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  • God Forbidby Kathleen M. Sands

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 104.99

    Since the 1980s, religion has been most visible in American public life when issues of sexuality and reproduction are at stake. Paradoxically, however, the voices that speak most loudly in the name of religion are often unschooled in religious history, world religions, theology, or ethics. As a result, religion in America is misrepresented as anxiously... 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...

  • 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...

  • Gender in the Mirrorby Diana Tietjens Meyers

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 54.99

    "In this innovative, elegantly written investigation, Diana Meyers invites her readers to reflect on, and devise ways of resisting, the ubiquitous yet varied imagery of 'woman' that saturates the social-political western world, thwarting women's efforts to achieve autonomous self-hood. Ranging widely across pronatalist messages, psychiatric practice,... more...

  • White Women's Rightsby Louise Michele Newman

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 30.99

    "Newman offers a bold reinterpretation of American feminism and the politics of race. Through a series of finely drawn and challenging intellectual portraits of figures such as Alice Fletcher, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Mary Roberts Coolidge, and May French-Sheldon, White Women's Rights demonstrates the bedrock import of US imperialism and domestic... more...

  • Women and Elective Officeby

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 18.99

    Since the publication of the first edition of this book, former U.S. Senator Carol Moseley Braun's campaign for the presidency in 2004 and the widespread discussion of a run in 2008 by Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton have significantly raised the profile of women on the national political stage. At the same time, progress in electing women to the U.S.... more...

  • Revising Herselfby Ruthellen Josselson

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 37.99

    In 1972, Ruthellen Josselson was a young psychologist fascinated by the riddle of how a woman creates an identity and chooses one path over another in life--particularly in the face of the nascent feminist movement. Selecting at random thirty young women in their last year of college, Josselson undertook a ground-breaking study that would follow these... more...

  • Sex and Social Justiceby Martha C. Nussbaum

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 28.99

    Growing out of Nussbaum's years of work with an international development agency connected with the United Nations, and informed by her study of Aristotle and the Stoics and the modern liberal thinkers Kant and Mill, this collection charts a feminism that is deeply concerned with the urgent needs of women who live in hunger and illiteracy, or under... more...

  • Sin in the Second Cityby Karen Abbott

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.00

    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...

  • Female Prostitution in Costa Ricaby Anne Hayes

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This book analyzes the development of female prostitution in the Pacific port of Puntarenas, Costa Rica during the advanced stage of the coffee exporting economy (1880-1930), at the height of the consolidation of the liberal state. Hayes argues that prostitution in the port differed from that of the coffee producing highlands due to differential economic,... more...