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New and Published Books

  1. Ain't I a Woman

    Black Women and Feminism, 2nd Edition

    By bell hooks

    A classic work of feminist scholarship, Ain't I a Woman has become a must-read for all those interested in the nature of black womanhood. Examining the impact of sexism on black women during slavery, the devaluation of black womanhood, black male sexism, racism among feminists, and the black...

    Published October 13th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Feminist Theory

    From Margin to Center, 3rd Edition

    By bell hooks

    When Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center was first published in 1984, it was welcomed and praised by feminist thinkers who wanted a new vision. Even so, individual readers frequently found the theory "unsettling" or "provocative." Today, the blueprint for feminist movement presented in the book...

    Published September 30th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Feminism Is for Everybody

    Passionate Politics, 2nd Edition

    By bell hooks

    What is feminism? In this short, accessible primer, bell hooks explores the nature of feminism and its positive promise to eliminate sexism, sexist exploitation, and oppression. With her characteristic clarity and directness, hooks encourages readers to see how feminism can touch and change their...

    Published September 25th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Desire and Anxiety (Routledge Revivals)

    Circulations of Sexuality in Shakespearean Drama

    By Valerie Traub

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    In both feminist theory and Shakespearean criticism, questions of sexuality have consistently been conflated with questions of gender. First published in 1992, this book details the intersections and contradictions between sexuality and gender in the early modern period. Valerie Traub argues that...

    Published September 21st 2014 by Routledge

  5. Race, Gender and the Activism of Black Feminist Theory

    Working with Audre Lorde

    By Suryia Nayak

    Series: Concepts for Critical Psychology

    Beginning from the premise that psychology needs to be questioned, dismantled and new perspectives brought to the table in order to produce alternative solutions, this book takes an unusual transdisciplinary step into the activism of Black feminist theory. The author, Suryia Nayak, presents a close...

    Published September 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  6. Women, Travel Writing, and Truth

    Edited by Clare Broome Saunders

    Series: Routledge Research in Travel Writing

    The issue of truth has been one of the most constant, complex, and contentious in the cultural history of travel writing. Whether the travel was undertaken in the name of exploration, pilgrimage, science, inspiration, self-discovery, or a combination of these elements, questions of veracity and...

    Published July 24th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Decolonising Gender

    Literature and a Poetics of the Real

    By Caroline Rooney

    Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

    Through examination of the functions of language and cross-cultural readings of literature – from African queer reading to postcolonial Shakespeare – Rooney explores the nature of the real, providing: a way out of some of the current deadlocks of feminist theory an anti-essentialist...

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Where the Meanings Are (Routledge Revivals)

    Feminism and Cultural Spaces

    By Catharine R. Stimpson

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1990, this collection of essays in literary criticism, feminist theory and race relations was named one of the top twenty-five books of 1988 by the Voice Literary Supplement. The title covers such subjects as black literature; the reconstruction of culture, changing arts, letters...

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Look Back in Gender (Routledge Revivals)

    Sexuality and the Family in Post-War British Drama

    By Michelene Wandor

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    In this challenging book, first published in 1987, Michelene Wandor looks at the best-known plays in the thirty years prior to publication, from Look Back in Anger onwards. Wandor investigates the representation of the family and different forms of sexuality in these plays and re-reviews them from...

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  10. LITTLE WOMEN and THE FEMINIST IMAGINATION

    Criticism, Controversy, Personal Essays

    Edited by Janice M. Alberghene, Beverly Lyon Clark

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published May 29th 2014 by Routledge