To coincide with the National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) annual meeting November 7-10, 2013, in Cincinnati, Ohio, we are offering eBook versions of three University of Illinois Press titles on sale for $2.99. The sale will run through November 30.
Sister Species: Women, Animals, and Social Justice by Lisa Kemmerer
Sister Species asks readers to rethink how they view “others,” how they affect animals with their daily choices, and how they might bring change for all who are oppressed. These essays remind readers that women have always been important to social justice and animal advocacy, and they urge each of us to recognize the links that continue to bind all oppressed individuals. The astonishing honesty of these contributors demonstrates with painful clarity why every woman should be an animal activist and why every animal activist should be a feminist. Buy the Kindle version here. Buy the Kobo version here. Buy the Google Play version here.
Demanding Child Care: Women’s Activism and the Politics of Welfare, 1940-1971 by Natalie M. Fousekis
During World War II, as women stepped in to fill jobs vacated by men moving into the armed services, the federal government established public child care centers in local communities for the first time. When the government announced plans to withdraw funding and terminate its child care services at the end of the war, women in California protested and lobbied to keep their centers open, even as these programs rapidly vanished in other states. Analyzing the informal networks of cross-class and cross-race reformers, policymakers, and educators, Demanding Child Care: Women’s Activism and the Politics of Welfare, 1940–1971 traces the rapidly changing alliances among these groups. Buy the Kindle version here. Buy the Kobo version here. Buy the Google Play version here.
The Story Within Us: Women Prisoners Reflect on Reading by Megan Sweeney
The Story Within Us features in-depth, oral interviews with eleven incarcerated women, each of whom offers a narrative of her life and her reading experiences within prison walls. The women share powerful stories about their complex and diverse efforts to negotiate difficult relationships, exercise agency in restrictive circumstances, and find meaning and beauty in the midst of pain. Their shared emphases on abuse, poverty, addiction, and mental illness illuminate the pathways that lead many women to prison and suggest possibilities for addressing the profound social problems that fuel crime. Buy the Kindle version here. Buy the Kobo version here. Buy the Google Play version here.