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- Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 49.99
Until recently, the study of legislative leadership has been the study of men. Scholars have taught students that legislative leadership is transactional, a kind of competitive bargaining procedure to broker particular interests. When Women Lead: Integrative Leadership in State Legislatures brings to light the important contributions that women as... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95
In recent years there has been a massive upsurge in academic, professional and lay interest in mortality. This is reflected in academic and professional literature, in the popular media and in the proliferation of professional roles and training courses associated with aspects of death and dying. Until now the majority of reference material on death... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 67.00
The research for this book was prompted by a combination of events, in particular the election of Mary Robinson to the Presidency and the X Case which rocked Irish society. The book is an exploration of the dynamics between the courts, the legislators and the Irish citizens in relation to certain socio-sexual questions: divorce, contraception, abortion,... more...
- Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 34.00
This study argues that human sexuality cannot be understood if its significance is limited to reproduction alone. The authors define sexual pleasure as a unifying phenomenon to account for the practices of sexuality. They show that reproduction itself occurs as a by-product of pleasure. more...
- Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 60.00
These essays consider women's alliances in early modern England, ranging over a variety of communities and classes of women to explore the traces of women's connections. The essays, combining literary and historical methods and materials, are informed by feminism, queer theory, and studies of race. more...
- Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 49.99
Examining men and women's differing realities within marriage, this text focuses on marriage as a system of rules, customs, and expectations. It shows that marriage changes men on basic dimensions because it reinforces certain behaviours as part of adult masculinity. more...
- Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 31.99
Brilliant, stubborn, and astonishingly far-sighted, Elizabeth Cady Stanton was the chief architect of the American women's movement. Here, Harriet Sigerman presents a fascinating profile of the woman who courageously campaigned for women's absolute right to social and political equality in the 1800s. more...
- Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 38.00
What does it mean to be a man? This text examines the manly stereotype, which stresses courage, moral restraint and athletic comportment, which has become representative of normative modern society. The role of women and the "unmanly men" in maintaining the stereotype and its erosion is studied. more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 1996; US$ 46.00
Serving as an introductory book on Women's Studies, this work is divided into interdisciplinary sections covering key aspects and major debates, centering on main areas: The Social Organization of Gender Relations; and the Cultural Representation of Women Gender and Social Identity. more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 1998; US$ 46.00
Re-examining the ideas of thinkers, such as Sigmund Freud and Thomas Hobbes, this book shows that modern societies faced the novel problem of explaining how men and women had equal rights, yet led such different lives. It also aims to challenge established ways of thinking about sex, gender and masculinity that underpin feminist thought. more...