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The Changing Face of Medicine
Women Doctors and the Evolution of Health Care in America
Ann K. Boulis, Jerry A. Jacobs
The number of women practicing medicine in the United States has grown steadily since the late 1960s, with women now roughly at parity with men among entering medical students. Why did so many women enter American medicine? How are women faring...



Defiant Dads
Fathers' Rights Activists in America
Jocelyn Elise Crowley
A balanced examination of fathers' rights groups that explores why they object to the current child support and child custody systems and what their political agenda would mean for their members' children or children's mothers.



Reforming the Moral Subject
Ethics and Sexuality in Central Europe, 1890–1930
Tracie Matysik
Reforming the Moral Subject explores a movement known as "ethics reform" that flourished in Central Europe between 1890 and 1930. Tracie Matysik examines the works of German-speaking intellectuals and activists-moral philosophers, sociologists, legal...



Helen of Troy and Her Shameless Phantom
Norman Austin
Like the male heroes of epic poetry, Helen of Troy has been immortalized, but not for deeds of strength and honor; she is remembered as the beautiful woman who disgraced herself and betrayed her family and state. Norman Austin here surveys...



Transnational Tortillas
Race, Gender, and Shop-Floor Politics in Mexico and the United States
Carolina Bank Muñoz
Reveals how management regimes and company policy on each side of the U.S.-Mexico border apply different strategies to exploit their respective workforces' vulnerabilities.



Motherhood, the Elephant in the Laboratory
Women Scientists Speak Out
The personal stories that comprise Motherhood, the Elephant in the Laboratory not only show the many ways in which women can successfully combine motherhood and a career in science but also address and redefine what it means to be a successful scientist.



The Family and the Nation
Gender and Citizenship in Revolutionary France, 1789–1830
Jennifer Ngaire Heuer
The French Revolution transformed the nation's—and eventually the world's—thinking about citizenship, nationality, and gender roles. At the same time, it created fundamental contradictions between citizenship and family as women acquired new rights...



Front-Page Girls
Women Journalists in American Culture and Fiction, 1880–1930
Jean Marie Lutes
The first study of the role of the newspaperwoman in American literary culture at the turn of the twentieth century, this book recaptures the imaginative exchange between real-life reporters like Nellie Bly and Ida B. Wells and fictional characters...



Maid to Order in Hong Kong
Stories of Migrant Workers, Second Edition
Nicole Constable
"An ethnography with a twist, in that it portrays the domestic workers in their own terms, speaking for themselves through their experiences and reactions, including the strategies of resistance developed by the workers."—China Journal



The Mirror of Antiquity
American Women and the Classical Tradition, 1750–1900
Caroline Winterer
In The Mirror of Antiquity, Caroline Winterer uncovers the lost world of American women's classicism during its glory days from the eighteenth through the nineteenth centuries.



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