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Naked Truth Viennese Modernism and the Body
ISBN: HB: 9780226669984, University of Chicago Press, May 2020
328 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 43 halftones
Viennese modernism is often described in terms of a fin-de-sieclefascination with the psyche. But this stereotype of the movement as essentially cerebral overlooks a rich cultural history of the body. "The Naked Truth", an interdisciplinary tour de f...
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£36,00
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Picturing Political Power Images in the Women's Suffrage Movement
ISBN: HB: 9780226703244, University of Chicago Press, May 2020
320 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 105 halftones
For as long as women have battled for equitable political representation in America, those battles have been defined by images – whether illustrations, engravings, photographs, or colorful chromolithograph posters. Some of these pictures have been fl...
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Madwoman in the Attic The Woman Writer and the Nineteenth-Century Literary Imagination
ISBN: PB: 9780300246728, Yale University Press, May 2020
784 pp., 19.6x12.7 cm
Called "a feminist classic" by Judith Shulevitz in the New York Times Book Review, this pathbreaking book of literary criticism is now reissued with a new introduction by Lisa Appignanesi that speaks to how The Madwoman in the Attic set the groundwor...
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Crusade for Justice The Autobiography of Ida B. Wells (Second Edition)
ISBN: PB: 9780226691428, University of Chicago Press, April 2020
496 pp., 21.5x13.9 cm, 10 halftones
"She fought a lonely and almost single-handed fight, with the single-mindedness of a crusader, long before men or women of any race entered the arena; and the measure of success she achieved goes far beyond the credit she has been given in the histor...
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£16,00
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Bread Winner An Intimate History of the Victorian Economy
ISBN: HB: 9780300230062, Yale University Press, April 2020
320 pp., 23.4x15.2 cm, 32 black&white illus.
The Victorian era saw remarkable economic growth and a rise in real wages. But not everyone shared in the nation's prosperity. Many families continued to live in grinding poverty with women and children usually faring worst. In this incisive account...
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£20,00
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Off Limits New Writings on Fear and Sin
ISBN: HB: 9781909942431, University of Chicago Press, Gingko Library, March 2020
140 pp., 21.5x13.9 cm
Nawal El Saadawi is a significant and broadly influential feminist writer, activist, physician, and psychiatrist. Born in 1931 in Egypt, her writings focus on women in Islam. Well beyond the Arab world, from "Woman at Point Zero" to "The Fall of the...
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£14,99
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Eleanor
ISBN: PB: 9781933880754, University of Chicago Press, CavanKerry Press, March 2020
128 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
In" Eleanor", Gray Jacobik presents sixty-two poems written in the voice of former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt. Set against the backdrop of many of the major national and international events of the twentieth century, this famous historical figure h...
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£13,00
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Midlife Crisis The Feminist Origins of a Chauvinist Cliche
ISBN: PB: 9780226637143, ISBN: HB: 9780226686851, University of Chicago Press, March 2020
280 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 12 halftones
The phrase "midlife crisis" today conjures up images of male indulgence and irresponsibility – an affluent, middle-aged man speeding off in a red sports car with a woman half his age – but before it became a gendered cliche, it gained traction as a f...
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£18,00
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£66,00
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Artemisia Gentileschi and Feminism in Early Modern Europe
ISBN: HB: 9781789142020, Reaktion Books, March 2020
320 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 69 illus., 65 in colour
Artemisia Gentileschi is by far the most famous woman artist of the pre-modern era. Her art addresses issues that resonate today, such as sexual violence and women's problematic relationship to political power. Her powerful paintings with their vigor...
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£15,95
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What Stars Are Made Of The Life of Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin
ISBN: HB: 9780674237377, Harvard University Press, March 2020
320 pp., 20.9x13.9 cm, 58 photos
It was not easy being a woman of ambition in early twentieth-century England, much less one who wished to be a scientist. Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin overcame prodigious obstacles to become a woman of many firsts: the first to receive a PhD in astronomy...
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