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  • Woman's Club Work and Programsby Caroline French Benton

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Today, book clubs are all the rage, but in the early twentieth century, social groups called "women's clubs" were more popular. These small groups of friends, family and neighbors gathered to discuss topics like history, philosophy, and art. This primer from Caroline French Benton offers plenty of inspiration and practical guidelines. more...

  • On Becoming a Teen Momby Mary Patrice Erdmans; Timothy Black

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    In 2013, New York City launched a public education campaign with posters of frowning or crying children saying such things as "I?m twice as likely not to graduate high school because you had me as a teen" and "Honestly, Mom, chances are he won?t stay with you." Campaigns like this support a public narrative that portrays teen mothers as threatening... more...

  • Dealing in Desireby Kimberly Kay Hoang

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    This captivating ethnography explores Vietnam?s sex industry as the country ascends the global and regional stage. Over the course of five years, author Kimberly Kay Hoang worked at four exclusive Saigon hostess bars catering to diverse clientele: wealthy local Vietnamese and Asian businessmen, Viet Kieus (ethnic Vietnamese living abroad), Western... more...

  • Bordered Livesby Kike Arnal; Susan Stryker

    New Press, The 2015; US$ 21.95

    A richly evocative collection of photographs by internationally renowned photographer Kike Arnal, Bordered Lives seeks to push back against the transphobic caricatures that have perpetuated discrimination against the transgender community in Mexico. Despite some important advances in recognizing and protecting the rights of its transgender community,... more...

  • Women and Politics in Contemporary Japanby Emma Dalton

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 155.00

    This book looks at the gendering of the political system in Japan and the effects of that system on gender equality in national-level politics specifically and wider society more generally. It examines the approach taken by the long-ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) to issues of gender equality in Japan, and the repercussions of that approach... more...

  • Gender in World Historyby Peter N. Stearns

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 34.95

    Covering societies from classical times to the twenty-first century, Gender in World History is a fascinating exploration of what happens to established ideas about men, women, and gender roles when different cultural systems come into contact. The book breaks new ground to facilitate a consistent approach to gender in a world history context. ... more...

  • Whistling in the Darkby R. Raj Rao; Dibyajyoti Sharma

    SAGE India 2008; US$ 19.95

    Whistling in the Dark: Twenty-one Queer Interviews focuses on issues like. sexuality, sexual identity, marriage, gay marriage, heteronormativity, gay utopia,. gay activism, gay bashing, police atrocities and the laws vis-à-vis these. The interviewees represent a cross section of society ranging from university. professors, gay rights activists... more...

  • The Subjection of Womenby John Stuart Mill; Harriet Taylor Mill

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99

    John Stuart Mill's 1869 essay The Subjection of Women argues for equality between the sexes, putting forward ideas that were an affront to many at the time. His wife, Harriet Taylor Mill, is credited with co-authoring the essay. The Subjection of Women puts forward a detailed and passionate opposition to the social and legal inequalities imposed... more...

  • Vindication of the Rights of Womanby Mary Wollstonecraft

    The Floating Press 1792; US$ 4.99

    Mary Wollstonecraft wrote Vindication of the Rights of Woman in response to public debate and discussion about the education of women. She argues that women should be educated according to their station, and that they could be more than mere wives to their husbands and educators to their children. The text is one of the earliest works of feminist philosophy. more...

  • Sociologie des rapports de sexeby Marie-Blanche Tahon

    Les Presses de l'Université d'Ottawa 2003; US$ 9.99

    Trop souvent encore les rapports de sexe sont considérés comme un sous-champ particulier de la sociologie alors qu?ils traversent l?ensemble de la discipline puisqu?ils interviennent dans tous les domaines de la société. Afin de l?établir, il ne suffit plus de s?en tenir à la notion de rapports sociaux de sexe qui, le plus généralement, est utilisée... more...