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  • Mining Coal and Undermining Genderby Jessica Smith Rolston

    Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 27.95

    †Among the miners of Wyoming?s Powder River Basin?the largest coal-producing region in the U.S.?anthropologist Jessica Smith Rolston reveals how the mining industry, though heavily masculinized, generates new configurations of the ?working family??a kind of kinship based on the shared burdens of shift work and concerns for safety, which challenges... more...

  • Rethinking Family Practicesby Professor David H. J. Morgan

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 31.00

    Leading family sociologist David Morgan†revisits his highly influential 'family practices' approach in this new book. Exploring†its impact,†and how†it†has been critiqued,†Morgan shows the continued relevance of the approach with reference to time and space, the body, emotions, ethics and work/life balance. more...

  • Lifelong Love Affairby Jimmy Evans; Frank Martin; Les Parrott

    Baker Publishing Group 2012; US$ 19.99

    Marriage ministry expert provides a comprehensive, biblical approach to help couples strengthen, rebuild, or restore their marriage. more...

  • The Missionary Positionby Christopher Hitchens

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2012; US$ 8.74

    In this frank and damning exposť of the Teresa cult, Hitchens details the nature and limits of one woman's mission to help the world's poor. He probes the source of the heroic status bestowed upon an Albanian nun whose only declared wish was to serve God. He asks whether Mother Teresa's good works answered any higher purpose than the need of the... more...

  • Audiovisual Translation through a Gender Lensby Marcella De Marco

    Editions Rodopi 2012; US$ 45.00

    The past decades have witnessed considerable developments in Translation Studies and, particularly, a growing interest in the cultural and ideological differences engendered by the act of translating. More recently, Audiovisual Translation has also experienced an impressive growth in terms of research developments and applications. This book focuses... more...

  • Dude, You're a Fagby C. J. Pascoe

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 29.95

    High school and the difficult terrain of sexuality and gender identity are brilliantly explored in this smart, incisive ethnography. Based on eighteen months of fieldwork in a racially diverse working-class high school, Dude, You're a Fag sheds new light on masculinity both as a field of meaning and as a set of social practices. C. J. Pascoe's unorthodox... more...

  • Beauty Upby Laura Miller

    University of California Press 2006; US$ 15.95

    This engaging introduction to Japan's burgeoning beauty culture investigates a wide range of phenomenon?aesthetic salons, dieting products, male beauty activities, and beauty language?to find out why Japanese women and men are paying so much attention to their bodies. Laura Miller uses social science and popular culture sources to connect breast enhancements,... more...

  • The Gender of Constitutional Jurisprudenceby Beverley Baines; Ruth Rubio-Marin

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 40.00

    A description of the constitutional rights of women in twelve countries. more...

  • A Recipe for Discourseby Eric Skipper

    Editions Rodopi 2010; US$ 65.00

    Slender and yet panoramic in scope, historical and yet relevant to current-day concerns, Laura Esquivel’s Like Water for Chocolate has provoked from the outset a divergent range of critical opinions. The essays in A Recipe for Discourse: Perspectives on L more...

  • Growing Up Onlineby Sandra Weber; Shanly Dixon

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 38.00

    Fully revised and updated, this volume examines the diverse ways in which girls and young women across a variety of ethnic, socio-economic, and national backgounds use digital technology in their everyday lives. They explore identity development, how young women interact with technology, and how race, class, and identity influence game play. more...