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  • Gender and Cultureby Anne Phillips

    Wiley 2013; US$ 69.95 US$ 60.62

    The idea that respect for cultural diversity conflicts with gender equality is now a staple of both public and academic debate. Yet discussion of these tensions is marred by exaggerated talk of cultural difference, leading to ethnic reductionism, cultural stereotyping, and a hierarchy of traditional and modern. In this volume, Anne Phillips firmly... more...

  • Gender, Culture, and Physicalityby Sterk; Knoppers

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 82.99

    Gender, Culture and Physicality explores and challenges cultural obstacles associated with gendered meanings given to physicality, or bodies in action. The authors argue that these meanings reflect cultural attitudes toward women and men and shape people's choices, but can be changed through conscious "degendering." more...

  • Conversations With A Pedophileby Amy Hammel-Zabin

    Barricade Books 2013; US$ 9.99

    How does the mind of a pedophile work? How does a pedophile lay the groundwork that lures children into his web and succeed in abusing them to satisfy his own sick needs? As a therapist in the prison where sex offender ?Alan? (not his real name) was incarcerated, Dr. Amy Hammel-Zabin had unparalleled access to the uncensored voice of a pedophile... more...

  • Gender and Social Movementsby Bahati M. Kuumba

    AltaMira Press 2001; US$ 38.99

    In this brief text examining gender roles in social movements, M. Bahati Kuumba shows how liberation struggles are viewed through women's eyes and how gender affects women's mobilization, strategies, and outcomes in social movement organizations. Gender and Social Movements is the ideal text to introduce a sophisticated view of race and gender into... more...

  • Genderby Brooke Holmes

    I.B.Tauris 2012; US$ 14.95

    Gender has now become a pervasive topic in the humanities and social sciences. Yet despite its familiarity within universities and colleges, some have argued that the radical debates which first characterised gender studies have become ghettoized or maginalized - so that gender no longer makes the impact on creative thinking and ideas that it once... more...

  • Politics of Masculinitiesby Michael A. Messner

    AltaMira Press 1997; US$ 38.99

    Michael A. Messner provides a sociological framework to understand the responses of men to the changes, challenges, and crises in the social organization of gender. By examining not only what certain groups of men say about gender, but what they do, Messner helps to illuminate the various social movements engaged with the politics of masculinity. This... more...

  • In the Culture Societyby Angela McRobbie

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 41.95

    How do different artistic and cultural practices develop in the contemporary consumer culture? Providing a new direction in cultural studies as well as a vigorous defence of the field, Angela McRobbie's new collection of essays considers the social consequences of cultural proliferation and the social basis of aesthetic innovation. In the wake of postmodernism,... more...

  • Gender and Global Justiceby Alison M. Jaggar

    Wiley 2014; US$ 24.95 US$ 21.62

    Issues of global justice have received increasing attention in academic philosophy in recent years but the gendered dimensions of these issues are often overlooked or treated as peripheral. This groundbreaking collection by Alison Jaggar brings gender to the centre of philosophical debates about global justice. The explorations presented here range... more...

  • The Sexual Contractby Carole Pateman

    Wiley 2014; US$ 27.50 US$ 23.83

    Carole Pateman is one of the foremost political theorists writing in English today. In this outstanding new work, she presents a major reinterpretation of modern political theory. She shows how standard discussions of social contract theory tell only half the story. The sexual contract which establishes modern patriarchy and the political right of... more...

  • A Society of Young Womenby Amelie Le Renard; Kate Rose

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    The cities of Saudi Arabia are among the most gender segregated in the world. In recent years the Saudi government has felt increasing international pressure to offer greater roles for women in society. Implicit in these calls for reform, however, is an assumption that the only "real" society is male society. Little consideration has been given to... more...