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  • 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...

  • 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$ 11.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • At the Root of This Longingby Carol L. Flinders

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 10.99

    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...

  • The War on Human Traffickingby Anthony DeStefano

    Rutgers University Press 2007; US$ 27.95

    DeStefano details the events leading up to the creation of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, the federal law that first addressed the phenomenon of trafficking in persons. The book also describes the tensions created as the Bush Administration tried to use the trafficking laws to attack prostitution and shows how the American response... more...

  • Sex at the Marginsby Laura María Agustín

    Zed Books 2007; US$ 31.95

    This groundbreaking book explodes several myths: that selling sex is completely different from any other kind of work; that migrants who sell sex are passive victims; and that the multitude of people out to save them are without self-interest. Laura Agustín argues that the label 'trafficked' does not accurately describe migrants' lives and that the... more...

  • The Myth of Sacred Prostitution in Antiquityby Stephanie Lynn Budin

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 28.00

    Dispels the myth of sacred prostitution in the ancient world. more...