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Your Average Nigga

Performing Race, Literacy, and Masculinity

Vershawn Ashanti Young

An engrossing autobiographical exploration of black masculinity as a mode of racial and verbal performance.

Paperback
Published: March 2007
ISBN: 9780814332481
eBOOK
Published: March 2007
ISBN: 9780814335765

Bewitched

Walter Metz

A study of the sitcom Bewitched that examines its entire run to discover the show’s numerous interlocking themes, tensions, and innovations.

Paperback
Published: January 2007
ISBN: 9780814332313
eBOOK
Published: January 2007
ISBN: 9780814335802
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The Stains of Culture

An Ethno-Reading of Karaite Jewish Women

Ruth Tsoffar

Portrays the experiences of Egyptian Karaites in the San Francisco Bay Area as it explores the relationship between text and everyday life, between literal reading and its translation into bodily practices—especially as related to the female body.

Paperback
Published: December 2005
ISBN: 9780814332238

South Korean Golden Age Melodrama

Gender, Genre, and National Cinema

Edited by Kathleen McHugh and Nancy Abelmann

Examining the theoretical, historical, and contemporary impact of South Korea’s Golden Age of cinema.

Paperback
Published: March 2005
ISBN: 9780814332535

Zones of Anxiety

Movement, Musidora, and the Crime Serials of Louis Feuillade

Vicki Callahan

A feminist analysis of the "cinema of uncertainty" through an examination of the crime serials of Louis Feuillade and the work of actress Musidora.

Paperback
Published: January 2005
ISBN: 9780814328552
eBOOK
Published: January 2005
ISBN: 9780814337370

And Rachel Stole the Idols

The Emergence of Modern Hebrew Women’s Writing

Wendy I. Zierler

A feminist study of the beginnings of modern Hebrew women’s writing.

Hardback
Published: August 2004
ISBN: 9780814331477

Fairy Tales and Feminism

New Approaches

Edited by Donald Haase

Responding to thirty years of feminist fairy-tale scholarship, this book breaks new ground by rethinking important questions, advocating innovative approaches, and introducing woman-centered texts and traditions that have been ignored for too long.

Paperback
Published: August 2004
ISBN: 9780814330302
eBOOK
Published: August 2004
ISBN: 9780814340820

Performing Marginality

Humor, Gender, and Cultural Critique

Joanne R. Gilbert

A rhetorical analysis of female stand-up comics that explores the relationships among humor, gender, and power in contemporary culture.

Paperback
Published: April 2004
ISBN: 9780814328033
eBOOK
Published: April 2004
ISBN: 9780814337448

Mothering Daughters

Novels and the Politics of Family Romance, Frances Burney to Jane Austen

Susan C. Greenfield

The rise of the novel and of the ideal nuclear family was no mere coincidence, argues Susan C. Greenfield in this fascinating look at the construction of modern maternity.

Paperback
Published: July 2003
ISBN: 9780814332016
eBOOK
Published: July 2003
ISBN: 9780814338285

Experience and Expression

Women, the Nazis, and the Holocaust

Edited by Elizabeth R. Baer and Myrna Goldenberg

An innovative contribution to the field of Holocaust studies, this set of interdisciplinary essays undertakes a gendered analysis of both Jewish and non-Jewish women as perpetrators, victims, rescuers, survivors, and postwar artists.

Paperback
Published: February 2003
ISBN: 9780814330630
eBOOK
Published: February 2003
ISBN: 9780814338865

Our Lives Are But Stories

Narratives of Tunisian-Israeli Women

Esther Schely-Newman

A rich analysis of how four Tunisian-Israeli women tell the stories of their lives, and a look at the implications for our own understanding of stories and the behavior of communication.

Hardback
Published: August 2002
ISBN: 9780814328767

Next Year I Will Know More

Literacy and Identity among Young Orthodox Women in Israel

By Tamar El-Or
Translated by Haim Watzman

An investigation into the education of women in the religious Zionist community and its influence on Orthodox Judaism.

Hardback
Published: May 2002
ISBN: 9780814327722
eBOOK
Published: May 2002
ISBN: 9780814337783

Laughing Feminism

Subversive Comedy in Frances Burney, Maria Edgeworth, and Jane Austen

Audrey Bilger

An examination of comedy and feminism in the works of early women British novelists.

Paperback
Published: February 2002
ISBN: 9780814330548

Sugar, Spice, and Everything Nice

Cinemas of Girlhood

Edited By Frances Gateward and Murray Pomerance

A provcative, contemporary anthology examining the construction of girls in modern cinema.

Paperback
Published: February 2002
ISBN: 9780814329184
Hardback
Published: February 2002
ISBN: 9780814329177

Jewish Women in Historical Perspective

Edited by Judith R. Baskin

A collection of fully-revised and new essays that explore the richness of Jewish women's history.

Paperback
Published: December 1998
ISBN: 9780814327135

Woman at the Window

Biblical Tales of Oppression and Escape

Nehama Aschkenasy

In this book, Aschkenasy analyzes the Woman at the Window image, allowing for new interpretation of the classic myths surrounding it.

Paperback
Published: October 1998
ISBN: 9780814326275
eBOOK
Published: October 1998
ISBN: 9780814340882

Tell It to Women

An Epic Drama for Women

Osonye Tess Onwueme
Foreword by Ngugi wa Thiong’o

Tell It To Women gives traditional rural women a voice: the women from Idu break from their assumed position of silence and powerlessness to confront the urban women who believe their western education gives them the authority to speak for all women.

Paperback
Published: March 1997
ISBN: 9780814326497
eBOOK
Published: March 1997
ISBN: 9780814336779

José Donoso's House of Fiction

A Dramatic Construction of Time and Place

Flora González Mandri

This text examines the multiple narrative perspectives Donoso presents and traces a transformation in Donoso's works from complex stage performance to political forum.

Hardback
Published: April 1995
ISBN: 9780814325261

Women of the Word

Jewish Women and Jewish Writing

Edited by Judith R. Baskin

Women of the Word is part of an emerging effort to listen to the voices of Jewish women both past and present.

Paperback
Published: October 1994
ISBN: 9780814324233

Three Plays

The Broken Calabash, Parables for a Season, and The Reighn of Wazobia

Tess Akaeke Onwueme

This anthology of plays allows a glimpse into the lives of the people of Onwueme’s native Nigeria and reveals the range and beauty of Nigerian culture.

Paperback
Published: September 1993
ISBN: 9780814324455

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