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No Place for a Lady

No Place for a Lady

Tales of Adventurous Women Travellers
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Barbara Hodgson traces three hundred years of world travel by both the celebrated and the unknown women who endured exotic diseases, scorching heat, bed bugs, destructive thunderstorms, plagues of scorpions and many other life-threatening situations -- all in the name of adventure. From Lady Ann Fanshawe, who disguised herself as a cabin boy to con …

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Perfect Heresy

Perfect Heresy

The Revolutionary Life and Death of the Medieval Cathars
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A shattering chronicle of the life and death of the Cathar movement -- one of Western civilization's great tragedies.

 

At the beginning of the 13th century, the Cathars, a group of heretical Christians, thrived across what is now southern France, but was then a patchwork of city states and principalities beholden to neither king nor bishop. The Cath …

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Under the Naked Sky

Under the Naked Sky

Short Stories from the Arab World
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Drawing on an intimate knowledge of modern Arabic writing, Denys Johnson-Davies brings together in this collection a colorful mosaic of life as lived and portrayed by Arabs from Morocco to Iraq. From a diverse area of the world with the common factor of a written language, these thirty stories tell of an old Moroccan peasant woman who kills snakes; …

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Desire in Seven Voices

Desire in Seven Voices

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This gorgeous little book challenges prevailing myths about women and love, women and lust, women and words. "When do you follow your desire?" writers were asked. "When do you censor it? When it is a source of power, and when a source of distress?" The result is a daring, funny and highly literate collection of personal essays that presents female …

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The Double Ghetto

The Double Ghetto

Canadian Women and Their Segregated Work
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Pat Armstrong is a 2011 Fellow of The Royal Society of Canada.

One of the classic studies of Canadian sociology - now reissued with a new introduction by the authors - The Double Ghetto is a thought-provoking examination of women in the workforce and how their roles have both changed and yet stayed the same over the past four decades.

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Sikhism and Women

Sikhism and Women

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This collection of original essays focuses on various aspects of gender in Sikhism. Divided into three sections- text and scripture, Sikh women in India, and women in diasporic contexts- it deals with women's lives and religious experiences. The first part discusses the way aesthetics and religion merge together in the unitary experience of the sac …

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The Oxford Book of Japanese Short Stories

The Oxford Book of Japanese Short Stories

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This collection of short stories, including many new translations, is the first to span the whole of Japan's modern era from the end of the nineteenth century to the present day. Beginning with the first writings to assimilate and rework Western literary traditions, through the flourishing of the short story genre in the cosmopolitan atmosphere of …

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Richer and Poorer

Richer and Poorer

The Structure of Inequality in Canada
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Inequality increased in Canada throughout the 1990s. Despite government programs designed to confront the problem, more people than ever lived below the poverty line, with the young, women and visible minorities at greatest risk.

Richer and Poorer describes the problem of inequality and explains why it is so hard to eradicate. The authors discuss wh …

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