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  • 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...

  • Rethinking Prostitutionby Graham Scambler

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 69.95

    The growth of AIDS has focused renewed attention on the institution of prostitution. In contrast to the moral panic reaction of some sectors of society, very different initiatives are being displayed by other groups in relation to the need to scrutinize the social, moral and legal status of prostitution and to reflect on the arguments in support of... more...

  • Lifestylesby David Chaney

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 65.95

    In the modern world our lifestyle helps to define our attitudes and values as well as show our wealth and social position. This clearly written introduction to the concept of lifestyle offers a concise guide to how the term is used in sociological accounts to refer to this modern social form. Lifestyles explores * how we should classify lifestyles... more...

  • Women and Political Powerby Simon Henig

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 33.95

    The advance of women through the political system has been one of the most significant developments of the second half of the twentieth century. For the first time we have seen women Prime Ministers and Presidents in Europe. Women and Political Power examines the extent of progress women have made in ten western European countries, and looks at... more...

  • Women and Politics in France 1958-2000by Dr Gill Allwood; Gill Allwood; Dr Khursheed Wadia; Khursheed Wadia

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 46.95

    An essential guide to the role of women in the political life of France under the Fifth Republic. It shows that the unique political history of France ensures that it remains an important and exceptional example of women's participation in the politics of a Western European country. Its study is essential in order to have a complete understanding of... more...

  • Feminism After Postmodernism?by Marysia Zalewski

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 49.95

    Highly original and stimulating, this book provides a detailed overview of postmodern feminist theory and practice. Subjects covered include: *the differences between the feminism of the 1970s and contemporary feminism *liberal, radical, socialist and postmodern feminisms *feminist reactions to the growth in reproductive technologies *how feminism... more...

  • Gender and the Public Sectorby Jim Barry; Mike Dent; Maggie O'Neill

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    Drawing on sociology and social policy, this intriguing volume considers various aspects of gender and professional identity. Contributors explore the inter-relationship between managerialism, professionalism and gender identity in Britain, and examine the processes and impacts of change on those working in public sector organizations in other countries... more...

  • Rethinking Empowermentby Jane L. Parpart; Shirin M. Rai; Kathleen A. Staudt

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    Rethinking Empowerment looks at the changing role of women in developing countries and calls for a new approach to empowerment. An approach that adopts a more nuanced, feminist interpretation of power and em(power)ment, recognises that local empowerment is always embedded in regional, national and global contexts, pays attention to institutional... more...

  • Women and Spanish Fascismby Kathleen J.L. Richmond

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    Using forty-five interviews with former members and sympathisers, this book traces the development of the Women's section of the Franco government from its roots in the Spanish fascist party to its role in the dictatorship up to 1959. The study reveals that despite its anti-feminist agenda, the section was, in some areas, a catalyst for women's emancipation... more...

  • Issues in the Psychology of Womenby Maryka Biaggio; Michel Hersen

    Springer US 2007; US$ 73.64

    Over the past 15 years, I (MB) have taught a graduate-level course in Psychology of Women to students in two different professional psychology programs. Because my students were at the doctoral level and often had some familiarity with the psychology of women, these courses focused on bringing a feminist analysis of psychology and integrating a feminist... more...