Award-Winning Books: Women's Studies

Between women

Between Women

Domestics and Their Employers

Judith Rollins

256 pages
5.5 x 8.25


PB: 978-0-87722-491-4 $31.95 Feb 87
HC: 978-0-87722-383-2 $32.95 Sep 85

Jessie Bernard Book Award, American Sociological Association, 1987

Black female body comp

The Black Female Body

A Photographic History

Deborah Willis and Carla Williams

240 pages
9 x 12
26 color illustrations, 185 duotones

HC: 978-1-56639-928-9 $64.00 Jan 02

Finalist for the Publishers Marketing Association's Ben Franklin Award, Reference Category, 2003
Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 2002
National Gold Ink Bronze Award, 2002

1440 reg

Black Venus 2010

They Called Her "Hottentot"

Edited by Deborah Willis

288 pages
7 x 10
42 duotones

PB: 978-1-4399-0205-9 $38.95 Jan 10
HC: 978-1-4399-0204-2 $86.50 Jan 10
Ebook: 978-1-4399-0206-6 $38.95 Jan 10

Susan Koppelman Award for the Best Edited Volume in Women's Studies by the Popular Culture/American Culture Association, 2011

2111 reg

Body Language

Sisters in Shape, Black Women's Fitness, and Feminist Identity Politics

Kimberly J. Lau

204 pages
5.5 x 8.25


PB: 978-1-4399-0309-4 $28.95 Aug 11
HC: 978-1-4399-0308-7 $81.50 Aug 11
Ebook: 978-1-4399-0310-0 $28.95 Aug 11

Elli Köngäs-Maranda Professional Prize, American Folklore Society, 2011

2400 reg

The Cost of Being a Girl

Working Teens and the Origins of the Gender Wage Gap

Yasemin Besen-Cassino

208 pages
6 x 9
11 tables, 8 line drawings

PB: 978-1-4399-1349-9 $27.95 Dec 17
HC: 978-1-4399-1348-2 $94.50 Dec 17
Ebook: 978-1-4399-1350-5 $27.95 Dec 17

Honorable Mention from the National Women's Studies Association for the Sara A. Whaley Book Prize, 2018

453 reg

Dangerous Passage

The Social Control of Sexuality in Women's Adolescence

Constance A. Nathanson

304 pages



PB: 978-1-56639-077-4 $27.95 Jan 93
HC: 978-0-87722-824-0 $77.50 Jun 91

Eliot Freidson Outstanding Book in Medical Sociology, American Sociological Association, 1993

565 reg

Doing Comparable Worth

Gender, Class, and Pay Equity

Joan Acker

272 pages
6 x 9


Ebook: 978-1-4399-0572-2 $34.95 Feb 91

Jessie Bernard Prize of the American Sociological Association for Life Achievement, 1989

1635 reg

Fireweed

A Political Autobiography

Gerda Lerner

408 pages
7 x 10
24 halftones

PB: 978-1-59213-236-2 $29.95 Aug 03
HC: 978-1-56639-889-3 $76.50 Mar 02

Outstanding Achievement Recognition by the Wisconsin Library Association Literary Awards Committee, 2003
A BookSense top 76 pick in the category, "Life Stories of Some Famous and Not-So-Famous Women," March/April 2003
A PW Book of the Day, June 2002

Good reasons to run

Good Reasons to Run

Women and Political Candidacy

Edited by Shauna L. Shames, Rachel I. Bernhard, Mirya R. Holman, and Dawn Langan Teele

324 pages
6 x 9
8 tables, 32 figs., 2 maps

PB: 978-1-4399-1956-9 $37.95 May 20
HC: 978-1-4399-1955-2 $109.50 May 20
Ebook: 978-1-4399-1957-6 $37.95 May 20

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 2020

2184 reg

Laotian Daughters

Working toward Community, Belonging, and Environmental Justice

Bindi Shah

216 pages
6 x 9
1 tables

PB: 978-1-4399-0815-0 $31.95 Dec 11
HC: 978-1-4399-0813-6 $91.50 Dec 11
Ebook: 978-1-4399-0814-3 $31.95 Dec 11

Association for Asian American Studies' Outstanding Book Award in the category Social Science, 2014
Honorable Mention, Asia and Asian America Section of the American Sociological Association, 2013

1579 reg

Las Hermanas

Chicana/Latina Religious-Political Activism in the U.S. Catholic Church

Lara Medina

232 pages
5.5 x 8.25
10 halftones

PB: 978-1-59213-483-0 $32.95 Sep 05
HC: 978-1-59213-250-8 $49.50 Jun 04

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 2005

Street woman

Street Woman

Eleanor M. Miller

216 pages
5.5 x 8.25


PB: 978-0-87722-509-6 $32.95 Apr 87
HC: 978-0-87722-417-4 $34.95 Apr 86

Distinguished Scholar Award, American Sociological Association Criminology Section, 1987

1360 reg

Weaving Work and Motherhood

Anita Ilta Garey

240 pages
6 x 9


PB: 978-1-56639-700-1 $31.95 Jun 99
HC: 978-1-56639-699-8 $59.50 Jun 99
Ebook: 978-1-4399-0874-7 $31.95

William J. Goode Book Award, American Sociological Association Family Section, 2000