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- Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 120.00
While masculinity studies enjoys considerable growth in the West, there is very little analysis of African masculinities. This volume explores what it means for an African to be masculine and how male identity is shaped by cultural forces. The editors believe that to tackle the important questions in Africa-the many forms of violence (wars, genocides,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 44.95
As developments in the European Union and elsewhere make the re-examination of citizenship a pressing issue, this book reflects on the persisting "masculine" character of contemporary democracy and the measures taken in the EU to combat it. Combining a theoretical approach with a specific critique of EU gender policy, The Gender of Democracy ... more...
- Indiana University Press 2006; US$ 23.95
How has the collapse of communism across Europe and Eurasia changed gender? In addition to acknowledging the huge costs that fell heavily on women, Living Gender after Communism suggests that moving away from communism in Europe and Eurasia has provided an opportunity for gender to multiply, from varieties... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 47.95
Looking at a diverse range of texts including Marilyn French's The Women's Room , Philip Roth's Patrimony , the writings of Walter Benjamin and Fredric Jameson, and films such as Cinema Paradiso , Susannah Radstone argues that though time has been foregrounded in theories of postmodernism, those theories have ignored the question of time and sexual... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 30.00
Explores the tensions that arise in pursuing justice for minority groups and gender equality. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 59.95
Judith Butler's work on gender, sexuality, identity, and the body has proved massively influential across a range of academic disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Yet it is also notoriously difficult to access. This key book provides a comprehensive introduction to Butler's work, plus a critical examination of it and its precursors,... more...
- SAGE Publications 2005; US$ 56.00
Embodying Gender provides students and academics with a critical overview of body concepts in both sociology and in feminism. Previously, sociologists have attempted to gender the body and feminists have attempted to embody gender but Alexandra Howson's accessible new text draws these two literatures together, pointing to ways of integrating feminist... more...
- SAGE Publications 2005; US$ 59.00
Chris Beasley's clear and concise introduction combines a wide-ranging survey of the major theorists and key concepts in an ever-growing and often passionately debated field. The book contextualizes a wide range of feminist perspectives and draws out the interconnections between the subfields of study. The result is an extremely accessible introduction... more...
- SAGE Publications 2004; US$ 52.95
Jane Pilcher and Imelda Whelehan provide a comprehensive account of gender studies - what it is and how it originated. Their selection of topics is authoritative and reflect the complex, multi-faceted nature of the field in an accessible dictionary format. more...