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  • Making Sex Workby Mary Lucille Sullivan

    Spinifex Press 2007; US$ 16.95

    Backing up theory and critical literature with hard evidence, this book refutes the idea that legalization of prostitution can be anything but a harmful contributor to the commodification of women. It explores the fallacy of the "cottage industry," the role of financial institutions in supporting prostitution, the myth of exit programs, the conflation... more...

  • Women Dividedby Rosemary Sales

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 79.95

    The ongoing Irish peace process has renewed interest in the current social and political problems of Northern Ireland. In bringing together the issues of gender and inequality, Women Divided, a title in the International Studies of Women and Place series, offers new perspectives on women's rights and contemporary political issues. Women Divided argues... more...

  • Prostitutionby Dr Paula Bartley; Paula Bartley

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 46.95

    Prostitution: Prevention and Reform in England, 1860-1914 is the first comprehensive overview of attempts to eradicate prostitution from English society, including discussion of early attempts at reform and prevention through to the campaigns of the social purists. Prostitution looks in depth at the various reform institutions which were set up... 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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 240.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...