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Free Women

Ethics and Aesthetics in Twentieth-Century Women's Fiction

Kate Fullbrook

The ethical and aesthetic impulses that have shaped the fiction of prominent authors

192 pages


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


Opera Muliebria

Women and Work in Medieval Europe

David Herlihy

Vividly demonstrates that the subordination of women within a household economy was specifically the product of the late Middle Ages

159 pages | 13 tables, 8 figs.


Arms and the Enlisted Woman

Judith Hicks Stiehm

Explore the experience of American women in the military

352 pages | 16 figures


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


Women of the New Right

Rebecca E. Klatch

264 pages


Issei, Nisei, War Bride

Three Generations of Japanese American Women in Domestic Service

Evelyn Nakano Glenn

A unique study of Japanese American women employed as domestic workers

290 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


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


The Regulation of Sexuality

Experiences of Family Planning Workers

Carole Joffe

208 pages


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


Between Women

Domestics and Their Employers

Judith Rollins

A study of the unique relationship between women employers and employees

256 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


Women of the Upper Class

Susan Ostrander

Although these women are economically and socially powerful, they are for the most part unliberated

190 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


The Mirror Dance

Identity in a Women's Community

Susan Krieger

A unique book about a lesbian community—an experiment, both in women's language and in social science method

224 pages | 6 x 9 | 145 tables


Children in the Field

Anthropological Experiences

Edited by Joan Cassell

Funny, sad, horrifying, and fascinating narratives by anthropologists who brought children with them into the field

288 pages