International Women’s Day – eBooks
Happy International Women’s Day! In addition to the books we have on display in the library, here are some recent eBooks on current and historical women’s issues around the world:
- Amigas y amantes : sexually nonconforming Latinas negotiate family, by Katie L. Acosta
- Daughters and granddaughters of farmworkers : emerging from the long shadow of farm labor, by Barbara Wells – This work examines the work and family lives of Mexican American women in a community near the U.S.-Mexico border in California’s Imperial County.
- Desi divas : political activism in South Asian American cultural performances, by Christine Garlough
- Facets of women’s migration, by Elisabetta Di Giovanni
- Girl Trouble : Panic and Progress in the History of Young Women, by Carol Dyhouse – The author discusses the evolving opportunities and challenges for girls growing up in the twentieth century, the new ways they became able to speak up for themselves, and the popular hysteria that frequently accompanied their progress.
- Human trafficking : women’s stories of agency, by Maria De Angelis
- Mothers at the Margins : Stories of Challenge, Resistance and Love, by Lisa Raith, Jenny Jones, and Marie Porter
- Native women and land : narratives of dispossession and resurgence, by Stephanie J. Fitzgerald – This book is the first treatment of Native American dispossession and removal to focus on women writers.
- Rachel Carson and her sisters : extraordinary women who have shaped America’s environment, by Robert K. Musil
- Resilience in South Sudanese women : hope for daughters of the Nile, by Godriver Wanga-Odhiambo – This book traces the origin and developments of civil wars in Southern Sudan and how they impacted the female population.
- Underserved women of color, voice, and resistance : claiming a seat at the table, by Sonja M. Brown Givens et al. – This book explores the politics of pursuing voice by women of color across various social contexts.
- The unforgotten sisters : female astronomers and scientists before Caroline Herschel, by Gabriella Bernardi – This book tells the lives of twenty-five female scientists from ancient times to the nineteenth century.
- Women at Work : Trends 2016, by the International Labour Organization. This report provides a picture of where women stand today in the world of work and how they have progressed over the past 20 years.
- Women drummers : a history from rock and jazz to blues and country, by Angela Smith
- Women, crime, and justice : balancing the scales, by Elaine Gunnison, Frances P. Bernat, and Lynne Goodstein – This work presents a comprehensive analysis of the role of women in the criminal justice system, providing important new insight to their position as offenders, victims, and practitioners.
- Women, Islam, and resistance in the Arab world, by Maria Holt and H. A. Jawad – The authors explore the resistance struggles taking place in Lebanon, Iraq, Palestine, and elsewhere in the Middle East from the perspectives of the women involved.