Jane Campion’s The Piano

This volume examines the film from a variety of critical perspectives. In six essays an international team of scholars examine topics such as the controversial representation of the Maori, the use of music in the film, the portrayal of the mother-daughter relationship, and the significance of the film in terms of international cinema, the culture of New Zealand and the work of Jane Campion.

BITCHfest

“We were working at Ms. magazine in 1996 when a xeroxed pamphlet arrived at the office bearing the name Bitch. We opened the zine and found what we’d been fearing didn’t exist: feminist writing that was funny, engaged with pop culture, and yet intellectually rigorous. Eureka! BITCHfest is the greatest hits, and reading them is like hanging out with the smartest people you know.”—Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards, co-authors of Manifesta

To See and See Again

The daughter of an Iranian and an American returns to Iran for the first time since fleeing with her family during the 1979 Islamic revolution.

The Bust Guide to the New Girl Order

We’re sure that extolling the virtues of Bust here is preaching to the choir, but in case this magazine has flown under your feminist radar, please do yourself a favor and subscribe immediately at the Bust website. For those already in the know, this ‘Best of Bust’ collection is a must-have to bookend all those back issues you’ve been keeping around.

Persian Mirrors

New York Times reporter Elaine Sciolino delves into the complexities and contradictions of Iran, unpacking myriad myths about Iranian women, Islamic law, and Persian culture. This book is an excellent background on the country and a suggested follow-up read for anyone who liked Adventure Divas’ Iran: Behind Closed Cha-dors.

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