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  • Motherloadby Ana Villalobos

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    In a time of economic anxiety, fear of terrorism, and marital uncertainty, insecurity has become a big part of life for many American mothers. With bases of security far from guaranteed, mothers are often seeking something they can count on. In this beautifully written and accessible book, Ana Villalobos shows how mothers frequently rely on the one... more...

  • Patriots Against Fashionby Alexander Maxwell

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    During the era of the French revolution, patriots across Europe tried to introduce a national uniform. This book, the first comparative study of national uniform schemes, discusses case studies from Austria, Bulgaria, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Turkey the United States, and Wales. more...

  • British Pronoun Use, Prescription, and Processingby Laura Paterson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    This study considers the use of they and he for generic reference in post-2000 written British English. The analysis is framed by a consideration of language-internal factors, such as syntactic agreement, and language-external factors, which include traditional grammatical prescriptivism and the language reforms resulting from second-wave feminism.... 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...

  • 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...

  • Sexismus und Irritation im Netzby Jennifer Eickelmann

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 22.32

    Die Nutzung von YOUTUBE, dem derzeit meistbesuchten Videoportal weltweit, gehört für viele Internetuser längst zum Alltag: Selbstgedrehte Videos werden zur Schau gestellt, kommentiert, parodiert oder neu abgemischt. Dabei verkörpert die Plattform wie kaum eine zweite das ?Mitmach-Web? mit all seinen Nutzungsmöglichkeiten und Kommunikationsformen. Doch... more...

  • Geschlechtersemantik 1800/1900by Natalia Igl

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 50.24

    Ausgehend von den literatur- und diskursgeschichtlichen Schwellenräumen um 1800 und 1900 untersucht Natalia Igl den historisch-semantischen Wandel des komplementären Geschlechtermodells und dessen Krise. Anders als die bisherige Forschung legt sie dabei den Fokus auf den Naturalismus als Initialphase der literarischen Diskursivierung der »modernen«... more...

  • Sexuelle Gleichberechtigungby Jeffrey Weeks; Karin Wördemann

    Wallstein Verlag 2014; US$ 8.92

    Magnus Hirschfeld setzte im Kampf für die Gleichberechtigung von Homosexuellen seine Hoffnungen auf die Wissenschaft, was sich in biologistischen Argumentationsmustern widerspiegelt: Körperliche und genetische Ursachen der Homosexualität bildeten die Grundlage der Diskussionen, die nicht nur in den Sexualwissenschaften noch lange Zeit einflussreich... more...

  • Opfer Mann?by Ellen M. Zitzmann

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 22.32

    Trotz der Zugehörigkeit zu einem privilegierten Geschlecht sind Männer mehrfach gefährdet in Bezug auf Gewaltausübung, Opferwerdung, Suizidhandlung, Vereinsamung und niedriger Lebensdauer. Dennoch dominieren in der Männerforschung Diskussionen über Aggressivität und Gewalthandeln im Gegensatz zum männlichen Risiko einer Opferwerdung. Unbestritten ist,... more...

  • The Politics of State Interventionby Shireen Burki

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 99.99

    A comparative examination of gender politics of three culturally interconnected Muslim majority states (Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran) whose findings reveal remarkably similar outcomes across borders. Utilizing a historical context, this work underscores the continued struggle within these societies between the hardliners who wish to relegate females... more...