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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Springer New York 2007; US$ 119.00
Human trafficking is current and very topical, especially in relation to Eastern Europe Emphasizes quantitative findings, whereas competitive books on the same subject matter have been qualitative and descriptive more...
- 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...