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Image result for international women's dayInternational Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated all across Europe on March 8, corresponding with Women’s History Month in the United States. In the US March is an annual declared month that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. All around the world, International Women’s day and National Women’s History Month present an opportunity to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women while calling for greater equality! For more information on this year’s theme, events around the globe and on how you can take part in creating a more gender inclusive world please visit

In recognition of the day Berghahn is pleased to offer 25% discount on any of our Gender Studies books on orders place on our website before the end of March. Visit our webpage and simply enter the code IWD19 at checkout.

Berghahn Journals is offering FULL ACCESS to Aspasia (code: IWD19ASP) and Girlhood Studies (code: IWD19GHS) until 3/22! Please visit the website to redeem. In addition, access select articles from Historical Reflections, Contention and Journal of Legal Anthropology, information below.


The Virago Story: Assessing the Impact of a Feminist Publishing PhenomenonTHE VIRAGO

Assessing the Impact of a Feminist Publishing Phenomenon
Catherine Riley

Volume 23, Protest, Culture & Society


The Virago Story provides a comprehensive history of classic feminist publisher Virago, along with an up-to-date analysis of the four waves of feminism, new strands of feminist analysis and praxis, and publishing trends.

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The Women's Liberation Movement: Impacts and OutcomesTHE WOMEN’S LIBERATION MOVEMENT
Impacts and Outcomes
Edited by Kristina Schulz

Volume 22, Protest, Culture & Society


This collection represents the first systematic investigation of WLM’s cumulative impacts and achievements within the West.

Read Introduction: A Success without Impact? Case Studies from the Women’s Liberation Movement’s in Europe


War and Women across Continents: Autobiographical and Biographical ExperiencesWAR AND WOMEN ACROSS CONTINENTS
Autobiographical and Biographical Experiences
Edited by Shirley Ardener, Fiona Armitage-Woodward, and Lidia Dina Sciama


Drawing on family materials, historical records, and eyewitness accounts, this book shows the impact of war on individual women caught up in diverse and often treacherous situations. It relates stories of partisans in Holland, an Italian woman carrying guns and provisions in the face of hostile soldiers, and Kikuyu women involved in the Mau Mau insurrection in Kenya.

Read Introduction: Women’s Autobiographical and Biographical Experiences of War across Continents: An Introduction


Gender in Georgia: Feminist Perspectives on Culture, Nation, and History in the South CaucasusGENDER IN GEORGIA
Feminist Perspectives on Culture, Nation, and History in the South Caucasus
Edited by Maia Barkaia and Alisse Waterston
Afterword by Elizabeth Cullen Dunn


In Gender in Georgia, editors Maia Barkaia and Alisse Waterston bring together an international group of feminist scholars to explore the socio-political and cultural conditions that have shaped gender dynamics in Georgia from the late 19th century to the present.

Read Introduction: Contextualizing Gender in Georgia: Nation, Culture, Power and Politics


Girlhood and the Politics of PlaceOPEN ACCESS

Edited by Claudia Mitchell and Carrie Rentschler


“Firmly grounded in gender and women’s studies’ core concepts and questions, students and scholars alike will find this an important contribution Girlhood Studies, which each chapter promising various applications perhaps not yet considered.”Canadian Women’s Studies



Ambiguous Transitions: Gender, the State, and Everyday Life in Socialist and Postsocialist RomaniaAMBIGUOUS TRANSITIONS
Gender, the State, and Everyday Life in Socialist and Postsocialist Romania
Jill Massino


By juxtaposing official sources with oral histories and socialist policies with everyday practices, Jill Massino illuminates the gendered dimensions of socialist modernization and its complex effects on women’s roles, relationships, and identities.



Elite Malay Polygamy: Wives, Wealth and Woes in MalaysiaELITE MALAY POLYGAMY
Wives, Wealth and Woes in Malaysia
Miriam Koktvedgaard Zeitzen

Volume 41, Fertility, Reproduction and Sexuality: Social and Cultural Perspectives


An ethnography of elite polygamy in urban Malaysia, this volume explores the impact this growing practice has on Malay gender relations, examining the varied and often-conflicted polygamy narratives of elite Malay women, who manage their lives and loves under the “threat” of husbands able to marry another woman without their knowledge or consent.

Read Introduction: Polygamous Anxieties


What is Work?: Gender at the Crossroads of Home, Family, and Business from the Early Modern Era to the PresentWHAT IS WORK?
Gender at the Crossroads of Home, Family, and Business from the Early Modern Era to the Present
Edited by Raffaella Sarti, Anna Bellavitis, and Manuela Martini

Volume 30, International Studies in Social History


Drawing from scholarship on gender history, economic sociology, family history, civil law, and feminist economics, these essays explore the changing and often contested boundaries between what was and is considered work in different Euro-American contexts over several centuries, with an eye to the ambiguities and biases that have shaped mainstream conceptions of work across all social sectors.

Read Introduction: What is Work? Gender at the Crossroads of Home, Family, and Business from the Early Modern Era to the Present


Mad Mädchen: Feminism and Generational Conflict in Recent German Literature and FilmMAD MÄDCHEN
Feminism and Generational Conflict in Recent German Literature and Film
Margaret McCarthy


“In navigating the material, McCarthy manages to capture girlish playfulness and its activist potential while projecting forward and providing a new reading of important historical movements. Written in accessible prose, the book bridges gaps between activism and theory…Highly Recommended.”Choice

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Sisters in Arms: Militant Feminisms in the Federal Republic of Germany since 1968SISTERS IN ARMS
Militant Feminisms in the Federal Republic of Germany since 1968
Katharina Karcher

Volume 38, Monographs in German History


Sisters in Arms gives a bracing account of how feminist ideas were enacted by West German leftist organizations from the infamous Red Army Faction to less well-known groups such as the Red Zora.

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Honour and Violence: Gender, Power and Law in Southern PakistanHONOUR AND VIOLENCE
Gender, Power and Law in Southern Pakistan
Nafisa Shah


“As the first sustained ethnographic analysis of accusations and killings in the name of honour, it is an important work that will be of interest, not just to legal anthropologists, but also to gender studies and the anthropology of the state.”South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies

Read Introduction: Honour Violence, Law and Power in Upper Sindh


Sofia Coppola: The Politics of Visual PleasureSOFIA COPPOLA
The Politics of Visual Pleasure
Anna Backman Rogers


Drawing on insights from feminist philosophy and psychology, the author here takes an original approach to Coppola, exploring vital themes from the subversion of patriarchy in The Virgin Suicides to the “female gothic” in The Beguiled.

Read Introduction: The Surface of The Image is Political

For a full selection of Gender Studies titles please visit our webpage and use discount code IWD19




aspasia_coverAspasia: The International Yearbook of Central, Eastern, and Southeastern European Women’s and Gender History

Aspasia is the international peer-reviewed annual of women’s and gender history of Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe (CESEE). Access the journal until 3/22/19 using Promo Code: IWD19ASP

sx_GHS 7(1) Cover-R-mk_Layout 1Girlhood Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal

Girlhood Studies is a peer-reviewed journal providing a forum for the critical discussion of girlhood from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, and for the dissemination of current research and reflections on girls’ lives to a broad, cross-disciplinary audience. Access the journal until 3/22/19 using Promo Code: IWD19GHS

HRRH 39-3 cover:Layout 3Historical Reflections

Featured Issues available until 3/22.

Women, Gender, and Law: Essays from the Gender and Medieval Studies Conference and the Mid-America Medieval Association in Honor of the Late Shona Kelly Wray (Vol. 43, Issue 1)

Gender and Status in the Medieval World (Vol. 42, Issue 1)


Contention: The Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Protest

Feminist Perspectives Across the Board: Analyses and Approaches (Vol. 2, Issue 1)


Journal of Legal Anthropology

Women’s Rights and Sovereignty/Autonomy: Negotiating Gender in Indigenous Justice Spaces (Vol. 1, Issue 3)

Thinking through Surrogacy Legislation in India: Reflections on Relational Consent and the Rights of Infertile Women (Vol. 1, Issue 3)