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

Fashioning Celebrity: Eighteenth-Century British Actresses and Strategies for Image Making by Laura Engel (Ohio State University Press)
Holy Harlots: Femininity, Sexuality, and Black Magic in Brazil by Kelly E. Hayes (University of California Press)
Intercultural Couples: Crossing Boundaries, Negotiating Difference by Jill M. Bystydzienski (New York University Press)
Lovesick Japan: Sex, Marriage, Romance, Law by Mark D. West (Cornell University Press)
Lucretia Mott’s Heresy: Abolition and Women’s Rights in Nineteenth-Century America by Carol Faulkner (University of Pennsylvania Press)
Making Up the Difference: Women, Beauty, and Direct Selling in Ecuador by Erynn Masi de Casanova (University of Texas Press)
Renegade Women: Gender, Identity, and Boundaries in the Early Modern Mediterranean by Eric R. Dursteler (Johns Hopkins University Press)
Sojourning for Freedom: Black Women, American Communism, and the Making of Black Left Feminism by Erik S. McDuffie (Duke University Press)
The Female Leadership Paradox: Power, Performance and Promotion by Mirella Visser (Palgrave Macmillan)
The New CEOs: Women, African American, Latino, and Asian American Leaders of Fortune 500 Companies by Richard Zweigenhaft and G. William Domhoff (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers)
Treacherous Texts: U.S. Suffrage Literature, 1846-1946 edited by Mary Chapman and Angela Mills (Rutgers University Press)
Women’s Literacy in Early Modern Spain and the New World edited by Anne Cruz and Rosile Hernandez (Ashgate Publishing)
Working the Land: The Stories of Ranch and Farm Women in the Modern American West by Sandra K. Schackel (University Press of Kansas)

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