Check out these new titles from our Women Educational Resource Collection!
The centrality of girlhood in shaping a woman’s life depends on age, gender, race, and a multitude of other identities. This title is a compilation of essays that covers historical information about girlhood from 1750 to the present. Girls from almost every region are discussed, and the various continuities and differences are examined. The case studies and essays by various scholars are arranged thematically so readers can compare how girls are influenced by locations and historical developments. Some topics that are included are colonialism, political repression, war, modernization, migration, and the rise of consumer culture.
Manifesta was originally published in the year 2000, when girl culture was clearly on the rise. Female pride was clearly seen with shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and the development of the WNBA. This being said, feminism was at a crossroads. Many “girl power” feminists were obsessed with personal empowerment at the expense of politics. Publications such as Ms. and NOW had lost the ability to speak to the new generation of feminists. Authors, Jennifer Baumgarder and Amy Richards examined how “girl culture” did not put feminism at risk. Manifesta went on to inspire a new generation of female readers, and has become a contemporary classic. In this anniversary edition the world has changed in both promising and disheartening ways for the female cause. With a provocative new introduction, the original arguments of this classic title are still urgent and timely!
U.S. Military camp towns or gijichon have been fixtures of South Korea since the Korean War. The most popular form of entertainment is clubs that attract military clientele. The clubs are so attractive because of duty-free alcohol, music, shows, and women entertainers. However, in the 1990s many Korean women left because of Korea’s rapid economic advancement and the stigma attached to their line of work. To fill these vacancies, club owner hired cheap labour predominantly from the Philippines and ex-Soviet states. Because of an increasing presence of foreign workers in Korea, conversations about modernity, nationalism, ethnicity, and human rights have precipitated. Feminists, NGOS, and media reports have identified these women as victims of sex trafficking and forced prostitution. This title explores question such as, are these women victims or simply migrant women? How do these women understand the experiences they have had? The author answers these questions by following the lives of migrant Filipina entertainers who work in various gijichon clubs.
Find these titles on the New Acquisitions Shelf on the Ground Floor of the OISE library!