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  • Handbook of the Sociology of Genderby Janet Saltzman Chafetz

    Springer 2006; US$ 89.95

    Presents discussions and bibliographies on the array of subspecialities that comprise the sociology of gender. This book utilizes cross-national and historical material in addition to data on the contemporary United States. It also explores within-gender differences along racial/ethnic, social class, sexual preference, and age cohort dimensions. more...

  • Not for Saleby David Batstone

    HarperCollins 2008; US$ 11.99

    Award-winning journalist David Batstone reveals the story of a new generation of 21st century abolitionists and their heroic campaign to put an end to human bondage. In his accessible and inspiring book, Batstone carefully weaves the narratives of activists and those in bondage in a way that not only raises awareness of the modern-day slave trade,... more...

  • The Education of a Very Young Madamby Ma-Ling Lee; Christa Bourg

    Scribner 2009; US$ 15.99

    Full of juicy details about what really goes on behind the bedroom door, The Education of a Very Young Madam is a provocative exposť of the newest developments in the world's oldest profession. A stripper at age fifteen, involved with majorleague gang members before she was twenty, and a madam raking in over $20,000 a day only a few years... more...

  • Prostitution and Human Traffickingby Andrea Cauduro; Marco Lombardi

    Springer 2008; US$ 129.00

    Who is the client of trafficked prostitution? What fuels the demand for trafficked prostitution as opposed to other forms? Which are the effective policies for what type of prostitution? This book provides research that answers these questions. It explores the hidden world of human trafficking for prostitution and intends to profile its clients. more...

  • Untidy Originsby Lori D. Ginzberg

    The University of North Carolina Press 2005; US$ 29.99

    Untidy Origins: A Story of Woman's Rights in Antebellum New York more...

  • 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...

  • International Approaches to Prostitutionby Geetanjali Gangoli; Nicole Westmarland

    Policy Press 2006; US$ 35.00

    What is to be done about prostitution? Is it work or is it violence? Are women involved in prostitution offenders or victims? Is prostitution a private or a political issue? The answers to these questions vary depending on many factors, including where in the world you live.This book provides a valuable, detailed international comparison of the laws,... more...

  • The Social World of Older Peopleby Christina R. Victor; Sasha Scambler; Ann Bowling; John Bond

    McGraw-Hill Education 2008; US$ 49.00

    Provides an account of loneliness and social isolation as experienced by older people living in Britain. This book considers the incidence and effects of isolation and loneliness, identifying the factors which lead to such experiences and considering potential interventions. more...

  • Selling Sexby Raelene Frances

    University of NSW Press 2007; US$ 25.99

    Selling Sex provides the first comprehensive history of prostitution in Australia from before European colonisation to the present, and situates this history within an international context of labour migration and policy formation. It draws on extensive archival research and interviews to chart the ways in which prostitution contributed not just to... more...