Women

Insides She Swallowed

By Sasha Chacón

The sensuous poetic imagery of a show-stopping performer.

Sketches

By Maisha Baton

These poems offer brief, sensitive portraits of people the poet has known in two cities of her choosing--Pittsburgh and Albuquerque.

Subjects: PoetryWomen

Women's Migration Networks in Mexico and Beyond

By Tamar Diana Wilson

This study examines the vital role that women's labor and personal networks play, both within Mexico and transnationally, in assisting other women to migrate and in providing support for male family members as well.

Rock Candy

By Jenifer Vernon

"I learned that plain old words can shine glorious if they are bowed and rearranged right--and that sometimes the rhythm says more than the words themselves."--Jenifer Rae Vernon

Hard Time at Tehachapi

California's First Women's Prison
By Kathleen Cairns

The brief history of this controversial and experimental women's prison posed questions about crime and rehabilitation that remain unresolved today.

Life on the Rocks

One Woman's Adventures in Petroglyph Preservation
By Katherine Wells

Artist Katherine Wells's life story starts with an early interest in Native art and the petroglyphs of the Southwest that drew her to New Mexico and led to a major effort to preserve the iconic images she found on her own land.

Yucatan Through Her Eyes

Alice Dixon Le Plongeon, Writer and Expeditionary Photographer
By Lawrence Desmond

The biography and photographs of this talented and adventurous woman are accompanied here by her previously unpublished diary.

The Black Madonna in Latin America and Europe

Tradition and Transformation
By Malgorzata Oleszkiewicz-Peralba

This richly illustrated study examines how the Black Madonna has become a symbol of national identity, resistance against oppression, and empowerment for the female populations of such diverse cultures as Poland and Cuba.

A Dolores Huerta Reader

Edited by Mario T. García

This is the first book to focus on the life of labor and social justice advocate Dolores Huerta through her own writings, articles about her, and a recent interview with editor Mario Garcia.

The Gender of Globalization

Women Navigating Cultural and Economic Marginalities
Edited by Nandini GunewardenaAnn Kingsolver

As “globalization” moves rapidly from buzzword to cliché, evaluating the claims of neoliberal capitalism to empower and enrich remains urgently important. The authors in this volume employ feminist, ethnographic methods to examine what free trade and export processing zones, economic liberalization, and currency reform mean to women in Argentina, Sri Lanka, Mexico, Ghana, the United States, India, Jamaica, and many other places.

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