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Mobilizing Mercy: A History of the Canadian Red Cross

By Sarah Glassford

2017 | McGill-Queens University Press
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For more than a century the Canadian Red Cross Society has provided help and comfort to vulnerable people at home and abroad. In the first detailed national history of the organization, Sarah Glassford reveals how the European-born Red Cross mo ...
 
 
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Cultivating Gender: Meanings of Place and Work in Rural Vietnam

By Cecilia Bergstedt

2016 | Nordic Institute of Asian Studies
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“The husband ploughs, the wife transplants, the buffalo harrows.” In rural Vietnam, this ancient saying has survived communist revolution, land reforms and the recent rise of market-oriented household farming. And yet, even if this trinity stil ...
 
 
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And No Birds Sing

By Pauline Leader

2016 | Gallaudet University Press
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Originally published in 1931, this memoir offers an unflinching look at the life of a deaf woman struggling with poverty and isolation in the bohemian enclave of Greenwich Village. In harrowing yet lyrical prose, Pauline Leader recounts her exp ...
 
 
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Marriage by Force?: Contestation over Consent and Coercion in Africa

Edited By Annie Bunting, Benjamin N Lawrance, Richard L. Roberts

2016 | Ohio University Press
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With forced marriage, as with so many human rights issues, the sensationalized hides the mundane, and oversimplified popular discourses miss the range of experiences. In sub-Saharan Africa, the relationship between coercion and consent in marri ...
 
 
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Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court

Edited By Kathryn M Stanchi, Linda L Berger, Bridget J Crawford

2016 | Cambridge University Press
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What would United States Supreme Court opinions look like if key decisions on gender issues were written with a feminist perspective? Feminist Judgments brings together a group of scholars and lawyers to rewrite, using feminist reasoning, the m ...
 
 
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Ghostly Desires: Queer Sexuality & Vernacular Buddhism in Contemporary Thai Cinema

By Arnika Fuhrmann

2016 | Duke University Press
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Through an examination of post-1997 Thai cinema and video art Arnika Fuhrmann shows how vernacular Buddhist tenets, stories, and images combine with sexual politics in figuring current struggles over notions of personhood, sexuality, and collec ...
 
 
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Women's Life in Greece and Rome: A Source Book in Translation

By Mary R Lefkowitz, Maureen B Fant

2016 | Johns Hopkins University Press
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Now in its fourth edition, 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 misdee ...

 
 
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In Formation: One Woman's Rise through the Ranks of the U.S. Air Force

By Cheryl Dietrich Usaf

2016 | Yucca Publishing
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When Cheryl Dietrich joined the US Air Force, she began a transformation from overweight introvert and military neophyte into one of the key personnel redesigning the structure of the Air Force within the Pentagon. In this stirring and revelato ...
 
 
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Negotiated Moments: Improvisation, Sound, and Subjectivity

Edited By Gillian Siddall, Ellen Waterman

2016 | Duke University Press
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The contributors to Negotiated Moments explore how subjectivity is formed and expressed through musical improvisation, tracing the ways the transmission and reception of sound occur within and between bodies in real and vi ...
 
 
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Adventures of a Female Medical Detective: In Pursuit of Smallpox and AIDS

By Mary Guinan, Anne D Mather

2016 | Johns Hopkins University Press
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In 1974, a young doctor arrived at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with one goal in mind: to help eradicate smallpox. The only woman physician in her class in the Epidemic Intelligence Service, a two-year epidemiology training progr ...

 
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