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There are hundreds of e-book titles available
that provide content on WOMEN'S STUDIES and FEMINISM.
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Taking on the Big Boys: Or Why Feminism Is Good for Families, Business, and the Nation
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The feisty humor of Molly Ivins and the journalistic flair of Barbara Ehrenreich meet when longtime labor activist Ellen Bravo relates stories from business and government and women’s testimonies from offices, assembly lines, hospitals, and schools.

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The F Word: How We Learned to Swear by Feminism
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When it comes to the work/life balance, modern women continually find themselves in a no-win situation where they are criticized regardless of the path they choose. The F Word argues that the pervasive idea that women will never be able to effectively combine work or interests outside the home with marriage, a social life, and parenting is false.

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Sisterhood, Interrupted: From Radical Women to Grrls Gone Wild
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A lively and compelling look back at the framing of one of the most contentious social movements of our time, Sisterhood, Interrupted exposes the key issues still at stake, outlining how a twenty-first century feminist can reconcile the personal with the political and combat long-standing inequalities that continue today.

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Governing the Female Body: Gender, Health, and Networks of Power
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This collection explores relations between the intimate governance of bodies and political governance. The contributors offer empirically grounded yet theoretically sophisticated case studies showing how gendered, racialized, and socioeconomic agendas structure medical and scientific practices.

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Body Panic: Gender, Health, and the Selling of Fitness
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While women and body image are often studied together, Body Panic considers both women's and men's bodies side-by-side and over time in order to offer a more in-depth understanding of this pervasive cultural trend.

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Feminist Theory Today
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This stimulating text presents a concise and accessible introduction to feminist theory today. Covering all the major variants of feminist political thought, it offers a unique examination of the archive of modern feminist theory from the publication of The Feminine Mystique in 1963 to current postmodernist and legal feminist texts.

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Before They Could Vote: American Women's Autobiographical Writing, 1819-1919
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The life narratives in this collection are by ethnically diverse women of energy and ambition—some well known, some forgotten over generations—who confronted barriers of gender, class, race, and sexual difference as they pursued or adapted to adventurous new lives in a rapidly changing America.


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Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More - Janet Mock
Call Number: HQ77.8.M63 A3 2014
A New York Times bestseller. This powerful memoir follows Janet Mock’s quest for identity, from an early, unwavering conviction about her gender to a turbulent adolescence in Honolulu that saw her transitioning during the tender years of high school, self-medicating with hormones at fifteen, and flying across the world alone for sex reassignment surgery at just eighteen. With unflinching honesty, Mock uses her own experience to impart vital insight about the unique challenges and vulnerabilities of trans youth and brave girls like herself.

Despite the hurdles, Mock received a scholarship to college and moved to New York City, where she earned a master’s degree, enjoyed the success of an enviable career, and told no one about her past. She remained deeply guarded until she fell for a man who called her the woman of his dreams. Love fortified her with the strength to finally tell her story, enabling her to embody the undeniable power of testimony and become a fierce advocate for a marginalized and misunderstood community. A profound statement of affirmation from a courageous woman, Redefining Realness provides a whole new outlook on what it means to be a woman today, and shows as never before how to be authentic, unapologetic, and wholly yourself.


New titles in the Library

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Sex and Gender
Call Number: BF692.2 .A72 2002
Commonsense beliefs and psychological research strategies -- Stereotypes, attitudes, and personal attributes -- Origins -- Developmental influences -- Sexuality : psychophysiology, psychoanalysis, and social construction -- Aggression, violence, and power -- Fear, anxiety, and mental health -- The domestic sphere -- Work, education, and occupational achievement -- Looking back and looking ahead.

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Getting Even: Why Women Don't Get Paid Like Men-- and What To Do About It
Call Number: HD6060.5.U5 M87 2005
pt. 1: Why not a dollar? -- The personal cost of the wage gap : a second-class life -- pt. 2: Now add discrimination -- Cents and sensibilities -- Plain old discrimination -- Wage discrimination by sexual harassment -- Women's work -- Everyday discrimination : working while female -- Working while mother : the mommy penalty -- pt. 3: Getting even -- No more excuses -- Starting to get even -- Women, working from the inside up -- CEOs, working from the top down -- All of us, working from the outside in.

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Airborne Dreams: "Nisei" Stewardesses and Pan American World Airways
Call Number: HE9803.P36 Y36 2011
This absorbing account of Pan Am’s “Nisei” stewardess program suggests that the Japanese American (and later other Asian and Asian American) stewardesses were meant to enhance the airline’s image of exotic cosmopolitanism and worldliness. As its corporate archives demonstrate, Pan Am marketed itself as an iconic American company pioneering new frontiers of race, language, and culture.

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The Cinderella Test: Would You Really Want the Shoe to Fit?
Call Number: HQ1206 .M267 2009
Subtle ways women are seduced and socialized into servitude and stereotypes. Will the "real" Cinderella please stand up? -- Growing up with fairy tales -- The silencing of Cinderella's voice -- Examining influences from the past -- Cinderella's sexuality -- Women's relationships -- Leading a self- or other-determined life?

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Women's Rights in the USA
Call Number: HQ1236.5.U6 M392 2011
The US Constitution -- Political participation -- Reproduction -- Educaiton -- Family -- Work and pay -- Work and family -- Sexuality : regulation -- Sexuality : intimidation -- Economic status

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A History of Women in America
Call Number: HQ1410 .C675 2012
A History of Women in America integrates the stories of women in America with the national narrative of American history. The authors use accessible language and primary sources. Major ethnic groups, such as Hispanic, Latina, Chicana, and Asian women, are included.

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When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present
Call Number: HQ1421 .C64 2010
Chronicles the revolution of women's civil rights throughout the past half century, drawing on oral history and research in a variety of disciplines while celebrating Hillary Clinton's recent presidential campaign.

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Big Girls Don't Cry: The Election That Changed Everything for American Women
Call Number: JK276 2008 .T73 2010
Hillary is us -- Spousal supports -- Campaigning while female -- Five days in January -- The most restricting forces -- All about their mothers -- Boys on the bus -- Things to do in Denver if you're female -- Enter Palin -- Pop culture warriors -- The next wave is here -- The aftermath


More books on the shelf...

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Human Trafficking
Call Number: HQ281 .H864 2010

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Male and Female Roles: Opposing Viewpoints
Call Number: HQ1075 .M354 2010

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Women's Roles in Ancient Civilizations
Call Number: HQ1127 .W654 1999

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Twenty Years at Hull-House
Call Number: HV4196.C4 A3 2009

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