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- University of California Press 1991; US$ 12.95
In thirteen wide-ranging essays, scholars and students of Asian and women's studies will find a vivid exploration of how female roles and feminine identity have evolved over 350 years, from the Tokugawa era to the end of World War II. Starting from the premise that gender is not a biological given, but is socially constructed and culturally transmitted,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2001; US$ 58.95
This important sequel to Nordic Social Policy (Routledge 1999) compares welfare state development over the last twenty years in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden with that of Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and other Western European countries. Topics covered include: * income distribution, health inequalities and gender equality... more...
- SAGE Publications 2004; US$ 79.00
This resource for students and researchers in the areas of organization studies, management research and organizational psychology, brings together in one volume the range of methods available for undertaking qualitative data collection and analysis. Each of the 30 chapters focuses on a specific technique covering traditional research methods, analysis... more...
- University of California Press 2001; US$ 12.95
Startling statistics shape our thinking about social issues. But all too often, these numbers are wrong. Examining how bad statistics emerge, spread, and come to shape policy debates, this book provides a guide to spotting, and learning to think critically, about these influential numbers. more...
- Wiley 2007; US$ 103.95
This book propounds an all-hazards, multidisciplinary approach to emergency management. It discusses the emergency manager’s role, details how to establish an effective, integrated program, and explores the components, including: assessing risk; developing strategies; planning concepts; planning techniques and methods; coordinating response;... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99
The passage from adolescence to adulthood was once clear. Today, growing up has become more complex and confusing, as young men drift casually through college and beyond?hanging out, partying, playing with tech toys, watching sports. But beneath the appearance of a simple extended boyhood, a more dangerous social world has developed, far away from... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2008; US$ 9.99
Is our sexuality a product of our genes, or of society, culture, and politics? How have views of sexual norms changed over time? And how have feminism, religion, and HIV/AIDS affected our attitudes to sex? This Very Short Introduction examines these questions and many more, exploring what shapes our sexuality, and how our sexuality shapes us. - ;What... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2007; US$ 18.99
INTRODUCTION. I. THE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE REVOLUTION: PROMISE AND DISAPPOINTMENT. 1. The Revolution Unfolds. 2. The Revolution Stalled. II. ENIGMAS OF ABUSE. 3. The Proper Measure of Abuse. 4. The Entrapment Enigma. 5. Re-presenting Battered Women. II. FROM DOMESTIC VIOLENCE TO COERCIVE CONTROL. 6. Up to Inequality. 7. The Theory of Coercive Control.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 44.95
The existence of eunuchs was one of the defining features of the Byzantine Empire. Covering the whole span of the history of the empire, from the fourth to the fifteenth centuries AD, Shaun Tougher presents a comprehensive survey of the history and roles of eunuchs, making use of extensive comparative material, such as from China, Persia and the Ottoman... more...