Women's Studies

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Negotiating Conquest

The University of Arizona Press

Conquest usually has a negative impact on the vanquished, but it can also provide the disenfranchised in conquered societies with new tools for advancement within their families and communities. This study examines the ways in which Mexican and Native women challenged the patriarchal traditional culture of the Spanish, Mexican, and ...

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Women and Change at the U.S.--Mexico Border

The University of Arizona Press

There's no denying that the U.S.-Mexico border region has changed in the past twenty years. With the emergence of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the curtailment of welfare programs, and more aggressive efforts by the United States to seal the border against undocumented migrants, the prospect of seeking a livelihood--...

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Doing Without

The University of Arizona Press

The welfare reform legislation enacted in 1996 was applauded by many for the successes it had in dramatically reducing the number of people receiving public assistance, most of whom were women with children. Today, however, more than a decade later, these successes seem far less spectacular. Although the total number of welfare recipients ...

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Sex Workers in the Maritimes Talk Back

UBC Press

Sex workers in three Maritime cities discuss violence and safety, health, politics, and public perception of the trade, portraying the best and the worst facets of their working lives.

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Women in the Legal Profession

UBC Press

This book examines women lawyers' attempts to reconcile their professional obligations with other aspects of their lives.

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Beyond Mothering Earth

Ecological Citizenship and the Politics of Care

UBC Press

Provides an original and empirically grounded understanding of women’s involvement in quality-of-life activism.

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