Considers the changes in American Judaism across the four major denominations that resulted from the Jewish feminist movement of the 1960s through today.
A Chicago Culinary Memoir
Based on the pocket notebook and handwritten recipes of Irma Rosenthal Frankenstein, a young Chicago housewife from the turn of the twentieth century, Learning to Cook in 1898 is a glimpse into American culinary history.
A study of the sitcom Bewitched that examines its entire run to discover the show’s numerous interlocking themes, tensions, and innovations.
An Ethno-Reading of Karaite Jewish Women
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.
International Relief, Gender Politics, and American Jewish Women, 1893-1930
An analysis of gender politics in the American Jewish community during the interwar period that reveals the role of gender and class in organizational politics and the importance of Jewish women in American political and activist history.
The Emergence of Modern Hebrew Women’s Writing
A feminist study of the beginnings of modern Hebrew women’s writing.
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.
Humor, Gender, and Cultural Critique
A rhetorical analysis of female stand-up comics that explores the relationships among humor, gender, and power in contemporary culture.
Novels and the Politics of Family Romance, Frances Burney to Jane Austen
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.
Childbirth and the Fairy Tale in Early Modern France
Pregnant Fictions explores the complex role of pregnancy in early-modern tale-telling and considers how stories of childbirth were used to rethink gendered "truths" at a key moment in the history of ideas.
Women, the Nazis, and the Holocaust
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.
Narratives of Tunisian-Israeli Women
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.
Literacy and Identity among Young Orthodox Women in Israel
An investigation into the education of women in the religious Zionist community and its influence on Orthodox Judaism.
Written in 1894, this autobiography tells the story of a Chippewa-Scots-French woman from Madeline Island in Lake Superior.
A timely reissue of Emma Wolf’s 1892 novel, which boldly interrogates the implications of Jewish-Christian marriage and examines the role of the "new woman" within the traditions of the Jewish home.
Cinemas of Girlhood
A provcative, contemporary anthology examining the construction of girls in modern cinema.
Subversive Comedy in Frances Burney, Maria Edgeworth, and Jane Austen
An examination of comedy and feminism in the works of early women British novelists.
Inmate #6582 in Ravensbrück Concentration Camp for Women
One woman’s memories of her deportation to Ravensbrück Concentration Camp for Women in July 1941.
Native stories and writings by women pioneers, travelers, and working women from the Great Lakes.
Called the "Quintessence of the Baroque" and "Bridge to the Enlightenment," Mexican writer and nun Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz has also been celebrated as the "First Feminist of the New World." Feminist Perspectives on Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz fills a gap