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A research guide for Women's Studies.
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As the Libraries liaision for Women's Studies, I am the program's go-to person for related resources and for research and instructional support. I teach classes and workshops on accessing and using information sources, and I provide one-on-one research consultations in-person and via email. I also purchase new books, journals, multimedia, and other sources to support the program's research and teaching needs.

Check out the different tabs above for information about and links to databases, journals, websites, and other useful info for research in the field of Women's Studies. Please feel free to contact me, via contact information on the right, with questions about research and instructional support, accessing resources, or suggestions for this website.

I look forward to working with you.


Featured New Books

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Everywhere and Nowhere: Contemporary Feminism in the United States /
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"Challenging the idea that feminism in the United States is dead or in decline, Everywhere and Nowhere examines the contours of contemporary feminism. Through a nuanced investigation of three feminist communities, Jo Reger shows how contemporary feminists react to the local environment currently shaping their identities, tactics, discourse, and relations with other feminist generations. By moving the analysis to the community level, Reger illustrates how feminism is simultaneously absent from the national, popular culture--"nowhere"--and diffused into the foundations of American culture--"everywhere." Reger addresses some of the most debated topics concerning feminists in the twenty-first century."

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Postfeminist Education?: Girls and the Sexual Politics of Schooling
Call Number: LC197 R56 2012
"This book challenges a contemporary postfeminist sensibility grounded not only in assumptions that gender and sexual equality has been achieved in many Western contexts, but that feminism has gone ‘too far’ with women and girls now overtaking men and boys - positioned as the new victims of gender transformations. The book is the first to outline and critique how educational discourses have directly fed into postfeminist anxieties, exploring three postfeminist panics over girls and girlhood that circulate widely in the international media and popular culture."

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Man's Dominion: The Rise of Religion and the Eclipse of Women's Rights
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"In this feminist critique of the politics of religion, Sheila Jeffreys argues that the renewed rise of religion is harmful to women's human rights. The book seeks to rekindle the criticism of religion as the founding ideology of patriarchy. Focusing on the three monotheistic religions; Judaism, Christianity and Islam, this book examines common anti-women attitudes such as 'male-headship', impurity of women, the need to control women's bodies, and their modern manifestations in multicultural Western states."

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