Women in the Political Economy

No longer active. Women in the Political Economy, edited by Ronnie J. Steinberg, includes books on women and issues of work, family, social movements, politics, feminism, and empowerment. It emphasizes women's roles in society and the social construction of gender and also explores current policy issues like comparable worth, international development, job training, and parental leave. 

Neither Separate Nor Equal

Women, Race, and Class in the South

Edited by Barbara Ellen Smith

The diverse lives of contemporary Southern women

296 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 figs., 1 maps


Never Married Women

Barbara Levy Simon

A spirit of independence pervades these compelling self-portraits as the women describe their decisions

228 pages


Putting on Appearances

Gender and Advertising

Diane Barthel

A lively critical analysis that reveals the overlooked and underestimated depth of cultural meaning behind contemporary American advertising

232 pages | 5.25 x 8.25


Street Woman

Eleanor M. Miller

Interviews with female street hustlers working in prostitution, fraud, forgery, embezzlement, and larceny

216 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


Taking Time

Parental Leave Policy and Corporate Culture

Mindy Fried

How flexible is the American workplace in supporting the family needs of employees, when it involves the temporary loss of their labor?

256 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


Teen Mothers and the Revolving Welfare Door

Kathleen Mullan Harris

A comprehensive study of teen mothers and their patterns of entering and leaving the welfare system

224 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 15 tables, 7 figs.


Thinking about the Baby

Gender and Transitions into Parenthood

Susan Walzer

Interviews with new parents about the gendered roles of mother and father

224 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


The Transformation of American Catholic Sisters

Lora Ann Quiñonez and Mary Daniel Turner

A report on the social, political, and spiritual changes for Catholic nuns in the U.S. since Vatican II

224 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


Untidy Gender

Domestic Service in Turkey

Gul Ozyegin

Interviews with Turkish maids yield surprising facts about class and gender roles

272 pages | 6 x 9 | 10 tables, 17 halftones


Weaving Work and Motherhood

Anita Ilta Garey

A new understanding of working mothers

240 pages | 6 x 9


Who Cares for the Elderly?

Public Policy and the Experiences of Adult Daughters

Emily K. Abel

The exploration of family care for disabled elderly people

248 pages | 6 x 9


Women and Stepfamilies

Voices of Anger and Love

edited by Nan Bauer Maglin and Nancy Schniedewind

Describes the unique and varied experiences of women in stepfamilies as told by the women themselves

448 pages | 145 tables


Women and the Politics of Empowerment

edited by Ann Bookman and Sandra Morgen

Case studies of community and workplace organizing that redefine our notions of "the political"

352 pages | 6 x 9


Women Between Two Worlds

Midlife Reflections on Work and Family

Myra Dinnerstein

An in-depth study traces the experiences of 22 middle-class women and their evolution from traditional wives and mothers to career women

210 pages


Women in 1900

Gateway to the Political Economy of the 20th Century

Christine E. Bose

An exploration of women's place in the U.S. political economy

272 pages | 5 x 8 | 2 maps