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Women's Studies

  • The #1 international best seller In† Lean In, ¬†Sheryl Sandberg reignited the conversation around women in the workplace. Sandberg is chief operating officer of Facebook and coauthor of Option B with Adam Grant. In 2010, she gave an electrifying TED talk in which she described how women unintentionally hold themselves back in their careers....

    Publisher : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
    published : 2013
  • Now an HBO¬ģ Film starring Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor¬†black tobacco farmer whose cells?taken without her knowledge in 1951?became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping,...

    Publisher : Crown/Archetype
    published : 2010
  • Selected by Emma Watson for her feminist book club ?Our Shared Shelf? It's a good time to be a woman: we have the vote and the Pill, and we haven't been burnt as witches since 1727. However, a few nagging questions do remain... Why are we supposed to get Brazilians? Should we use Botox? Do men secretly hate us? And why does everyone ask you when...

    Publisher : Ebury Publishing
    published : 2011
  • A groundbreaking work of reportage on the hidden consequences of America's prison boom Life On the Outside tells the story of Elaine Bartlett, who spent sixteen years in Bedford Hills prison for selling cocaine-a first offense under New York's harsh Rockefeller drug laws. The book opens on the morning of January 26, 2000, when she is set free,...

    Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    published : 2005
  • Choice Recommended Read This thoroughly revised new edition updates Sheila Greene's original transformative account of the psychological development of girls and women and the central role of time in shaping human experience. Greene critically reviews traditional and contemporary theoretical approaches ? ranging from orthodox psychoanalysis to...

    Publisher : Taylor and Francis
    published : 2014
  • A powerful study of the women's liberation movement in the U.S., from abolitionist days to the present, that demonstrates how it has always been hampered by the racist and classist biases of its leaders. From the widely revered and legendary political activist and scholar Angela Davis.

    Publisher : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
    published : 2011
  • In 1998, Sarbjit Athwal was called by her husband to attend a family meeting. It looked like just another family gathering. An attractive house in west London, a large dining room, two brothers, their mother, one wife. But the subject they were discussing was anything but ordinary. At the head of the group sat the elderly mother. She stared proudly...

    Publisher : Ebury Publishing
    published : 2013
  • Steinem?s career-spanning collection of essays?each one a book in itself?re-imagine everything from the masculinization of wealth to Freudian thought and aging With cool humor and rich intellect, Gloria Steinem strips bare our social constructions of gender and race, explaining just how limiting these invented cultural identities can be. ¬†...

    Publisher : Open Road Media
    published : 2012
  • ?Without self-esteem, the only change is an exchange of masters; with it, there is no need for masters.? ?Gloria Steinem ¬† When trying to find books to give to ?the countless brave and smart women I met who didn?t think of themselves as either brave or smart,? Gloria Steinem realized that books either supposed that external political change would...

    Publisher : Open Road Media
    published : 2012
  • The bestselling author of Postcards from the Edge comes clean (well, sort of) in her first-ever memoir, adapted from her one-woman Broadway hit show. Fisher reveals what it was really like to grow up a product of ?Hollywood in-breeding,? come of age on the set of a little movie called Star Wars , and become a cultural icon and bestselling action...

    Publisher : Simon & Schuster
    published : 2008