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Prostitution

  • Adolescence and Pubertyby John Bancroft; June Machover Reinisch

    Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 129.99 US$ 111.79

    This wide-ranging volume presents an in-depth picture of adolescent sexuality and behavior. As perhaps the most vital period in human development, adolescence is a time of complex, often difficult interactions between diverse influences. Here, nineteen scientists representing ten disciplines explore the biological, psychological, and cultural factors... 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...

  • At the Root of This Longingby Carol L. Flinders

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24

    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...

  • Battle Scarsby Catherine Clinton; Nina Silber

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 17.99 US$ 15.47

    Over a decade ago, the publication of Divided Houses ushered in a new field of scholarship on gender and the Civil War. Following in its wake, Battle Scars showcases insights from award-winning historians as well as emerging scholars. This volume depicts the ways in which gender, race, nationalism, religion, literary culture, sexual mores, and... more...

  • Bernard Mandeville's "A Modest Defence of Publick Stews"by Irwin Primer

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 36.00

    A study of the literary merit of Bernard Mandeville's A Modest Defence of Publick Stews. more...

  • The Book of the Courtesansby Susan Griffin

    Crown/Archetype 2002; US$ 15.95

    From Pulitzer-Prize-nominated author Susan Griffin comes an unprecedented, provocative look at the dazzling world of the West?s first independent women, whose lively liaisons brought them unspoken influence, wealth, and freedom. While they charmed some of Europe?s most illustrious men honing their social skills as well as their sexual ones, the... more...

  • Caribbean Pleasure Industryby Mark Padilla

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 25.00

    In recent years, the economy of the Caribbean has become almost completely dependent on international tourism. And today one of the chief ways that foreign visitors there seek pleasure is through prostitution. While much has been written on the female sex workers who service these tourists, Caribbean Pleasure Industry shifts the focus onto the... more...

  • China, Sex and Prostitutionby Elaine Jeffreys

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 48.95

    China, Sex and Prostitution is a topical and important critique of recent scholarship in China studies concerning sexuality, prostitution and policing. Jeffrey's arguments are constructed in the form of detailed analysis of a wide range of primary texts, including documents, press reports, police report, and policy and legal pronouncements, and secondary... 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...

  • Common Womenby Ruth Mazo Karras

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 50.00 US$ 43.00

    A study of the "common woman" in medieval England - characterized as such for being a prostitute and therefore belonging to all men. Karras explores their experiences, relations and treatment under the law and concludes that prostitution was central to the medieval understanding of femininity. more...