Sample Book Reviews

Are Abortion Politics Relevant to Women of Color?, by Sherri L. Barnes [from v.27, no.1 (Fall 2005)]

Can a Book About Mentoring Be a Mentor?, by Jean Waltman [from v.24, no.3-4 (Spring-Summer 2003)]

Celebrating, Deconstructing, Historicizing, and Theorizing Transgenderism and the Transgendered, by Eleanor M. Miller [from v.19, no.2 (Winter 1998)]

Collecting, Preserving, and Sharing Women’s History, by Phyllis Holman Weisbard [from v.30, no.3 (Summer 2009)

Changing Voices and Struggles of Feminist Activism, by Nancy Worcester [from v.27, no.2-3 (Winter-Spring 2006)]

“Coverage, Content, Concepts: Textbooks for Introductory Courses in Women’s and Gender Studies,” by Christie Launius and Holly Hassel [v.34, nos.1-2 (Winter-Spring 2013)]

Domestic Violence Texts: A Review of Teaching Resources, by Karen E. Muench [from v.23, no.2 (Winter 2002)]

Evangelical Feminism, by Nadean Bishop [from v.27, no.4 (Summer 2006)]

Feminist Ethics: From Local to Global by Andrea C. Westlund, a review of three books [from v. 30, no.4 (Fall 2009)]
Gender and Online Gaming” (Dorothea Salo reviews Gender and Sexuality in Online Game Cultures: Passionate Play, and Linda Shimon reviews Women and Gaming: The Sims and 21st Century Learning) [from v.33, no. 3 (Summer 2012)]
Gender and Political Violence, by Janice Bogstad, a review of 3 books and 1 DVD [from v. 31, no. 1-2 (Winter-Spring 2010)]

Global Islamic Feminisms,” by Mahruq Khan, a review of 3 books [from v.32, no. 3-4 (Summer-Fall, 2011)]

Introducing the Women and Religion Review Series, by Lori Rowlett [from v.24, no.2 (Winter 2003)]

Ladies in Hats and Other Jewish Gender Surprises,” by Ruth Abrams [from v. 33, no. 1 (Winter 2012)]

Narratives from Women of Color in the Halls of Academe, by Pat Washington [from v. 28, no. 1 (Fall 2006)]

New Millenium Trannies: Gender-Bending, Identities, and Cultural Politics, by Joelle Ruby Ryan [from v.26, no.1 (Fall 2004)]

New Reference Works in Women’s Studies column, by several reviewers [from v.33, no. 4, Fall 2012]

North American Muslim Women Voice Their Concerns, by Sherine Hamdy [from v.22, no.3-4 (Spring-Summer 2001)]

Our Bodies, Ourselves for Ourselves and Our Classrooms,” by Nancy Worcester [from v. 33, no. 2 (Spring 2012)]

The Pedagogical Mystique: Feminist Academic Discourse, by Carmen Faymonville [from v.24, no.2 (Winter 2003)]

The Personal is Political and Academic: Memoirs of Women’s Studies Pioneers,” by Helen M. Bannon [from v.32, no.1 (Winter 2011)]

Reworking Pasts and Envisioning Futures: Thinking “Otherwise” About Women’s Studies, by Catherine M. Orr [from v.26, no.4 (Summer 2005)]

Theorists Telling Stories: Feminist Memoirs,” by Emily Bowles [from v.33, no. 4 (Fall 2012)]

Undead, Gothic, and Queer: The Allure of Buffy,” by Pamela O’Donnell [from v.29, no.3-4 (Summer-Fall 2008)]

Vernacular Third Wave Discourse’: New Works on Riot Grrrl, Girl Zines, and Girl Rock,” by Virginia Corvid.
What’s a Bright Feminist Like You Doing in a Genre Like This? Readings Women’s Science Fiction,” book review essay by Helen Merrick [from v. 30, no.1 (Winter 2009)]

Writing and Reading Memoir as Consciousness-Raising: If the Personal is Political, is the Memoir Feminist?, by Helen Bannon [from v.26, no.2-3 (Winter-Spring 2005)]