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  • The Book of the Courtesansby Susan Griffin

    Crown/Archetype 2002; US$ 15.95

    From Pulitzer-Prize-nominated author Susan Griffin comes an unprecedented, provocative look at the dazzling world of the West?s first independent women, whose lively liaisons brought them unspoken influence, wealth, and freedom. While they charmed some of Europe?s most illustrious men honing their social skills as well as their sexual ones, the... more...

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

    Springer US 2007; US$ 72.02

    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...

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

    Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 82.78

    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...

  • Adolescence and Pubertyby John Bancroft; June Machover Reinisch

    Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 129.99

    This wide-ranging volume presents an in-depth picture of adolescent sexuality and behavior. As perhaps the most vital period in human development, adolescence is a time of complex, often difficult interactions between diverse influences. Here, nineteen scientists representing ten disciplines explore the biological, psychological, and cultural factors... more...

  • Faces of the Feminine in Ancient, Medieval, and Modern Indiaby Mandakranta Bose

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 129.99

    This book offers a variety of scholarly studies in the idea, situation, and definition-including the self-definition-of women in India, from the earliest historical period up to the present day. Both in its range of topics and depth of research, this volume creates a sustained focus that is not presently available in the literature of women in India.... more...