February New Gender and Women's Studies books
To Speak the Truth in Love: A Biography of Theresa Kane, Rsm
To Speak the Truth in Love: A Biography of Theresa Kane, Rsm: BX4705.K21966 S34 2019
Author(s): Christine Schenk
Maryknoll : Orbis Books 2019.
Through the story of Sister Theresa Kane, this book documents an important period of contemporary Catholic history. It is a period in which Theresa--and so many of her sisters in her own and other communities--exercised unparalleled leadership in the Catholic Church. They did so by speaking truth to power with love, wisdom, and grace.
My Mother, That Stranger: Letters from the Spanish Civil War
My Mother, That Stranger: Letters from the Spanish Civil War: DP269.8.W7 A53 2019
Author(s): Concha Alborg
Brighton : Sussex Academic Press 2019.
Over eight-hundred letters were written between the author's newly-engaged parents during the time that her father was on the Republican war front fighting against Franco's forces, and her mother awaiting the end of the war. Her father, Professor Juan Luis Alborg, would live to become a well-known literary historian and critic. Her mother's life, on the other hand, was overshadowed by her husband's academic celebrity. The letters were discovered whilst preparing for a symposium marking the centenary of her father's birth, celebrated at the University of Malaga in 2014. This unique memoir is a microhistory of the Spanish Civil War at an individual level; it illuminates the 'official story' as told in history books at multiple levels. Her mother's personal narrative adds to the understanding of this significant time because she shows how a family lived in the midst of war. A primary relevance is that she lived in Valencia, which in November 1936 become the official capital of the Republican government. Working in a government co-op gave her an insider's view of the ongoing political and military situation. She describes the contrasting burdens between family life in Valencia, and the life of her fiancé soldier on the southern frontlines. The author's mother is exemplary of the women who were formed under the liberal Second Spanish Republic (1931-39) only to be silenced during Franco's repressive dictatorship (1939-75). The long-lost letters made Concha Alborg realize how little she understood her mother's passion to set down complex feelings in the most difficult of circumstances. My Mother, that Stranger will be of interest to Hispanists, historians and literary critics for its uniqueness on the epistolary genre and gender studies, and to the general public as a heartfelt family memoir.
Imperfect Union: How Jessie and John Frémont Mapped the West, Invented Celebrity, and Helped Cause the Civil War
Imperfect Union: How Jessie and John Frémont Mapped the West, Invented Celebrity, and Helped Cause the Civil War: E415.9.F79 I67 2020
Author(s): Steve Inskeep
New York : Penguin Press 2020.
Steve Inskeep tells the riveting story of John and Jessie Frémont, the husband and wife team who in the 1800s were instrumental in the westward expansion of the United States, and thus became America's first great political couple John C. Frémont, one of the United States’s leading explorers of the nineteenth century, was relatively unknown in 1842, when he commanded the first of his expeditions to the uncharted West. But in only a few years, he was one of the most acclaimed people of the age – known as a wilderness explorer, bestselling writer, gallant army officer, and latter-day conquistador, who in 1846 began the United States’s takeover of California from Mexico. He was not even 40 years old when Americans began naming mountains and towns after him. He had perfect timing, exploring the West just as it captured the nation’s attention. But the most important factor in his fame may have been the person who made it all possible: his wife, Jessie Benton Frémont. Jessie, the daughter of a United States senator who was deeply involved in the West, provided her husband with entrée to the highest levels of government and media, and his career reached new heights only a few months after their elopement. During a time when women were allowed to make few choices for themselves, Jessie – who herself aspired to roles in exploration and politics – threw her skill and passion into promoting her husband. She worked to carefully edit and publicize his accounts of his travels, attracted talented young men to his circle, and lashed out at his enemies. She became her husband’s political adviser, as well as a power player in her own right. In 1856, the famous couple strategized as John became the first-ever presidential nominee of the newly established Republican Party. With rare detail and in consummate style, Steve Inskeep tells the story of a couple whose joint ambitions and talents intertwined with those of the nascent United States itself. Taking advantage of expanding news media, aided by an increasingly literate public, the two linked their names to the three great national movements of the time—westward settlement, women’s rights, and opposition to slavery. Together, John and Jessie Frémont took parts in events that defined the country and gave rise to a new, more global America. Theirs is a surprisingly modern tale of ambition and fame; they lived in a time of social and technological disruption and divisive politics that foreshadowed our own. In Imperfect Union, as Inskeep navigates these deeply transformative years through Jessie and John’s own union, he reveals how the Frémonts’ adventures amount to nothing less than a tour of the early American soul.
Owen Lovejoy and the Coalition for Equality: Clergy, African Americans, and Women United for Abolition
Owen Lovejoy and the Coalition for Equality: Clergy, African Americans, and Women United for Abolition: E415.9.L89 M66 2020
Author(s): Jane Moore, William Moore
Chicago : University of Illinois Press 
Antislavery white clergy and their congregations. Radicalized abolitionist women. African Americans committed to ending slavery through constitutional political action. These diverse groups attributed their common vision of a nation free from slavery to strong political and religious values. Owen Lovejoy's gregarious personality, formidable oratorical talent, probing political analysis, and profound religious convictions made him the powerful leader the coalition needed. Owen Lovejoy and the Coalition for Equality examines how these three distinct groups merged their agendas into a single antislavery, religious, political campaign for equality with Lovejoy at the helm. Combining scholarly biography, historiography, and primary source material, Jane Ann and William F. Moore demonstrate Lovejoy's crucial role in nineteenth-century politics, the rise of antislavery sentiment in religious spaces, and the emerging commitment to end slavery in Congress. Their compelling account explores how the immorality of slavery became a touchstone of political and religious action in the United States through the efforts of a synergetic coalition led by an essential abolitionist figure.
Celia Sánchez Manduley: The Life and Legacy of a Cuban Revolutionary
Celia Sánchez Manduley: The Life and Legacy of a Cuban Revolutionary: F1788.22.S26 S57 2020
Author(s): Tiffany A. Sippial
Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press 
Celia Sanchez Manduley (1920–1980) is famous for her role in the Cuban revolution. Clad in her military fatigues, this "first female guerrilla of the Sierra Maestra" is seen in many photographs alongside Fidel Castro. Sanchez joined the movement in her early thirties, initially as an arms runner and later as a combatant. She was one of Castro's closest confidants, perhaps lover, and went on to serve as a high-ranking government official and international ambassador. Since her death, Sanchez has been revered as a national icon, cultivated and guarded by the Cuban government. With almost unprecedented access to Sanchez's papers, including a personal diary, and firsthand interviews with family members, Tiffany A. Sippial presents the first critical study of a notoriously private and self-abnegating woman who yet exists as an enduring symbol of revolutionary ideals. Sippial reveals the scope and depth of Sanchez's power and influence within the Cuban revolution, as well as her struggles with violence, her political development, and the sacrifices required by her status as a leader and "New Woman." Using the tools of feminist biography, cultural history, and the politics of memory, Sippial reveals how Sanchez strategically crafted her own legacy within a history still dominated by bearded men in fatigues.
Marriage After Migration: An Ethnography of Money, Romance, and Gender in Globalizing Mexico
Marriage After Migration: An Ethnography of Money, Romance, and Gender in Globalizing Mexico: GN480.2 .H34 2020
Author(s): Nora Haenn
New York : Oxford University Press 
"Marriage After Migration is a compelling ethnography centered around the stories of five women in rural Mexico as they work to keep their communities and families together when their spouses migrate abroad. Through rich and highly readable narratives about the lives of these women, author Nora Haenn explores how international migration affects kinship ties and rewrites gender roles. Haenn's research illuminates aspects of migration and globalization that are often overlooked, around family members who remain in the home country; women; and indigenous communities. The unique and personal subject matter and engaging writing style will crystallize for students how people on the periphery can be drivers of globalization, and how globalization can affect not only economies but also fundamental social structures and relationships"--
Carnival Is Woman: Feminism and Performance in Caribbean Mas
Carnival Is Woman: Feminism and Performance in Caribbean Mas: GT4223 .C37 2020
Author(s): Frances Henry, Dwaine Plaza
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi 
Contributions by Darrell Gerohn Baksh, Jan de Cosmo, Frances Henry, Jeff Henry, Adanna Kai Jones, Samantha Noel, Dwaine Plaza, Philip W. Scher, and Asha St. Bernard Women are performing an ever-growing role in Caribbean Carnival. Through a feminist perspective, this volume examines the presence of women in contemporary Carnival by demonstrating not only their strength in numbers, but also the ways in which women participate in the event. While decried by traditionalists, the bikinis, beads, and feathers of “pretty mas’” convey both a newly found empowerment as a gendered resistance to oppression from men. Although research on Carnivals is substantial, especially in the Americas, the subject of women in Carnival as a topic of inquiry remains fairly new. These essays address anthropological and historical facets of women and their practices in the Trinidad Carnival, including an analysis of how women’s costuming and performance have changed over time. The modern costumes, which are well within the financial means of most mas’ players, demonstrate the new power of women who can now afford these outfits. In discussing the commodification and erotization of Carnival, the book emphasizes the unveiling of the female body and the hip-rolling sexual movements called winin or it. Through display of their bodies, contemporary women in Carnival express a form of female resistance. Intent on enjoying and expressing themselves, they seem invigorated by their place in the economy, as well as their sexuality, defying the moral controls imposed on them. Through an array of methods in qualitative research, including interviews, participant observation, and ethnography, this volume explains the new power of women in the evolution of Carnival mas’ in Trinidad amid the wider Caribbean diaspora.
Uncanny Valley: A Memoir
Uncanny Valley: A Memoir: HC79.H53 W54 2020
Author(s): Anna Wiener
London : 4th Estate 2020.
‘Joan Didion at a startup’ Rebecca Solnit ‘I've never read anything like Uncanny Valley ’ Jia Tolentino ‘This is essential reading’ Stylist
Working Girls: Sex, Taste, and Reform in the Parisian Garment Trades, 1880-1919
Working Girls: Sex, Taste, and Reform in the Parisian Garment Trades, 1880-1919: HD6073.C62 T55 2019
Author(s): Patricia Tilburg
Oxford : Oxford University Press 
As the twentieth century dawned and France entered an era of extraordinary labor activism and industrial competition, an insistently romantic vision of the Parisian garment worker was deployed by politicians, reformers, and artists to manage anxieties about economic and social change. Nostalgia about a certain kind of France was written onto the bodies of the capital's couture workers throughout French pop culture from the 1880s to the 1930s. And the midinettes-as these women were called- were written onto the geography of Paris itself, by way of festivals, monuments, historic preservation, and guide books. The idealized working Parisienne stood in for, at once, the superiority of French taste and craft, and the political (and sexual) subordination of French women and labour. But she was also the public face of more than 80,000 real working women whose demands for better labour conditions were inflected, distorted, and, in some cases, amplified by this ubiquitous Romantic type in the decades straddling World War I. Working Girls bridges cultural histories of the Parisian imaginary and histories of French labour, and puts them in raucous dialogue with one another: a letter by a nineteen-year-old seamstress, a speech by a government minister; a frothy Parisian guide by a bon vivant, the minutes of a union meeting; a bawdy cafe-concert song, a policy brief on garment working conditions.
The Battle for Christian Britain: Sex, Humanists and Secularisation, 1945-1980
The Battle for Christian Britain: Sex, Humanists and Secularisation, 1945-1980: HQ18.G7 B79 2019
Author(s): Callum G. Brown
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press 2019.
Post-war British culture was initially dominated by religious-led sexual austerity and, from the sixties, by secular liberalism. Using five case studies of local licensing and a sixth on the BBC, conservative Christians are exposed here as the nation's censors, fighting effectively for purity on stage, screen and in public places. The Anglican-led Public Morality Council was astonishingly successful in restraining sex in London's media in the fifties, but a brazen sexualised culture thrived amongst the millions of tourists to Blackpool, whilst Glasgow and the Isle of Lewis were gripped by conservatism. But come the late 1960s, tourists took Blackpool's sexual liberalism home, whilst progressive Humanism burrowed into Parliament and the BBC to secularise moral reform and the national narrative. Using extensive archival research, Callum G. Brown adopts a secular gaze to show how conservative Christians lost the battle for the nation's moral culture.
Queering Representation: LGBTQ People and Electoral Politics in Canada
Queering Representation: LGBTQ People and Electoral Politics in Canada: HQ73.3.C2 Q44 2019
Author(s): Manon Tremblay
Vancouver ; UBC Press 
"Queering Representation explores long-ignored issues relating to LGBTQ voters and politicians in Canada. Because political representation matters. And representation requires participation: voting, joining political parties, running as candidates, acting as politicians. Yet the election of openly LGBTQ people - lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer - is a relatively recent phenomenon in the West. The presence at the heart of state power of individuals associated with historically ostracized, even criminalized, identities raises important questions. What are the LGBTQ electorate's characteristics and voting behaviours, and what empowerment has it achieved through electoral systems? How do straight voters view out LGBTQ politicians, and what part do the media play in framing these perceptions? What pathways to power do LGBTQ politicians follow? Do they represent LGBTQ people and communities in particular, and, if so, how is this role articulated? And finally, how do Canadian party ideologies shape LGBTQ representation? The so-called democratic deficit - whereby particular social, ethnic, and sex/gender groups have traditionally been excluded from the political landscape - is a significant concern not only for scholars but for the Canadian public. The contributors to Queering Representation offer diverse, nuanced readings of political representation, shining a spotlight on relations between electoral processes and LGBTQ communities."--.
Gay Like Me: A Father Writes to His Son
Gay Like Me: A Father Writes to His Son: HQ76.2.U5 J33 2020
Author(s): Richie Jackson
New York, NY : Harper 
In this poignant and urgent love letter to his son, award-winning Broadway, TV and film producer Richie Jackson reflects on his experiences as a gay man in America and the progress and setbacks of the LGBTQ community over the last 50 years. “My son is kind, responsible, and hardworking. He is ready for college. He is not ready to be a gay man living in America." When Jackson's son born through surrogacy came out to him at age 15, the successful producer, now in his 50s, was compelled to reflect on his experiences and share his wisdom on life for LGBTQ Americans over the past half-century. Gay Like Me is a celebration of gay identity and parenting, and a powerful warning for his son, other gay men and the world. Jackson looks back at his own journey as a gay man coming of age through decades of political and cultural turmoil. Jackson's son lives in a seemingly more liberated America, and Jackson beautifully lays out how far we’ve come since Stonewall -- the increased visibility of gay people in society, the legal right to marry, and the existence of a drug to prevent HIV. But bigotry is on the rise, ignited by a president who has declared war on the gay community and fanned the flames of homophobia. A newly constituted Supreme Court with a conservative tilt is poised to overturn equality laws and set the clock back decades. Being gay is a gift, Jackson writes, but with their gains in jeopardy, the gay community must not be complacent. As Ta-Nehisi Coates awakened us to the continued pervasiveness of racism in America in Between the World and Me, Jackson’s rallying cry in Gay Like Me is an eye-opening indictment to straight-lash in America. This book is an intimate, personal exploration of our uncertain times and most troubling questions and profound concerns about issues as fundamental as dignity, equality, and justice. Gay Like Me is a blueprint for our time that bridges the knowledge gap of what it’s like to be gay in America. This is a cultural manifesto that will stand the test of time. Angry, proud, fierce, tender, it is a powerful letter of love from a father to a son that holds lasting insight for us all.
Exquisite Materials: Episodes in the Queer History of Victorian Style
Exquisite Materials: Episodes in the Queer History of Victorian Style: HQ76.96 .J67 2019
Author(s): Abigail Joseph
Newark : Distributed by the University of Virginia Press; University of Delaware Press 
Exquisite Materials explores the connections between gay subjects, material objects, and the social and aesthetic landscapes in which they circulated. Each of the book's four chapters takes up as a case study a figure or set of figures whose life and work dramatize different aspects of the unique queer relationship to materiality and style. These diverse episodes converge around the contention that paying attention to the multitudinous objects of the Victorian world-and to the social practices surrounding them-reveals the boundaries and influences of queer forms of identity and aesthetic sensibility that emerged in the mid-nineteenth century and have remained recognizable up to our own moment. In the cases that author Abigail Joseph examines, objects become unexpected sites of queer community and desire.
Modern HERstory: Stories of Women and Nonbinary People Rewriting History
Modern HERstory: Stories of Women and Nonbinary People Rewriting History: HQ1236.5.U6 I523 2018
Author(s): Blair Imani
California : Ten Speed Press 
An inspiring and radical celebration of 70 women, girls, and gender nonbinary people who have changed--and are still changing--the world, from the Civil Rights Movement and Stonewall riots through Black Lives Matter and beyond. With a radical and inclusive approach to history, Modern HERstory profiles and celebrates seventy women and nonbinary champions of progressive social change in a bold, colorful, illustrated format for all ages. Despite making huge contributions to the liberation movements of the last century and today, all of these trailblazers come from backgrounds and communities that are traditionally overlooked and under-celebrated: not just women, but people of color, queer people, trans people, disabled people, young people, and people of faith. Authored by rising star activist Blair Imani, Modern HERstory tells the important stories of the leaders and movements that are changing the world right here and right now--and will inspire you to do the same.
Believe Me: How Trusting Women Can Change the World
Believe Me: How Trusting Women Can Change the World: HQ1237 .V345 2020
Author(s): Jessica Valenti, Jaclyn Friedman
New York : Seal Press 2020.
What would happen if we believed women? A groundbreaking anthology offers a potent rallying cry and theory of change Harvey Weinstein. Brett Kavanaugh. Jeffrey Epstein. Donald Trump. The most infamous abusers in modern American history are being outed as women speak up to publicly expose behavior that was previously only whispered about -- and it's both making an impact, and sparking a backlash. From the leading, agenda-setting feminist editors of Yes Means Yes, Believe Me brings readers into the evolving landscape of the movement against sexual violence, and outlines how trusting women is the critical foundation for future progress. In Believe Me, contributors ask and answer the crucial question: What would happen if we didn't just believe women, but acted as though they matter? If we take women's experiences of online harassment seriously, it will transform the internet. If we listen to and center survivors, we could revolutionize our systems of justice. If we believe Black women when they talk about pain, we will save countless lives. With contributions from many of the most important voices in feminism today, Believe Me is an essential roadmap for the #MeToo era and beyond.
Debating Women's Citizenship in India, 1930–1960
Debating Women's Citizenship in India, 1930–1960: HQ1240.5.I4 D48 2019
Author(s): Annie Devenish
New Delhi : Bloomsbury 2019.
Debating Women's Citizenship, 1930-1960 is about the agency of Indian feminists and nationalists whose careers straddle the transition of colonial India to an independent India. It addresses some of the critical aspects of the encounter, engagement and dialogue between the Indian state and its women citizens, in particular, how this generation conceptualised the relationship between citizenship, equality and gender justice, and the various spheres in which the meaning and application of this citizenship was both broadened and narrowed, renegotiated and pursued. The book focuses on a cohort of nationalists and feminists who were leading members of the All India Women's Conference (AIWC) and the National Federation of Indian Women (NFIW). Drawing on the richness and depth of life histories through autobiography and oral interviews, together with archival research, this book excavates the mental products of these women's lives, their ideas, their writings and their discourse, to develop a deeper and more nuanced understanding of the feminist political personas of this generation, and how these personas negotiated the political and social terrains of their time. The book attempts to produce a new picture of this era, one in which there was far more activity and engagement with the state and with civil society on the part of this generation than previously acknowledged.
La Joven Moderna in Interwar Argentina: Gender, Nation, and Popular Culture
La Joven Moderna in Interwar Argentina: Gender, Nation, and Popular Culture: HQ1532 .T67 2020
Author(s): Cecilia Tossounian
Gainesville : University of Florida Press 2020.
In this book, Cecilia Tossounian reconstructs different representations of modern femininity from 1920s and 1930s Argentina, a complex period in which the country saw prosperity and economic crisis, a growing cosmopolitan population, the emergence of consumer culture, and the development of nationalism. Tossounian analyzes how these popular images of la joven moderna--the modern girl--helped shape Argentina's emerging national identity. Tossounian looks at visual and written portrayals of young womanhood in magazines, newspapers, pulp fiction, advertisements, music, films, and other media. She identifies and discusses four new types of young urban women: the flapper, the worker, the sportswoman, and the beauty contestant. She shows that these diverse figures, defined by social class, highlight the tensions between gender, nation, and modernity in interwar Argentina. Arguing that images of modern young women symbolized fears of the country's moral decadence as well as hopes of national progress and civilization, La Joven Moderna in Interwar Argentina reveals that women were at the center of a public debate about modernity and its consequences. This book highlights the important but underappreciated role of gendered figures and popular culture in the ways Argentine citizens imagined themselves and their country during a formative period of cultural and social renewal.
Making Waves: French Feminisms and Their Legacies 1975-2015
Making Waves: French Feminisms and Their Legacies 1975-2015: HQ1613 .M34 2019
Author(s): Margaret Atack, Alison S. Fell, Imogen Long, Diana Holmes
Liverpool : Liverpool University Press 2019.
French feminism was central to the theory and culture of Second Wave feminism as an international movement, and 1975 was a key year for the women's movement in France. Through a critical review of the politics, activism and cultural creativity of that moment, from the perspective of both preceding and subsequent 'waves' of feminism, this book evaluates the legacies of 1975, and their strengths and limitations as new questions and new conjunctures have come into play. Edited and written by an international group of feminist scholars, it offers both a critical re-evaluation of a vital moment in women's cultural history, and a new analysis of the relationship between second wave agendas and contemporary feminist politics and culture.
Warhol Women: N6537.W28 A4 2019
Author(s): Andy Warhol, Alison M. Gingeras, John Giorno
New York, N.Y. : Lévy Gorvy 2019
Dedicated to Andy Warhol's portraits of women from the early 1960s through the 1980s, 'Warhol Women' considers the artist's feminine subjects as a means to examining his prescient understanding of the myths and ideals inherent to constructions of gender, aesthetics, and power. Fully illustrated and featuring five trifolds and a tipped-on cover, the catalogue includes Brett Gorvy's interview with Corice Arman, wherein she discusses her experiences sitting for two portraits by Warhol; poetry by Warhol Superstar John Giorno; and a comprehensive selection of the source images and Polaroids Warhol used to create each portrait. In a series of newly commissioned essays, Blake Gopnik discusses the women essential to Warhol's development as an artist, Lynne Tillman examines his complicated relationship with his doting mother, and Alison M. Gingeras writes on women that held diverse and vital roles throughout Warhol's career, from Ethel Scull and Edie Sedgwick, to Brigid Berlin, Pat Hackett, and more.
Keeping the Dream Alive
Keeping the Dream Alive: ND237.N444 K44 2019
Author(s): Jeanne C. Defazio
Eugene, Oregon : Resource Publications an imprint of Wipf and Stock Publishers 
Keeping the Dream Alive contains full-color images of Harriet Lorence Nesbitt's art, giving an overview of her unique life and style. This monographic reflection explores the historical context of Nesbitt's work. William David Spencer's afterword contextualizes Harriet's vision as an advocate for the mentally ill, an artist, and a political columnist, describing how and why Harriet's life and art pulsed with vibrancy. ""As a psychologist and chaplain who counsels those in crisis daily, I wholeheartedly endorse Keeping the Dream Alive in its effort to benefit mentally ill youth. To say that Harriet was colorful is an understatement. Keeping the Dream Alive is absolutely necessary!"" --Susan Stafford, Chaplain and founder of Wheel of Grace ""Harriet Lorence Nesbitt faithfully attended Media Fellowship International's New York City luncheons hosted by our mutual friend Michael P. Grace II. I am endorsing Keeping the Dream Alive in its effort to benefit mentally ill youth and in loving memory of Harriet and Michael, two wonderful Christians who made a difference!"" --Robert Rieth, Media Fellowship International, Kenmore, Washington ""Harriet Nesbitt ran life's race with passion. She left us with a dream in her heart: to sell her magnificent, larger-than-life, breathtaking paintings to help support the mentally ill. . . . Her legacy lives on through her charitable heart that criss-crossed every walk of life. . . . A moment I will never forget is when I first laid eyes on one of her most revered paintings--President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacquelyn Kennedy. It is forever etched in my mind, and so is Harriet and the New York memories spent with this unique and colorful woman."" --April Shenandoah, author, speaker, and Ambassador of Prayer, Branson, Missouri Jeanne C. DeFazio is the editor of the following Wipf and Stock publications: Berkeley Street Theatre: How Improvisation and Street Theatre Emerged as a Christian Outreach to the Culture of the Time, coeditor of Redeeming the Screens and Empowering English Language Learners with William David Spencer, and Creative Ways to Build Christian Community with John P. Lathrop. She also co-authored, with Teresa Flowers, How to Have an Attitude of Gratitude on the Night Shift.
Women in Design
Women in Design: NK1174 .F54 2019
Author(s): Charlotte Fiell
London : Laurence King Publishing Ltd 2019.
Women designers have made an immense contribution to our shared material culture and built environment. However, while several pioneers have achieved global recognition-Ray Eames, Florence Knoll Bassett, and Charlotte Perriand to name a few-there are others not so well known but equally influential to the history of design. This book introduces the principal players in the areas of fashion, textiles, graphic and product design, and architecture from the last 100 years, and uncovers a history with women firmly at the center. Featuring profiles on more than 100 women designers, each accompanied by an informative and authoritative text, and illustrated by iconic works, this book is an inspirational focus for all design students and practitioners.
Feminist Media Studies
Feminist Media Studies: P96.F46 H38 2020
Author(s): Alison Harvey
Cambridge ; Polity Press 2020.
Feminist Media Studies investigates the core theories, methods, and approaches in a field that has blossomed over the past twenty-five years. Alison Harvey provides an accessible introduction to classical and contemporary issues in media culture by exploring the past, present, and future of feminist media studies. She does this in the context of the various challenges that have arisen with changes in the media landscape, from new media technologies and globalized media systems to emergent inequalities, discourses, and practices. By engaging with research from a diverse body of scholarship, this book situates feminist media studies as vital to researching and analysing a range of timely and significant issues across disciplines. Taking a global, intersectional view of gendered practices in and around the media, Feminist Media Studies provides a framework for feminist critique and action. It is essential reading for students and scholars across a range of social science and humanities fields.
What's Your Pronoun?: Beyond He and She
What's Your Pronoun?: Beyond He and She: P279 .B37 2020
Author(s): Dennis Baron
New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation a division of WW Norton & Company 
"The story of how we got from he and she to zie and hir and singular they. Like trigger warnings and gender-neutral bathrooms, pronouns are suddenly sparking debate, prompting new policies in schools, workplaces, even prisons, about what pronouns to use. Colleges ask students to declare their pronouns; corporate conferences print nametags with space for people to add their pronouns; email signatures sport pronouns along with names and titles. Far more than a byproduct of campus politics or culture wars, gender-neutral pronouns are in fact nothing new. Renowned linguist Dennis Baron puts them in historical context, demonstrating that Shakespeare used singular they; that women evoked the generic use of he to assert the right to vote (while those opposed to women's rights invoked the same word to assert that he did not include she), and that self-appointed language experts have been coining new gender pronouns, not just hir and zie but hundreds more, like thon, ip, and em, for centuries. Based on Baron's own empirical research, What's Your Pronoun? tells the untold story of gender-neutral and nonbinary pronouns"--
Fabulosa!: The Story of Polari, Britain’s Secret Gay Language
Fabulosa!: The Story of Polari, Britain’s Secret Gay Language: PE3727.G39 B35 2019
Author(s): Paul Baker
London : Reaktion Books 2019.
Polari is a language that was used chiefly by gay men in the first half of the twentieth century. At a time when being gay could result in criminal prosecution—or worse—Polari offered its speakers a degree of public camouflage, a way of expressing humor, and a means of identification and of establishing a community. Its roots are colorful and varied—from thieves’ Cant to Lingua Franca and prostitutes’ slang—and in the mid-1960s it was thrust into the limelight by the characters Julian and Sandy, voiced by Hugh Paddick and Kenneth Williams, on the BBC radio show Round the Horne: “Oh Mr. Horne, how bona to vada your dolly old eke!” In Fabulosa!, Paul Baker recounts the story of Polari with skill, erudition, and tenderness. He traces its historical origins and describes its linguistic nuts and bolts, exploring the ways and the environments in which it was spoken, the reasons for its decline, and its unlikely reemergence in the twenty-first century. With a cast of drag queens and sailors, Dilly boys and macho clones, Fabulosa! is an essential document of recent history and a fascinating and fantastically readable account of this funny, filthy, and ingenious language.
Qissat: Short Stories by Palestinian Women
Qissat: Short Stories by Palestinian Women: PJ8190.82.E5 Q58 2006
Author(s): Jo Glanville
London ; Telegram 2006.
Introducing exceptional new literary voices from Palestine.
Women Making Modernism
Women Making Modernism: PN56.M54 W66 2020
Author(s): Erica Gene Delsandro
Gainesville : University Press of Florida 2020.
Challenging the tendency of scholars to view women writers of the modernist era as isolated artists who competed with one another for critical and cultural acceptance, Women Making Modernism reveals the robust networks women created and maintained that served as platforms and support for women's literary careers. The essays in this volume highlight both familiar and lesser-known writers including Virginia Woolf, Mina Loy, Dorothy Richardson, Emma Goldman, May Sinclair, and Mary Hutchinson. Their examples show how women's writing communities interconnected to generate a current of energy, innovation, and ambition that was central to the modernist movement. Amplifying the reality of women's contributions to modernism, this volume advocates for an "orientation of openness" in reading and teaching literature from the period, helping to ease the tensions between feminist and modernist studies.
Phantom Lady: Hollywood Producer Joan Harrison, the Forgotten Woman Behind Hitchcock
Phantom Lady: Hollywood Producer Joan Harrison, the Forgotten Woman Behind Hitchcock: PN1998.3.H3688 L36 2020
Author(s): Christina Lane
Chicago : Chicago Review Press 2020.
Phantom Lady chronicles the untold story of Hollywood's most powerful female writer-producer of the 1940s. In 1933, Joan Harrison was a twenty-six-year-old former salesgirl with a dream of escaping her stodgy London suburb and the dreadful prospect of settling down with one of the local boys. A few short years later, she was Alfred Hitchcock's confidante and the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of his first American film, Rebecca. Harrison had quickly grown from being the worst secretary Alfred Hitchcock ever had to one of his closest collaborators, critically shaping his brand as the "master of suspense." Forging an image as "the female Hitchcock," Harrison went on to produce numerous Hollywood features before becoming a television pioneer as the producer of Alfred Hitchcock Presents. A respected powerhouse, she acquired a singular reputation for running amazingly smooth productions--and defying anyone who posed an obstacle. Author Christina Lane shows how this stylish, stunning woman, with an adventurous romantic life, became an unconventional but impressive auteur, one whom history has overlooked.
Paper Houses: PQ3919.3.F664 V5513 2019
Author(s): Dominique Fortier
Toronto : Coach House Books 
A whimsical and misanthropic imagining of Emily Dickinson's life
La hija de la española
La hija de la española: PQ8550.429.A35 H55 2019
Author(s): Karina Sainz Borgo
Barcelona : Lumen 2019.
SE PUEDE PERDER TODO. SE PUEDE EMPEZAR DE NUEVO. SOLO SI ERES OTRA. Un fenómeno editorial sin precedentes en la literatura en español. Vendida a 22 países antes de su publicación. Adelaida Falcón, una maestra caraqueña, fallece tras una larga enfermedad. Su hija Adelaida, de treinta y ocho años, no tiene a nadie y vive en una ciudad donde la violencia marca el ritmo diario de la existencia. Poco tiempo después del entierro, encuentra su casa tomada por un grupo de mujeres a las órdenes de la Mariscala. Llama a la puerta de su vecina sin hallar respuesta: Aurora Peralta, a quien todos llaman «la hija de la española», ha muerto. Encima de la mesa del salón, una carta le comunica que le han concedido el pasaporte español. Adelaida solo tiene que deshacerse del cadáver que yace en el suelo y usurpar la identidad de su vecina para huir del infierno. La hija de la española es el retrato de una mujer que escapa de todos los estereotipos enfrentada a una situación extrema. Con su primera novela, la periodista Karina Sainz Borgo, se ha convertido en la gran noticia literaria del año. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION Told with gripping intensity, It Would be Night in Caracas chronicles one woman's desperate battle to survive amid the dangerous, sometimes deadly, turbulence of modern Venezuela and the lengths she must go to secure her future. In Caracas, Venezuela, Adelaida Falcon stands over an open grave. Alone, except for harried undertakers, she buries her mother-the only family Adelaida has ever known. Numb with grief, Adelaida returns to the apartment they shared. Outside the window that she tapes shut every night--to prevent the tear gas raining down on protesters in the streets from seeping inWhen looters masquerading as revolutionaries take over her apartment, Adelaida resists and is beatenup . It is the beginning of a fight for survival in a country that has disintegrated into violence and anarchy, where citizens are increasingly pitted against each other. But as fate would have it, Adelaida is given a gruesome choice that could secure her escape. Filled with riveting twists and turns, and told in a powerful, urgent voice, It Would Be Night in Caracas is a chilling reminder of how quickly the world we know can crumble.
I Am Sovereign
I Am Sovereign: PR6052.A64876 I36 2019
Author(s): Nicola Barker
London : William Heinemann 2019.
'One of the funniest, most finely achieved comic novels, even by her own standard ... I think it’s a masterpiece.' Ali Smith ‘I think Nicola Barker is incapable of a dull page. [Her work] is unified by its spirit of adventure.’ Kevin Barry 'She really is a genius.’ Guardian ‘Life-affirming hilarity – Evelyn Waugh on ecstasy.’ Nell Zink Charles, a forty-year-old boutique teddy bear maker and wearer of ironic t-shirts, is trying – and failing – to sell his small, characterless house in Llandudno. His estate agent Avigail, whose name is definitely not Abigail, is trying – in vain – to rein in Charles’s most unhelpful eccentricities, especially his repeated recounting to prospective buyers of a failed burglary that took place twelve years ago. When Wang Shu and her daughter Ying Yue view the house, Wang Shu is mysteriously struck by a falling oyster shell – the first in a series of seemingly innocuous events distort the reality of the characters’ lives and cause them to question their very existence. As religious epiphanies bump up against declarations of love, the characters begin to sabotage the fictional world they inhabit, causing our entire understanding of the book – and of the boundaries between fiction and real life – to be radically upended. A tour de force that twists the novel into new shapes, I Am Sovereign sees Nicola Barker at her most joyful, provocative and riotous.
Ducks, Newburyport: PR6055.L54 D835 2019
Author(s): Lucy Ellmann
Windsor, Ontario : Biblioasis 
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2019 BOOKER PRIZE Baking a multitude of tartes tatins for local restaurants, an Ohio housewife contemplates her four kids, husband, cats and chickens. Also, America's ignoble past, and her own regrets. She is surrounded by dead lakes, fake facts, Open Carry maniacs, and oodles of online advice about survivalism, veil toss duties, and how to be more like Jane Fonda. But what do you do when you keep stepping on your son's toy tractors, your life depends on stolen land and broken treaties, and nobody helps you when you get a flat tire on the interstate, not even the Abominable Snowman? When are you allowed to start swearing? With a torrent of consciousness and an intoxicating coziness, Ducks, Newburyport lays out a whole world for you to tramp around in, by turns frightening and funny. A heart-rending indictment of America's barbarity, and a lament for the way we are blundering into environmental disaster, this book is both heresy—and a revolution in the novel.
A Thousand Ships
A Thousand Ships: PR6108.A9686 T46 2019
Author(s): Natalie Haynes
London : Mantle an imprint of Pan Macmillan 2019.
This was never the story of one woman, or two. It was the story of all of them... They have waited to have their story told, and I will make them wait no longer.In the early hours of the morning, Creusa wakes to find her beloved Troy engulfed in flames. Ten seemingly endless years of brutal conflict between the Greeks and the Trojans are over, and Troy has fallen. Over the next few hours, the only life she has ever known will turn to ash...The devastating consequences of the fall of Troy stretch from Mount Olympus to Mount Ida, from the citadel of Troy to the distant Greek islands, and across the oceans and sky in between. Arising from this are the individual tales of the women embroiled in the lead-up to and the aftermath of that legendary war, as well as the feud and the fatal decisions that started it all...Powerfully told from an all-female perspective, A Thousand Ships gives voices to the women, girls, and goddesses who, for so long, were kept silent.
All Mod Cons
All Mod Cons: PR6113.U7776 A45 2019
Author(s): Erica Murray
[London] : Samuel French 
Finding a house is hard. Finding a place to call home is harder. When their mother dies, Jean and Gary are suddenly back together and getting to know each other all over again. On the surface, things look di erent but it's funny how little has changed. When old friend and useless estate agent Ian offers to help them find a place together, long-buried tensions threaten to derail their already strained relationship. Can they ever escape their pasts? A compelling new comedy-drama exploring our capacity to accept change - in others as well as ourselves - All Mod Cons engages directly with current conversations about our complex relationship with gender, consent, and individual responsibility.
Literary Fantasy in Contemporary Chinese Diasporic Women's Literature: Imagining Home
Literary Fantasy in Contemporary Chinese Diasporic Women's Literature: Imagining Home: PS153.C45 T363 2020
Author(s): Fang Tang
Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books 
This book explores the use of literary fantasy in the construction of identity and ‘home’ in contemporary diasporic Chinese women’s literature. It argues that the use of fantasy acts as a way of undermining the power of patriarchy and unsettling fixed notions of home. The idea of home explored in this book relates to complicated struggles to gain a sense of belonging, as experienced by marginalized subjects in constructing their diasporic identities — which can best be understood as unstable, shifting, and shaped by historical conditions and power relations. Fantasy is seen to operate in the corpus of this book as a literary mode, as defined by Rosemary Jackson. Literary fantasy offers a way to rework ancient myths, fairy tales, ghost stories and legends; it also subverts conventional narratives and challenges the power of patriarchy and other dominant ideologies. Through a critical reading of four diasporic Chinese women authors, namely, Maxine Hong Kingston, Adeline Yen Mah, Ying Chen and Larissa Lai, this book aims to offer critical insights into how their works re-imagine a ‘home’ through literary fantasy which leads beyond nationalist and Orientalist stereotypes; and how essentialist conceptions of diasporic culture are challenged by global geopolitics and cultural interactions.
Gay Faulkner: Uncovering a Homosexual Presence in Yoknapatawpha and Beyond
Gay Faulkner: Uncovering a Homosexual Presence in Yoknapatawpha and Beyond: PS3511.A86 Z7837 2020
Author(s): Phillip Gordon
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi 
The life and works of William Faulkner have generated numerous biographical studies exploring how Faulkner understood southern history, race, his relationship to art, and his place in the canons of American and world literature. However, some details on Faulkner’s life collected by his early biographers never made it into published form or, when they did, appeared in marginalized stories and cryptic references. The biographical record of William Faulkner’s life has yet to come to terms with the life-long friendships he maintained with gay men, the extent to which he immersed himself into gay communities in Greenwich Village and New Orleans, and how profoundly this part of his life influenced his “apocryphal” creation of Yoknapatawpha County. Gay Faulkner: Uncovering a Homosexual Presence in Yoknapatawpha and Beyond explores the intimate friendships Faulkner maintained with gay men, among them Ben Wasson, William Spratling, and Hubert Creekmore, and places his fiction into established canons of LGBTQ literature, including World War I literature and representations of homosexuality from the Cold War. The book offers a full consideration of his relationship to gay history and identity in the twentieth century, giving rise to a new understanding of this most important of American authors.
Giovanni's Room: PS3552.A45 G5 2016
Author(s): James Baldwin
New York : Alfred A Knopf 2016.
'Until I die there will be those moments, moments seeming to rise up out of the ground like Macbeth's witches, when his face will come before me, that face in all its changes, when the exact timbre of his voice and tricks of his speech will nearly burst my ears, when his smell will overpower my nostrils...' Giovanni's Room is set in the Paris of the 1950s, where a young American expatriate finds himself caught between his repressed desires and conventional morality. David has just proposed marriage to his American girlfriend, but while she is away on a trip he becomes involved in a doomed affair with a bartender named Giovanni. With sharp, probing insight, James Baldwin's classic narrative delves into the mystery of love and tells an impassioned, deeply moving story that reveals the unspoken complexities of the human heart.
Poems for Camilla
Poems for Camilla: PS3558.A3116 P64 2018
Author(s): Rachel Hadas
Evansville, Indiana : Measure Press 
A new collection of original poems by Rachel Hadas.
The American People: Volume 2: The Brutality of Fact: A Novel
The American People: Volume 2: The Brutality of Fact: A Novel: PS3561.R252 B78 2020
Author(s): Larry Kramer
New York : Farrar Straus and Giroux 2020.
In The American People: Volume 2: The Brutality of Fact, Larry Kramer completes his radical reimagining of his country’s history. Ranging from the brothels of 1950s Washington, D.C., to the activism of the 1980s and beyond, Kramer offers an elaborate phantasmagoria of bigoted conspiracists in the halls of power and ordinary individuals suffering their consequences. With wit and bite, Kramer explores (among other things) the sex lives of every recent president; the complicated behavior of America’s two greatest spies, J. Edgar Hoover and James Jesus Angleton; the rise of Sexopolis, the country’s favorite magazine; and the genocidal activities of every branch of our health-care and drug-delivery systems. The American People: Volume 2 is narrated by (among others) the writer Fred Lemish and his two friends—Dr. Daniel Jerusalem, who works for America’s preeminent health-care institution, and his twin brother, David Jerusalem, a survivor of a Nazi concentration camp who was abused by many powerful men. Together they track a terrible plague that intensifies as the government ignores it and depict the bold and imaginative activists who set out to shock the nation’s conscience. In Kramer’s telling, the United States is dedicated to the proposition that very few men are created equal, and those who love other men may be destined for death. Here is a historical novel like no other—satiric and impassioned and driven by an uncompromising moral and literary vision.
The Hard Tomorrow
The Hard Tomorrow: PS3604.A95693 H37 2019
Author(s): Eleanor Davis
[Montréal, Québec] : Drawn & Quarterly 2019.
The gorgeous and empathetic story of one couple’s search for hope and a peaceful future Hannah is a thirty-something wife, home-health worker, and antiwar activist. Her husband, Johnny, is a stay-at-home pothead working—or "working"—on building them a house before the winter chill sets in. They're currently living and screwing in the back of a truck, hoping for a pregnancy, which seems like it will never come. Legs in the air, for a better chance at conception, Hannah scans fertility Reddits while Johnny dreams about propagating plants—kale, tomatoes—to ensure they have sufficient sustenance should the end times come, which, given their fragile democracy strained under the weight of a carceral state and the risk of horrible war, doesn’t seem so far off. Helping Hannah in her fight for the future is her best friend Gabby, a queer naturalist she idolizes and who adores her. Helping Johnny build the house is Tyler, an off-the-grid conspiracy theorist driven sick by his own cloudy notions of reality. Told with tenderness and care in an undefined near future, Eleanor Davis's The Hard Tomorrow blazes unrestrained, as moments of human connection are doused in fear and threats. Her astute projections probe at current anxieties in a cautionary tale that begs the question: What will happen after tomorrow?
Cleanness: PS3607.R4686 C58 2020
Author(s): Garth Greenwell
New York : Farrar Straus and Giroux 2020.
In the highly anticipated follow-up to his beloved debut, What Belongs to You, Garth Greenwell expands his exploration of foreignness, obligation, and desire Sofia, Bulgaria, a landlocked city in southern Europe, stirs with hope and impending upheaval. Soviet buildings crumble, wind scatters sand from the far south, and political protesters flood the streets with song. In this atmosphere of disquiet, an American teacher navigates a life transformed by the discovery and loss of love. As he prepares to leave the place he’s come to call home, he grapples with the intimate encounters that have marked his years abroad, each bearing uncanny reminders of his past. A queer student’s confession recalls his own first love, a stranger’s seduction devolves into paternal sadism, and a romance with another foreigner opens, and heals, old wounds. Each echo reveals startling insights about what it means to seek connection: with those we love, with the places we inhabit, and with our own fugitive selves. Cleanness revisits and expands the world of Garth Greenwell’s beloved debut, What Belongs to You, declared “an instant classic” by The New York Times Book Review. In exacting, elegant prose, he transcribes the strange dialects of desire, cementing his stature as one of our most vital living writers.
The Faculty of Dreams: Longlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2019
The Faculty of Dreams: Longlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2019: PT9877.29.T75 D7613 2019
Author(s): Sara Stridsberg
London : MacLehose Press 2019.
In April 1988, Valerie Solanas - the writer, radical feminist and would-be assassin of Andy Warhol - was discovered dead in her hotel room, in a grimy corner of San Francisco. She was only 52; alone, penniless and surrounded by the typed pages of her last writings. In The Faculty of Dreams, Sara Stridsberg revisits the hotel room where Solanas died, the courtroom where she was tried and convicted of attempting to murder Andy Warhol, the Georgia wastelands where she spent her childhood, where she was repeatedly raped by her father and beaten by her alcoholic grandfather, and the mental hospitals where she was interned. Through imagined conversations and monologues, reminisces and rantings, Stridsberg reconstructs this most intriguing and enigmatic of women, articulating the thoughts and fears that she struggled to express in life and giving a powerful, heartbreaking voice to the writer of the infamous SCUM Manifesto.
Cracking the Digital Ceiling: Women in Computing around the World
Cracking the Digital Ceiling: Women in Computing around the World: QA76.9.W65 C7 2020
Author(s): Carol Frieze, Jeria L. Quesenberry
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press 2020.
Is computing just for men? Are men and women suited to different careers? This collection of global perspectives challenges these commonly held western views, perpetuated as explanations for women's low participation in computing. By providing an insider look at how different cultures worldwide impact the experiences of women in computing, the book introduces readers to theories and evidence that support the need to turn to environmental factors, rather than innate potential, to understand what determines women's participation in this growing field. This wakeup call to examine the obstacles and catalysts within various cultures and environments will help those interested in improving the situation understand where they might look to make changes that could impact women's participation in their classrooms, companies, and administrations. Computer scientists, STEM educators, students of all disciplines, professionals in the tech industry, leaders in gender equity, anthropologists, and policy makers will all benefit from reading this book.
Diagnosis Female: How Medical Bias Endangers Women's Health
Diagnosis Female: How Medical Bias Endangers Women's Health: RA564.85 .D92 2019
Author(s): Emily Dwass
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield 2019.
Being a woman in the health care system is inherently hazardous to your health. Women often experience misdiagnosis and ignorance of their symptoms, in part because for centuries females were excluded from important medical research. This work reveals the gender bias that can cause harm. Tips and tools guide women to better health outcomes.
Action=Vie: A History of AIDS Activism and Gay Politics in France
Action=Vie: A History of AIDS Activism and Gay Politics in France: RA643.86.F7 B7613 2020
Author(s): Christophe Broqua
Philadelphia : Temple University Press 2020.
Act Up-Paris became one of the most notable protest groups in France in the mid-1990s. Founded in 1989, and following the New York model, it became a confrontational voice representing the interests of those affected by HIV through openly political activism. Action=Vie, the English-language translation of Christophe Broqua’s study of the grassroots activist branch, explains the reasons for the group’s success and sheds light on Act Up's defining features—such as its unique articulation between AIDS and gay activism. Featuring numerous accounts by witnesses and participants, Broqua traces the history of Act Up-Paris and shows how thousands of gay men and women confronted the AIDS epidemic by mobilizing with public actions. Act Up-Paris helped shape the social definition not only of HIV-positive persons but also of sexual minorities. Broqua analyzes the changes brought about by the group, from the emergence of new treatments for HIV infection to normalizing homosexuality and a controversy involving HIV-positive writers’ remarks about unprotected sex. This rousing history ends in the mid-2000s before marriage equality and antiretroviral treatments caused Act Up-Paris to decline.
The New Englishwoman's garden
The New Englishwoman's garden: SB466.G75 E564 1988
Author(s): Alvilde Lees-Milne
Topsfield, Mass. : Salem House Publishers 1988, ©1987.
A sequel to The Englishwoman's garden. No bibliography.
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