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Cambridge University Press marks International Women’s Day 2019

Cambridge University Press is throwing the spotlight on female writers and researchers in honour of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month.

Cambridge University Press marks International Women’s Day 2019
The collection celebrates the significant contributions of women in the fields of Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences and STEM.

Throughout March, they will be making a collection of books and journal articles freely accessible.

The collection celebrates the significant contributions of women in the fields of Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences and STEM, and includes works written about leading literary figures such as Virginia Woolf, Jane Austen and Emily Dickinson.

Mandy Hill, Managing Director for Academic Publishing at the Press, said: “We are delighted to be championing International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month in this way. We want to celebrate the achievements of some of the many brilliant women we have been privileged to work with, and to highlight work that explores the influential role of women in history, and tackles the issues faced by women around the world today.

“By doing so, I hope we can motivate others to follow in their footsteps and contribute to the breaking down of barriers and discrimination.’

The collection includes the full journal ‘Orlando’, as well as a wide selection of journal articles, book chapters and blog posts. Some of the featured titles include:

The Value of Virginia Woolf

Madelyn Detloff

Examines not only the significance of Woolf’s most celebrated fiction but the function of time and allegory, natural and urban spaces, voice and language that give Woolf's writings their perennial appeal.

Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe

Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks

Readers will find expanded discussions of gendered racial hierarchies, migration, missionaries, and consumer goods.

War, Women, and Power

Marie E. Berry

Marie E. Berry unpacks the puzzling relationship between war and women's political mobilization. Drawing from more than 260 interviews with women in both countries, she argues that war can reconfigure gendered power relations by precipitating demographic, economic, and cultural shifts.

Women of Fortune

Linda Levy Peck

Women of Fortune tells the compelling story of mercantile wealth, arranged marriages, and merchant heiresses who asserted their rights despite loss, imprisonment, and murder.

In Search of Gender Justice

Jessica Johnson

In this book, Jessica Johnson listens to the voices of ordinary Malawian citizens as they strive to resolve disputes and achieve successful gender and marital relations.

Politics and Gender Journal

This journal publishes scholarship on gender and politics and on women and politics.

Global Mental Health Journal

A fully Open Access journal that publishes papers that have a broad application of ‘the global point of view’ of mental health issues.