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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 23 new and published books in the subject of Women's History — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Women, Sexual Violence and the Indonesian Killings of 1965-66

    By Annie Pohlman

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    The Indonesian massacres of 1965-1966 claimed the lives of an estimated half a million men, women and children. Histories of this period of mass violence in Indonesia’s past have focused almost exclusively on top-level political and military actors, their roles in the violence, and their movements...

    Published September 29th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Boots of Leather, Slippers of Gold

    The History of a Lesbian Community, 2nd Edition

    By Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy, Madeline D. Davis

    Boots of Leather, Slippers of Gold traces the evolution of the lesbian community in Buffalo, New York from the mid-1930s up to the early 1960s. Drawing upon the oral histories of 45 women, it is the first comprehensive history of a working-class lesbian community. These poignant and complex stories...

    Published May 27th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Life Stories of Soviet Women

    The Interwar Generation

    By Melanie Ilic

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Russia and Eastern Europe

    This book provides a rich picture of what everyday life was like for women in Soviet times by presenting the life stories of eight women who were born in the interwar period. The life stories are told through interviews with the women who were well educated and well placed in Soviet society, often...

    Published August 6th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Groundswell

    Grassroots Feminist Activism in Postwar America

    By Stephanie Gilmore

    Groundswell: Grassroots Feminist Activism in Postwar America offers an essential perspective on the post-1960 movement for women’s equality and liberation. Tracing the histories of feminist activism, through the National Organization of Women (NOW) chapters in three different locations: Memphis,...

    Published October 3rd 2012 by Routledge

  5. Interpreting Devotion

    The Poetry and Legacy of a Female Bhakti Saint of India

    By Karen Pechilis

    Series: Routledge Hindu Studies Series

    Devotion is a category of expression in many of the world’s religious traditions. This book looks at issues involved in academically interpreting religious devotion, as well as exploring the interpretations of religious devotion made by a sixth century poet, a twelfth century biographer, and...

    Published December 20th 2011 by Routledge

  6. The Development of the Japanese Nursing Profession

    Adopting and Adapting Western Influences

    By Aya Takahashi

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    In the years after 1868, when Japan's long period of self-imposed isolation ended, in nursing, as in every other aspect of life, the Japanese looked to the west. This book tells the story of 'Florence Nightingale-ism' in Japan, showing how Japanese nursing developed from 1868 to the present. It...

    Published December 20th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Gender and Labour in Korea and Japan

    Sexing Class

    Edited by Ruth Barraclough, Elyssa Faison

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    Bringing together for the first time sexual and industrial labour as the means to understand gender, work and class in modern Japan and Korea, this book shows that a key feature of the industrialisation of these countries was the associated development of a modern sex labour industry. Tying...

    Published April 11th 2011 by Routledge

  8. The Education Papers

    By Dale Spender

    Series: Women's Source Library

    First published in 1987, this volume makes available key documents, giving the contemporary reader a valuble record of women's struggle for eduacation in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. All of the women in this collection achieved significant reforms or struggled to change popular...

    Published October 20th 2010 by Routledge

  9. The Radical Women's Press of the 1850's

    Radical Women's Press of the 1850's

    By Cherise Kramarae, Ann Russo

    Series: Women's Source Library

    First published in 1991. The volume reprints excerpts from six radical feminist journals of this crucial decade:The Lily, the Genius of Liberty, the Pioneer and Women's Advocate, the Una, The Woman's advocate and The Sybil...

    Published October 20th 2010 by Routledge

  10. Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon and the Langham Place Group

    By Candida Ann Lacey

    Series: Women's Source Library

    First published in 1987. Reprints material from the 1850's and 1860's, a period which marked a turning point in the history of British Feminism. At the centre of this was Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon, whose pioneering schemes to improve the status of women made these years some of the richest in...

    Published October 20th 2010 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Women Warriors in Southeast Asia
    Edited by Tobias Rettig, Vina A. Lanzona
    To Be Published October 31st 2015

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