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Women's Empowerment - December 2019

A hundred years ago today, on December 1st 1919, Lady Nancy Astor became the first woman in the British House of Commons. Her appointment was a major step in the struggle for women’s suffrage and to this day remains a significant milestone in the ongoing fight for gender equality.

In celebration of the anniversary, Cambridge Scholars are offering a 50% discount on a selection of our recent best-sellers which focus on issues of women’s empowerment until January 5th. Make sure to use the promotional code ‘POWER50’ at the checkout when purchasing the books on our website.

You can click on the titles below to learn more, to read an extract, or to redeem your discount.

Women’s Voices and Genealogies in Literary Studies in English (edited by Lilla Maria Crisafulli and Gilberta Golinelli)

The various essays collected here examine how, and to what extent, ‘women’, across time and space, experimented with new genres or forms of expression in order to transform, question, resist or paradoxically consolidate gender discriminations and dominant ideologies: patriarchy, colonialism, slavery and racism, imperialism, religion, and (hetero)sexuality.

Women’s Rights after the Arab Spring: Buds without Flowers? (Laura Guercio)

When protests erupted across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) in 2011, the general view was that these events would bring forward the regeneration of democracy. They were also meant to represent the ‘Spring’ of women’s fight for freedom and equality. Inspired by the testimony of local women, this book examines such a regeneration failed.

You Girls Stay Here: Gender Roles in Popular British Children’s Adventure Fiction, 1930-70 (Elizabeth Poynter)

In what has been described as an ‘exciting and ground-breaking study’, Poynter explores a period long considered to be of poor quality with regards to children’s books. She discusses a range of themes, such as female agency, power and courage, and gives a linguistic analysis of selected texts, making a strong case for the socio-cultural analysis of popular fiction.

Perspectives of Five Kuwaiti Women in Leadership Roles: Feminism, Islam, and Politics (Souad T. Ali)

In 2005, Kuwaiti women received the right to both vote and to run in elections to Parliament—the first women in the conservative Arab Gulf bloc to do so. This book presents intimate conversations with five remarkable women leaders in Kuwait, including one of the first elected Kuwaiti female Members of Parliament.

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