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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

Pregnant Fictions

Childbirth and the Fairy Tale in Early Modern France

Holly Tucker

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.

Hardback
Published: April 2003
ISBN: 9780814330425

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

A Little History of My Forest Life

An Indian-White Autobiography by Eliza Morrison

Written in 1894, this autobiography tells the story of a Chippewa-Scots-French woman from Madeline Island in Lake Superior.

Paperback
Published: April 2002
ISBN: 9780970260628

Other Things Being Equal

By Emma Wolf
Edited with an Introduction by Barbara Cantalupo

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.

Paperback
Published: March 2002
ISBN: 9780814330227
eBOOK
Published: March 2002
ISBN: 9780814337752

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
$49.95

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

The Blessed Abyss

Inmate #6582 in Ravensbrück Concentration Camp for Women

Nanda Herbermann
Translated by Hester Baer
Edited by Hester Baer and Elizabeth R. Baer

One woman’s memories of her deportation to Ravensbrück Concentration Camp for Women in July 1941.

Paperback
Published: September 2000
ISBN: 9780814329207
Hardback
Published: September 2000
ISBN: 9780814329047
$44.95
eBOOK
Published: September 2000
ISBN: 9780814337684

The Women's Great Lakes Reader

Victoria Brehm

Native stories and writings by women pioneers, travelers, and working women from the Great Lakes.

Paperback
Published: January 2000
ISBN: 9780970260604

Feminist Perspectives on Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz

Edited by Stephanie Merrim

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

Paperback
Published: September 1999
ISBN: 9780814322161

Paper Bridges

Selected Poems of Kadya Molodowsky

Translated, introduced, and edited by Kathryn Hellerstein

A collection of poems by an accomplished modern Yiddish poet.

Paperback
Published: June 1999
ISBN: 9780814327180
Hardback
Published: June 1999
ISBN: 9780814328460
$54.99
eBOOK
Published: June 1999
ISBN: 9780814338292

Jewish Women in Historical Perspective, Second Edition

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

Odyssey of Exile

Jewish Women Flee the Nazis for Brazil

Edited with Introductions by Katherine Morris

Odyssey of Exile paints a sensitive a compelling portrait of German-Jewish women who fled Nazi Germany in the 1930s and 1940s.

Paperback
Published: June 1996
ISBN: 9780814325636

Broken Patterns

Professional Women and the Quest for a New Feminine Identity

Anita M. Harris

In Broken Patterns, Anita Harris reveals how a powerful mother-daughter dynamic has shaped the experience of professional women in America.

Paperback
Published: June 1995
ISBN: 9780814325513

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

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