Recent Books of Interest to Women Scholars

Women in Academia Report regularly publishes a list of new books that may be of interest to our readers. The books included are on a wide variety of subjects and present many different points of view. The opinions expressed in these books do not necessarily reflect the views of the editorial board of WIAReport.

Here are the latest selections. Click on any of the titles for more information or to purchase through

Concubines and Courtesans:
Women and Slavery in Islamic History

edited by Matthew S. Gordon and Kathryn A. Hain
(Oxford University Press)

Feminism and the Contradictions of Oppression
by Caroline Ramazanoglu

Gender Panic, Gender Policy
edited by Vasilikie P. Demos and Marcia Texler Segal
(Emerald Publishing)

Jane Austen’s Transatlantic Sister:
The Life and Letters of Fanny Palmer Austen

by Sheila Johnson Kindred
(McGill-Queen’s University Press)

Multinational Maids:
Stepwise Migration in a Global Labor Market

by Anju Mary Paul
(Cambridge University Press)

Power Up:
How Smart Women Win in the New Economy

by Magdalena Yesil (Seal Press)

Prostitution in the Ancient Greek World
by Konstantinos Kapparis
(De Gruyter)

Sex & Secularism
by Joan Wallach Scott
(Princeton University Press)

Women Artists in Paris, 1850-1900
by Laurence Madeline
(Yale University Press)

Women in Their Speech Communities:
New Perspectives on Language and Sex

by Jennifer Coates and Deborah Cameron

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