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Heirs of Yesterday

Emma Wolf
Edited with an Introduction by Barbara Cantalupo and Lori Harrison-Kahan

A reissue of the controversial novel about middle-class Jewish life in Old San Francisco.

Printed Paper Cased
Available November 2020
ISBN: 9780814346679
Paperback
Available November 2020
ISBN: 9780814346686
eBOOK
Available November 2020
ISBN: 9780814346693

The Golden Girls

Kate Browne

A feminist approach to America’s four best friends.

Paperback
Published: May 2020
ISBN: 9780814345641
eBOOK
Published: May 2020
ISBN: 9780814345658

Northern Harvest

Twenty Michigan Women in Food and Farming

Emita Brady Hill

Pays tribute to the women behind the local, sustainable, and quality foods of northwestern Michigan.

Paperback
Published: May 2020
ISBN: 9780814347133
eBOOK
Published: May 2020
ISBN: 9780814347140

The Superwoman and Other Writings by Miriam Michelson

Edited with an Introduction by Lori Harrison-Kahan

Collection of articles and fiction by pioneering journalist and turn-of-the-twentieth-century feminist, Miriam Michelson.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: May 2019
ISBN: 9780814346082
Paperback
Published: May 2019
ISBN: 9780814343579
eBOOK
Published: May 2019
ISBN: 9780814343586

Concrete Boxes

Mizrahi Women on Israel's Periphery

Pnina Motzafi-Haller
With a Foreword by Virginia R. Dominguez

Evocative feminist ethnography focused on the rarely documented lives of Mizrahi women in a marginalized Israeli community.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: August 2018
ISBN: 9780814344422
Paperback
Published: August 2018
ISBN: 9780814340592
eBOOK
Published: August 2018
ISBN: 9780814340608

Comic Venus

Women and Comedy in American Silent Film

Kristen Anderson Wagner

Examines the social and historical significance of women’s contributions to American silent film comedy.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: March 2018
ISBN: 9780814345290
Paperback
Published: March 2018
ISBN: 9780814341025
eBOOK
Published: March 2018
ISBN: 9780814341032

The Origin of the Modern Jewish Woman Writer

Romance and Reform in Victorian England

Michael Galchinsky

Analyses the development of Jewish women's writing in relation to Victorian literary history, women's cultural history, and Jewish cultural history.

Paperback
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344446
eBOOK
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344453

Warriors, Witches, Whores

Women in Israeli Cinema

Rachel S. Harris

Feminist reading of women’s representation and activism in Israeli cinema.

Paperback
Published: October 2017
ISBN: 9780814339671
eBOOK
Published: October 2017
ISBN: 9780814339688

Cinderella across Cultures

New Directions and Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Edited by Martine Hennard Dutheil de la Rochère, Gillian Lathey, Monika Wozniak

Examines the tale of Cinderella as a fascinating, multilayered, and ever-changing story constantly reinvented in different media and traditions.

Paperback
Published: June 2016
ISBN: 9780814341551
eBOOK
Published: June 2016
ISBN: 9780814341568

Clara

Mrs. Henry Ford

By Ford R. Bryan

In telling the story of Clara Ford, author Ford Bryan also charts the course of the growing automobile industry and the life of the enigmatic man at its helm.

Paperback
Published: June 2016
ISBN: 9780814330654
Hardback
Published: June 2016
ISBN: 9780814329986
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eBOOK
Published: June 2016
ISBN: 9780814337707
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Great Girls in Michigan History

Patricia Majher

For young readers, a diverse collection of biographical sketches of twenty notable young women with ties to Michigan.

Paperback
Published: March 2015
ISBN: 9780814340738
eBOOK
Published: March 2015
ISBN: 9780814340745

Rebecca Gratz

Women and Judaism in Antebellum America

Dianne Ashton

This is the first in-depth biography of Rebecca Gratz (1781-1869), the foremost American Jewish woman of the nineteenth century.

Paperback
Published: January 2015
ISBN: 9780814341001
eBOOK
Published: January 2015
ISBN: 9780814341018

"To Tread on New Ground"

Selected Hebrew Writings of Hava Shapiro

Edited by Carole B. Balin and Wendy I. Zierler

A selection of the path-breaking feminist writings of Hava Shapiro (1878–1943), one of the first women writers to contribute to modern Hebrew literature.

Paperback
Published: December 2014
ISBN: 9780814338698
eBOOK
Published: December 2014
ISBN: 9780814338704
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Erotic Infidelities

Love and Enchantment in Angela Carter's The Bloody Chamber

Kimberly J. Lau

Explores the peculiar enchantments at the heart of Angela Carter’s The Bloody Chamber and Carter’s commitment to imagining unforeseen possibilities for heterosexual love and desire.

Paperback
Published: December 2014
ISBN: 9780814339336
eBOOK
Published: December 2014
ISBN: 9780814339343

Jewish Women Writers in Britain

Edited by Nadia Valman

Explores the long and rich history of Jewish women writers in Britain from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day.

Paperback
Published: December 2014
ISBN: 9780814332382
eBOOK
Published: December 2014
ISBN: 9780814339145

Aesthetics of Sorrow

The Wailing Culture of Yemenite Jewish Women

Tova Gamliel

Investigates the socio-cultural, psychological, and philosophical aspects of the Yemenite Jewish wailing tradition in modern Israel.

Hardback
Published: April 2014
ISBN: 9780814334768
eBOOK
Published: April 2014
ISBN: 9780814339756

The L Word

Margaret T. McFadden

Explores representational strategies in the groundbreaking series The L Word.

Paperback
Published: February 2014
ISBN: 9780814338247
eBOOK
Published: February 2014
ISBN: 9780814338254

Reading, Translating, Rewriting

Angela Carter's Translational Poetics

Martine Hennard Dutheil de la Rochère

Uncovers the neglected role of translation in Angela Carter's fairy-tale-inspired fiction.

Paperback
Published: November 2013
ISBN: 9780814336342
eBOOK
Published: November 2013
ISBN: 9780814336359

Paths to Middle-Class Mobility among Second-Generation Moroccan Immigrant Women in Israel

Beverly Mizrachi

Investigates class mobility in a group of 40­­-50-year-old second-generation Moroccan immigrant women, members of a subordinate ethnic group in Israel.

Hardback
Published: May 2013
ISBN: 9780814338810
eBOOK
Published: May 2013
ISBN: 9780814338582

The Political Activities of Detroit Clubwomen in the 1920s

A Challenge and a Promise

Jayne Morris-Crowther

Follows the work of Detroit women's organizations as they dealt with issues related to voting, industrialization, and immigration.

Hardback
Published: March 2013
ISBN: 9780814338155
eBOOK
Published: March 2013
ISBN: 9780814338162

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