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  • Handbook of the Sociology of Genderby Janet Saltzman Chafetz

    Springer US 2006; US$ 89.95

    During the past three decades, feminist scholars have successfully demonstrated the ubiq­ uity and omnirelevance of gender as a sociocultural construction in virtually all human collectivities, past and present. Intrapsychic, interactional, and collective social processes are gendered, as are micro, meso, and macro social structures. Gender shapes,... 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...

  • The Industrial Vaginaby Sheila Jeffreys

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 41.95

    The industrialization of prostitution and the sex trade has created a multibillion-dollar global market, involving millions of women, that makes a substantial contribution to national and global economies. The Industrial Vagina examines how prostitution and other aspects of the sex industry have moved from being small-scale, clandestine, and socially... more...

  • International Approaches to Prostitutionby Geetanjali Gangoli; Nicole Westmarland

    Policy Press 2006; US$ 35.00

    What is to be done about prostitution? Is it work or is it violence? Are women involved in prostitution offenders or victims? Is prostitution a private or a political issue? The answers to these questions vary depending on many factors, including where in the world you live.This book provides a valuable, detailed international comparison of the laws,... more...

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

    Springer US 2007; US$ 89.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • Making Sense of Prostitutionby Dr Joanna Phoenix

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 46.00

    This book provides a compelling analysis of the conditions in which women are sustained within prostitution in Britain at the end of the millennium. Based on a major empirical study, it is a unique glimpse into how some women, who live lives completely torn apart by poverty, violence and criminalization, are able to understand their lives in prostitution... more...

  • Measuring Human Traffickingby Ernesto U. Savona; Sonia Stefanizzi

    Springer New York 2007; US$ 139.00

    Ernesto U. Savona and Sonia Stefanizzi The need to tackle the phenomenon of trafficking in human beings and, as part of this, the sexual exploitation of foreign women and children, has been increasingly recognized in recent years by many institutional, international and national agencies - as the copious documentation on the subject demonstrates. Yet,... more...

  • Not for Saleby David Batstone

    HarperCollins 2008; US$ 11.99

    Award-winning journalist David Batstone reveals the story of a new generation of 21st century abolitionists and their heroic campaign to put an end to human bondage. In his accessible and inspiring book, Batstone carefully weaves the narratives of activists and those in bondage in a way that not only raises awareness of the modern-day slave trade,... more...

  • Pleasures and Perilsby Debra Curtis

    Rutgers University Press 2009; US$ 25.95

    Pleasures and Perils follows a group of young girls living on Nevis, an island society in the Eastern Caribbean. Curtis shows that girls are often caught between conflicting discourses of Christian teachings about chastity, public health cautions about safe sex, and media enticements about consumer delights. Sexuality?s contradictions are exposed:... more...