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  • 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...

  • Sex Work Nowby Rosie Campbell; Maggie O'Neill

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 52.95

    Sex Work Now provides an authoritative overview of female sex work and policy in the UK, and addresses a number of key contemporary issues and debates. These include sex worker unionization, migrant sex work and trafficking, communities and sex work, male clients of sex workers, the policing of prostitution, zoning of street sex work, young people... 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...

  • Women and Politics in France 1958-2000by Dr Gill Allwood; Gill Allwood; Dr Khursheed Wadia; Khursheed Wadia

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 46.95

    An essential guide to the role of women in the political life of France under the Fifth Republic. It shows that the unique political history of France ensures that it remains an important and exceptional example of women's participation in the politics of a Western European country. Its study is essential in order to have a complete understanding of... more...

  • Rethinking Empowermentby Jane L. Parpart; Shirin M. Rai; Kathleen A. Staudt

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 240.00

    Rethinking Empowerment looks at the changing role of women in developing countries and calls for a new approach to empowerment. An approach that adopts a more nuanced, feminist interpretation of power and em(power)ment, recognises that local empowerment is always embedded in regional, national and global contexts, pays attention to institutional... more...

  • The Industrial Vaginaby Sheila Jeffreys

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 41.95

    The industrialization of prostitution and the sex trade has created a multibillion-dollar global market, involving millions of women, that makes a substantial contribution to national and global economies. The Industrial Vagina examines how prostitution and other aspects of the sex industry have moved from being small-scale, clandestine, and... more...

  • Women and Spanish Fascismby Kathleen J.L. Richmond

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    Using forty-five interviews with former members and sympathisers, this book traces the development of the Women's section of the Franco government from its roots in the Spanish fascist party to its role in the dictatorship up to 1959. The study reveals that despite its anti-feminist agenda, the section was, in some areas, a catalyst for women's emancipation... more...

  • Lifestylesby David Chaney

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 65.95

    In the modern world our lifestyle helps to define our attitudes and values as well as show our wealth and social position. This clearly written introduction to the concept of lifestyle offers a concise guide to how the term is used in sociological accounts to refer to this modern social form. Lifestyles explores * how we should classify lifestyles... more...

  • Feminism After Postmodernism?by Marysia Zalewski

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 49.95

    Highly original and stimulating, this book provides a detailed overview of postmodern feminist theory and practice. Subjects covered include: *the differences between the feminism of the 1970s and contemporary feminism *liberal, radical, socialist and postmodern feminisms *feminist reactions to the growth in reproductive technologies *how feminism... more...

  • Gender and the Public Sectorby Jim Barry; Mike Dent; Maggie O'Neill

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    Drawing on sociology and social policy, this intriguing volume considers various aspects of gender and professional identity. Contributors explore the inter-relationship between managerialism, professionalism and gender identity in Britain, and examine the processes and impacts of change on those working in public sector organizations in other countries... more...