Masculinity and the Representation of the Male Body
An expanded, updated version of Peter Lehman’s classic text that became the leading source for the study of masculinity, the male body, and sexuality in film.
Performing Race, Literacy, and Masculinity
An engrossing autobiographical exploration of black masculinity as a mode of racial and verbal performance.
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.
Gender, Genre, and National Cinema
Examining the theoretical, historical, and contemporary impact of South Korea’s Golden Age of cinema.
Movement, Musidora, and the Crime Serials of Louis Feuillade
A feminist analysis of the "cinema of uncertainty" through an examination of the crime serials of Louis Feuillade and the work of actress Musidora.
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.
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.
Subversive Comedy in Frances Burney, Maria Edgeworth, and Jane Austen
An examination of comedy and feminism in the works of early women British novelists.
Cinemas of Girlhood
A provcative, contemporary anthology examining the construction of girls in modern cinema.
A collection of fully-revised and new essays that explore the richness of Jewish women's history.
Biblical Tales of Oppression and Escape
In this book, Aschkenasy analyzes the Woman at the Window image, allowing for new interpretation of the classic myths surrounding it.
An Epic Drama for Women
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.
A Dramatic Construction of Time and Place
This text examines the multiple narrative perspectives Donoso presents and traces a transformation in Donoso's works from complex stage performance to political forum.
Jewish Women and Jewish Writing
Women of the Word is part of an emerging effort to listen to the voices of Jewish women both past and present.