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  • Lifestylesby David Chaney

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 65.95

    This clearly written introduction to the concept of lifestyles offers a concise guide to how the term is used in sociological accounts to refer to this modern social form. more...

  • The Book of the Courtesansby Susan Griffin

    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...

  • Spartan Womenby Sarah B. Pomeroy

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 29.99

    Sarah Pomeroy seeks to reconstruct the lives and the world of Sparta's women -- including how their legal status changed over time and how they held on to their surprising autonomy. more...

  • Pleasures and Perilsby Debra Curtis

    Rutgers University Press 2009; US$ 25.95

    Pleasures and Perils follows a group of young girls living on Nevis, an island society in the Eastern Caribbean. Curtis shows that girls are often caught between conflicting discourses of Christian teachings about chastity, public health cautions about safe sex, and media enticements about consumer delights. Sexuality?s contradictions are exposed:... more...

  • When Women Leadby Cindy Simon Rosenthal

    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...

  • Loose Women, Lecherous Menby Linda LeMoncheck

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 59.99

    Linda LeMoncheck introduces a new way of thinking and talking about women's sexual pleasures, preferences, and desires. Using the tools of contemporary analytic philosophy, she discusses methods for mediating the tensions among apparently irreconcilable feminist perspectives on women's sexuality and shows how a feminist epistemology and ethic can advance... more...

  • Pleasure Factoryby Kaiwen Leong

    Marshall Cavendish 2013; US$ 15.99

    Underneath Singapore’s squeaky-clean exterior is a dark realm like no other. Based on interviews with hundreds of prostitutes in Singapore and years of research, we bring you Pleasure Factory. In the Pleasure Factory, women advertise pleasure by the hour, but the only real product is pain. Night after night, these women force smiles onto their... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Death and Dyingby Glennys Howarth; Oliver Leaman

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 305.00

    The Encyclopedia of Death and Dying is the definitive reference source for death, dying and related concepts. It will prove an essential resource for teachers, researchers, professionals and all those with a lay interest in mortality. more...

  • The Politics of Sexual Morality in Irelandby Chrystel Hug; Jo Campling

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 64.00

    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...

  • Women and the Cityby Sarah Deutsch

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 44.99

    In the 70 years between the Civil War and World War II, the women of Boston changed the city dramatically. From anti-spitting campaigns and demands for police mothers to patrol local parks, to calls for a decent wage and living quarters, women rich and poor, white and black, immigrant and native-born struggled to make a place for themselves in the... more...