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- University of California Press 2003; US$ 15.95
Class does make a difference in the lives and futures of American children. Drawing on in-depth observations of black and white middle-class, working-class, and poor families, Unequal Childhoods explores this fact, offering a picture of childhood today. more...
- University of California Press 2004; US$ 12.95
Millie Acevedo bore her first child before the age of 16 and dropped out of high school to care for her newborn. Now 27, she is the unmarried mother of three and is raising her kids in one of Philadelphia's poorest neighborhoods. Would she and her children be better off if she had waited to have them and had married their father first? Why do so many... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99
The bestselling classic that redefined our view od the relationship between beauty and female identity. In today's world, women have more power, legal recognition, and professional success than ever before. Alongside the evident progress of the women's movement, however, writer and journalist Naomi Wolf is troubled by a different kind of social... more...
- University Presses of California, Columbia and Princeton 2004; US$ 15.95
Examines the lives of the women who work in the Zona Galactica, a state-run brothel in Chiapas' capital city. By delving into lives that would otherwise go unremarked, this book documents the modernization of the sex industry during the neoliberal era in the city of Tuxtla Gutierrez. more...
- Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 39.95
Offering an analysis of the centrality of gender to politics in the United States from the days of the Whigs to the early 20th century, the author argues that women in the US participated actively and transformed forever the ideology of American party politics before they got the right to vote. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 37.95
Halperin's subject is the erotics of male culture in ancient Greece. Arguing that the modern concept of "homosexuality" is an inadequate tool for the interpretation of these features of sexual life in antiquity, Halperin offers an alternative account that accords greater prominence to the indigenous terms in which sexual experiences were constituted... more...
- Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 39.00
Handcuffs, paddles, whips—the words alone are enough to make a person blush. Even by our society’s standards, the practice of things like BDSM is still very hush-hush, considered deviant sexual behavior that must be kept hidden. But the narrow view of what is thought of as “normal” sex—a vanilla act performed by one man... more...
- Washington Square Press 2001; US$ 16.95
Throughout my childhood, my grandmother Yasmina, who was illiterate and grew up in a harem, repeated that to travel is the best way to learn and to empower yourself. "When a woman decides to use her wings, she takes big risks," she would tell me, but she was convinced that if you didn't use them, it hurt.... So recalls Fatema Mernissi at the outset... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2002; US$ 15.95
From Pulitzer-Prize-nominated author Susan Griffin comes an unprecedented, provocative look at the dazzling world of the West?s first independent women, whose lively liaisons brought them unspoken influence, wealth, and freedom. While they charmed some of Europe?s most illustrious men honing their social skills as well as their sexual ones, the... more...
- University of California Press 2003; US$ 41.95
The most important primary texts on homosexuality in ancient Greece and Rome are translated into modern, explicit English and collected together for the first time in this comprehensive sourcebook. Covering an extensive period?from the earliest Greek texts in the late seventh century b.c.e. to Greco-Roman texts of the third and fourth centuries c.e.?the... more...