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  • 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...

  • The Women?s History of the Worldby Rosalind Miles

    HarperCollins Publishers 2016; US$ 8.03

    Now available as an ebook. 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...

  • 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...

  • LGBTQ Statsby Bennett Singer; David Deschamps

    The New Press 2017; US$ 14.99

    Twenty years ago it was impossible to imagine the president of the United States embracing same-sex marriage or Bruce Jenner transitioning to Caitlyn Jenner, an open transgender woman. LGBTQ Stats chronicles the ongoing LGBTQ revolution, providing the critical statistics, and draws upon and synthesizes newly collected data. Deschamps and Singer?whose... more...

  • Resistant Bodies in the Cultural Productions of Transnational Hispanic Caribbean Womenby Irune del Rio Gabiola

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 79.99

    Using Chela Sandoval?s theories of methodologies of the oppressed, this book examines the art created by several Caribbean women who use literature, film, graphic novels, music, testimonios , photographs, and other forms of art to convey social justice, democracy, and new ways of re/imaging marginal identities. more...

  • Arabischer Frühling?by Dagmar Filter; Jana Reich; Eva Fuchs

    Centaurus Verlag & Media 2016; US$ 8.92

    Der Band befasst sich mit der Frage nach der politischen und gesellschaftlichen Partizipation von Frauen und Männern in muslimischen Gesellschaften vor, während und nach dem Arabischen Frühling, sowie der Bedeutung von Geschlechter(de)konstruktionen in einer Gesellschaft im Wandel. In den meisten Ländern des "Arabischen Frühlings" sind die Geschlechterverhältnisse... more...

  • Queer Movie Medievalismsby Tison Pugh; Kathleen Coyne Kelly

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    How is history even possible, since it involves recapturing a past already lost? It is through this urge to understand, feel and experience, that films based on medieval history are made. They attempt to re-create the past, but can only do so through a queer re-visioning that inevitably replicates modernity. In these mediations between past and present,... more...

  • Gender Segregationby Lena Gonäs; Jan Ch Karlsson

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This insightful volume asks if, and to what extent, gender divisions in working life are changing. The contributors discuss the implications from a labour market perspective and a family-work level perspective, which are combined to examine if and where patterns of gender integration can be found. Research from several European countries is presented,... more...