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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 250 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, 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 28th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Rethinking American Women's Activism

    By Annelise Orleck

    Series: American Social and Political Movements of the 20th Century

    In this enthralling narrative, Annelise Orleck chronicles the history of the American women's movement from the nineteenth century to the present. Starting with an incisive introduction that calls for a reconceptualization of American feminist history to encompass multiple streams of women's...

    Published September 25th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Landmark Essays on Rhetoric and Feminism

    1973-2000

    Edited by Cheryl Glenn, Andrea Lunsford

    Series: Landmark Essays Series

    "Feminism" and "rhetoric" have not always been overlapping terms. While neglected as subjects of scholarly interest for many years, women were nonetheless developing rhetorical practices and traditions all along. In recent decades women writers, speakers, and feminist scholars have forged new...

    Published September 24th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Women and Turkish Cinema

    Gender Politics, Cultural Identity and Representation

    By Eylem Atakav

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle East Film and Media

    Since 2000, there has been a considerable effort in Turkish cinema to come to terms with the military’s intervention in politics and subsequent national trauma. It has resulted in an outpouring of cinematic texts. This book focuses on women and Turkish cinema in the context of gender politics,...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Women and Sex Work in Cambodia

    Blood, sweat and tears

    By Larissa Sandy

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    Prostitution is strongly embedded in local cultural practices in Cambodia. Based on extensive original research, this book explores the nature of prostitution in Cambodia, providing explanations of why the phenomenon is so widely tolerated. It outlines the background of the French colonial period,...

    Published August 25th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Gender and Diversity in the Middle East and North Africa

    Edited by Zahia Smail Salhi

    The images of women in chadors or burqas as contrasted with images of belly dancers which circulate today as representations of Muslim/Middle Eastern women do not fluctuate from the images propagated by Orientalist paintings and colonial photographs which also offer contrasting representations of...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Growing up Female in Multi-Ethnic Malaysia

    By Cynthia Joseph

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    This book provides a rich, detailed analysis of the experiences of young women growing up in post-colonial, rapidly modernizing Malaysia. It considers the impact of ethnicity, socio-economic status, and school experiences and achievement. It discusses the effects of Malaysia’s ethnic affirmative...

    Published August 13th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Transforming Scholarship

    Why Women's and Gender Studies Students Are Changing Themselves and the World, 2nd Edition

    By Michele Tracy Berger, Cheryl L Radeloff

    Series: Contemporary Sociological Perspectives

    Transforming Scholarship is a user-friendly work of practical guidance and inspiration for supporting a student's interest in a Women's Studies degree. Berger and Radeloff use empirical evidence to help students with the major barriers they face when exploring Women's Studies: the negative response...

    Published August 4th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Sexual Violence in Conflict and Post-Conflict Societies

    International Agendas and African Contexts

    Edited by Doris Buss, Joanne Lebert, Blair Rutherford, Donna Sharkey, Obijiofor Aginam

    Series: Routledge African Studies

    This book brings together a unique blend of researchers, civil society and community activists all working on different aspects of conflict sexual violence on the African continent. The contributions included here offer a detailed reading of the social and political climate within which some...

    Published July 31st 2014 by Routledge

  10. Gender, Globalization, and Violence

    Postcolonial Conflict Zones

    Edited by Sandra Ponzanesi

    Series: Routledge Advances in Feminist Studies and Intersectionality

    This wide-ranging collection of essays elaborates on some of the most pressing issues in contemporary postcolonial society in their transition from conflict and contestation to dialogue and resolution. It explores from new angles questions of violent conflict, forced migration, trafficking and...

    Published July 24th 2014 by Routledge