Recently added WGSS Books

Here are a few of the new titles which have arrived in the past few months.

Important note!See the most current list at  New WGSS books.

Smith, B. G. (2013). Women’s studies: The basics. London: Routledge.

Collingwood, S. L., Quintana, A. E., & Smith, C. J. (2012). Feminist cyberspaces: Pedagogies in transition. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars.

Runyan, A. S. (2013). Feminist (im)mobilities in fortress(ing) North America: Rights, citizenships, and identities in transnational perspective. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate.

Loomba, A., & Lukose, R. A. (2012). South Asian feminisms: Contemporary interventions. Durham: Duke University Press.

Herrin, J. (2013). Unrivalled influence: Women and empire in Byzantium. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Liu, L. H., Karl, R. E., & Ko, D. (2013). The birth of Chinese feminism: Essential texts in transnational theory. New York: Columbia University Press.

Kronsell, A., & Svedberg, E. (2012). Making gender, making war: Violence, military and peacekeeping practices. New York, NY: Routledge.

Lacsamana, A. E. (2012). Revolutionizing feminism: The Philippine women’s movement in the age of terror. Boulder: Paradigm Publishers.

Fraser, N. (2013). Fortunes of feminism: From state-managed capitalism to neoliberal crisis.

Brown, H. A. (2012). Marx on gender and the family: A critical study. Leiden: Brill.

Chadwick, W. (2012). Women, art, and society. London: New York, N.Y.

Enke, A. (2012). Transfeminist perspectives in and beyond transgender and gender studies. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.

Phillips, L., & Cole, S. C. (2013). Contesting publics: Feminism, activism, ethnography.

Crawford, M. (2012). Transformations: Women, gender & psychology. New York: McGraw-Hill.

King, D. L., & Smith, C. L. (2012). Men who hate women and women who kick their asses: Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy in feminist perspective. Nashville, Tenn: Vanderbilt University Press.

Gutiérrez, . M. G. (2012). Presumed incompetent: The intersections of race and class for women in academia. Boulder, Colo: University Press of Colorado.

Dziedzic, N. G. (2012). Feminism. Detroit: Greenhaven Press.

New WGSS books

Brooklyn Museum: Writing Women Back Into History

Wikipedia has a gender problem. Alexandra Thom is heading up a project to add entries and substance to Wikipedia on all the women included in Judy Chicago’s “The Dinner Party” which is permanently installed in the Sackler Gallery at the Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York. Not only are entries on the women of history lacking but female editors to Wikipedia are also much fewer than non-female. What’s up? It’s no surprise that men write mostly about men. Well, ladies, start your engines.

Thom writes, “The Dinner Party is an icon of feminist art, which features the names of 1,038 women in history…”

She found many of the names had only “stub” entries and almost 100 others had no mention at all. You can follow Alexandra’s project through the Brooklyn Museum blog starting with the two links below.

Brooklyn Museum: Community: bloggers@brooklynmuseum » Writing Women Back Into History.

Ending the ongoing cycle of omission

Bravo, Ms. Thom! Wikipedia is so heavily used by folks around the world. How many more women will your work inspire to become editors of Wikipedia to fill out this gross omission. I know I’m on board.

Peggy Seeger at UConn Storrs 3/21/2011

“A Feminist View of the Image of Women in Anglo-American Traditional Songs.”  A conversation with Peggy Seeger

Peggy Seeger

A Conversation with Peggy Seeger



Date: Monday, March 21,2011

Time: 11:30 AM

Where: Louis J. von der Mehden Recital Hall

To celebrate National Women’s History Month, the University Libraries’ Diversity Advisory Team is sponsoring a program with Peggy Seeger, a member of America’s foremost folk music families. She is considered to be one of North America’s finest revival singers of traditional songs and has recorded over 22 solo discs. In addition to composing and singing her own songs, Ms. Seeger plays 5-string banjo, guitar, Appalachian dulcimer, autoharp, English concertina, and piano.

This workshop will explore the images and roles of women in traditional Anglo-American songs dating from the 17th century onward. Ms. Seeger will delight us with a mix of singing and conversation and will welcome questions from the audience during and after this event. The workshop is open to everyone and runs over the course of two hours.  We encourage you to come for all or part of the program as your schedules allow. The event will be followed by a reception.

Put the Blame on Eve: What Women Must Overcome to Feel Worthy

Meet the Author : Melinda Rising
Put the Blame on Eve: What Women Must Overcome to Feel Worthy
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
6 PM UConn Co-op

Book cover from Put the blame on EveIn her groundbreaking book, Put the Blame on Eve, Dr. Rising investigates the “curse of Eve.” She follows the roots of women’s struggle for equal pay, equal status, and equal respect back to the biblical story of Adam and Eve and the serpent and the apple. Rising has served as Women’s Issues Chair for the AAUW’s Connecticut chapter, as Commissioner for the New England Association for Schools and Colleges, and as an academic Dean and Dean of continuing education for a variety of public and private institutions in Connecticut, including UConn.

Thanks to the UConn/Storrs Women’s Center Newsletter for this alert.

New WS books @Babbidge

Here are a few of the new titles which have arrived in the past few months.  See a longer list at  New WS books.

See a many more at  New WS books.

Newest Books in WS @ Babbidge Library

Just four of the new books that have come in in the past year. See more at the New Books list.

Bronte sisters power figures

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