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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Skin Cityby Jack Sheehan

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    Part exposť, part x-rated travel guide -- the ultimate insider's look at America's adult playground Vegas. It's a place where Midwestern couples become uninhibited swingers, where shy schoolgirls morph into sexy strippers pulling in $1,000 a night, and where randy tourists come to score at more than just blackjack and craps. What happens here,... more...

  • Sex and Social Justiceby Martha C. Nussbaum

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 29.99

    These essays articulate a distinctive conception of feminism, one rooted in the liberal tradition of political thought but responsive to radical feminist critiques of this tradition. They chart a feminism that is deeply concerned with global justice and with the needs of women who live in hunger. more...

  • White Women's Rightsby Louise Michele Newman

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 26.99

    A reinterpretation of the history of the American women's movement. The book traces the intellectual roots of the women's movement, revealing how it took on racial overtones and demonstrating that white, middle-class women laid the intellectual groundwork for the social movements that followed. more...

  • God Forbidby Kathleen M. Sands

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 94.99

    Religion in America has come to be regarded as obsessively concerned with sex and as uniformly supporting the conservative agenda of "family values". The 13 essays in this book aim to correct this distortion showing the complexities and conflicts that exist between and within the various religions. more...

  • Growing Old in Americaby David Hackett Fischer

    Oxford University Press 1978; US$ 29.99

    A history of aging in America surveys and compares actualities and attitudes in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries and suggests practical improvements on the current inadequate system of pensions, social security, medicare, and other programs. more...

  • In Pursuit of Equityby Alice Kessler-Harris

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 18.99

    This volume pierces the skin of arguments and legislation to grasp the preconceptions that have shaped the experience of women: a "gendered imagination" that has defined what men and women alike think of as fair and desirable. The role of the breadwinner is investigated as a prime example. more...

  • Sex Worker Union Organisingby Gregor Gall

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 125.00

    This is the first study of the emerging phenomenon of sex workers, asserting that they are entitled to workers' rights. Drawing on examples from Australia, Britain, Canada, Germany, The Netherlands, New Zealand and the USA the book analyzes the contexts for this struggle and the opportunities and challenges facing these unionization projects. more...