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Women's Review of Books Volume 30, Issue 5


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September/October 2013

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Not Just the Wife of Her Husband Eslanda: The Large and Unconventional Life of Mrs.Paul Robeson By Barbara Ransby
Reviewed by Mary Helen Washington

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WRB Celebrating 30 Years As Long as it Takes By Carole DeSanti

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Sex Work and the Law Legalizing Prostitution: From Illicit Vice to Lawful Business By Ronald Weitzer
Reviewed by Anne Gray Fischer

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Disability, in History and in Life A Disability History of the United States By Kim E. Nielsen
Don’t Call Me Inspirational: A Disabled Feminist Talks Back By Harilyn Rousso
Reviewed by Susan McGee Bailey

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Her Mad Beauty
Body Sweats: The Uncensored Writing of Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven Edited by Irene Gammel and Suzanne Zelazo
Reviewed by Ana Isabel Keilson

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Trouble In The Bastion Of Liberalism Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia Edited by Gabrielle Gutiérrez Muhs, Yolanda Flores Niemann, Carmen G. González, and Angela P. Harris
Reviewed by Stacey Patton

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Poetry By Katherine Soniat

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Photography Unapologetically Photographs By Zanele Muholi Commentary By Claire Breukel

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Leaping Into Mystery  The Dancing Goddesses: Folklore, Archeology, and the Origins of European Dance By Elizabeth Wayland Barber
Reviewed by Debra Cash

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Reproductive Rights As They Are Now Crow After Roe: How “Separate But Equal” Has Become the New Standard in Women’s Health and How We Can Change That By Robin Marty and Jessica Mason Pieklo
Generation Roe: Inside the Future of the Pro-Choice Movement By Sarah Erdreich
Reproductive Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know By Rickie Solinger
Reviewed by Janet Golden

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Women Working Hard  Journeywoman: Swinging a Hammer in a Man’s World By Kate Braid
Dirt Work: An Education in the Woods By Christine Byl
On Equal Terms: Women in the Trades, 35 Years & Still Organizing Created By Susan Eisenberg
Reviewed by Brigid O’Farrell

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The Possibility Of Happy Endings My Beloved World By Sonia Sotomayor
Reviewed by Ruth Rosen

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Beyond Saving One Woman At A Time  The Political Economy of Violence Against Women By Jacqui True
Reviewed by Jody Raphael

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Exposing Pinkwashing  Israel/Palestine and the Queer International By Sarah Schulman
Reviewed by Eleanor Roffman

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Stereotype-Threat In The Sciences Breaking into the Lab: Engineering Progress for Women in Science By Sue V. Rosser
I Died for Beauty: Dorothy Wrinch and the Cultures of Science By Marjorie Senechal
Reviewed by Veronica I. Arreola

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