Book Signing - Mary Zeiss Stange
Posted by Joe Whalen (+181) 17 years ago
FEMINIST SCHOLAR AND AWARD-WINNING WRITER, MARY ZEISS STANGE, Ph.D., will appear in Miles City by special arrangement on Thursday, January 9th, at 7 p.m. for a reading of "Woman the Hunter", the first cultural history of the relationship of women and hunting. The general public is encouraged to attend.

As the author of Woman the Hunter (Boston: Beacon Press, 1997/1998), Mary has gained national recognition as the primary scholar working on the subject today. She has been profiled in The Chronicle of Higher Education and in a widely-syndicated Associated Press story, has been interviewed by The New York Times and Outside Magazine, and quoted in a recent cover article on "the truth about women's bodies" in Time. Mary and her work were the subject of "She Got Game," a lengthy feature interview by Barbara Ehrenreich, in the June/July 1999 issue of "Ms." Magazine.

Her second book was a collaboration with psychologist Carol K. Oyster. Gun Women: Firearms and Feminism in Contemporary America, was published in November, 2000 by New York University Press. It deals with women's various positive relationships with firearms (self-protection, hunting, recreational and competitive shooting, careers like law enforcement and the military). Gun Women is solidly rooted in feminist analysis, and is geared toward both an academic and a broader readership.

Stange is currently editing Heart Shots: Women Write about Hunting which will be published by Stackpole Books in August 2003, and is at work on Sister Predators, the sequel to her first book.

Stange leads something of a double life--college teaching in upstate New York, and ranching and hunting in Montana, where she and her husband Doug operate the Crazy Woman Bison Ranch. In her writing, too, she moves between, and is equally at home in, two distinct worlds. She has published articles and reviews, dealing with feminist theory and cultural criticism, in major academic journals in the fields of women's studies and religion. She also writes about women and guns, hunting and environmental issues for such national publications as Outdoor Life, Sports Afield, Bugle, American Hunter and USA Today. Her essay, "Last Man Out of the Hunting Lodge, Please Turn Out the Lights," was awarded the Izaak Walton League's "Thinking Like a Mountain" prize for cutting-edge writing on environmental issues; it appeared in the Spring 1999 issue of Outdoor America.

Mary is the author of the entries on "Hunting" in Berkshire Reference Works' International Encyclopedia of Women and Sports and in the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women.

She is an associate professor of women's studies and religion at Skidmore College, where for eight years she served as Director of the Women's Studies Program.