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  • Gender and Sexuality in Modern Chinese Historyby Susan L. Mann

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 24.00

    Tracks the transformation of sexuality and gender in China, from late imperial times to modern times. more...

  • The Beauty Mythby Naomi Wolf

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.49

    The bestselling classic that redefined our view od the relationship between beauty and female identity. In today's world, women have more power, legal recognition, and professional success than ever before. Alongside the evident progress of the women's movement, however, writer and journalist Naomi Wolf is troubled by a different kind of social... 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...

  • 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 Missionary Positionby Christopher Hitchens

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2012; US$ 8.74

    In this frank and damning exposé 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...

  • Sacrificing Familiesby Leisy Abrego

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 21.95

    Widening global inequalities make it difficult for parents in developing nations to provide for their children, and both mothers and fathers often find that migration in search of higher wages is their only hope. Their dreams are straightforward: with more money, they can improve their children's lives. But the reality of their experiences is often... more...

  • We Should All Be Feministsby Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 0.99

    An eBook short. What does ?feminism? mean today? That is the question at the heart of We Should All Be Feminists , a personal, eloquently-argued essay?adapted from her much-viewed Tedx talk of the same name?by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the award-winning author of Americanah and Half of a Yellow Sun . With humor and levity, here Adichie offers... more...