Women's Studies

Theorizing Discrimination in an Era of Contested Prejudice

Discrimination in the United States

Samuel R. Lucas

Offers a fresh, important new understanding of racial and sexual discrimination

296 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 tables, 19 halftones


Live Wire

Women and Brotherhood in the Electrical Industry

Francine Moccio

Sisters of The Brotherhood struggle for equality

288 pages | 6 x 9 | 9 tables, 8 figures


Behind the Mask of the Strong Black Woman

Voice and the Embodiment of a Costly Performance

Tamara Beauboeuf-Lafontant

Explores the restrictive myth of the strong black woman through interviews, revealing the emotional and physical toll this “performance” can have

194 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


The Dance of Politics

Gender, Performance, and Democratization in Malawi

Lisa Gilman

How gender and class intersect in Malawi through women's roles as political praise performers

268 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 maps 2 figures 10 halftones


The Delinquent Girl

Edited by Margaret A. Zahn

A major study defining the delinquent girl, the crimes she commits and why she commits them

360 pages | 6 x 9 | 17 tables, 29 halftones


Women's Activism and Feminist Agency in Mozambique and Nicaragua

Jennifer Leigh Disney

Tracking women’s movements through two developing world revolutions and neo-liberal democracies

306 pages | 6 x 9 | 13 tables, 2 halftones, 2 maps


Pedagogy of Democracy

Feminism and the Cold War in the U.S. Occupation of Japan

Mire Koikari

A new look at democratization, women’s rights, and the Cold War in post-World War II U.S.-occupied Japan

240 pages | 6 x 9 | 4 figures


She's Got a Gun

Nancy Floyd

A fascinating, revealing look at women who own-and use-guns

256 pages | 7 x 10 | 69 halftones, 81 Color Illustrations


Equal Play

Title IX and Social Change

Edited by Andrew Zimbalist and Nancy Hogshead-Makar

A reader of influential essays on the history and future of Title IX

328 pages | 7 x 10 | 7 tables


The Fibromyalgia Story

Medical Authority and Women's Worlds of Pain

Kristin Barker

The first unbiased assessment of fibromyalgia

264 pages | 6 x 9 | 4 tables, 2 figures, 4 halftones


My Life as a Colombian Revolutionary

Reflections of a Former Guerrillera

María Eugenia Vásquez Perdomo

A gripping memoir of a woman who left middle-class life to become a member of a Colombian militant group

312 pages | 6 x 9 | 22 halftones


Transforming Knowledge

Second Edition

Elizabeth Kamarck Minnich

A new edition of a widely influential book engages with contemporary critiques of inequality and with recent global events

312 pages | 6 x 9


Las Hermanas

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

Lara Medina

The history of a feminist religious movement that mobilized the Chicana/Latina community

232 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 10 halftones


Working Feminism

Geraldine Pratt

How feminist theory can be practically used in women's lives

224 pages | 234 x 156mm


Women, Creole Identity, and Intellectual Life in Early Twentieth-Century Puerto Rico

Magali Roy-Féquière

A feminist inquiry into the rhetoric of Puerto Rican national identity in the early twentieth century

328 pages | 6.875 x 10 | 8 halftones