Tag: books


Breaking the Mould – it’s child’s play

Resources for teachers and parents about children’s books that challenge gender stereotypes
The National Union of Teachers has been working with a small group of primary schools to challenge ‘traditional’ gender stereotypes through the curriculum.  As part of the support for schools, the project team provided them with a range of books featuring characters who defy […]


In memoriam: Shulamith Firestone

On 28th August, Shulamith Firestone was found dead in her Manhattan apartment at the age of 67. Firestone’s 1970 book, The Dialectic of Sex, is a carefully argued and inspiring call for a feminist revolution that still feels ahead of its time 42 years later. I’d just finished rereading it when I heard the news […]


FWSA Book Prize 2012

Dear All,
I am delighted to announce that the winner of the 2012 FWSA Book Prize is Professor Clare Hemmings (LSE) for her text, Why Stories Matter: the Political Grammar of Feminist Theory.  After reviewing a strong shortlist of eligible submissions, all three judges were particularly impressed by Clare’s submission. This excerpt from the judge’s reports […]


Aftermath – Marriage and the Feminist

I have just finished reading Rachel Cusk’s most recent book which reflects on the breakup of her marriage.  This book caused quite a stir when it was published in early March – some critics felt it was too self-indulgent, others bemoaned the poor husband and children having their stories so publically aired.  I began to […]

Conferences and Events, Previous Conferences / Events

Urban Youth and Education: Book Launch

[ October 27, 2010; 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. ] Louise Archer, Sumi Hollingworth and Heather Mendick would be delighted if you can join them to celebrate the publication of their book Urban Youth and Education by Open University Press.

On Wednesday 27th October at 5pm: Refreshments from 4:30pm

The Conservatory, Franklin Wilkins Building, King’s College London, Stamford Street, SE1 9NH. See map.

Professor Meg Maguire and the […]