|Series:||World of Art|
This 5th edition of one of the best-selling World of Art titles features a completely new chapter that charts the evolution of feminist art history and pedagogy since the 1970s, revealing how artists have developed and subverted the strategies of feminism. It is brought up to date with discussion of some of the most sign... read more
This study of gender and sexuality goes beyond the nature/nurture debate to offer an alternate framework for considering questions of sex and sexuality.
The history of young women is a history of trouble. Arguments about whether girls have been the victims or the beneficiaries of social change have raged through modern history. This sparkling, panoramic social history takes a close look at the anxieties, horror stories and moral unease that have accompanied changes in girls' ... read more
|Series:||Critical Performances S.|
Presents a number of the author's key performance texts and essays, and interviews with artists who have worked closely with her over the years, together with a critical introduction and commentaries. By locating her discourse on her own body, she renders exploitation impossible and refers to herself as a "post-porn modernist".
|Author:||Joanna Hoare , Fiona Gell|
Women are often denied the right to participate in decision-making, whether as active citizens, or as leaders. In particular, women living in poverty often have little opportunity to influence decisions and policies that will have a direct impact on the welfare of themselves, their communities, and their livelihoods. Encourag... read more
Andrea Dworkin, once called "Feminism's Malcolm X", has been worshipped, reviled, criticized and analysed - but never ignored. The power of her writing, the passion of her ideals and the ferocity of her intellect have spurred the arguments and activism of two generations of feminists. Now the book that she's best known for - ... read more
Historica's Women is a proud account of the part women have played in our history in areas of science, religion, politics, social change, sport and the arts.It covers the period 1000AD to the present, with feature stories, timelines of the key events for each period, contemporary quotations, b&w and colour illustrations, and ... read more
Ever since Eve tempted Adam with her apple, women have been regarded as a corrupting and destructive force. The very idea that women can be used as interrogation tools, as evidenced in the infamous Abu Ghraib torture photos, plays on age-old fears of women as sexually threatening weapons, and therefore the literal explosion o... read more
In this controversial new book, Susan Pinker takes a hard look at how fundamental gender differences continue to play out in the workplace. By comparing the lives of troubled schoolboys and promising girls, Pinker turns several widely-held assumptions upside down: that the sexes are biologically equivalent; that intelligence ... read more
In the struggle for women's equality, there is one subject still shrouded in uneasy silence - women's compulsive pursuit of beauty. The myth of female beauty challenges every woman, every day of her life. The author exposes the tyranny of the beauty myth through the ages and its oppressive function today, in the home and at w... read more
|Author:||Lorraine Jean Hoping|
Bones tell Diane France their secrets. With her scientific training, she can examine bones and learn who this person was and how they died. She gets called to crime and accident scenes and can even find out about the life and times of famous people in history from their bones.
|Author:||Schulz Mona Lisa|
Ever wonder why most women can handle the kids and careers and the renovation but men can concentrate on either the newspaper or a game on TV? This is because female brains have more interconnections that allow them to multi-task and split their attention. THE NEW FEMININE BRAIN is the first book by a medical doctor, who is a... read more
"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 one of Six Visionaries for the Twenty-First Century
"If Jennifer Baumgar... read more
At a moment of great discovery, one Big Idea can change the world...Marie Curie had one of the finest scientific minds of the twentieth century, overturning established ideas in both physics and chemistry. She had an equally profound effect in the social arena, challenging the commonly held belief that women were intellectual... read more
|Author:||ed. Sara Salih|
Judith Butler's work has challenged and changed the frames of reference within which people speak, think, and live categories of identity. Her innovative and politically far-reaching insight that gender is performative and that identity is a scene of construction continues to exert a crucial impact in numerous critical-theore... read more
A landmark book in the fields of science fiction and feminism. Four women living in parallel worlds, each with a different gender landscape. When they begin to travel to each other's worlds each woman's preconceptions on gender and what it means to be a woman are challenged. Acclaimed as one of the essential works of science... read more
Today, to be pregnant seems not far from entering into a religious order. There is an expectation that mothers will fit the bill of breastfeeding, nappy-washing, home-cooking supermums. So are mums who rely on formula, childcare and disposable nappies lazy or liberated?
The conflict between a woman's individual identity... read more
|Author:||Mary E. Hawkesworth|
"Political Worlds of Women" provides a comprehensive overview of women's political activism, comparing formal and informal channels of power from official institutions of state to grassroots mobilizations and Internet campaigns. Illuminating the politics of identity enmeshed in local, national, and global gender orders, this ... read more
In this important new book, Luce Irigaray engages with some of the themes that have been central to her thought: the limits of language, the importance of art and perception, the relation between two, the fecundity of life and the myth of Antigone, a figure who has always been important to her. Starting with the Pre-Socratics... read more