Book Search

  • Topic: Women & Feminism
  • Man’s Will to Hurt

    Investigating the Causes, Supports and Varieties of His Violence

    By Joseph Kuypers     January 1992

    This book identifies how men code their will to hurt to make it moral, and how they ignore the drastic realities of excessive male violence.

    Learn More
  • Feminist Pedagogy

    An Autobiographical Approach

    By Anne-Louise Brookes     December 1991

    It has been suggested that my work is not about feminist pedagogy. I have decided that I will not argue this point. Rather, I would like to share with you why I chose this title. I know that I could not have produced this book without the help of scholars learning to work from theoretical perspective and teaching practices defined as feminist. Moreover, it was not accidental that I learned to feel safe enough to confront my experiences of abuse in an environment where scholars offered a universal and coherent analysis of, and alternative to, male-organized educational and social practices. I know that I could not have written my thesis without this analysis. Thus, I use the term feminist pedagogy to refer to the practices which enabled me to write this text. My aim is to illustrate why I think feminist practices are key for many, if not most, students.

  • The Christmas Imperative

    Leisure, Family and Women’s Work

    By Leslie Bella     December 1991

    The book originated in a theoretical critique of the androcentric bias in leisure theory. The notion of ‘family leisure’ is particularly problematic as it suggests that all family members enjoy leisure together. An alternative suggestion is that ‘family leisure’ is in reality ‘women’s work’. The empirical study focuses on family celebrations of Christmas, using informal discussions with women and interviews with women in Alberta, Canada.

    Learn More