy, one of today's foremost feminist theorist challenges the way contemporary society functions by questioning the standard interpretation of an idea that is deeply embedded in American and...

19.05.2015

The Best-Kept Secret
This is infuriating, not because of the way it is written but because society is so messed up...I'm pressing on through and feel that everyone should read this. Will continue to reference this important book. I am not shocked but extremely upset...

19.01.2015

Feminist Politics and Human Nature
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26.03.2015

Patriarchal Attitudes
Eva Figes (born Eva Unger) is a German-born English author.Figes has written novels, literary criticism, studies of feminism, and vivid memoirs relating to her Berlin childhood and later experiences as a Jewish refugee from Hitler's Germany....

29.11.2017

Created Equal
The Palgrave Macmillan/Amnesty International Series illuminates the greatest human rights issues facing the world today. From human trafficking to poverty, terrorism to freedom of expression, this dynamic and accessible series encourages...

29.10.2013

Mappings
In this powerful work, Susan Friedman moves feminist theory out of paralyzing debates about us and them, white and other, first and third world, and victimizers and victims. Throughout, Friedman adapts current cultural theory from global and...

15.02.2013

Beginning to See the Light
I read this book after the review of her newest book in the New York Times book review. I went to look for other titles when the new one wasn't available and found this fine book. This is a collection of her work from 1967 to 1979 and I really liked...

23.12.2015

Feminist Television Criticism
The first edition of this book immediately became a defining text for feminist television criticism, with an influence extending across television, media and screen studies - and the second edition will be similarly agenda-setting. Completely...

16.08.2013

SCUM Manifesto
SCUM Manifesto was considered one of the most outrageous, violent and certifiably crazy tracts when it first appeared in 1968. Valerie Solanas, the woman who shot Andy Warhol, self-published this work just before her rampage against the...

25.01.2017

Revolution from Within
I can't believe I waited until I was 34 to read this book. If someone had handed this to me when I was 21 or so it would have saved me so much pain from making idiotic choices because I didn't know better, or have an example as to how to navigate a...

10.09.2017

The Liberated Man
This book is about feminism applied to men's liberation. Men have just as much to gain from feminism as women do, if men's voices and rights are taken seriously, as this book mostly does. This book outlines for men what they have to gain from...

31.10.2013

Politics of Reality
I enjoyed the essay on oppression, which set the stage for what I was hoping to be an excellent collection of feminist essays. I found the subsequent essays to be dreadfully academic, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, it's just not my idea of...

07.04.2015

The War Against Women
Bestselling author and feminist scholar Marilyn French has written a shocking and fascinating analysis of the history of women's political, cultural, physical, and economic repression that is as controversial as it is utterly convincing. In this...

01.09.2014

Remaking Women
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...

11.02.2017

Under det rosa täcket
Var står den svenska feminismen idag och vart är den på väg? När vi allt oftare hör tongångar om kvinnans särart, om kvinnors rätt att vara annorlunda män, måste vi åter ställa den...

08.08.2014

A Mother's Work
The question of how best to combine work and family life has led to lively debates in recent years. Both a lifestyle and a policy issue, it has been addressed psychologically, socially, and economically, and conclusions have been hotly...

23.03.2013

Feminism and Men
What is men's position in the feminist story? Are men villains or victims? Whilst the answer is both and neither both genders are still seen in terms of these kinds of unhelpful categories and while feminist waves have ensured that in theory at...

17.07.2018

Woman And Labour
In that clamour which has arisen in the modern world, where now this, and then that, is demanded for and by large bodies of modern women, he who listens carefully may detect as a keynote, beneath all the clamour, a demand which may be embodied in...

21.02.2017

Defending Pornography
About 30 years ago, a small faction of feminists changed the debate around pornography. Prior to their intervention the picture was simple: in one corner we had the liberals who had long sought more personal freedom in the realm of sexuality, and...

03.03.2013