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  • The Family Silverby Susan Krieger

    University of California Press 1996; US$ 28.95

    In an inventive and controversial collection of essays, sociologist Susan Krieger considers the many forms of wealth, both material and emotional, that women pass on to each other. This domestic heritage?the "family silver"?is the keystone for a discussion of mother-daughter relationships, intimate relationships between lesbians, ties between students... more...

  • Prostitutionby Teela Sanders; Maggie O'Neill; Jane Pitcher

    SAGE Publications 2009; US$ 59.00

    With authors are leading authorities on this subject area, this book is unique in that it encompasses issues relating to male and transgender sex workers, as well as female sex workers. more...

  • Prostitution in Medieval Societyby Leah Lydia Otis

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 30.00

    "Prostitution in Medieval Society, a monograph about Languedoc between the twelfth and sixteenth centuries, is also much more than that: it is a compelling narrative about the social construction of sexuality." – Catharine R. Stimpson more...

  • The Comforts of Homeby Luise White

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 30.00

    "This history is . . . the first fully-fleshed story of African Nairobi in all of its complexity which foregrounds African experiences. Given the overwhelming white dominance in the written sources, it is a remarkable achievement."—Claire Robertson, International Journal of African Historical Studies "White's book . . . takes a unique approach... more...

  • Economies of Desireby Amalia L. Cabezas

    Temple University Press 2009; US$ 27.95

    Is a native-born tour guide who has sex with tourists—in exchange for dinner or gifts or cash—merely a prostitute or gigolo? What if the tourist continues to send gifts or money to the tour guide after returning home? As this original and provocative book demonstrates, when it comes to sex—and the effects of capitalism and globalization—nothing... more...

  • Women and Development in the Third Worldby Janet Momsen

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 57.95

    For all societies, the common denominator of gender is female subordination. For women of the Third World the effects of this position are worsened by economic crisis, the legacy of colonialism, as well as patriarchal attitudes and economic crises. Feminist critique has introduced the gender factor to development theory, arguing that the equal distribution... more...

  • Handbook of the Sociology of Genderby Janet Saltzman Chafetz

    Springer 2006; US$ 89.95

    Presents discussions and bibliographies on the array of subspecialities that comprise the sociology of gender. This book utilizes cross-national and historical material in addition to data on the contemporary United States. It also explores within-gender differences along racial/ethnic, social class, sexual preference, and age cohort dimensions. more...

  • Encyclopaedia of Feminist Theoriesby Lorraine Code

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 62.95

    The path-breaking Encyclopedia of Feminist Theories is an accessible, multidisciplinary insight into the complex field of feminist thought. The Encyclopedia contains over 500 authoritative entries commissioned from an international team of contributors and includes clear, concise and provocative explanations of key themes and ideas. Each entry... more...

  • Jewish White Slave Trade and the Untold Story of Raquel Libermanby Nora Glickman

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 120.00

    Describes the prostitution industry form Poland to Argentina from the 1880s to the 1930s. The text follows the life and career of Raquel Liberman, a Polish Jewish prostitute and victim of the white slave trade. more...

  • Female Sex Traffickingby Vidyamali Samarasinghe

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    Trafficking of women and girls for purposes of sexual exploitation across the globe is widely acknowledged as a leading criminal activity. Women of poor countries are particularly vulnerable to sex trafficking. This book identifies the patterns, causes and consequences of female sex trafficking in Nepal, Cambodia and the Philippines. Using empirical... more...