Skip to Content

Books by Subject

Women's Studies Books

You are currently browsing 1–10 of 266 new and published books in the subject of Women's Studies — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

For books that are not yet published; please browse forthcoming books.

New and Published Books

  1. A Political Ecology of Women, Water and Global Environmental Change

    Edited by Stephanie Buechler, Anne-Marie S. Hanson

    Series: Routledge International Studies of Women and Place

    This edited volume explores how a feminist political ecology framework can bring fresh insights to the study of rural and urban livelihoods dependent on vulnerable rivers, lakes, watersheds, wetlands and coastal environments. Bringing together political ecologists and feminist scholars from...

    Published February 26th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Gender, Ethnicity and Political Agency

    South Asian Women Organizing

    By Shaminder Takhar

    Series: Routledge Research in Gender and Society

    This book examines how South Asian women’s collective agency is operationalized through civic organizations in the UK. Drawing on black feminist theory and third world feminism, it shows the complexity of political agency and its relationship to identity and subjectivity, and uses empirical...

    Published February 26th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Women and Politics in Contemporary Japan

    By Emma Dalton

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    This book looks at the gendering of the political system in Japan and the effects of that system on gender equality in national-level politics specifically and wider society more generally. It examines the approach taken by the long-ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) to issues of gender equality...

    Published February 18th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Women in Charge (Routledge Revivals)

    The Experiences of Female Entrepreneurs

    By Robert Goffee, Richard Scase

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Why do women start their own businesses? Is it solely because they are searching for financial success, or for other reasons? On the basis of detailed interviews with a number of women who have started their own businesses, this book, first published in 1985, reveals the significance of factors...

    Published February 12th 2015 by Routledge

  5. New Directions in Feminism and Human Rights

    Edited by Dana Collins, Sylvanna Falcon, Sharmila Lodhia, Molly Talcott

    On the sixtieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, feminists are at a critical juncture to re-envision and re-engage in a politics of human rights. Interdisciplinary feminist conversations among scholar-activists can both challenge and enrich new directions in feminism and...

    Published February 8th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Women in Magazines

    Research, Representation, Production, and Consumption

    Edited by Sue Hawkins, Nicola Phillips, Rachel Ritchie, S. Jay Kleinberg

    Series: Routledge Research in Gender and History

    Women have been important contributors to and readers of magazines since the development of the periodical press in the nineteenth century. By the mid-twentieth century, millions of women read the weeklies and monthlies that focused on supposedly "feminine concerns" of the home, family and...

    Published January 31st 2015 by Routledge

  7. Mary Lincoln

    Southern Girl, Northern Woman

    By Stacy Pratt McDermott

    Series: Routledge Historical Americans

    One of America’s most compelling First Ladies, Mary Lincoln possessed a unique vantage point on the events of her time, even as her experiences of the constraints of gender roles and the upheaval of the Civil War reflected those of many other women. The story of her life presents a microcosm...

    Published January 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  8. Pursuing Intersectionality, Unsettling Dominant Imaginaries

    By Vivian M. May

    Pursuing Intersectionality, Unsettling Dominant Imaginaries offers a sustained, interdisciplinary exploration of intersectional ideas, histories, and practices that no other text does. Deftly synthesizing much of the existing literatures on intersectionality, one of the most significant theoretical...

    Published January 20th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Sex Trafficking

    A Private Law Response

    By Tsachi Keren-Paz

    Sex Trafficking: A Private Law Approach examines existing and potential causes of action against sex traffickers, in order to outine the argument for fair and effective private law remedies. Combining a theoretical inquiry about the borders of liability in torts and restitution with a...

    Published January 6th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Threshold Concepts in Women’s and Gender Studies

    Ways of Seeing, Thinking, and Knowing

    By Christie Launius, Holly Hassel

    Threshold Concepts in Women’s and Gender Studies: Ways of Seeing, Thinking, and Knowing is a textbook designed primarily for introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies courses with the intent of providing both a skills- and concept-based foundation in the field. The text is driven by a single key...

    Published January 1st 2015 by Routledge