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A Breath of Life: Feminism in the American Jewish Community , Fishman, Sylvia Barack
1 A Breath of Life: Feminism in the American Jewish Community  Fishman, Sylvia Barack
0029103428 / 9780029103425 Very Good.  
Hardcover. Stated 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1993 Free Press. Superclean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight; appears unread. Light shelfwear to jacket. 308pp, Index, Notes. Language: English. 'In this broad, balanced survey, Brandeis University researcher Fishman assesses the challenges facing Jewish women and the various ways to resolve them. Based on interviews with 120 women, scholarly works, popular literature and other sources, the book offers useful background on the development of Jewish feminism and nuanced looks at dilemmas and debates about marriage, parenthood, work and sexuality. Fishman describes the emergence and growing popularity of new rituals--female equivalents of the celebrations surrounding circumcision and the bar mitzvah. Proposing that feminism must sometimes bow to tradition, Fishman argues that Jewish religion and culture require some measure of hierarchy. Sympathetic to the movements within Judaism--Reform, Reconstructionist, Conservative and Orthodox--she suggests that each branch has led the way in at least one area of feminist progress. Feminism is bringing newly ardent Jews--women--into the fold, she concludes.'--Publishers Weekly, 1993.  
Price: 25.00 USD
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Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women , Faludi, Susan
2 Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women  Faludi, Susan
0517576988 / 9780517576984 Very Good.  
Hardcover. Hardcover with dustjacket 3rd printing 1991 Crown. Superclean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight; jacket crisp. Only light wear. 552pp, Index, Notes. Language: English. NOTE: Cannot ship outside U.S. via Global Priority -- Surface or Airmail only. 'Faludi, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the Wall Street Journal , marshals in a sustained and excoriating 500-plus pages what many thoughtful women already know: it isn't that the goals of the feminist movement have failed, but that they have not yet been tried. Placing the current backlash against women squarely in a historical context (in the 19th century so-called experts told women that education would atrophy their wombs), she debunks the shoddy scholarship and half-truths that produced the myths we hear today: that women are fleeing the workplace to stay home and cocoon; that their chances of marrying diminish greatly if they don't marry young; that their lack of advancement is their own fault. She argues that women's anger and resentment are not due to their feminism, but occur because women have not yet been the beneficiaries of the justice, fairness, and equity they deserve. Along the way, Faludi demolishes the anti-feminist agendas of Robert Bly's wild men, Allan Bloom (Closing of the American Mind), and George Gilder (Sexual Suicide), among others. This is a most important book.'--GraceAnne A. DeCandido, Library Journal, 1991.  
Price: 15.00 USD
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Dictionary of Courtesans: An Anthology, Sometimes Gay, Sometimes Tragic, of the Celebrated Courtesans of History from Antiquity to the Present Day, Hayward, C.
3 Dictionary of Courtesans: An Anthology, Sometimes Gay, Sometimes Tragic, of the Celebrated Courtesans of History from Antiquity to the Present Day Hayward, C.
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Hardcover. Hardcover 1962 University Books, New Hyde Park, NY. NO DUSTJACKET. Light age-tanning to pages. Light wear to boards. Text clean and unmarked; binding tight. Great reading / research copy. 491 pages; 7 pages of black-and-white plates. Language: English. Scan, if available, shows TITLE PAGE. '[A] valuable survey of the literature dealing with the prostitute both ancient and modern up to the end of the 19th century.'--from the Foreword by Vern L. Bullough. Originally published in 1926. Teal-blue cloth-covered boards have dull gilt titles on dark-blue spine. Entries in alphabetical order include Antigone, Madame du Barry, Carmen, and more than 150 other women, both literary and historical. Keywords: nonfiction, prostitution, harlot, whore, sexuality, sex, social, history, feminist. No ISBN. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Endless Day: The Political Economy of Women and Work , Berch, Bettina
4 Endless Day: The Political Economy of Women and Work  Berch, Bettina
0155179500 / 9780155179509 Acceptable.  
Paperback. Softcover 1982. Intact but has UNDERLINING, BRACKETING, and MARKING throughout. Heavy wear. Good reading / research copy. 212pp, Index, Notes, B/W photos. Language: English.  
Price: 5.00 USD
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Feminism on Trial: The Ginny Foat Case and the Future of the Women's Movement , Hawkes, Ellen
5 Feminism on Trial: The Ginny Foat Case and the Future of the Women's Movement  Hawkes, Ellen
0688048501 / 9780688048501 Good.  
Hardcover. Stated 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1986 Morrow. Superclean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. Jacket lightly crumpled at some edges. 420pp, Index. Language: English. NOTE: Cannot ship outside U.S. via Global Priority -- Surface or Airmail only. 'In 1983, Ginny Foat, California president of the National Organization for Women, was tried and acquitted for the murder of a businessman, which occurred 18 years earlier. The complex case ... made headlines. In this thoughtful analysis, Hawkes, a freelance journalist, exploits the Foat case as a vantage on the contemporary women's movement, showing that it sparked rivalries, gossip and infighting -- the vicious NOW wars, according to feminist Karen DeCrow -- as factions responded in diverse ways to Foat's plight. Drawing on interviews, the author argues that the case brought many feminist weaknesses to the fore.... The case and attendant controversies show that feminists must avoid unrealistic stereotypes, and recognize their strengths and diverse pasts, if the women's movement is to grow, concludes Hawkes.'--Publishers Weekly, 1986.  
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Growing Up in Boston's Gilded Age: The Journal of Alice Stone Blackwell, 1872-1874 , Blackwell, Alice Stone; Merrill, Marlene Deahl (editor)
6 Growing Up in Boston's Gilded Age: The Journal of Alice Stone Blackwell, 1872-1874  Blackwell, Alice Stone; Merrill, Marlene Deahl (editor)
0300047770 / 9780300047776 Very Good.  
Hardcover. 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1990 Yale. Very clean; no marks; pages and jacket bright; binding tight. Only light wear. 270pp, Index, Bibliography, photos, illustrations. Language: English. 'In 1872, when Alice Stone Blackwell was 14 years old, she began a diary. The only child of women's rights leaders Lucy Stone and Henry Blackwell, Alice was a lively, wilful, intellectually precocious girl who tried to carve out her own identity while growing up in the midst of the strong personalities and commitments of her family and their Boston circle. Her two year journal, edited, annotated, and introduced by Marlene Deahl Merrill, is both an account of adolescence and a historically significant document about the popular culture, family life and reform issues of the Victorian era. Alice describes Boston's problems of traffic, commuting and crime, the everyday routines of her upper-middle class homelife (emptying slops, making pie tarts and chemises, and trying home remedies for various ailments), and her school activities, classmates, and teachers. She depicts important suffrage and literary events that she attends with her family, and she bristles with opinions on the many notables who were her parents' friends. We meet unpleasant looking Louisa May Alcott and learn that she wears a corset (and is thus on the wrong side of the dress reform issue); we hear that William Lloyd Garrison's warmth and love of cats appeal to Alice so much that she turns to his poetry to know him better. Through this diary we see Alice developing from an awkward adolescent to a more self-possessed young woman while facing many of the same concerns and feelings that beset young people today. We also see the roots of her later adult career as a formidable editor, suffragist, and social activist.'--from the publisher.  
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Gyn/Ecology: The Metaethics of Radical Feminism , Daly, Mary
7 Gyn/Ecology: The Metaethics of Radical Feminism  Daly, Mary
0807015113 / 9780807015117 Very Good.  
Paperback. Softcover 7th printing 1978 Beacon Press. Superclean; no marks or creases; pages bright; binding tight. Only light wear. 485pp, Index, Notes. Language: English.  
Price: 10.00 USD
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Learning Our Way: Essays in Feminist Education , Bunch, Charlotte; Pollack, Sandra
8 Learning Our Way: Essays in Feminist Education  Bunch, Charlotte; Pollack, Sandra
0895941112 / 9780895941114 Good.  
Paperback. Softcover 1983 Crossing Press. Clean and unmarked; pages bright; binding tight. NOTICEABLE AVERAGE WEAR. 334pp, Resources, notes on Contributors. Language: English. 30 essays on the highs and lows of educational experiments. Keywords: feminism, pedagogy, sociology, academia, academic, classroom, theory.  
Price: 11.00 USD
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Letters from a War Zone: Writings, 1976-1989 , Dworkin, Andrea
9 Letters from a War Zone: Writings, 1976-1989  Dworkin, Andrea
0525248242 / 9780525248248 Like New.  
Hardcover. 1st U.S. edition hardcover with dustjacket 1989 Dutton. REMAINDER MARK at bottom page edge. Otherwise, gift-giving condition. 337pp. Language: English. 'Dworkin is a prominent and controversial feminist political theorist. This compilation of her writings from 1976 to 1987 contains speeches, literary criticism, and her testimony before the Attorney General's Commission on Pornography. Present throughout are the themes of women dominated and silenced by men, of anger and powerlessness in a male society, and of the danger of a doctrine of biological superiority. Dworkin's zealous opposition to pornography is well documented here, as are her problems in getting published because of her militant anti-male stance.'--Barbara M. Bibel, Library Journal.  
Price: 19.00 USD
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Letters of Intent: Women Cross the Generations to Talk About Family, Work, Sex and the Future of Feminism , Bondoc, Anna; Daly, Meg (eds.)
10 Letters of Intent: Women Cross the Generations to Talk About Family, Work, Sex and the Future of Feminism  Bondoc, Anna; Daly, Meg (eds.)
0684856247 / 9780684856247 Very Good.  
Hardcover. 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1999 Free Press. Unread; very clean, bright, tight; light shelfwear to jacket. REMAINDER MARK at bottom page edge. 256pp. Language: English. From the publisher: Frustrated by the standoff between both camps of the feminist generation gap, twenty-somethings Anna Bondoc and Meg Daly decided that it was time to bring women of all ages together. What could young women learn from their foremothers, who had fought for sexual freedom, educational opportunity, and equality in the workplace? What did older women need to hear from the young women who now struggle with the day-to-day difficulties of life after the sexual revolution and the women's liberation movement? In order to find out, Bondoc and Daly invited twenty of their 'third-wave' peers to identify an admired older woman and, in the form of a letter, pose the question she has always wanted to ask. The older 'second-wave' women then responded in kind. The result is a wholly original exchange and one of the most remarkable books about the experience of women to appear in years: Letters of Intent: Women Cross the Generations to Talk About Family, Work, Sex and the Future of Feminism.  
Price: 20.00 USD
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11 Maid in the U.S.A. (Perspectives on Gender)  Romero, Mary
0415906121 / 9780415906128 Acceptable.  
Paperback. Softcover 1992 Routledge. Intact; uncreased. Green HIGHLIGHTING throughout. 208pp, Index, Notes, Bibliography. Language: English. 'Studies of household labor have largely neglected the employment of domestic workers nor have they sufficiently addressed the issue of unpaid housework. Focusing on both paid and unpaid domestic work, Maid in the USA expands the theoretical understanding of reproductive labor to explain the dynamics of race, class and gender in housework. Through interviews with 25 Chicana private household workers, Mary Romero provides a unique exploration of their working conditions, and the social constraints which shape their personal lives.'--from the publisher.  
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Misogynies: Reflections on Myths and Malice , Smith, Joan
12 Misogynies: Reflections on Myths and Malice  Smith, Joan
0449905918 / 9780449905913 Very Good.  
Hardcover. 1st U.S. edition hardcover with dustjacket 1991 Fawcett Columbine. Superclean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. Only light wear. 190pp. Language: English. Cover painting by Rene Magritte. From jacket flap: 'In this collection of stinging essays Joan Smith explores the phenomenon of women-hating in politics, religion, history, literature, and popular culture on both sides of the Atlantic. A fascinating collection from the mind of a scholar, educator, and observer of our society, MISOGYNIES will make readers of both genders wonder more about the excuses for hatred of women we create as a society, why we accept them, and what it means to all of our lives.' Keywords: misogyny, feminist, feminism, sexism.  
Price: 17.00 USD
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Spirals: A Woman's Journey Through Family Life , Gould, Joan
13 Spirals: A Woman's Journey Through Family Life  Gould, Joan
0394557050 / 9780394557052 Very Good.  
Hardcover. 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1988 Random House. Small crease to rear jacket flap; 2 corners of boards and jacket bumped. Very clean; pages bright; binding tight. 309 pages. Language: English. Keywords: memoir, autobiography, women's studies. 'At once intensely personal and universal, Gould's book goes beyond the memorable pieces she has contributed to the New York Times Hers column. She describes her life as a daughter, wife, mother, widow and grandmother in prose that is exquisitely simple, unsentimental and powerfully moving. After 28 years of a loving marriage, her husband Martin succumbed to cancer and her life changed irrevocably; the spirals continued as her children grew up and she was no longer so necessary to them. Although Gould celebrates the frequent joys of her life's journey, it's clear that she has suffered wounds, particularly in the sterile relationship with her mother. The scenes between them convey a deep sense of loss. Trying to understand why her mother merely tolerates her, Gould concludes that mother love is a talent abundant in some women, denied others. It is a talent she herself possesses, along with the strength to live and work on her own.'--Publishers Weekly, 1988.  
Price: 7.00 USD
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The Creation of Feminist Consciousness: From the Middle Ages to Eighteen-Seventy , Lerner, Gerda
14 The Creation of Feminist Consciousness: From the Middle Ages to Eighteen-Seventy  Lerner, Gerda
0195090608 / 9780195090604 Very Good.  
Hardcover. Lovely 1st edition HARDCOVER w/ dustjacket 1993 Oxford Univ. Very clean and crisp. Only light wear. 395pp, Index, Notes, Bibliography. NOTE: Cannot ship outside U.S. via Global Priority--Surface or Airmail only. '[A] densely researched, accessible and engrossing conclusion to Lerner's two-volume study Women in History.'--Publishers Weekly.  
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Feminist Classroom, Maher, Frances A.; Tetreault, Mary Kay Thompson
15 The Feminist Classroom Maher, Frances A.; Tetreault, Mary Kay Thompson
0465033024 / 9780465033027 Very Good. 
Hardcover. 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1994 Basic Books. Corner lightly bumped. Has REMAINDER MARK at bottom page edge. Otherwise very clean; pages bright; binding tight; unread. 303 pages; Index; Notes. Language: English. 'Noting that the demographics of American universities have shifted to include a culturally diverse student body, Maher, associate professor of education at Wheaton College in Massachusetts, and Tetreault, dean of the School of Human Development and Community Service at California State, here call for a more democratic and self-scrutinizing method of teaching, based on the pedagogical innovations they observed in classrooms across the country committed to a feminist curriculum. Through interviews with professors and students at schools ranging from state universities to private colleges, the authors show how new teaching methods, such as the introduction of more course material on women and more personalized class discussions, can foster a more productive and inclusive learning environment. Most important, they assert, is an awareness that the classroom is not ideologically neutral but a place embedded in a web of social relations. The authors demonstrate that feminist pedagogy, in its sensitivity to the subordinate social position of women, can be used as a springboard for teachers' heightened awareness of the positions of other marginalized groups. At once provocative and evenhanded, this welcome study throws new light on the ways in which cultural politics influence learning both inside and outside the academy'--Publishers Weekly, 1994. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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The Feminist Legacy of Karen Horney , Westkott, Marcia
16 The Feminist Legacy of Karen Horney  Westkott, Marcia
0300042043 / 9780300042047 Good.  
Paperback. Softcover 2nd printing 1986 Yale. Previous owner's signature inside front cover. Text unmarked; pages bright; binding tight. Light wear to cover and edges. 242pp, Index, References. Language: English. 'Analyzes the theories of this 1920s psychoanalyst who explored the conflict between dependency and ambition and applies them to modern feminism.'--from publisher. 'Westkott, a sociology professor at the University of Colorado, assesses Karen Horney's contribution to psychoanalysis in the context of a women's psychology. Drawing both on Horney and on the literary, popular, and scholarly works of others, she explores the continuing cultural devaluation and sexualization of women as the major precipitator of their basic conflict (compliance versus assertion). Horney's three feminine personalities (defiant, domineering, and detached) are scrutinized, but feminists will most appreciate the critique of Freud and the description of Horney's fully evolved female hero. A remarkably lucid, sophisticated analysis of highly charged and complex materials, with a peek into Horney's own personal struggle.'--Janice Arenofsky, Library Journal.  
Price: 12.00 USD
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The Hite Report on the Family: Growing Up Under Patriarchy , Hite, Shere
17 The Hite Report on the Family: Growing Up Under Patriarchy  Hite, Shere
0788163396 / 9780788163395 Good.  
Hardcover. Stated 1st U.S. edition HARDCOVER with dustjacket 1995 Grove. LIBRARY SALE INKSTAMP on last blank page. Otherwise very clean; light wear; edge-crumpling to jacket. 425pp, Index. Language: English. NOTE: Large format; cannot ship outside U.S. via Flat-Rate envelope. 'Hite's latest sex report, based on some 3000 questionnaires completed by children and adults in 16 countries (50% from the U.S.), focuses on the child's developing psychosexual identity and the impact of this process on adulthood. Her guiding theme is that the patriarchal family is outmoded, sexist and authoritarian and suppresses openness between children and parents about the body. Unlike critics who decry a breakdown of the traditional nuclear family, Hite argues that the rise of diverse new family structures signals a democratizing of the family and a growing concern for women's and children's rights. Her respondents' testimonies, organized around specific themes, touch on all manner of taboo subjects (e.g., the link between childhood spankings and adult sadomasochistic fantasies; parents' erotic feelings for their children; sexual play between boys). For most children, Hite claims, growing up in single-parent families is beneficial, particularly for boys raised by their mothers. A manifesto masquerading as a scientific report, her in-depth, unusually frank survey gives voice to some of the most closely guarded secrets and feelings of women, men, girls and boys struggling to define themselves sexually.'--Publishers Weekly.  
Price: 15.00 USD
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The International Dictionary of Women's Biography , Uglow, Jennifer
18 The International Dictionary of Women's Biography  Uglow, Jennifer
0826401929 / 9780826401922 Good.  
Hardcover. Hardcover with dustjacket 1982 Continuum. Heavy jacket wear: curled edges, chips. Clean, unmarked, intact; some foxing. 534pp, Subject Index, photos. Language: English. NOTE: Large format; cannot ship outside U.S. via Flat-Rate envelope.  
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Maimie Papers , Pinzer, Maimie; Rosen, Ruth (editor); Davidson, Sue (editor)
19 The Maimie Papers  Pinzer, Maimie; Rosen, Ruth (editor); Davidson, Sue (editor)
0912670487 / 9780912670485 Good.  
Paperback. Softcover 1977 Feminist Press. Remainder mark at bottom page edge. Several page corners creased. Text very clean; pages bright; binding tight; spine uncreased. 439pp, Index, Annotations. Language: English. 'In 1910, a remarkable correspondence began between a wealthy and distinguished Bostonian philanthropist, Fanny Quincy Howe, and Maimie Pinzer, a Jewish prostitute living in Philadelphia and recovering from morphine addiction developed after the loss of an eye. THE MAIMIE PAPERS is Maimie's side of that correspondence, offering an unprecedented and still unique account of the life of a woman of the streets and of her inspiring transformation.'--from the publisher. Keywords: autobiographical, prostitution, letters, United States, U.S., morals, social, worker, conditions, sociology, cultural, studies, sex, sexuality, Boston, addict, poor.  
Price: 10.00 USD
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The Power of Beauty , Friday, Nancy
20 The Power of Beauty  Friday, Nancy
0060171405 / 9780060171407 Very Good.  
Hardcover. Stated 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1996 HarperCollins. REMAINDER MARK at bottom page edge. Very clean; pages bright; binding tight; never read. Only light shelfwear. 589pp, Notes, Bibliography. Language: English. NOTE: Cannot ship outside U.S. via Global Priority--Surface or Airmail only. 'Friday here turns in a hefty, ambitious tome, an uneasy mix of cultural analysis, autobiographical confessional, pop psychology and sexology, loosely built around the theme of society's overvaluation of personal appearance and physical beauty. She ruefully notes women's dissatisfaction with their bodies; boys and men, she observes, are less involved in their looks. Scolding feminists for abandoning the quest for women's sexual freedom, she paradoxically argues that they should stop debunking beauty and instead recognize its pervasive influence in our lives and make better use of it. There is much here on women's culturally conditioned sexual guilt and self-hatred, girls' suppressed rage at their mothers, adult erotic fantasies--themes familiar to readers of Friday's previous books. She also comments in passing on a multitude of topics from fashion and the beauty industry to incest, envy, popular movies, women in the workplace, Hillary Clinton, the swinging 1960s and sibling rivalry....'--Publishers Weekly, 1996.  
Price: 15.00 USD
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