Trent MacNamara, “Birth Control and American Modernity: A History of Popular Ideas” (Cambridge UP, 2018)
Birth control, and the access to it, has continued to be a divisive issue in American political and social life. While birth control has almost become shorthand for “the pill,” a wide range of birth control methods have been in the American lexicon for the better part of its history.... Read More
Bernadete Barton, “Stripped: More Stories from Exotic Dancers” (NYU Press, 2017)
Women get into stripping for money, writes Dr. Bernadete Barton, and the experience the girls have throughout their career in exotic dancing varies. Dr. Barton uses Stripped: More Stories from Exotic Dancers, Completely Revised and Updated Edition (NYU Press, 2017) to take readers inside countless strip bars and clubs, from upscale... Read More
Jocelyn M. Boryczka, “Suspect Citizens: Women, Virtue, and Vice in Backlash Politics” (Temple UP, 2012)
In her book Suspect Citizens: Women, Virtue, and Vice in Backlash Politics (Temple University Press, 2012), Jocelyn M. Boryczka explores the fraught position that women find themselves in as citizens of the United States. She examines this complex position within the parameters of virtue and vice, the dichotomy through which... Read More
Bianca Williams, “The Pursuit of Happiness: Black Women, Diasporic Dreams, and the Politics of Emotional Transnationalism” (Duke UP, 2018)
Analyses of the lives of black women in the United States often focus on narratives of struggle and sorrow, as black women must contend daily with the intersecting oppressions of sexism and racism. However, in her new book The Pursuit of Happiness: Black Women, Diasporic Dreams, and the Politics of... Read More
Jessica Trisko Darden, Alexis Henshaw, and Ora Szekley, “Insurgent Women: Female Combatants in Civil Wars” (Georgetown UP, 2019)
Insurgent Women: Female Combatants in Civil Wars (Georgetown University Press, 2019) investigates the mobilization of female fighters, women’s roles in combat, and what happens to women when conflicts end. The book focuses on three case studies of asymmetric conflicts. Jessica Trisko Darden contributes research looking at Ukraine, Alexis Henshaw discusses... Read More