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  • Surrealism and the Occultby Tessel M. Bauduin

    Amsterdam University Press 2014; US$ 79.99

    This book offers a new perspective on a long-debated issue: the role of the occult in surrealism, in particular under the leadership of French writer André Breton. Based on thorough source analysis, this study details how our understanding of occultism and esotericism, as well as of their function in Bretonian surrealism, changed significantly over... more...

  • The Embodied Performance of Genderby Jack Migdalek

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    Norms of embodied behaviour for males and females, as promoted in mainstream Western public arenas of popular culture and the everyday, continue to work, overtly and covertly, as definitive and restrictive barriers to the realm of possibilities of embodied gender expression and appreciation. They serve to disempower and marginalize those not inclined... more...

  • Beauty and Misogynyby Sheila Jeffreys

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    The new edition of Beauty and Misogyny revisits and updates Sheila Jeffreys' uncompromising critique of Western beauty practice and the industries and ideologies behind it. Jeffreys argues that beauty practices are not related to individual female choice or creative expression, but represent instead an important aspect of women's oppression. As... more...

  • Under Development: Genderby Christine Verschuur; Isabelle Guérin; Hélène Guétat-Bernard

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 100.00

    Despite various decades of research and claim-making by feminist scholars and movements, gender remains an overlooked area in development studies. Looking at key issues in development studies through the prisms of gender and feminism, the authors demonstrate that gender is an indispensable tool for social change. more...

  • Geschlechterpluralismus im Buddhismusby Cèline Grünhagen

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 59.11

    Die Kategorien der gegenwärtigen Sexual- und Geschlechterforschung wie z.B. Hetero- und Homosexualität, Transsexualität oder Transgender sind relativ moderne Konzepte, die sich im Verlauf der Geschichte des Abendlandes aus einer meist religiös begründeten Dichotomie von Mann und Frau sowie sexuellen Normen herausgebildet haben. Dieses unter biblisch-christlichem... more...

  • Under Development: Genderby Christine Verschuur; Isabelle Guérin; Hélène Guétat-Bernard

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 100.00

    Despite various decades of research and claim-making by feminist scholars and movements, gender remains an overlooked area in development studies. Looking at key issues in development studies through the prisms of gender and feminism, the authors demonstrate that gender is an indispensable tool for social change. more...

  • Football and the FA Women?s Super Leagueby Carrie Dunn; Joanna Welford

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    Women's football is the fastest growing participation sport in the UK. This book critically explores women's elite football from a sociological perspective, analysing the growth, governance and impact of the FA Women's Super League from its inception onwards. more...

  • Is There Life After Football?by James A. Holstein; Richard S. Jones; George E. Koonce

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 23.75

    In January 2014, President Barack Obama made headlines when he confided to New Yorker reporter Davis Remnick that, if he had a son, he would discourage him from playing in the NFL. ?I would not let my son play pro football,? he told the writer. Obama?s words came on the heels of a year of heightened awareness of the life-long consequences of a professional... more...

  • Utopian Bodies and the Politics of Transgressionby Lucy Sargisson

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 59.95

    What do we want? What do we believe to be wrong with the world? How can we best change it? How should we live? Given the world as it is, how can we best achieve our dreams and desires? Utopian Bodies is, quite simply, a new approach to thinking about theory. Using the dominant themes of green and feminist politics, this fascinating and original... more...

  • Gender and American History Since 1890by Barbara Melosh

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95

    These essays chart major contributions to recent historiography. Carefully selected for their accessibility and accompanied by headnotes and study questions, the essays offer a clear and engaging introduction for the non-specialist. The introduction describes the emergence of gender as a subject of historical investigation and in ten essays, historians... more...