Islands of Women and Amazons: Representations and Realities, Femspec Books
An ethnohistoric study of women and islands, this book covers the Amazons and their varied histories. More
The first edition of this book successfully garnished copious positive reviews in publications such as the Journal of Latin American Geography, Utopian Studies, Journal of American Folklore, The Journal of the Association of Research on Mothering, NWSAJournal, Journal of Popular Culture; et cetera, et cetera, et cetera, as the king of Siam would say. Beyond this, the book itself was widely employed in various graduate courses and dissertations as well as in popular art and research web pages--even in published medical research about breast amputation by a surgeon working in the geographic area from which the original Amazons emerged. The plastic surgeon was exploring the reasons why the historically known women cut off their breasts, if such a procedure had been medically possible at the time and if they did so, which breasts had been lopped off and why.1Thus we can safely say that the book, housed in over 500 university libraries around the world, had already put Isla on numerous maps before it became a destination spot in global tourism.
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