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Her Words : An Anthology of Poetry about the Great Goddess by Muten, Burleigh
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Her Words : An Anthology of Poetry about the Great Goddess by Muten, Burleigh

By Muten, Burleigh [ed]

Boston: Shambhala, 1999 "Her Words" celebrates the return of the Great Goddess to the hearts and minds of women (and men) during the late twentieth century. The 140 poems chosen for this anthology span the ages, from the hymns to the goddess Inanna through biblical verses about Sophia and the works of the sixth century poet Sappho to the poetry of twentieth-century authors: Janine Canan, Lucille Clifton, May Sarton, Diane di Prima, Susan Griffin, Patricia Monaghan, Starhawk, Alma Luz Villanueva, and many others. To amplify the cyclical, circular time inherent in women's spirituality, "Her Words" intersperses the works of ancient and modern poets. This nonlinear arrangement highlights the powerful connections modern poets are making with ancient archetypes (Eve, Lilith, Demeter, Kali, and others), validating the natural seasons of women's lives as maidens, mothers, and crones. 249p. bibliograohy index Publisher PR card laid in. 1st US Ed.. Hardcover. New/New.

$20.00

No Idle Hands: The Social History of American Knitting
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No Idle Hands: The Social History of American Knitting

By MacDonald, Anne L.

New York: Ballantine Books, 1990 A fascinating and detailed account of the history of knitting in America It demonstrates " how the necessity-and the pleasure-of knitting has shaped women’s lives. Here is the Colonial woman for whom idleness was a sin, and her Victorian counterpart, who enjoyed the pleasure of knitting while visiting with friends; the war wife eager to provide her man with warmth and comfort, and the modern woman busy creating fashionable handknits for herself and her family. Macdonald examines each phase of American history and gives us a clear and compelling look at life, then and now. And through it all, we see how knitting has played an important part in the way society has viewed women and how women have viewed themselves. Assembled from articles in magazines, knitting brochures, newspaper clippings and other primary sources, and featuring reproductions of advertisements, illustrations, and photographs from each period, No Idle Hands capture the texture of women’s domestic lives throughout history with great wit and insight".484p. illus. Clean tight coy. but someone clipped par of the dj,. now laid in together with sheets of notepaper from a previous owner.. 1st US Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Parts of DJ Laid in.

$15.00

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

A Woman of Independent Means : A Woman's Guide to Full Financial Security

By Vaz-Oxlade, Gail

Toronto: Stoddart, 1999 Sensible, understandable financial advice for women in Canada on earnings, budgeting, financial planning, saving, investments, mortgages, pensions .... all carefully explained . 391p. index . 1st Canadian Edition.. Softcover. New.

$20.00

Pioneer Nurse

By Banfill, B J

Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1967 Moving account of the challenging life of immigrant communities in the Prairie Provinces as seen by a nurse sent to establish a medical centre in Saskatchewan. 184p. Pencilled name on ffep, else fine (looks unread). 1st Can Ed.. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fine.

$30.00

Below the Peacock Fan : First Ladies of the Raj
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Below the Peacock Fan : First Ladies of the Raj

By Fowler, Marian

Toronto: Viking Adult, 1987 The stories of Emily Eden, Charlotte Canning, Edith Lytton, and Mary Curzon, who found their lives, changed by their husband's or brother's appointment to India during the height of the British Empire.337p.illus map bibliography. 1st Canadian Edition.. Hardcover. As New/As New.

$21.00

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)
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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. [Worldcat lists oly 16 copies]. 1st Can Ed. Hardcover. 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

Daughters of Gaia: Women in the Ancient Mediterranean World
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Daughters of Gaia: Women in the Ancient Mediterranean World

By Vivante, Bella

Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2007 The experiences of women in ancient cultures were certainly very difficult from those of most women today. Yet a tendency to focus too much on the restrictions early Western women faced has until now provided readers with an incomplete picture. In Daughters of Gaia, Bella Vivante explores womens lives in four ancient civilizations of the Mediterranean: Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, and Rome. Looking at this era with a women-centered perspective, Vivante highlights womens agency and explains the social, political, and cultural factors that fostered female empowerment. Beginning with powerful images of goddesses and womens roles in the religious sphere, Vivante lays the foundation for womens activities in other social realms--Health, economica, governance, war, philosophy, and poetry. By examining the similarities and differences among the four Mediterranean civilizations, she offers a deeper understanding of the lives of women in each. Drawing on her extended contact with Native American peoples and her knowledge of Native concepts of womens identities, Vivante applies new models for viewing womens roles in the ancient world.232p.Illus. bibliography.indxx. 1st Pbk Ed... Trade Paperback. New.

$22.50

Gender and Migration in Southern Europe : Women on the Move
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Gender and Migration in Southern Europe : Women on the Move

By Anthias,Floya & Lazaridis,Gabriella

Oxford: Berg, 2000 The important role women play in the process of migration to the Western bloc, and in particular to Southern Europe where they often find jobs in the domestic service, tourist or sex industries, has been increasingly recognized. This timely book provides essential new insights into the forms of migration and the impact of gender relations on the migration and accommodation process, and also raises general conceptual issues about ways of understanding migration in a global context. At a time when all the member states of the European Union have called for a reduction in immigration in response to its steady growth, the urgency of the topic is apparent. Contributors examine the possible legal, social and economic problems that increased immigration may produce, including: female migration and its relation to changing gender relations in the country of migration; different forms of exclusion faced by male and female migrants; working conditions and status; migrant networks; and women's role in reproducing and maintaining ethnic culture.This book will be essential reading for courses in migration, nationalism, Mediterranean and area studies, gender studies and a range of social science courses. It will also be of use to policy makers and those interested in European developments. INCLUDES Introduction: Women on the Move in Southern Europe Floya Anthias and Gabriella Lazaridis /Metaphors of Home: Gendering New Migrations to southern Europe Floya Anthias /Filipino and Albanian Women Migrant Workers in Greece: Multiple Layers of Oppression Gabriella Lazaridis /The Making of Periphractic Spaces: The Case of Albanian Undocumented Female Migrants in the Sex Industry of Athens Iordannis Psimmenos /Female Migrants in Italy: Coping in a Country of New Migration Victoria Chell /Migrant Women in Italy: National Trends and Local Perspectives Marina Orsini-Jones and Francesca Gattullo /Organizing Domestic Workers in Italy: The Challenge of Gender, Class and Ethnicity Jacqueline Andall /Female Birds of Passage: Leaving and Settling in Spain Natalia Ribas-Mateos /The Position and Status of Migrant Women in Spain Angeles Escrivyy /Trading Intimacy for Liberty: British Women on the Costa del Sol Karen O'Reilly .Index. 1st UK Ed... Hard Cover. As New/No Jacket.

$50.00

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: York University, 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

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