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  • 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...

  • Sin in the Second Cityby Karen Abbott

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    Step into the perfumed parlors of the Everleigh Club, the most famous brothel in American history?and the catalyst for a culture war that rocked the nation. Operating in Chicago?s notorious Levee district at the dawn of the last century, the Club?s proprietors, two aristocratic sisters named Minna and Ada Everleigh, welcomed moguls and actors, senators... more...

  • Sex Worker Union Organisingby Gregor Gall

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 120.00

    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...

  • Remember Meby Margaret Mitchell

    Taylor & Francis 2007; US$ 37.50

    Much of the literature speaks of healthy bereavement as letting go of the deceased and moving forward with life. This title challenges that notion, discussing the meaning attributed to death and to the anticipation of death. It looks at the ways in which one's relationship with loved ones continues, endures, and perhaps even grows after death. more...

  • At the Root of This Longingby Carol L. Flinders

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    In At the Root of This Longing, Flinders identifies the four key points at which the paths of spirituality and feminism seem to collide?vowing silence vs. finding voice, relinquishing ego vs. establishing 'self', resisting desire vs. reclaiming the body, and enclosure vs. freedom?and sets out to discover not only the sources of these conflicts, but... more...

  • Ageismby W.R. Bytheway

    McGraw-Hill Education 1994; US$ 47.00

    Explains ageism, how it affects us, and how it relates to services for older people. This book builds bridges between the wider age-conscious culture within which people live their lives and the world of caring professions. It reviews the literature on age prejudice and ageism. It identifies a series of issues that determine a theory of ageism. more...

  • Understanding Masculinitiesby Mairtin Mac an Ghaill

    McGraw-Hill Education 1996; US$ 47.00

    Examines the range of different theoretical and methodological approaches to the understanding of masculinity. This book discusses education, unemployment, sport, sexuality, HIV, and black masculinities. It also explores the gendered and sexual dynamics of these masculinities, and aims to challenge and transform our conventional assumptions. more...

  • Sociology of Sex and Sexualityby Gail Louise Hawkes

    McGraw-Hill Education 1996; US$ 49.00

    Offers an historical sociological analysis of ideas about expressions of sexual desire, combining both primary and secondary historical and theoretical material with research and imagery in the contemporary context. This book is of interest to students in the fields of sociology, sexual history, gender studies, and cultural studies. more...

  • Critical Approaches to Ageing and Later Lifeby Anne Jamieson; Sarah Harper; Christina R. Victor

    McGraw-Hill Education 1997; US$ 46.00

    Discusses the theoretical developments in the international field of ageing. Drawing on research from the USA and UK, this book provides a critical approach to our understanding of the experience of ageing and later life. It is useful for advanced students of gerontology and those with an interest in ageing and later life. more...