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  • Gender, Education and Employmentby Hans-Peter Blossfeld; Jan Skopek; Moris Triventi; Sandra Buchholz

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    For much of the twentieth century, women lagged considerably behind men in their educational attainment. However, in recent decades, young women have become an important source of human capital for labor markets in modern societies, as well as potential competitors to the male workforce. This book asks whether or not women have been able to convert... more...

  • Unleashing Manhood in the Cageby Christian A. Vaccaro; Melissa L. Swauger

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 74.99

    This book uses a sociological and ethnographic lens to explore why MMA participants endure grueling workouts and serious injury. The authors argue that the idolization of MMA participants from their supporters, each other, and culture more generally is linked to the creation of a type of publicly accessible and consumable form of masculinity. more...

  • Negotiating Gendered Discoursesby Jane L. Christie

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 84.99

    Negotiating Gendered Discourses analyzes the discourse surrounding Michelle Bachelet?s 2006 presidential election in Chile to that of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner?s 2007 election in Argentina. Christie reveals key points of intersection between the contemporary political discourse of these elections and the women-led human rights campaigns in... more...

  • Sexuality and Memory in Early Modern Englandby John S. Garrison; Kyle Pivetti

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    This volume brings together two vibrant areas of Renaissance studies today: memory and sexuality. The contributors show that not only Shakespeare but also a broad range of his contemporaries were deeply interested in how memory and sexuality interact. Are erotic experiences heightened or deflated by the presence of memory? Can a sexual act be commemorative?... more...

  • Violence against Women in Pornographyby Walter S. DeKeseredy; Marilyn Corsianos

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 39.95

    Violence against Women in Pornography illuminates the ways in which adult pornography hurts many women, both on and off screen. A growing body of social scientific knowledge shows that it is strongly associated with various types of violence against women in intimate relationships. Many women who try to leave abusive and/or patriarchal men also report... 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...

  • Abortion and the Politics of Motherhoodby Kristin Luker

    University of California Press 1985; US$ 19.16

    In this important study of the abortion controversy in the United States, Kristin Luker examines the issues, people, and beliefs on both sides of the abortion conflict. She draws data from twenty years of public documents and newspaper accounts, as well as over two hundred interviews with both pro-life and pro-choice activists. She argues that moral... 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...