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Women's Review of Books Volume 28, Issue 6

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November/December 2011

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But Are They Any Good? True Confessions: Feminist Professors Tell Stories Out of School Edited by Susan Gubar
Reviewed by Audrey Bilger

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The Economy of Shame Microfinance and Its Discontents: Women in Debt in Bangladesh By Lamia Karim
Reviewed by Ghazal Zulfiqar

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Race, Gender, and Nail Polish The Managed Hand: Race, Gender, and the Body in Beauty Service Work By Miliann Kang
Reviewed by Jennifer Jihye Chun

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The Hysteria Capital of the World Medical Muses: Hysteria in Nineteenth-Century Paris By Asti Hustvedt
Reviewed by Rosalind Delmar

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Jim and Jane Crow Reasoning from Race: Feminism, Law, and the Civil Rights Revolution By Serena Mayeri
Reviewed by Stacey Patton

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Poetry By Jessica Greenbaum

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Good Reads What The Dead Would Have Wanted
So Good in Black By Sunetra Gupta
Elegies for the Brokenhearted By Christie Hodgen
An Atlas of Impossible Longing By Anuradha Roy
Salvage the Bones By Jesmyn Ward
Reviewed by Trish Crapo

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A World of Trouble Elizabeth Packard: A Noble Fight By Linda V. Carlisle
Reviewed by Sandra F. VanBurkleo

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Cartoon Grace And Miki By Rica Takashima

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“I Like Me Black Face and Me Kinky Hair” Una Marson: Selected Poems Edited by Alison Donnell
Reviewed by Erika J. Waters

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Discrimination in the Womb Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys Over Girls, and the Consequences of a World Full of Men By Mara Hvistendahl
Reviewed by Amy Agigian

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Two Sexperts Bachelors and Bunnies: The Sexual Politics of Playboy By Carrie Pitzulo
Big Sex Little Death: A Memoir By Susie Bright
Reviewed by Emily Toth

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The Nannies’ Dilemma Shadow Mothers: Nannies, Au Pairs, and the Micropolitics of Mothering By Cameron Lynn Macdonald
Raising Brooklyn: Nannies, Childcare, and Caribbeans Creating Communities By Tamara Mose Brown
Reviewed by Rosanna Hertz

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The Keepers of Utopia Rebel Girls: Youth Activism and Social Change Across the Americas By Jessica K. Taft
Reviewed by Courtney E. Martin

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Untangling the Marriage Knot Unhitched: Love, Marriage, and Family Values from West Hollywood to Western China By Judith Stacey
A History of Marriage: From Same-Sex Unions to Private Vows and Common Law, the Surprising Diversity of a Tradition By Elizabeth Abbott
Reviewed by Kristin Celello

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