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  • The Struggle for Equal Adulthoodby Corinne T. Field

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    Struggle for Equal Adulthood: Gender, Race, Age, and the Fight for Citizenship in Antebellum America more...

  • What Women Really Wantby Morgan Brittany; Gina Loudon; Ann-Marie Murrell

    WND Books 2014; US$ 19.95

    In the 1950s women were seen as docile homemakers due to the propaganda of the vocal but few feminazis of the 1960s. The 1970s through the 1990s women experienced the fallout of the so-called liberation of women with a rise of angst and self-consciousness that led to depression, image issues, and guilt. Today the traditional woman, the new lady, is... more...

  • Congressional Primary Electionsby Robert G. Boatright

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 42.95

    Congressional primaries are increasingly being blamed for polarization and gridlock in Congress. Most American states adopted congressional primaries during the first decades of the 20 th century as a means of breaking the hold of political "bosses" on the nomination of candidates. Yet now, many contend that primaries have become a means by which... more...

  • Patron Saint of Prostitutesby Helen Mathers; Emma Thompson

    The History Press 2014; US$ 24.78

    The 'steel rape' of women is a scandal that is almost forgotten today. In Victorian England, police forces were granted powers to force any woman they suspected of being a 'common prostitute' to undergo compulsory medical examinations. Women who refused to submit willingly, some as young as 13, could be arrested and incarcerated. The scandal was exposed... more...

  • Democracy, Participation and Contestationby Emmanuelle Avril; Johann N Neem

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    The establishment of democracy on both sides of the Atlantic has not been a smooth evolution towards an idealized presumed endpoint. Far from it, democratization has been marked by setbacks and victories, a process often referred to as ?contested democracy?. In view of recent mobilizations such as the Arab Spring and the Occupy movement, in which... more...

  • The Violence of Organized Forgettingby Henry A. Giroux

    City Lights Publishers 2014; US$ 15.95

    A sweeping criticism of neoliberalism, public amnesia, inequality, and the rise of an authoritarian surveillance state. more...

  • American Exceptionalism and the Remains of Raceby Edmund Fong

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    In contemporary American political culture, claims of American exceptionalism and anxieties over its prospects have resurged as an overarching theme in national political discourse. Yet never very far from such debates lie animating fears associated with race. Fears about the loss of national unity and trust often draw attention to looming changes... more...

  • The Myth of Seneca Fallsby Lisa Tetrault

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    Myth of Seneca Falls: Memory and the Women's Suffrage Movement, 1848-1898 more...

  • The Politics of Sexby Susan B. Hansen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    The American cultural landscape has shifted considerably since the 1990s. As church attendance has declined, seculars have increased in number and in political involvement. The economy was supposed to be the most important issue in the 2008 and 2012 elections, but social issues such as gay rights and the status of women actually had a greater impact... more...

  • Talking Politics?by Sheila Suess Kennedy

    Georgetown University Press 2014; US$ 4.95

    Honest, objective, and informed political debates are all too rare in today?s polarized and partisan climate. Public policy is increasingly driven by ideology while political spin, distortions, and even demonizing opponents by disseminating outright lies are routine practice from Washington to the local city council. Super-heated and hyper-partisan... more...