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- Wiley 2013; US$ 22.95
The idea that respect for cultural diversity conflicts with gender equality is now a staple of both public and academic debate. Yet discussion of these tensions is marred by exaggerated talk of cultural difference, leading to ethnic reductionism, cultural stereotyping, and a hierarchy of traditional and modern. In this volume, Anne Phillips firmly... more...
- Temple University Press 2013; US$ 32.95
Most studies of lesbian and gay history focus on urban environments. Yet gender and sexual diversity were anything but rare in nonmetropolitan areas in the first half of the twentieth century. Just Queer Folks explores the seldom-discussed history of same-sex intimacy and gender nonconformity in rural and small-town America during a period... more...
- Lexington Books 2009; US$ 59.99
Gender, Culture and Physicality explores and challenges cultural obstacles associated with gendered meanings given to physicality, or bodies in action. The authors argue that these meanings reflect cultural attitudes toward women and men and shape people's choices, but can be changed through conscious "degendering." more...
- Zed Books 2013; US$ 34.95
Gender and development tends to engage with sexuality only in relation to violence and ill-health. Important as this is, this negative emphasis dovetails with ideologies that associate womens sexualities with danger. On the other hand, the media, pharma industry and pornography celebrate the pleasures of sex in ways that can be just as oppressive.... more...
- University of California Press 2009; US$ 29.95
This book examines changing perceptions of sex between men in early Victorian Britain, a significant yet surprisingly little explored period in the history of Western sexuality. Looking at the dramatic transformations of the era?changes in the family and in the law, the emergence of the world's first police force, the growth of a national media, and... more...
- Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 23.99
David Bleich sees the human body, its affective life, social life, and political functions as belonging to the study of language. In The Materiality of Language, Bleich addresses the need to end centuries of limiting access to language and its many contexts of use. To recognize language as material and treat it as such, argues Bleich, is to remove... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 45.95
These essays chart major contributions to recent historiography. Carefully selected for their accessibility and accompanied by headnotes and study questions, the essays offer a clear and engaging introduction for the non-specialist. The introduction describes the emergence of gender as a subject of historical investigation and in ten essays, historians... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 42.95
Between 1800 and the First World War, white middle-class men were depicted various forms of literature as weak and nervous. This book explores cultural writings dedicated to the physical and mental health of the male subject, showing that men have mobilized gender constructions repeatedly and self-consciously to position themselves within the culture.... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 30.00
This book presents Jane Austen as a radical innovator. It explores the nature of her confrontation with the popular novelists of her time, and demonstrates how her challenge to them transformed fiction. In thus identifying her literary motivation, this book offers a fresh and unifying critique of the novels. more...