New Books in Women's History

Discussions with scholars of women's history about their new books

Books
History
Social Sciences
1126
Erin M. Kempker, "Big Sister: Feminism, Conserv...
The author examines how 1970s right-wing women activists in the state of Indiana combined earlier political conspiracy theories, Cold War anti-communism and anti-ERA sentiment to cast feminism as threat to American democracy, free enterprise, and the family.
51 min
1127
René Weis, "The Real Traviata: The Song of Mari...
Though she died in 1847 at a young age, Marie Duplessis inspired one of the greatest operas ever composed...
46 min
1128
Robert Matzen, "Dutch Girl: Audrey Hepburn and ...
Audrey Hepburn was justly known for her long acting career, yet her early life is largely unknown...
55 min
1129
Pamela S. Nadell, "America’s Jewish Women: A Hi...
Jewish women have consistently played a vital and significant role in American history more broadly, and American Jewish history specifically...
51 min
1130
Leta Hong Fincher, "Betraying Big Brother: The ...
Hong Fincher makes the case that the subjugation of women is a key component of the authoritarian state...
47 min
1131
Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers, "They Were Her Prope...
Bridging women’s history, the history of the South, and African American history, this book makes a bold argument about the role of white women in American slavery...
58 min
1132
Serene J. Khader, "Decolonizing Universalism: A...
Transnational feminist theory and practice is faced with a dilemma: how should we contest and resist gender-based oppression, while at the same time respecting cultural difference?
45 min
1133
Tina Sikka, "Climate Technology, Gender, and Ju...
How can feminist theory help address the climate crisis?
38 min
1134
Margaret Arnold, "The Magdalene in the Reformat...
Mary Magdalene’s story of conversion from sinner to saint is one of Christianity’s most compelling and controversial stories...
39 min
1135
Susan Carlile, "Charlotte Lennox: An Independen...
Though not as well known today as some of her literary contemporaries, Charlotte Lennox wrote numerous works during the mid-18th century that won her critical acclaim...
64 min
1136
Joyce Antler, "Jewish Radical Feminism: Voices ...
The book demonstrates the rich contribution of Jewish values and identity had on the women’s liberation movement and how in turn they changed Jewish life in America...
49 min
1137
Jocelyn M. Boryczka, "Suspect Citizens: Women, ...
Boryczka explores the fraught position that women find themselves in as citizens of the United States...
48 min
1138
Bianca Williams, “The Pursuit of Happiness: Bla...
Bianca Williams offers her readers a different starting point by asking: What about Black women’s experiences of happiness, pleasure, leisure, desire...
40 min
1139
Jessica Trisko Darden, Alexis Henshaw, and Ora ...
Darden, Henshaw, and Szekley investigate the mobilization of female fighters, women’s roles in combat, and what happens to women when conflicts end...
51 min
1140
Marcia Morgan, "Black Women Prison Employees: T...
This book offers added insight into not only the prison system as a place of employment, but also for any white-male-dominated organization...
46 min
1141
Katherine K. Preston, "Opera for the People: En...
Katherine Preston’s new book, Opera for the People: English-Language Opera & Women Managers in Late 19th-Century America (Oxford University Press, 2017) is the first complete overview of the repertoire, companies, performers, and managers that provided English-language opera to Americans after the Civil War...
59 min
1142
Sarah Banet-Weiser, "Empowered: Popular Feminis...
What is the relationship between popular misogyny and popular feminism?
37 min
1143
Sara Egge, “Woman Suffrage and Citizenship in t...
While the campaign to win for women the right to vote in America was waged on a national scale, this often obscures the fact that the most of battles took place at the state level, where local perspectives were key.
52 min
1144
Alicia Malone, “The Female Gaze: Essential Mov...
Today we will be talking to Alicia Malone, the author of The Female Gaze: Essential Movies Made by Women (Mango Publishing Group, 2018). Malone is a film critic and host on Turner Classic Films who has compiled a list of 52 films directed by women,
59 min
1145
Smadar Lavie, “Wrapped in the Flag of Israel: M...
In Wrapped in the Flag of Israel: Mizrahi Single Mothers and Bureaucratic Torture (Revised Edition) (University of Nebraska Press, 2018), Smadar Lavie analyzes the racial and gender justice protest movements in Israel.
37 min
1146
Victoria Lamont, “Westerns: A Women’s History” ...
Westerns are having a bit of a moment in the early twenty-first century. Westworld was recently nominated for eight Emmys, the hit show Deadwood is slated for a return to television in the next few years, and in 2015 Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eig...
50 min
1147
Ivan Simic, “Soviet Influences on Postwar Yugos...
In his new book Soviet Influences on Postwar Yugoslav Gender Policies (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018), Ivan Simic explores how Yugoslav communists learned, adapted, and applied Soviet gender policies in their efforts to build their own egalitarian society a...
49 min
1148
Sylvia Chan-Malik, “Being Muslim: A Cultural Hi...
The story of Muslims in America has primarily been told through the experiences of men and often revolves around narratives of immigration. Sylvia Chan-Malik, Assistant Professor of American Studies and Women and Gender Studies at Rutgers University,
67 min
1149
Jacqueline Rose ,”Mothers: An Essay on Love and...
I left the kitchen radio on while reading Jacqueline Rose‘s Mothers: An Essay on Love and Cruelty (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018) in preparation for this interview. It was June. Putting the book down for a minute to get a glass of water,
52 min
1150
Rachel Harris, “Warriors, Witches, Whores: Wome...
In her new book, Warriors, Witches, Whores: Women in Israeli Cinema (Wayne State University Press 2017), Rachel Harris presents one of the first comprehensive studies of the place and role of women in Israeli cinema and Israeli society more widely.
46 min