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  • 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...

  • Spartan Womenby Sarah B. Pomeroy

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 29.99

    Sarah Pomeroy seeks to reconstruct the lives and the world of Sparta's women -- including how their legal status changed over time and how they held on to their surprising autonomy. more...

  • White Women's Rightsby Louise Michele Newman

    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...

  • 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...

  • Female Prostitution in Costa Rica: Historical Perspectives 1880-1930by 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...