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  • Jane Grey Swisshelmby Sylvia D. Hoffert

    The University of North Carolina Press 2004; US$ 20.00

    Nineteenth-century newspaper editor Jane Grey Swisshelm (1815-1884) was an unconventionally ambitious woman. While she struggled in private to be a dutiful daughter, wife, and mother, she publicly critiqued and successfully challenged gender conventions that restricted her personal behavior, limited her political and economic opportunities, and attempted... more...

  • Freedom of the Streetsby Sharon E. Wood

    The University of North Carolina Press 2005; US$ 28.00

    Gilded Age cities offered extraordinary opportunities to women--but at a price. As clerks, factory hands, and professionals flocked downtown to earn a living, they alarmed social critics and city fathers, who warned that self-supporting women were just steps away from becoming prostitutes. With in-depth research possible only in a mid-sized city,... more...

  • The Price of Sexby Belinda Brooks-Gordon

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 55.95

    As a society we are buying more sex than ever before. Adult sex shops now take their place amongst retailers in the high street and lap dancing clubs compete for an increased share of the leisure economy; hotel chains offer sexually explicit films as part of their standard service, the party selling of adult toys to women in their homes has become... more...

  • Economies of Desireby Amalia L. Cabezas

    Temple University Press 2009; US$ 27.95

    Is a native-born tour guide who has sex with tourists—in exchange for dinner or gifts or cash—merely a prostitute or gigolo? What if the tourist continues to send gifts or money to the tour guide after returning home? As this original and provocative book demonstrates, when it comes to sex—and the effects of capitalism and globalization—nothing... more...

  • Prostitution in Medieval Societyby Leah Lydia Otis

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 30.00

    "Prostitution in Medieval Society, a monograph about Languedoc between the twelfth and sixteenth centuries, is also much more than that: it is a compelling narrative about the social construction of sexuality." – Catharine R. Stimpson   more...

  • The Comforts of Homeby Luise White

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 30.00

    "This history is . . . the first fully-fleshed story of African Nairobi in all of its complexity which foregrounds African experiences. Given the overwhelming white dominance in the written sources, it is a remarkable achievement."—Claire Robertson, International Journal of African Historical Studies "White's book . . . takes a unique approach... more...

  • Women Dividedby Rosemary Sales

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 79.95

    The ongoing Irish peace process has renewed interest in the current social and political problems of Northern Ireland. In bringing together the issues of gender and inequality, Women Divided, a title in the International Studies of Women and Place series, offers new perspectives on women's rights and contemporary political issues. Women Divided argues... more...

  • Prostitutionby Dr Paula Bartley; Paula Bartley

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 46.95

    Prostitution: Prevention and Reform in England, 1860-1914 is the first comprehensive overview of attempts to eradicate prostitution from English society, including discussion of early attempts at reform and prevention through to the campaigns of the social purists. Prostitution looks in depth at the various reform institutions which were set up... more...

  • Rethinking Prostitutionby Graham Scambler

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 69.95

    The growth of AIDS has focused renewed attention on the institution of prostitution. In contrast to the moral panic reaction of some sectors of society, very different initiatives are being displayed by other groups in relation to the need to scrutinize the social, moral and legal status of prostitution and to reflect on the arguments in support of... more...

  • Women and Political Powerby Simon Henig

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 33.95

    The advance of women through the political system has been one of the most significant developments of the second half of the twentieth century. For the first time we have seen women Prime Ministers and Presidents in Europe. Women and Political Power examines the extent of progress women have made in ten western European countries, and looks at... more...