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  • With Pleasureby Paul R. Abramson; Steven D. Pinkerton

    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...

  • Women and Elective Officeby Sue Thomas; Clyde Wilcox

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 18.99

    Includes coverage of women on the congressional level, women officeholders of color, and analysis of women parliamentarians worldwide. This book offers a comprehensive look at the experiences and influence of women politicians, while considering women's prospects for political leadership in the twenty-first century. more...

  • Women and Social Protestby Guida West; Rhoda Lois Blumberg

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 37.99

    Examines the role of women in social protest movements in many countries, concentrating on four categories of protest: those resulting from economic hardship; racial, ethnic, or nationalist struggles; humanistic, global causes; and feminist movements. more...

  • Maids and Mistresses, Cousins and Queensby Susan Frye; Karen Robertson

    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...

  • Marriage in Men's Livesby Steven L. Nock

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 44.99

    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...

  • Adolescence and Pubertyby John Bancroft; June Machover Reinisch

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 99.99

    Scientists from 10 disciplines contribute essays which explore various aspects of this critical stage in human development, in a volume designed for the benefit of social and developmental psychologists, psychologists interested in sexuality studies, and child and adolescent psychiatrists. more...

  • Discovering Eveby Carol Meyers

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 26.00

    The everyday life of women in ancient Israel cannot be reconstructed from Biblical sources alone. This study uses archaeological and anthropological research to form a picture of women's status and way of life at this time. more...

  • Women, Power and Resistanceby Tess Cosslett; Alison Easton; Penny Summerfield

    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...

  • End of Masculinityby John MacInnes

    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...

  • Sex Work on the Streetsby Neil P. McKeganey; Marina Barnard

    McGraw-Hill Education 1996; US$ 46.00

    How and why do people sell and buy sex? This book presents a study on street prostitution. Topics covered include the women's negotiations with clients, HIV, drug use and violence. It describes the impact of working as a prostitute on women's home life. It is for students and researchers in sociology, social policy, and women's studies. more...