The Color Purple

By Alice Walker

Now a Broadway musical
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize
Winner of the nationwide e-book Award
released to unparalleled acclaim, The colour Purple proven Alice Walker as an incredible voice in smooth fiction. this can be the tale of 2 sisters—one a missionary in Africa and the opposite a toddler spouse dwelling within the South—who maintain their loyalty to and belief in one another throughout time, distance, and silence. superbly imagined and deeply compassionate, this vintage novel of yankee literature is wealthy with ardour, ache, suggestion, and an indomitable love of life.

“Intense emotional impression . . . Indelibly affecting . . . Alice Walker is a lavishly talented writer.” — New York instances booklet Review

“Places Walker within the corporation of Faulkner.” — The Nation

“Superb . . . a piece to face beside literature of any time and place.” — San Francisco Chronicle

“A novel of everlasting importance.” — Peter S. Prescott, Newsweek

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Sexual Politics

By Kate Millett

A sensation upon its booklet in 1970, Sexual Politics records the subjugation of ladies in nice literature and paintings. Kate Millett's research objectives 4 respected authors―D. H. Lawrence, Henry Miller, Norman Mailer, and Jean Genet―and builds a damning profile of literature's patriarchal myths and their extension into psychology, philosophy, and politics. Her eloquence and well known examples taught a iteration to acknowledge inequities masquerading as nature and proved the worth of feminist critique in all features of existence. This re-creation positive aspects the student Catharine A. MacKinnon and the New Yorker correspondent Rebecca Mead at the significance of Millett's paintings to demanding the complacency that sidelines feminism.

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Notorious Victoria: The Life of Victoria Woodhull, Uncensored

By Mary Gabriel

She was once the 1st lady to deal with the U.S. Congress, the 1st to function a brokerage company on Wall highway, and the 1st to run for president. She's the girl Gloria Steinem known as "the such a lot arguable suffragist of them all." during this commonly researched biography, journalist Mary Gabriel has written a entire account of 1 of yank history's most unique and interesting girls, who, in an period of Victorian morality, used to be the loudest and such a lot radical voice for women's equality. "One of the main debatable American girls of the past due 19th century springs to lifestyles during this learn that leaves no stone unturned."--Publishers Weekly; "Deftly written biography . . . of a hell-raising visionary."--Mirabella; "A meaty slice of feminist historical past peppered with Victorian drama."--Civilization; "Remarkable . . . warrants a place on each severe American heritage student's bookshelf."--Kirkus studies, pointer.

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La révolution du féminin

By Camille Froidevaux-Metterie

Le mouvement féministe a produit bien plus qu'une dynamique d'égalisation des stipulations féminine et masculine. Il a contribué, montre Camille Froidevaux-Metterie, à réorganiser en profondeur notre monde commun, à los angeles faveur d'un processus toujours en cours qui voit les rôles familiaux et les fonctions sociales se désexualiser. Par-delà les stumbling blocks qui empêchent de conclure à une rigoureuse égalité des sexes, il faut ainsi repérer que nous sommes en teach de vivre une véritable mutation à l'échelle de l'histoire humaine. Plus d'attributions sexuées ni de partage hiérarchisée des tâches : dans nos sociétés occidentales, l. a. convergence des genres est en marche. los angeles similitude de destin des hommes et des femmes ne renvoie pourtant à aucune homogénéisation. Dans un monde devenu mixte de half en half, les individus se trouvent plus que jamais requis de se définir en tant qu'homme ou en tant que femme. Or ils ne peuvent le faire sans prendre en considération los angeles sexuation des corps. S'évertuer à l. a. nier, comme le fait un definite féminisme, c'est heurter de plein fouet cette donnée nouvelle qui veut que los angeles maîtrise de sa singularité sexuée soit los angeles marque même de l. a. subjectivité. L'auteure entreprend ainsi de réévaluer los angeles corporéité féminine pour en faire le vecteur d'une expérience inédite englobant l'impératif universaliste des droits individuels et l'irréductible incarnation de toute lifestyles. Le sujet féminin contemporain se révèle alors être le modèle d'une nouvelle humaine.

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All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation

By Rebecca Traister

The New York Times bestselling research into the sexual, fiscal, and emotional lives of ladies is “an informative and thought-provoking publication for anyone—not simply the one ladies—who are looking to achieve a better figuring out of this pivotal second within the historical past of the us” (The big apple instances e-book Review).

In 2009, award-winning journalist Rebecca Traister began All the one Ladies concerning the twenty-first century phenomenon of the yankee unmarried girl. It used to be the 12 months the share of yankee girls who have been married dropped less than fifty percentage; and the median age of first marriages, which had remained among twenty and twenty-two years previous for almost a century (1890–1980), had risen dramatically to twenty-seven.

But over the process her giant learn and greater than 100 interviews with teachers and social scientists and favourite unmarried ladies, Traister chanced on a startling fact: the phenomenon of the one lady in the US isn't a brand new one. And traditionally, while ladies got suggestions past early heterosexual marriage, the consequences have been mammoth social change—temperance, abolition, secondary schooling, and extra. at the present time, in basic terms twenty percentage of usa citizens are married by way of age twenty-nine, in comparison to approximately sixty percentage in 1960.

“An informative and thought-provoking ebook for anyone—not simply unmarried girls” (The manhattan occasions e-book Review), All the only women is a striking portrait of up to date American existence and the way we came, throughout the lens of the single American girl. protecting classification, race, sexual orientation, and full of bright anecdotes from interesting modern and ancient figures, “we’re studying Rebecca Traister on girls, politics, and the United States than pretty well a person else” (The Boston Globe).

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A Little F'd Up: Why Feminism Is Not a Dirty Word

By Julie Zeilinger

Young ladies this present day have a foul popularity, and for sturdy cause: They’re sexting their classmates, they spend extra time on fb than they do in school, and their urge for food for cloth possessions and truth television is matched basically by means of their overwhelming apathy approximately very important social and political concerns. Right?


FBomb weblog author Julie Zeilinger debunks those (and different) myths approximately glossy adolescence in A Little F’d Up, the 1st e-book approximately feminism for younger ladies of their youth and twenties to truly be written by way of certainly one of their friends. during this available instruction manual, Zeilinger takes a serious, sincere, and funny examine the place younger feminists are as a iteration, and the place they’re going—and she does so from the viewpoint of somebody who’s within the trenches correct along her readers.

Fun, humorous, and interesting, A Little F’d Up is a must-read for the transforming into variety of clever, educated younger women available in the market who're able to begin discovering their voice—and altering the world.

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The Gravedigger's Daughter: A Novel (P.S.)

By Joyce Carol Oates

Fleeing Nazi Germany in 1936, the Schwarts immigrate to a small city in upstate manhattan. the following the father—a former highschool teacher—is demeaned by means of the single task he can get: gravedigger and cemetery caretaker. while neighborhood prejudice and the family's personal emotional frailty supply upward push to an unthinkable tragedy, the gravedigger's daughter, Rebecca heads out into the US. Embarking upon a rare odyssey of erotic hazard and inventive self-invention, she seeks renewal, redemption, and peace—on the line to a bittersweet and extraordinarily “American” triumph.

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Women's Ways of Making It in Rhetoric and Composition

By Michelle Ballif

This quantity explores how ladies within the fields of rhetoric and composition have succeeded, regardless of the demanding situations inherent within the conditions in their paintings. targeting these girls quite often considered as "successful" in rhetoric and composition, this quantity relates their tales of successes (and disasters) to function versions for different girls within the occupation who aspire to "make it," too: to be successful as ladies lecturers in a sea of gender and disciplinary bias and to have a lifestyles, as well.

Building at the earnings made via numerous generations of rhetoric and composition students, this quantity presents suggestions for a more recent new release of students coming into the sector and, in so doing, broadens the aid base for ladies within the box through connecting them with a better net of ladies within the career. providing frank dialogue and private struggles in addition to offering reference fabrics addressing those issues, reliable occupation recommendation, and inspirational narratives advised by way of girls who've "made it" within the box of rhetoric and composition, this paintings highlights such universal issues as:

    • dealing with sexism within the tenure and promoting method,

    • maintaining a stability among profession and family members,

    • struggling for scholarly and/or administrative appreciate,

    • mentoring junior ladies,

    • finding one’s voice in scholarship, and

    • struggling to claim "no" to unrewarded provider paintings

The profiles of person profitable ladies describe each one woman’s equipment for fulfillment, learn the cost every one has paid for that good fortune, and go alongside the recommendation every one has to supply different ladies who're starting a profession within the box or trying to jumpstart an present occupation. With assets and basic recommendation for ladies within the box of rhetoric and composition to steer them via their careers—as they develop into, live to tell the tale, and thrive as execs within the self-discipline – this booklet is must-have studying for each lady making her profession within the rhetoric and composition fields.

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Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls

By Mary Pipher

#1 New York Times Bestseller

The groundbreaking paintings that poses some of the most provocative questions of a new release: what's taking place to the selves of adolescent girls?

As a therapist, Mary Pipher was once turning into annoyed with the starting to be difficulties between adolescent ladies. Why have been such a lot of of them turning to remedy within the first position? Why had those beautiful and promising humans fallen prey to melancholy, consuming problems, suicide makes an attempt, and crushingly low vanity? the reply hit a nerve with Pipher, with mom and dad, and with the ladies themselves. Crashing and burning in a “developmental Bermuda Triangle,” they have been coming of age in a media-saturated tradition preoccupied with unrealistic beliefs of attractiveness and photographs of dehumanized intercourse, a tradition rife with addictions and sexually transmitted illnesses. They have been wasting their resiliency and optimism in a “girl-poisoning” tradition that propagated values at odds with these essential to survive.   

Told within the courageous, fearless, and sincere voices of the women themselves who're rising from the chaos of early life, Reviving Ophelia is a choice to palms, delivering vital strategies, empathy, and power, and urging a metamorphosis the place younger hearts can flourish back, and rediscover and reengage their feel of self.

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Corporeal Generosity: On Giving With Nietzsche, Merleau-Ponty, and Levinas (Suny Series in Gender Theory)

By Rosalyn Diprose

Rosalyn Diprose contends that generosity isn't just a human advantage, however it is an openness to others that's severe to our life, sociality, and social formation. Her idea demanding situations the accredited version of generosity as a standard personality trait that publications somebody to provide anything they own away to others inside an alternate economic climate. This booklet areas giving within the realm of ontology, in addition to the world of politics and social construction, because it promotes how you can foster social family that generate sexual, cultural, and stylistic modifications. The analyses within the publication theorize generosity when it comes to intercorporeal kin the place the self is given to others. Drawing totally on the philosophy of Nietzsche, Merleau-Ponty, and Levinas, and supplying serious interpretations of feminist philosophers equivalent to Beauvoir and Butler, the writer builds a politically delicate concept of generosity.

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