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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 236 new and published books in the subject of Women's Studies — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Women, Punishment and Social Justice

    Human Rights and Penal Practices

    Edited by Margaret Malloch, Gill McIvor

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice

    The prison has often been the focus for concerns about human rights violations, and campaigns aimed at achieving social justice, for those with an interest in the criminalisation of women. To reduce the number of women imprisoned, a range of policy initiatives have been developed to increase the...

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Women and the Reinvention of the Political

    Feminism in Italy, 1968-1983

    By Maud Anne Bracke

    Series: Routledge Research in Gender and History

    This is the first in-depth study of the feminist movement that swept Italy during the "long 1970s" (1968-1983), and one of the first to use a combination of oral history interviews and newly-released archive sources to analyze the origins, themes, practices and impacts of "second-wave" feminism....

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Politics and Gender in Ireland

    The Quest for Political Agency

    Edited by Fiona Buckley, Yvonne Galligan

    This book explores the relationship between women, the state and democratic politics in Ireland today. It highlights the conservatism of the political culture shared by all traditions on the island, and how this culture circumscribes women’s political agency in Northern Ireland and Ireland....

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Gender Matters in Global Politics

    A Feminist Introduction to International Relations, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Laura J. Shepherd

    Fully revised and updated, this second edition of Gender Matters in Global Politics is a comprehensive textbook for advanced undergraduates studying feminism & international relations, gender and global politics and similar courses. It provides students with an accessible but in-depth account...

    Published July 15th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Writing Academic Texts Differently

    Intersectional Feminist Methodologies and the Playful Art of Writing

    Edited by Nina Lykke

    Series: Routledge Advances in Feminist Studies and Intersectionality

    This edited volume combines cutting-edge research on feminist and intersectional writing methodologies with explorations of links between academic and creative writing practices. Contributors discuss what it means for academic writing processes to explore intersectional in-between spaces between...

    Published July 14th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Death Comes to the Maiden

    Sex and Execution 1431-1933

    By Camille Naish

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    In 1791, the French femme de lettres Olympe de Gouges wrote that 'as women have the right to take their places on the scaffold, they must also have the right to take their seats in government'. This book explores the issues of female emancipation through the history of female execution, from the...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  7. Women in Nazi Society

    By Jill Stephenson

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    This fascinating book examines the position of women under the Nazis. The National Socialist movement was essentially male-dominated, with a fixed conception of the role women should play in society; while man was the warrior and breadwinner, woman was to be the homemaker and childbearer. The Nazi...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  8. Girls Growing Up in Late Victorian and Edwardian England

    By Carol Dyhouse

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    Girls learn about "femininity" from childhood onwards, first through their relationships in the family, and later from their teachers and peers. Using sources which vary from diaries to Inspector’s reports, this book studies the socialization of middle- and working-class girls in late Victorian and...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Victorian Girl and the Feminine Ideal

    By Deborah Gorham

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    In Victorian England, the perception of girlhood arose not in isolation, but as one manifestation of the prevailing conception of femininity. Examining the assumptions that underlay the education and upbringing of middle-class girls, this book is also a study of the learning of gender roles in...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  10. Women in Protest 1800-1850

    By Malcolm I. Thomis, Jennifer Grimmett

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    There is still much uncertainty about the role of nineteenth-century British women in social and political protest. As politics was a man’s world virtually all official accounts and statistics of popular protest deal only with the men involved. It is well known that women participated in food riots...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge