Recent Books That May Be of Interest to Women Scholars

Women in Academia Report regularly publishes a list of new books that may be of interest to our readers. Here are the latest selections. Click on any of the titles for more information or to purchase through

Arab and Arab American Feminisms: Gender, Violence, and Belonging edited by Rahab Adulhadi et al. (Syracuse University Press)
Body Shots: Hollywood and the Culture of Eating Disorders by Emily Fox-Kales (State University of New York Press)
Citizenship, Faith, and Feminism: Jewish and Muslim Women Reclaim Their Rights by Jan Feldman (Brandeis University Press)
Defining Deviance: Sex, Science, and Delinquent Girls, 1890-1960 by Michael A. Rembis (University of Illinois Press)
Enduring Violence: Ladina Women’s Lives in Guatemala by Cecilia Menjivar (University of California Press)
Framed by Gender: How Gender Inequality Persists in the Modern World by Cecilia L. Ridgeway (Oxford University Press)
I Speak for Myself: American Women on Being Muslim edited by Maria M. Ebrahimji and Zahra T. Suratwala (White Cloud Press)
Identity in Place: Contemporary Indigenous Fiction by Women Writers in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand by Paula Anca Farca (Peter Lang Publishing)
Land of the Unconquerable: The Lives of Contemporary Afghan Women edited by Jennifer Heath and Ashraf Zahedi (University of California Press)
Literature, Gender, and Nation Building in Nineteenth-Century Egypt: The Life and Works of A’isha Taymur by Mervat F. Hatem (Palgrave Macmillan)
Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West by Dorothy Wickenden (Scribner Publishing)
Pens and Needles: Women’s Textualities in Early Modern England by Susan Frye (University of Pennsylvania Press)
Private Bodies, Public Texts: Race, Gender, and a Cultural Bioethics by Karla FC Holloway (Duke University Press)
Sex, Gender, and Time in Fiction and Culture edited by Ben Davies and Jana Funke (Palgrave Macmillan)
Wanton West: Madams, Money, Murder, and the Wild Women of Montana’s Frontier by Lael Morgan (Chicago Review)

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