New Gender Studies Titles from Penguin Random House

By Luis Diaz | March 7 2024 | General

Browse these new and notable titles for use in your Gender Studies courses. To request complimentary exam copies for course-use consideration, click here.

Egyptian Made
Women, Work, and the Promise of Liberation

An incisive exploration of women and work, showing how globalization’s promise of liberation instead set the stage for repression—from the acclaimed author of Factory Girls.

$30.00 US
Mar 12, 2024
368 Pages
Random House

Woman, Life, Freedom

An urgent, groundbreaking and visually stunning new collection of graphic story-telling about the present Iranian revolution, using comics to show what would be censored in photos and film in Iran. Marjane Satrapi, author of Persepolis, returns to graphic art with this collaboration of over 20 activists, artists, journalists, and academics working together to depict the historic uprising, in solidarity with the Iranian people and in defense of feminism.

$35.95 US
Mar 19, 2024
272 Pages
Seven Stories Press

Shakespeare's Sisters
How Women Wrote the Renaissance
This remarkable work about women writers in the English Renaissance explodes our notion of the Shakespearean period by drawing us into the lives of four women who were committed to their craft long before anyone ever imagined the possibility of “a room of one’s own.”
$33.00 US
Mar 12, 2024
336 Pages

Not Your China Doll
The Wild and Shimmering Life of Anna May Wong
Set against the glittering backdrop of Los Angeles in the gin-soaked Jazz Age and the rise of Hollywood, this debut book celebrates Anna May Wong, the first Asian American movie star, to bring an unsung heroine to light to reclaim her place in cinema history.
$32.00 US
Mar 12, 2024
480 Pages

Liliana's Invincible Summer
A Sister's Search for Justice

Finalist for the National Book Award for Nonfiction • “A searing account of grief and the quest to bring her sister’s murderer to justice years after the fact” (The Boston Globe), from “one of Mexico’s greatest living writers” (Jonathan Lethem).

$18.00 US
Mar 12, 2024
320 Pages

Abortion and Woman's Choice
The State, Sexuality and Reproductive Freedom

Rosalind Pollack Petchesky provides overwhelming evidence against the anti-abortion forces and in the process takes up issues of teenage sexuality, the politics of eugenics, and women’s relationship to medical technology.

$29.95 US
Mar 12, 2024
448 Pages

A Home for Friendless Women
A Novel

Set in the real-life women-run charitable institution in Louisville, Kentucky, which took in pregnant, unmarried women from 1876 to 1919, A Home for Friendless Women is an evocative and nuanced blend of archival research and fiction that delves into the darker truths of nineteenth century American white feminism through three women’s stories.

$17.00 US
Mar 19, 2024
288 Pages

The Menopause Brain
New Science Empowers Women to Navigate the Pivotal Transition with Knowledge and Confidence
The New York Times bestselling author of The XX Brain shows women how to navigate menopause successfully and come out the other side with an even better brain.
$30.00 US
Mar 12, 2024
320 Pages