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  • 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 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...

  • Sin in the Second Cityby Karen Abbott

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.00

    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$ 49.95

    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. 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...

  • Measuring Human Traffickingby Ernesto U. Savona; Sophia Stefanizzi

    Springer-Verlag New York Inc 2007; US$ 119.00

    The trafficking of human beings is a major worldwide problem. Due to the scarcity, unreliability and non-comparability of existing data in the various affected countries there are serious difficulties related to the development of a comprehensive counter-strategy. Although there has been some improvement in the last years, the statistics on human trafficking... 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...