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Gender Studies

  • 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...

  • Gender Pedagogyby Emily F. Henderson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    When addressed in its full reactive potential, gender has a tendency to unfix the reassuring certainties of education and academia. Gender pedagogy unfolds as an account of teaching gender learning that is rooted in Derrida's concept of the 'trace', reflecting the unfixing properties of gender and even shaking up academic knowledge production. more...

  • Rice Plusby Susan H. Lee

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    This book explores the economic coping practices of rural widows in the aftermath of the Cambodian civil war. War produces a preponderance of widows, often young widows with small children in their care. Rural widows must feed their families and educate their children despite rural poverty and the lack of opportunities for women. The economics of widowhood... more...

  • The Politics of HBO?s The Wireby Shirin Deylami; Jonathan Havercroft

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    This innovative new work suggests that The Wire reflects, not simply a cultural take on contemporary America, but a structural critique of the conditions of late-modernity and global capitalism. As such, it is a visual text worth investigating and exploring for its nuanced examination of power, difference and inequality.  Deylami & Havercroft bring... more...

  • Sexploitationby Michèle Alexandre

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    Michèle Alexandre defines "sexploitation" as the perpetuation of myths and stereotypical notions regarding men and women in order to further an agenda of oppression and subordination in certain spheres of society. The most popular means through which this sexploitation is achieved is through a method Alexandre coins as "sexual profiling." Alexandre... 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...

  • Orientalism, Gender, and the Jewsby Axel Stähler; Anna-Dorothea Ludewig; Ulrike Brunotte

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2014; US$ 140.00

    This collection of essays originates in the collaboration of the international Research Network ?Gender in Antisemitism, Orientalism and Occidentalism.? The interdisciplinary volume proposes to intervene in current debates about historical constructions of Jewish identity in relation to colonialism and Orientalism. more...

  • The Impact of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Gamesby Kevin Dixon; Tom Gibbons

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    The London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics were seen as a success and the hosts were praised for the promotion of equality, tolerance and unity as well as inspiring a legacy to continue these values. This volume contains a collection of sociological case studies which critically assess the diverse impacts of London 2012 and its key controversies. more...

  • Men on Strikeby Helen Smith

    Encounter Books 2014; US$ 15.99

    American society has become anti-male. Men are sensing the backlash and are consciously and unconsciously going “on strike.? They are dropping out of college, leaving the workforce and avoiding marriage and fatherhood at alarming rates. The trend is so pronounced that a number of books have been written about this “man-child? phenomenon, concluding... more...

  • Sex in Antiquityby Mark Masterson; Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz; James Robson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 205.00

    Looking at sex and sexuality from a variety of historical, sociological and theoretical perspectives, as represented in a variety of media, Sex in Antiquity represents a vibrant picture of the discipline of ancient gender and sexuality studies, showcasing the work of leading international scholars as well as that of emerging talents and new voices.... more...