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  • Discovering Realityby Sandra Harding; Merrill B.P. Hintikka

    Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 82.90

    Are Western epistemology, metaphysics, methodology and the philosophy of science grounded only in men's distinctive understandings of themselves, others, and nature? Does this less than human understanding distort our models of reason and of scientific inquiry? In different ways, the papers in this collection explore the evidence for these... more...

  • Woman's Relationship with Herselfby Helen O'Grady

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 43.95

    Woman's Relationship with Herself explores the relationship women have with themselves and demonstrates how this relationship is often dominated by debilitating practices of self-surveillance. Employing Foucault's notion of panoptical power, Helen O'Grady illuminates the link between this kind of self-surveillance and the broader mechanisms of social... more...

  • Women of Qualityby Ingrid H. Tague

    Boydell & Brewer 2002; US$ 99.00

    An examination of the interaction between ideology and experience in the lives of English women during a period of great social and intellectual change. more...

  • 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...

  • Sex Tourismby Michael C. Hall; Chris Ryan

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 63.95

    Sex Tourism examines the issues which emerge from sex worker-client interactions and from tourists visiting 'sex destinations'. It is a comprehensive summary of past research by academics and original primary and secondary research by the authors and has examples from Asia, Australasia and the USA. The authors have generated new models to show different... more...

  • Marriage in Men's Livesby Steven L. Nock

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 49.99

    There are two marriages in every marital union, his and hers. Men and women live in worlds that are organized around gender, and their marriages reflect differing realities. As life companions, they respond to each other; but they also respond to the cultural definitions of what it means to be a husband and a wife. What has fascinated social and behavioral... more...

  • Revising Herselfby Ruthellen Josselson

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 37.99

    In 1972, Ruthellen Josselson was a young psychologist fascinated by the riddle of how a woman creates an identity and chooses one path over another in life--particularly in the face of the nascent feminist movement. Selecting at random thirty young women in their last year of college, Josselson undertook a ground-breaking study that would follow these... more...

  • Sex and Social Justiceby Martha C. Nussbaum

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 28.99

    Growing out of Nussbaum's years of work with an international development agency connected with the United Nations, and informed by her study of Aristotle and the Stoics and the modern liberal thinkers Kant and Mill, this collection charts a feminism that is deeply concerned with the urgent needs of women who live in hunger and illiteracy, or under... more...

  • White Women's Rightsby Louise Michele Newman

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 30.99

    "Newman offers a bold reinterpretation of American feminism and the politics of race. Through a series of finely drawn and challenging intellectual portraits of figures such as Alice Fletcher, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Mary Roberts Coolidge, and May French-Sheldon, White Women's Rights demonstrates the bedrock import of US imperialism and domestic... more...

  • Women and Elective Officeby Sue Thomas; Clyde Wilcox

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 16.99

    Since the publication of the first edition of this book, former U.S. Senator Carol Moseley Braun's campaign for the presidency in 2004 and the widespread discussion of a run in 2008 by Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton have significantly raised the profile of women on the national political stage. At the same time, progress in electing women to the U.S.... more...