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The Beauty Myth : How Images of Beauty are Used Against Women

By Wolf, Naomi

Toronto: Random House, 1990. 276p. Donor inscription , else fine. 1st Can Ed.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Fine.

$15.00

The Beauty Myth : How Images of Beauty are Used Against Women

By Wolf, Naomi

Toronto: Vintage Canada, 1991. First Pbk.Ed... Softcover. As New.

$10.00

Women of the Renaissance (Women in Culture and Society)

By King, Margaret L.

Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1991. Foreword by Catherine R.Stimpson. In this informative and lively volume, Margaret L. King synthesizes a large body of literature on the condition of western European women in the Renaissance centuries (1350-1650), crafting a much-needed and unified overview of women"s experience in Renaissance society.Utilizing the perspectives of social, church, and intellectual history, King looks at women of all classes, in both usual and unusual settings. She first describes the familial roles filled by most women of the day—as mothers, daughters, wives, widows, and workers. She turns then to that significant fraction of women in, and acted upon, by the church: nuns, uncloistered holy women, saints, heretics, reformers,and witches, devoting special attention to the social and economic independence monastic life afforded them. The lives of exceptional women, those warriors, queens, patronesses, scholars, and visionaries who found some other place in society for their energies and strivings, are explored, with consideration given to the works and writings of those first protesting female subordination: the French Christine de Pizan, the Italian Modesta da Pozzo, the English Mary Astell.Of interest to students of European history and women"s studies, King"s volume will also appeal to general readers seeking an informative, engaging entrance into the Renaissance period. 333p. bibliography.index. Softcover. Very Good.

$10.00

Meet the Ladies : Personalities in Huntington Portraits

By Wark. Robert R.

San Marino CA: Huntington Library Press, 1972. An account of some of the people represented in the collection of late 18th.C. portraits in the Huintington Museun. Focussed on three particularly interesting women Penelope, Lady Lingonier, Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire and Emma Hamilton and their friends and acquaintances. "A concise biographical index of the sitters is included' 81p. illus. Laid in are 3 colour postcards of the lovely ladies, and there is an inscription by the author on the half-title dated July 25/72. some slight wear/sun fading of paper covers, else fine. Signed by Author. First Edition.. Original Wraps.. Near Fine.

$35.00

Women Pioneers of Saskatchewan

By Rider, Celeste D.[ed]

Regina SK: Saskatchewan Genealogical Society, 200. Short biographies of some of the hardy women who settled in Western Canada .Issued in commemoratiion of the 40th. Anniversaty of the Saskatchewan Genealogical Society, 1969--2009. 578p illus. bibliography, index. . 1st Can Ed. Hardcover. As New.

$95.00

Jailed for Freedom : The Story of the Militant American Suffragist Movement

By Stevens, Doris

Chicago IL: Lakeside Press / R. R. Donnelley & Sons, 2008. Lakeside Classics Series. [#106] A stirring account of the feisty ladies whose objective "was the national enfranchisement of women" and who were arrested, jailed and physically assaulted often beaten as they campaigned .It took Congress from 1878 to June 4th 1919 to pass the amendment. .404p. illus index. [List of titles in the series] Beautifully printed on fine paper in a handsome green cloth covered boards, with gilt title and decorations. Small format nice gift volume.. First Thus So. Hard Cover. New/No Jacket.

$15.00

Feminism and Empire: Women Activists in Imperial Britain, 1790?1865
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Feminism and Empire: Women Activists in Imperial Britain, 1790?1865

By Midgley, Clare

London: Routledge, 2007. Feminism and Empire establishes the foundational impact that Britain"s position as leading imperial power had on the origins of modern western feminism. Based on extensive new research, this study exposes the intimate links between debates on the "woman question" and the constitution of "colonial discourse" in order to highlight the centrality of empire to white middle-class women"s activism in Britain. The book begins by exploring the relationship between the construction of new knowledge about colonised others and the framing of debates on the "woman question" among advocates of women"s rights and their evangelical opponents. Moving on to examine white middle-class women"s activism on imperial issues in Britain, topics include the anti-slavery boycott of Caribbean sugar, the campaign against widow-burning in colonial India, and womenâs role in the foreign missionary movement prior to direct employment by the major missionary societies. Finally, Clare Midgley highlights how the organised feminist movement which emerged in the late 1850s linked promotion of female emigration to Britain"s white settler colonies to a new ideal of independent English womanhood. This original work throws fascinating new light on the roots of later "imperial feminism" and contemporary debates concerning women"s rights in an era of globalisation and neo-imperialism 206p. bibliography, index.. 1st US Edition.. Softcover. As New.

$35.00

Zoya's Story: An Afghan Woman's Struggle for Freedom
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Zoya's Story: An Afghan Woman's Struggle for Freedom

By Follain, John & Cristofari, Rita

William Morrow, 2002. Zoya's Story is a young woman's searing account of her clandestine war of resistance against the Taliban and religious fanaticism at the risk of her own life. An epic tale of fear and suffering, courage and hope, Zoya's Story is a powerful testament to the ongoing battle to claim human rights for the women of Afghanistan.Though she is only twenty-three, Zoya has witnessed and endured more tragedy and terror than most people do in a lifetime. Zoya grew up during the wars that ravaged Afghanistan and was robbed of her mother and father when they were murdered by Muslim fundamentalists. Devastated by so much death and destruction, she fled Kabul with her grandmother and started a new life in exile in Pakistan. She joined the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan, which challenged the crushing edicts of the Taliban government, and she made dangerous journeys back to her homeland to help the women oppressed by a system that forced them to wear the stifling burqa, condoned public stoning or whipping if they ventured out without a male chaperon, and forbade them from working. Zoya is our guide, our witness to the horrors perpetrated by the Taliban and the Mujahideen "holy warriors" who had defeated the Russian occupiers. She helped to secretly film a public cutting of hands in a Kabul stadium and to organize covert literacy classes, as schooling-branded a "gateway to Hell" -- was forbidden to girls. At an Afghan refugee camp she heard tales of heartrending suffering and worked to provide a future for families who had lost everything. The spotlight focused on Afghanistan after the New York and Washington terrorist attacks highlights the conditions of repression and fear in which Afghan women live and makes Zoya's Story utterly compelling. This is a memoir that speaks louder than the images of devastation and outrage; it is a moving message of optimism as Zoya struggles to bring the plight of Afghan women to the world's attention.239p.. 1st US Edition.. Hardcover. As New/As New.

$12.50

Woman's Proper Place; A History of Changing Ideals and Practices, 1870 to the Present

By Rothman, Sheila M.

New York: Basic Books, 1978. This absorbing book: Women's Proper Place: A History of Changing Ideals and Practices, 1870 to the Present is required reading. Sheila Rothman has written an absorbing book on changing concepts and patterns of womenhood in the United States since the Civil War. This book is z must read for those seriously interested in the cultural history of American women and the debate over feminism today. 322p. illus bibliography index. 1st US Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good, Price Clipped.

$10.00

Phenomenal Woman: Four Poems Celebrating Women
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Phenomenal Woman: Four Poems Celebrating Women

By Angelou, Maya

New York: Random House, 1995. First Edition.. Hardcover. As New/Fine.

$15.00

The Dance of the Dissident Daughter: A Woman's Journey from Christian Tradition to the Sacred Feminine
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The Dance of the Dissident Daughter: A Woman's Journey from Christian Tradition to the Sacred Feminine

By Kidd, Sue Monk

San Francisco, CA.: Harper, 1996. For years, Sue Monk Kidd was a conventionally religious woman. Then, in the late 1980s, she experienced an unexpected awakening, and began a journey toward a feminine spirituality. With the exceptional storytelling skills that have helped make her name, Kidd tells her very personal story of the fear, anger, healing, and freedom she experienced on the path toward the wholeness that many women have lost in the church. From a jarring encounter with sexism in a suburban drugstore, to monastery retreats and to rituals in the caves of Crete, she reveals a new level of feminine spiritual consciousness for all women one that retains a meaningful connection with the "deep song of Christianity," embraces the sacredness of ordinary women's experience, and has the power to transform in the most positive ways every fundamental relationship in a woman's life her marriage, her career, and her religion (remainder mark). 1st US Edition.. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine - Price Clipped.

$21.00

Emigrators, emigrants and empire : women and British migration to Canada and Australia in the nineteenth and early twentieth Centuries

By Chilton. Lisa

Toronto, 2002. On the Emigration of English single women to Canada and Australia 1862-1930. PhD.Thesis submittd to York University 2002. 318 leaves bibliography. First Thus.. Hardcover. As New. Thesis.

$100.00

Women's Life in Greece and Rome: A Source Book in Translation

By Lefkowitz, Mary F & Fant, Maureen

Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 2005. " . this highly acclaimed sourcebook examines the public and private lives and legal status of Greek and Roman women. The texts represent women of all social classes, from public figures remembered for their deeds (or misdeeds), to priestesses, poets, and intellectuals, to working women, such as musicians, wet nurses, and prostitutes, to homemakers. The editors have selected texts from hard-to-find sources, such as inscriptions, papyri, and medical treatises, many of which have not previously been translated into English. The res ulting compilation is both an invaluable aid to research and a clear guide through this complex subject.420p. illus bibliography. index. 3rd American Edition.. Soft Cover. Fine.

$30.00

The Grannies A Tribute to Old Ladies Who Refuse to Become Fossils or Dinosaurs or Leftovers
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The Grannies A Tribute to Old Ladies Who Refuse to Become Fossils or Dinosaurs or Leftovers

By Rampen, Sybil

Toronto ?: Rubicon Publishing, 2002. In her first book 72-year-old author Sybil Rampen tells the twinkling tale of eight determined Grannies who venture out of their Home and learn to ride motorcycles- an adventure that leads to another and another . Photographer Catherine Chatterton brings these wonderful characters to life through her animated, whimsical photographs. 106p. illus. Signed on half-title by author and photographer. Donor inscription, on ffep else fine.. Signed by Author & By Artist. 1st Can Ed.. Softcover. Near Fine. Illus. by Photographs By Catherine Chatterton.

$20.00

Outline of History of Ukrainian Catholic Women's League of Canada, Eparchy of Toronto 1945-1975 /Nacherk istorii Ligy ukrai ns'kykh katolyts'kykh z?h?inok Kanady Toronts'koi eparkhii : 1945-1975

By Wynnycka, Jaroslawa [Et.al]

Toronto: U.C.W.L.of Canada, 1975. ". the result of intensive research by many members.of the .League, especially members of the New Horizons group in Toronto" 360p, illus. IN UKRAINIAN. First Edition.. Softcover. Very Good.

$150.00

A Mulher Nos Acores e Nas Communidades / Women in the Azores and the Immigrant Communities VOL 1

By Simas, Rosa Maria Neves

Ponta Delgarda, Sao Miguel, Azores: EGA - Empresa Grafica Acoreana, 2003. Bi-lingual Portuguese and English texts . A collection of essays about Portuguese women from the Azores, their life in the islands and their adaptation as emigrants to Canada and the United States 209p.. First Edition.. Softcover. As New.

$55.00

The Victorian Lady

By Rees, Barbara

London: The Victorian Lady, 1977. Victorian high society 1830-1900 . 164p. illus bbliography,index. Handsome volume in decorative slipcase.. 1st UK Edition.. Hardcover in Slipcase. Fine.

$25.00

Reading the Romance: Women, Patriarchy, and Popular Literature
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Reading the Romance: Women, Patriarchy, and Popular Literature

By Radway, Janice A.

Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1991. Originally published in 1984 and now re-issued with a new introduction by the author. "Reading the Romance" challenges popular (and often demeaning) myths about why romantic fiction, one of publishing's most lucrative categories, captivates millions of women readers. Among those who have disparaged romance reading are feminists, literary critics, and theorists of mass culture. They claim that romances enforce the woman reader's dependence on men and acceptance of the repressive ideology purveyed by popular culture. Radway questions such claims, arguing that critical attention "must shift from the text itself, taken in isolation, to the complex social event of reading." She examines that event, from the complicated business of publishing and distribution to the individual reader's engagement with the text. Radway's provocative approach combines reader-response criticism with anthropology and feminist psychology. Asking readers themselves to explore their reading motives, habits, and rewards, she conducted interviews in a midwestern town with forty-two romance readers whom she met through Dorothy Evans, a chain bookstore employee who has earned a reputation as an expert on romantic fiction. Evans defends her customers' choice of entertainment; reading romances, she tells Radway, is no more harmful than watching sports on television. "We read books so we won't cry" is the poignant explanation one woman offers for her reading habit. Indeed, Radway found that while the women she studied devote themselves to nurturing their families, these wives and mothers receive insufficient devotion or nurturance in return. In romances the women find not only escape from the demanding and often tiresome routines of their lives but also a hero who supplies the tenderness and admiring attention that they have learned not to expect. The heroines admired by Radway's group defy the expected stereotypes; they are strong, independent, and intelligent. That such characters often find themselves to be victims of male aggression and almost always resign themselves to accepting conventional roles in life has less to do, Radway argues, with the women readers' fantasies and choices than with their need to deal with a fear of masculine dominance. These romance readers resent not only the limited choices in their own lives but the patronizing atitude that men especially express toward their reading tastes. In fact, women read romances both to protest and to escape temporarily the narrowly defined role prescribed for them by a patriarchal culture. Paradoxically, the books that they read make conventional roles for women seem desirable. It is this complex relationship between culture, text, and woman reader that Radway urges feminists to address. Romance readers, she argues, should be encouraged to deliver their protests in the arena of actual social relations rather than to act them out in the solitude of the imagination. In a new introduction, Janice Radway places the book within the context of current scholarship and offers both an explanation and critique of the study's limitations. 276p. bibliography.index.. 2nd Ed... Soft Cover. As New.

$17.50

At My Mother's Feet: Stories of Muslim Women

By Zaman, Sadia [ed]

Kingston Ontario: Quarry Press, 1999. Collected on behalf of the Canadian Council of Muslim Women, this series of stories shows them as 20th century pioneers whose vision and determination, despite enormous negative forces from within their own communities and beyond, helped to create the first Muslim social institutions in North America. 120p. illus.. 1st Can Ed.. Original Wraps. As New.

$15.00

Our Grandmothers, Ourselves: Reflections of Canadian Women
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Our Grandmothers, Ourselves: Reflections of Canadian Women

By Valle, Gina (editor)

Vancouver BC: Raincoast Books, 1999. "In this unique collection of creative non-fiction ,nineteen Canadian women of various cultural, ethnic and economic backgrounds celebrate the memory of their grandmothers and pay tribute to the significant role they played in forming their identities. Includes essay " Yiayia's Whispered Prayers' by Elpida Morfeta [p73-83] 176p. illus (B & W) Bibliography. Inscribed by the editor.. Signed by Editors. 1st Can Ed.. French Wraps. New.

$20.00

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