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

A Critical Woman: Barbara Wootton, Social Science and Public Policy in the Twentieth Century by Ann Oakley (Bloomsbury USA)
Between Feminism and Islam: Human Rights and Sharia Law in Morocco by Zakia Salime (University of Minnesota Press)
Black Feminist Archaeology by Whitney Battle-Baptiste (Left Coast Press)
Brothels, Depravity, and Abandoned Women: Illegal Sex in Antebellum New Orleans by Judith Kelleher Schafer (Louisiana State University Press)
Destined For a Life of Service: Defining African-Jamaican Womanhood, 1865-1938 by Henrice Altink (Manchester University Press)
Detecting Women: Gender and the Hollywood Detective Film by Philippa Gates (State University of New York Press)
Fatness and the Maternal Body: Women’s Experiences of Corporeality and the Shaping of Social Policy edited by Maya Unnithan-Kumar and Soraya Tremayne (Berghahn Books)
Forced Marriage: Introducing a Social Justice and Human Rights Perspective by Aisha K. Gill and Anitha Sundari (Zed Books)
Love, Intimacy and Power: Marriage and Patriarchy in Scotland, 1650-1850 by Katie Barclay (Manchester University Press)
Norwegian American Women: Migration, Communities, and Identities edited by Betty A. Bergland and Lori Ann Lahlum (Minnesota Historical Society Press)
Occupied Women: Gender, Military Occupation, and the American Civil War edited by LeeAnn Whites and Alecia P. Long (Louisiana State University Press)
The Future of Feminism by Sylvia Walby (Polity Books)
Wendy and the Lost Boys: The Uncommon Life of Wendy Wasserstein by Julie Salamon (Penguin Press)
Women Waging War and Peace: International Perspectives of Women’s Roles in Conflict and Post-Conflict Reconstruction by Sandra I. Cheldelin (Continuum)

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