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  • Constructing Gendered Bodiesby Kathryn Backett-Milburn; Linda McKie

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 44.00

    Interest in sociological study of the body, theoretically and empirically, has increased dramatically in the 1990s. This book builds on this work by bringing together exciting and stimulating research which examines the social and cultural processes involved in the construction of gendered bodies and sexual practices. Contributors explore these issues... more...

  • African Sexualitiesby Sylvia Tamale

    Pambazuka Press 2011; US$ 32.99

    A groundbreaking book, accessible but scholarly, by African activists. It uses research, life stories, and artistic expression—including essays, case studies, poetry, news clips, songs, fiction, memoirs, letters, interviews, short film scripts, and photographs—to examine dominant and deviant sexualities and investigate the intersections between sex,... more...

  • Womanpowerby Nadia Hijab

    Cambridge University Press 1988; US$ 39.00

    Womanpower unveils the lively but little-reported debate on women's position in the modern Arab world. It paints a picture drawn from individual stories as well as from national development programmes and attempts to explain why the process of social change in the region has been slow and uneven by linking it to political and economic developments.... more...

  • Transgender 101by Nicholas M Teich

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 19.99

    Written by a social worker, popular educator, and transgender man, this well-rounded resource combines an accessible portrait of transgenderism with a rich history of transgender life and unique experiences of discrimination. The first guide to treat transgenderism as a distinct topic of study, this text moves beyond mere anecdote and recommendations... more...

  • Passing/Outby Dennis Cooley; Kelby Harrison

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 109.95

    Shedding light on the meaning of 'passing' and 'outing' in relation to identity, Passing/Out constructs a dialogue between the work of scholars whose intellectual careers began prior to the advent of queer theory and those whose work has been more immediately and directly shaped by this approach, with a view to breaking new ground in... more...

  • Re-negotiating Genderby Lake Lui

    Springer 2012; US$ 129.00

    In Chinese societies where both "money" and "gender" confer power, can a woman's economic success relative to her husband's bring about a more equal division of household labor? Lui's qualitative study of "status-reversed" Hong Kong families, wherein wives earn more than their husbands, examines how couples... more...

  • Heilsames Erzählenby Petra Plunger

    Springer 2012; US$ 39.95

    Petra Plunger untersucht die Bedeutung des Erzählens über das Kranksein als Möglichkeit der Krankheitsbewältigung für Menschen, die akut oder chronisch erkrankt sind. Beispielhaft zeichnet sie den Stellenwert von Narrativen im Rahmen der medizinischen Behandlung und Betreuung an der homöopathischen Behandlung und Betreuung... more...

  • A People Strongerby Suneeta Singh; Sangita Dasgupta; Pallav Patankar; Minati Sinha

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 29.95

    The discourse on sexuality and alternate sexualities in India's public space has grown in volume, and those who practice same-sex relations have become more visible. Among these are the MSM (men who have sex with men) and TG (transgender) groups. A People Stronger provides a comprehensive analysis of the collectivization efforts of these groups... more...

  • Genderby Harriet Bradley

    Wiley 2013; US$ 69.95

    Gender issues continue to be a prominent concern of academics and policy-makers, and increasingly arise in various forms to be debated in the public sphere and popular media. But what exactly do we mean by gender? How can we best understand gender differences? How are current gender relations changing? What new paths are ‘femininity’... more...

  • Gender and Cultureby Anne Phillips

    Wiley 2013; US$ 22.95

    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...