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Our Voices, Our Histories by
Publication Date: 2020-03-10
Brings together thirty-five Asian American and Pacific Islander authors in a single volume to explore the historical experiences, perspectives, and actions of Asian American and Pacific Islander women in the United States and beyond.
Fannie Lou Hamer: American's Freedom Fighting Woman by
Publication Date: 2020
For the first forty-four years of her life, Hamer lived on sharecropping plantations, all the while learning life lessons from her family, the Black Baptist religious tradition, and from the oppressive white supremacist mores surrounding her. Once Hamer’s life path intersected with the mid-century Civil Rights Movement, she spent fifteen years (1962-1977) traveling from the South to the North—and even to the West Coast of Africa—advocating civil rights, economic justice, and interracial cooperation. Hamer shared the platform with Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X, who introduced her to an audience in Harlem as “the country’s number one freedom fighting woman.”
All Our Trials by
Publication Date: 2019-03-02
During the 1970s, grassroots women activists in and outside of prisons forged a radical politics against gender violence and incarceration. Emily L. Thuma traces the making of this anticarceral feminism at the intersections of struggles for racial and economic justice, prisoners' and psychiatric patients' rights, and gender and sexual liberation.
White Tears/Brown Scars: How White Feminism Betrays Women of Color by
This explosive book of history and cultural criticism reveals how white feminism has been used as a weapon of white supremacy and patriarchy deployed against Black and Indigenous women, and women of color.Taking us from the slave era, when white women fought in court to keep "ownership" of their slaves, through the centuries of colonialism, when they offered a soft face for brutal tactics, to the modern workplace, White Tears/Brown Scars tells a charged story of white women's active participation in campaigns of oppression.
Suffragette City by
Suffragette City brings together a collection of illustrated essays dedicated to exploring and analysing cases in which women have resourcefully leveraged or defied the politics of gender to form and reform architecture and urbanism.
Women Rock Science by
This book describes the importance of carving out spaces for women in science and includes the unique strengths of women scientists as well as challenges they tend to face.
Beyoncé in Formation by
Making headlines when it was launched in 2015, Omise'eke Tinsley's undergraduate course "Beyoncé Feminism, Rihanna Womanism" has inspired students from all walks of life. In Beyoncé in Formation, Tinsley now takes her rich observations beyond the classroom, using the blockbuster album and video Lemonade as a soundtrack for vital new-millennium narratives.
Black Feminism Reimagined by
In Black Feminism Reimagined Jennifer C. Nash reframes black feminism's engagement with intersectionality, often celebrated as its primary intellectual and political contribution to feminist theory.
African American Women Chemists by
Dr. Marie Maynard Daly received her PhD in Chemistry from Columbia University in 1947. Although she was hardly the first of her race and gender to engage in the field, she was the first African American woman to receive a PhD in chemistry in the United States. In this book, Jeannette Brown, an African American woman chemist herself, will present a wide-ranging historical introduction to the relatively new presence of African American women in the field of chemistry.
Hood Feminism by
A potent and electrifying critique of today's feminist movement announcing a fresh new voice in black feminism Today's feminist movement has a glaring blind spot, and paradoxically, it is women. Mainstream feminists rarely talk about meeting basic needs as a feminist issue, argues Mikki Kendall, but food insecurity, access to quality education, safe neighborhoods, a living wage, and medical care are all feminist issues. All too often, however, the focus is not on basic survival for the many, but on increasing privilege for the few. That feminists refuse to prioritize these issues has only exacerbated the age-old problem of both internecine discord and women who rebuff at carrying the title. Moreover, prominent white feminists broadly suffer from their own myopia with regard to how things like race, class, sexual orientation, and ability intersect with gender. How can we stand in solidarity as a movement, Kendall asks, when there is the distinct likelihood that some women are oppressing others?
Mark My Words by
Dominant history would have us believe that colonialism belongs to a previous era that has long come to an end. But as Native people become mobile, reservation lands become overcrowded and the state seeks to enforce means of containment, closing its borders to incoming, often indigenous, immigrants. In Mark My Words, Mishuana Goeman traces settler colonialism as an enduring form of gendered spatial violence, demonstrating how it persists in the contemporary context of neoliberal globalization.
Call Number: HD6072.2.U5 L36 2019
Publication Date: 2019-01-22
At 28, Stephanie Land's plans of breaking free from the roots of her hometown in the Pacific Northwest to chase her dreams of attending a university and becoming a writer, were cut short when a summer fling turned into an unexpected pregnancy. She turned to housekeeping to make ends meet, and with a tenacious grip on her dream to provide her daughter the very best life possible, Stephanie worked days and took classes online to earn a college degree, and began to write relentlessly. She wrote the true stories that weren't being told: the stories of overworked and underpaid Americans.
The Queens of Animation by
Call Number: NC1766.U52 H65 2019
Publication Date: 2019-10-22
From Snow White to Moana, from Pinocchio to Frozen, the animated films of Walt Disney Studios have moved and entertained millions. But few fans know that behind these groundbreaking features was an incredibly influential group of women who fought for respect in an often ruthless male-dominated industry and who have slipped under the radar for decades.
Call Number: PS3569.O6547 Z767 2019
Publication Date: 2019-09-17
A portrait of one of the American Century's most towering intellectuals: her writing and her radical thought, her public activism and her hidden private face.
March Sisters by
Call Number: PS1017.L53 B65 2019
Publication Date: 2019-08-27
Publisher Description: For the 150th anniversary of Louisa May Alcott's beloved classic, Kate Bolick, Jenny Zhang, Carmen Maria Machado, and Jane Smiley explore their strong lifelong personal engagement with Little Women - what it has meant to them and why it still matters. Each takes as her subject one of the four March sisters, reflecting on each particular sister's story and what it has to teach us. These four voices come together to form a deep, funny, far-ranging meditation on the power of great literature to shape our lives.
Handmaid's Tale (Graphic Novel) by
Call Number: PN6733.A89 H36 2019
Publication Date: 2019
Provocative, startling, prophetic, and more relevant than ever, The Handmaid's Tale has become a global phenomenon. Now, in this stunning graphic novel edition of Margaret Atwood's modern classic, the terrifying reality of Gilead is brought to vivid life like never before.
New Daughters of Africa by
Call Number: PN6068 .N49 2019
Publication Date: 2019-05-07
Publisher Description: The companion to the classic anthology Daughters of Africa--a major international collection that brings together the work of more than 200 women writers of African descent, celebrating their artistry and showcasing their contributions to modern literature and international culture.
Whose Story Is This? by
Call Number: PS3569.O585 A6 2019
Publication Date: 2019-09-03
Publisher Description: New feminist essays for the #MeToo era from the international best-selling author of Men Explain Things to Me. Who gets to shape the narrative of our times? The current moment is a battle royale over that foundational power, one in which women, people of color, non-straight people are telling other versions, and white people and men and particularly white men are trying to hang onto the old versions and their own centrality.
Women and Geology by
Call Number: QE34 .W66 2018
Publication Date: 2018-06-01
Publisher Description: This volume highlights women's progress in geology, including past struggles and how remarkable individuals overcame them. Topics include the first American women researchers in Antarctica, Hollywood's casting of women as geologists, social media campaigns, and the stories of the Association for Women Geoscientists and the Earth Science Women's Network.
Battle Dress - Poems by
Call Number: PS3619.K64 A6 2019
Publication Date: 2019-08-13
Publisher Description: In a poetic voice at once accessible and otherworldly, gutsy and insightful, U.S. Army veteran Karen Skolfield offers a rare glimpse of a female soldier's training and mental conditioning. Through the narratives of a young soldier, her older counterpart, and her fellow soldiers, Skolfield searches for meaning in combat preparation, long-term trauma, and the way war is embedded in our language and psyche.
Ladies of the Ticker by
Call Number: HG181 .R575 2017
Publication Date: 2017-08-16
Publisher Description: Long overlooked in histories of finance, women played an essential role in areas such as banking and the stock market during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Yet their presence sparked ongoing controversy. Hetty Green's golden touch brought her millions, but she outraged critics with her rejection of domesticity.
Judy Chicago: Roots of the Dinner Party by
Call Number: NK4605 .C45 2018
Publication Date: 2019-04-23
Since the 1970s, Judy Chicago (born 1939) has been a pioneer in the development of feminism as an artistic movement and an educational project that endeavors to restore women's place in history. Her most influential and widely known work is the sweeping installation The Dinner Party (1974-79), celebrating women's achievements in Western culture in the form of a meticulously executed banquet table set for 39 mythical and historical women and honoring 999 others.
Neglected American Women Writers of the Long Nineteenth Century by
Call Number: PS151 .N43 2019
Publication Date: 2019-04-08
Neglected American Women Writers of the Long Nineteenth Century, edited by Verena Laschinger and Sirpa Salenius, is a collection of essays that offer a fresh perspective and original analyses of texts by American women writers of the long nineteenth century.
Surrogate Humanity by
Call Number: HD6331 .A83 2019
Publication Date: 2019-03-29
In Surrogate Humanity Neda Atanasoski and Kalindi Vora trace the ways in which robots, artificial intelligence, and other technologies serve as surrogates for human workers within a labor system entrenched in racial capitalism and patriarchy.
Dirty Work by
Call Number: HD6072.2.U5 M38 2019
Publication Date: 2019-04-09
Publisher Description: Dirty Work sheds light on the complex relationships between women employers and their household help in the early twentieth century through their representations in literature, including women's magazines, conduct manuals, and particularly female-authored fiction.
Global Women's Work by
Call Number: HD6053 .G56 2019
Publication Date: 2018-11-20
Publisher Description: This volume considers how women are shaping the global economic landscape through their labor, activism, and multiple discourses about work.
The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt by
Call Number: B945.A694 K78 2018
Publication Date: 2018-09-25
One of the greatest philosophers of the twentieth century and a hero of political thought, the largely unsung and often misunderstood Hannah Arendt is best known for her landmark 1951 book on openness in political life,The Origins of Totalitarianism, which, with its powerful and timely lessons for today, has become newly relevant.
Frida Kahlo by
Call Number: ND259.K33 V5613 2017
Publication Date: 2017-11-07
This brilliant graphic novel artfully depicts the life and passions of Frida Kahlo, one of the 20th century's most enigmatic artists.
Calamity Jane by
Call Number: PN6747.P47 M3713 2017
Publication Date: 2017-09-05
Return to the real-life days of the wild, wild West where the living wasn't so easy... especially for women. Calamity Jane (Martha Jane Cannary) was a bona fide frontierswoman, a professional scout, a drunk, and sometime whore, doing whatever it took to stay alive in the hardscrabble days of American expansion.
Our Lady of Birth Control by
Call Number: WZ 336 S225o 2016
Publication Date: 2016-07-12
Working class nurse. Mother of three. Labor organizer. Margaret Sanger--best known as the pioneer of birth control--was revolutionary in more ways than one. In Sabrina Jones's graphic novelOur Lady of Birth Control, the author illustrates the incredible life of Margaret Sanger (1879-1966), framing the biography with her personal experiences of coming of age at the height of the sexual revolution.
Hidden Figures by
Call Number: QA27.5 .L44 2016b
Publication Date: 2016-11-29
Now in a special new edition perfect for young readers, this is the amazing true story of four African-American female mathematicians at NASA who helped achieve some of the greatest moments in our space program. Soon to be a major motion picture.
Lab Girl by
Call Number: QH31.J344 A3 2017
Publication Date: 2016-04-05
An illuminating debut memoir of a woman in science; a moving portrait of a longtime friendship; and a stunningly fresh look at plants that will forever change how you see the natural world.
Call Number: TR140.I88 Q56 2018
Publication Date: 2018-03-06
Graciela Iturbide was born in Mexico City in 1942, the oldest of 13 children. When tragedy struck Iturbide as a young mother, she turned to photography for solace and understanding.
Maya Lin by
Call Number: NA737.L48 R83 2017
Publication Date: 2017-11-07
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., is one of the most famous pieces of civic architecture in the world. But most people are not as familiar with the reserved college student who entered and won the design competition to build it.
A feature length documentary film surrounding the double edged sword of racial and gender oppression that black women face in America. This documentary is told through interviews from scholars, lecturers, writers, business owners, veterans, comedians and authors.
The Same Difference: Gender Roles in the Black Lesbian Community
A compelling documentary about lesbians who discriminate against other lesbians based on gender roles. Director Nneka Onuorah takes an in-depth look at the internalized hetero-normative gender roles that have become all too familiar within the African American lesbian and bisexual community.
BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez
This film offers unprecedented access to the life, work and mesmerizing performances of renowned poet and activist Sonia Sanchez who describes herself as "a woman with razor blades between my teeth." A leading figure in the Black Arts Movement and inspiration to today's hip hop spoken word artists, Sanchez for over 60 years has helped to redefine American culture and politics as an activist in the Black, women's and peace movements.
Young Lakota: A Native American Leader Fights for Reproductive Rights
In this award-winning documentary, Cecilia Fire Thunder- the first female President of the Oglala Sioux tribe, defies a proposed South Dakota law criminalizing all abortions, with no exceptions for rape or incest, by threatening to build a women's clinic on the sovereign territory of the reservation. She ignites a political firestorm that sets off a chain reaction in the lives of three young Lakotas on the Pine Ridge Reservation, forcing each of them to make choices that define who they are and the kind of adults they will become.
She Could Be Next: Claiming Power by
As a movement of candidates and organizers inspire voters to turn out for the 2018 midterm elections, voter suppression in Georgia casts a shadow on Stacey Abrams’ history-making run for governor.
Out in the Night: Criminalization of Race, Gender Identity and Sexuality
Under the neon lights in a gay-friendly neighborhood of New York City, four young African-American lesbians are violently and sexually threatened by a man on the street. They defend themselves against him and are charged and convicted in the courts and in the media as a 'Gang of Killer Lesbians'.