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Recent Titles in Women's Studies

Summer 2007

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Feminisms in Development: Contradictions, Contestations and Challenges/ Edited by Andrea Cornwall. – London: ZED Books, 2007. (HQ 1240 .F463 2007)

Georgia’s Frontier Women: Female Fortunes in a Southern Colony/ Marsh, Ben. – Athens: Univ of Georgia Press, 2007. (HQ 1438 .G4 M37 2007)
Discusses changes in women’s roles as colonial Georgia became more settled.

Conceiving the Future: Pronatalism, Reproduction, and the Family in the United States/ Lovett, Laura. – Chapel Hill: Univ of North Carolina Press, 2007. (HQ 535 .L68 2007)
Discussion on ideological & cultural influences on social reforms & policies.

Handbook of Gender and Women’s Studies/ Edited by Kathy Davis. – London: Sage Publications, 2006. (HQ 1180 .H355 2006)
New collection on social, cultural, & political implications in gender theory.

Scarlett’s Sisters: Young Women in the Old South/ Jabour, Anya. – Chapel Hill: Univ of North Carolina Press, 2007. (HQ 1438 .S63 J33 2007)
Explores meaning of 19th cent. womanhood of elite southern white women.

Princes of Cotton: Four Diaries of Young Men in the South/ Edited by Stephen Berry. – Athens: Univ of Georgia Press, 2007. (HQ 1090.5 .S68 P74 2007)
Diaries revealing how men related to ideals of southern manhood.

Structures and Subjectivities: Attending to Early Modern Women/ Editedy by Joan Hartman. – Newark: Univ of Delawar Press, 2007 (HQ 1148 .S87 2007)
Papers on how early modern women made use of their space.

Negras in Brazila: re-Envisioning Black Women, Citizenship, and the Politics of Identity/ Caldwell, Kia. – New Brunswick: Rutgers Univ Press, 2007. (HQ 1236.5 .B6 C34 2007)

Kickboxing Geishas: How Modern Japanes Women Are Changing Their Nation/ Chambers, Veronica. – New York: Free Press, 2007. (HQ 1762 .C5 2007)
Journalistic account of changes affecting Japanese society today.

In Search of the Lost Feminine: Decoding the Myths that Radically Reshaped Civilization/ Barnes, Craig. – Golden: Fulcrum Publishing, 2006. (HQ 1075 .B316 2006)
Examines ancient mythology for evidence of matriarchal religion that disappeared.

Misogyny: The World’s Oldest Prejudice/ Holland, Jack. – New York: Carroll & Graf, 2006. (HQ 1237 .H65x 2006)
Brief history of misogyny. Overview from ancient times to today’s world.

History of Women’s Seclusion in the Middle East: The Veil in the Looking Glass/ Chamberlain, Ann. – New York: Haworth, 2006. (HQ 1726.5 .C45 2006)
Studies history of Islamic women’s seclusion & argues that it counteracts cultural exploitation.

Gender and Justice in Multicultural Liberal States/ Deveaux, Monique. – Oxford: Oxford Univ Press, 2006. (HQ 1236 .D48 2006)
On tensions between cultural group rights & gender equality.

Impact of Feminism in English Renaissance/ Edited by Dympna Callaghan. – Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007. (HQ 1148 .146x 2007)
Collection of new essays on relation of early modern studies & current feminism.

Sexual Decoys: Gender, Race and War in Imperial Democracy/ Eisenstein, Zillah. – London: ZED Books, 2007. (HQ 1236 .E38x 2007)
Discusses US imperialist agression in feminist context.

Women in Dark Age and Early Medieval Europe/ Jewell, Helen. – Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007. (HQ 1147 .E85 J38 2007)
Examines roles in communities, ruling & landholding classes, and within religious contexts.

Empowering Women in Russia: Activism, Aid, and NGOS/ Hemment, Julie. – Bloomington: Indiana Univ Press, 2007. (HQ 1236.5 .R8 H46 2007)

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