Books in category Social Science – Women’s Studies

  • Sensible Ecstasy

    Sensible Ecstasy
    Amy Hollywood

    Sensible Ecstasy investigates the attraction to excessive forms of mysticism among twentieth-century French intellectuals and demonstrates the work that the figure of the mystic does for these thinkers.

  • Moving Targets

    Moving Targets
    Helen Birch

    Moving Targets is must-reading for anyone concerned with violence and representations of women in our culture. This pioneering collection of essays looks at our fascination with women who murder.

  • Lesbian Empire

    Lesbian Empire
    Gay Wachman

    A critical reading of sexually radical fiction by British women in the years during and after World War I. Gay Wachman examines work by Sylvia Townsend Warner, Virginia Woolf and Radclyffe Hall, along with the less well known Clemence Dane, …

  • How to be Human

    How to be Human*
    Deirdre N. McCloskey

    A witty and thoughtful romp through the profession and practice of economics

  • Margaret Thatcher

    Margaret Thatcher
    John Blundell

    This book is John Blundell's personal portrait of Margaret Thatcher, the woman who was the pivotal point of the rescue of a country, a woman who woke up her nation and made it once again a world leader.

  • Defying Gravity

    Defying Gravity
    Prill Boyle

    Prill Boyle gathered the encouraging stories of twelve daring and determined women who accomplished incredible things at an age when most people are beginning to wind down.

  • Music and Women

    Music and Women
    Sophie Hutchinson Drinker, Ruth A. Solie

    First paperback edition of this classic, cross-cultural history of women and their relationship to music through the centuries.

  • Thunderbird

    Dorothea Lasky

    "In lines that remind me of the way William Carlos Williams insisted that only the imagination gives us access to reality, Lasky's poems evoke a practice of living, as bloody and awful and lovely as living can ever be."—Julia Bloch, Bitch …

  • For the Love of Pleasure

    For the Love of Pleasure
    Lauren Rabinovitz


  • Talking Leadership

    Talking Leadership
    Mary S. Hartman

    Presents interviews with thirteen influential women in a variety of fields in which they discuss the issue of women's leadership, what it is, and why it matters.

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