From Publisher's Weekly: "The current discourse on globalization, according to the authors, has little to say about the "migration of maids, nannies, nurses, sex workers, and contract brides," since, to most economists, these women "are just individuals making a go of it." The positive effects of their labor are sometimes noted: the money they remit to home countries is a major source of foreign exchange, and the work they do in the host country enables a large pool of upwardly mobile First World women to pursue productive careers..."
From Amazon.com: "SURVIVING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE tells the stories of twelve women. Each was a victim of domestic violence, escaped from her abuser, reclaimed her dignity, reconstructed her life, and rediscovered peace. Domestic violence doesn’t just happen "out there" somewhere. It happens in our town, in our neighborhood, on our street..."
Women's Global Health and Human Rights serves as an overview of the challenges faced by women in different regions of the world. Major Topics include: Globalization, Gender Based Terrorism and Violence, Cultural Practices, Health Problems, Progress and Challenges.
"Ms. Sanchez takes a fresh, sophisticated look at women/feminism and the electoral process. She compares the views and political tactics of recent campaigns which women were pivotal (Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin, Nancy Pelosi, etc.). In addition she examines various First Ladies in terms of their political influences, causes, and styles. She considers where women in politics are, where they came from, and where they’re headed."
From Publisher's Weekly: "Chicago's affluent North Shore provides 20-year veteran psychotherapist Weitzman with abundant evidence of the secret lives of "upscale domestic abusers" and their victim-wives. Shattering the cultural myth that emotional and physical violence in the home is confined to couples of a lower socioeconomic class, the author presents vivid case histories that are often excluded from clinical studies and statistics..."
From Amazon.com: "In "Perfect Motherhood", Rima D. Apple shows how the growing belief that mothers need to be savvy about the latest scientific directives has shifted the role of childrearer away from the mother and toward the professional establishment. Apple, however, does not argue that mothers' increasing reliance on expert advice has changed childrearing for the worse. Instead, she shows how most women today are finding ways to negotiate among the abundance of scientific recommendations, their own knowledge, and the reality of their daily lives..."
From Amazon.com: "The book places the experiences of women within the global context of how international population control agendas have influenced women's reproductive rights in the past, and how the changing international discourse on reproductive health continues to influence those rights today."
From Amazon.com: "A remarkable number of women today are taking the daunting step of having children outside of marriage. In Single By Chance, Mothers By Choice, Rosanna Hertz offers the first full-scale account of this fast-growing phenomenon, revealing why these middle class women took this unorthodox path and how they have managed to make single parenthood work for them...."