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Women's History Month

Palgrave Macmillan invites you to celebrate Women's History Month with a 25% discount on these featured titles!

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African Women and ICTs

Creating New Spaces with Technology

This book explores the ways in which women in Africa utilize Information and Communication Technologies to facilitate their empowerment; whether through the...

"...This book explores the ways in which women in Africa utilize Information and Communication Technologies to facilitate their empowerment; whether through the.... This book explores the ways in which women in Africa utilize Information and Communication Technologies to facilitate their empowerment; whether through the mobile village phone business, through internet use, or through new career and ICT employment opportunities. Based on the outcome of an extensive research project, this timely books..."

By Ineke Buskens and Anne Webb

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A Daughter of Isis

The Autobiography of Nawal El Saadawi, 2nd ed.

This is the first volume of the autobiography of Nawal El Saadawi, giving an emotionally shattering, but wonderfully lyrical, portrait of her childhood in a...

"...This is the first volume of the autobiography of Nawal El Saadawi, giving an emotionally shattering, but wonderfully lyrical, portrait of her childhood in a.... This is the first volume of the autobiography of Nawal El Saadawi, giving an emotionally shattering, but wonderfully lyrical, portrait of her childhood in a remote Egyptian village -- the childhood that produced the freedom fighter. She describes vividly the culture of the place and time into which she was born and also her intuitive --..."

By Nawal El Saadawi and Bettina Aptheker

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Becoming Muslim

While Islam has become a controversial topic in the West, a growing number of Westerners find powerful meaning in Islam. Becoming Muslim is an ethnographic...

Anna Mansson McGinty

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African Women Immigrants in the United States

Crossing Transnational Borders

African Women Immigrants in the United States depicts how immigrant women use international migration as a strategy to challenge existing patriarchal...

"...African Women Immigrants in the United States depicts how immigrant women use international migration as a strategy to challenge existing patriarchal.... African Women Immigrants in the United States depicts how immigrant women use international migration as a strategy to challenge existing patriarchal hegemonies operative both in the United States and Africa. It also weaves together the multidimensional strands of how African immigrant women shape and are shaped by the process of international..."

John A. Arthur

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Between Feminism and Materialism

A Question of Method

In her latest book, Gillian Howie offers a bold new way to make sense of the relationship between feminist theory and capitalism. Drawing on first, second,...

Gillian Howie

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Taking an interdisciplinary approach, this book analyzes Black women's involvement in American political life, focusing on what they did to gain political...

"...Taking an interdisciplinary approach, this book analyzes Black women's involvement in American political life, focusing on what they did to gain political.... Taking an interdisciplinary approach, this book analyzes Black women's involvement in American political life, focusing on what they did to gain political power between 1961 and 2001, and why, in many cases, they did not succeed. Harris demonstrates that Black women have tried to gain centrality through their participation in Presidential..."

Duchess Harris

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Manchester University Press

Catherine Breillat

This is the first English-language book on controversial female director Catherine Breillat, whose films include Romance, A ma soeur! (Fat Girl), Anatomy of...

"...This is the first English-language book on controversial female director Catherine Breillat, whose films include Romance, A ma soeur! (Fat Girl), Anatomy of.... This is the first English-language book on controversial female director Catherine Breillat, whose films include Romance, A ma soeur! (Fat Girl), Anatomy of Hell and most recently, The Last Mistress. Thematic groupings--female coming-of-age films, movies about masculinity in crisis, and films dealing with a woman's sexual odyssey--provi..."

Douglas Keesey

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This A-Z reference work provides the first comprehensive reference guide to the wide range of women's historical writing, particularly since the Renaissance....

By Mary Spongberg, Ann Curthoys and Barbara Caine

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Chantal Akerman

Chantal Akerman is widely acclaimed as one of the most original and important directors working in Europe today. A towering figure in women’s and feminist...

Marion Schmid

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Doris Lessing

This study examines the writing career of the respected and prolific novelist Doris Lessing, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2007 and has...

Susan Watkins

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Through the prism of gender, this volume explores the contrasting cultures and material and social practices of mathematics and science in the decades...

"...Through the prism of gender, this volume explores the contrasting cultures and material and social practices of mathematics and science in the decades.... Through the prism of gender, this volume explores the contrasting cultures and material and social practices of mathematics and science in the decades surrounding 1900. It is demonstrated that gender, far from being a peripheral issue, is central to understanding the development of both pure and practical disciplines at this time.. ..."

Claire Gwen Jones

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In a clear and accesible style, this book theorizes female movement within narratives of enslavement and advocates for a changed black female consciousness...

Lynette D. Myles

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Femininity in the Frame

Women and 1950s British Popular Cinema

It's widely assumed that Britain in the 1950s experienced a return post-war to traditional gender roles and that popular cinema represented this era of the...

Melanie Bell

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Fashion Statements

On Style, Appearance, and Reality

Fashion Statements presents an eclectic array of essays regarding the meanings of fashion to articulate the new directions of an everyday cultural phenomenon. ...

By Ron Scapp and Brian Seitz

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Feminism, Inc.

Coming of Age in Girl Power Media Culture

Drawing on extensive research with a diverse group of seventy teen girls, Zaslow offers a critical account of the girl power moment in which feminism and...

Emilie Zaslow

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Feminist Readings of Edith Wharton

From Silence to Speech

In this intriguing new volume, Dianne L. Chambers covers new ground on the life and literary career of Edith Wharton by examining her work against the backdrop...

Dianne L. Chambers

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This book is a comparative and developmental study of the expression of feminist concerns in the novels of Kamala Markandaya, Nayantara Sahgal, Anita Desai,...

"...This book is a comparative and developmental study of the expression of feminist concerns in the novels of Kamala Markandaya, Nayantara Sahgal, Anita Desai,.... This book is a comparative and developmental study of the expression of feminist concerns in the novels of Kamala Markandaya, Nayantara Sahgal, Anita Desai, and Shashi Deshpande, among the best known and most prolific Indian novelists writing in English, who have been self-consciously engaged with women's issues during the postcolonial ..."

Elizabeth Jackson

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Feminism is Queer

The Intimate Connection between Queer and Feminist Theory

Feminism is Queer is an introduction to the intimately related disciplines of gender and queer theory. While guiding the reader through complex theory, the...

Mimi Marinucci

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Feminist Theory in Pursuit of the Public

Women and the "Re-Privatization" of Labor

Feminist Theory in Pursuit of the Public argues that feminism needs to develop a theory of the public. It responds to a moment when feminism’s impetus to...

"...Feminist Theory in Pursuit of the Public argues that feminism needs to develop a theory of the public. It responds to a moment when feminism’s impetus to.... Feminist Theory in Pursuit of the Public argues that feminism needs to develop a theory of the public. It responds to a moment when feminism’s impetus to reconstitute the private sphere left a huge gap in its political thinking on the public. This inattention to the public is particularly worrisome now when the nation-state and its publics..."

Robin Truth Goodman

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This book introduces seven Andalusi-Moroccan women’s tales, analyzes them from literary theoretical perspectives, and reveals them to be vitally feminist....

Hasna Lebbady

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Fictions of Feminine Citizenship

Sexuality and the Nation in Contemporary Caribbean Literature

Fictions of Feminine Citizenship charts an alternative history of racial and sexual formation in the Caribbean. It examines the ways in which the socialization...

"...Fictions of Feminine Citizenship charts an alternative history of racial and sexual formation in the Caribbean. It examines the ways in which the socialization.... Fictions of Feminine Citizenship charts an alternative history of racial and sexual formation in the Caribbean. It examines the ways in which the socialization of female sexuality and the violence of sexual intimacies have mattered to imperialist and nationalist understandings and practices of citizenship. The book moves across histo..."

Donette Francis

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There is a large portion of young women in both U.S. and Mexican university classrooms today who do not self-identify as feminists. Hind makes steps to correct...

"...There is a large portion of young women in both U.S. and Mexican university classrooms today who do not self-identify as feminists. Hind makes steps to correct.... There is a large portion of young women in both U.S. and Mexican university classrooms today who do not self-identify as feminists. Hind makes steps to correct this and draws on poetry, short stories, plays, novels, photographs, personal correspondence, advertising, and interviews to make visible the anti-feminine tendencies in femen..."

Emily Hind

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Gertrude and Alice

Gertrude Stein and Alice Babette Toklas met on September 8, 1907, in Paris, and remained together from that day until Gertrude's death in 1946. They became a...

Diana Souhami

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Imagining Arab Womanhood

The Cultural Mythology of Veils, Harems, and Belly Dancers in the U.S.

Winner of the 2008 National Women's Studies Association Gloria E. Anzaldúa prize! Imagining Arab Womanhood examines orientalist images of Arab womanhood in...

Amira Jarmakani

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