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  • Gender and the Rhetoric of Modernity in Spanish America, 1850?1910by Lee Skinner

    University Press of Florida 2016; US$ 79.95

    This ambitious volume surveys an expansive and diverse range of countries across the nineteenth-century Spanish-colonized Americas, showing how both men and women used the discourses of modernity to envision the place of women in the modern, utopian nation. Lee Skinner argues that the rhetorical nature of modernity made it possible for readers and... more...

  • The Persistence of Gender Inequalityby Mary Evans

    Wiley 2017; US$ 22.95 US$ 19.89

    Despite centuries of campaigning, women still earn less and have less power than men. Equality remains a goal not yet reached. In this incisive account of why this is the case, Mary Evans argues that optimistic narratives of progress and emancipation have served to obscure long-term structural inequalities between women and men, structural inequalities... more...

  • Leftover Womenby Leta Hong Fincher

    Zed Books 2016; US$ 15.95

    A provocative exposé of the position of women in China and of the state-perpetuated myths about 'leftover' women. more...

  • Reden und Schweigenby Diana Haußmann

    Centaurus Verlag & Media 2016; US$ 15.10

    Die vorliegende Studie beschäftigt sich mit dem literarischen Werk der algerischen Autorin Assia Djebar (*1936). Ihr Hauptaugenmerk richtet sich auf den 1995 erschienenen Roman Vaste est la prison, den die Autorin als Teil eines auf vier Bände ausgelegten autobiografischen Projekts, des Quatuor algérien, charakterisiert. Insofern sich eine isolierte... more...

  • Key Concepts in Gender Studiesby Jane Pilcher; Imelda Whelehan

    SAGE Publications 2016; US$ 28.00

    Including nine new entries, this thoroughly revised edition provides an authoritative account of gender studies, reflecting on the complex and multi-faceted character of the field in a way that is accessible to students across the social sciences and humanities. more...

  • Neoliberal Bodies and the Gendered Fat Bodyby Hannele Harjunen

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    In recent decades the rise of the so-called "global obesity epidemic" has led to fatness and fat bodies being debated incessantly in popular, professional, and academic arenas. Fatness and fat bodies are shamed and demonised, and the public monitoring, surveillance and outright policing by the media, health professionals, and the general public are... more...

  • Girls & Sexby Peggy Orenstein

    Oneworld Publications 2016; US$ 7.99

    A generation gap has emerged between parents and their daughters. Mothers and fathers have little idea about the pressures and expectations they face or how they feel about them. Drawing on in-depth interviews with young women and a wide range of psychologists and experts, renowned journalist and bestselling author Peggy Orenstein goes where most... more...

  • Sex Culturesby Amin Ghaziani

    Wiley 2017; US$ 22.96 US$ 19.90

    Why is it so hard to talk about sex and sexuality? In this crisp and compelling book, Amin Ghaziani provides a pithy introduction to the field of sexuality studies through a distinctively cultural lens. Rather than focusing on sex acts, which make us feel flustered and blind us to a bigger picture, Ghaziani crafts a conversation about sex cultures... more...

  • A Roof Over My Headby Jean Calterone Williams

    University Press of Colorado 2016; US$ 23.95

    Based upon extensive ethnographic data,  ?A Roof Over My Head?  examines the lives of homeless women who cope with domestic violence, low-income housing shortages, and poverty. The author draws upon interviews with homeless women, interviews with housed people, and, finally, evaluations of shelter services, philosophies, and policies to... more...

  • Changing Names and Gendering Identityby Rachel Thwaites

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book investigates contemporary naming practices on marriage in Britain, drawing on survey data and detailed interview material in which women offer their own accounts of the reasons for which they have changed or retained their names. Exploring the ways in which names are used to create and understand family, to cement commitments and make it... more...