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Gender Studies

  • "Born in a Mighty Bad Land"by Jerry H. Bryant

    Indiana University Press 2003; US$ 15.95

    The figure of the violent man in the African American imagination has a long history. He can be found in 19th-century bad man ballads like "Stagolee" and "John Hardy," as well as in the black convict recitations that influenced "gangsta" rap. "Born in a Mighty Bad Land" connects this... more...

  • 'Brothers' or Others?by Anita Fabos

    Berghahn Books 2008; US$ 29.95

    Muslim Arab Sudanese in Cairo have played a fundamental role in Egyptian history and society during many centuries of close relations between Egypt and Sudan. Although the government and official press describes them as "brothers" in a united Nile Valley, recent political developments in Egypt have underscored the precarious legal status of Sudanese... more...

  • 'Gender-Medizin'by Mariacarla Gadebusch Bondio; Elpiniki Katsari

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 45.00

    Männer und Frauen erkranken und genesen verschieden. Da Symptomatik und Krankheitsverlauf - aber auch Therapiewirksamkeit und Grundhaltungen gegenüber Gesundheit und Krankheit - geschlechtlich geprägt sind, darf die Medizin die biologisch und soziokulturell bedingten Unterschiede zwischen Mann und Frau nicht unbeachtet lassen. Die Autorinnen und Autoren... more...

  • "Just a Housewife"by Glenna Matthews

    Oxford University Press 1989; US$ 24.99

    The author shows how the 19th century's "cult of domesticity" had invested the home with great importance - as the centre of republican virtue, as the source of religious values and as an area of heady female responsibilities. more...

  • "May the Best Man Win"by P.F. McDevitt

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 35.00

    A comprehensive social and cultural history of sport in the British empire and its relationship to constructions of masculinity and national identity in Great Britain, Ireland, India, Australia and the West Indies 1880-1935. more...

  • "Neoliberalization" as Betrayalby Shubhra Sharma

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 95.00

    Using initiatives by non-governmental organizations to promote women's empowerment in rural India, this book draws new conclusions about the three-way relationship between neoliberalism, women's education, and spatialization of the state. Sharma gets to the heart of the assumptions and blindspots inherent in these programs and makes an important contribution... more...

  • 'Race', Class and Gender in Exclusion From Schoolby Alex McGlaughlin; Debbie Weekes; Cecile Wright

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 60.95

    This book provides a compelling account and analysis of the delicate balance between power and resistance and the ways in which developing conceptions of 'self' must be entered into any theoretical model. more...

  • The "Femme" Fatale in Brazilian Cinemaby Antônio Márcio da Silva

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    In film, the femme fatale has long been constructed as a beautiful heterosexual Caucasian woman. Da Silva shows the need to incorporate diverse ethnic groups and male homosexuals into the range of "femmes" fatales and examines how the Brazilian representations cross gender, race, and class and offer alternatives to the dominant Hollywood model. more...

  • The 'Fat' Female Bodyby Dr Samantha Murray

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 110.00

    Exploring the rapidly increasing interest in obesity and fatness, this book engages with dominant ideas about 'fatness' and analyses the assumptions that inform anti-fat attitudes in the West, looking at the intersection of medicine and morality in pathologising 'fat' bodies. more...

  • The 'Improper' Feminineby Lyn Pykett

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 44.95

    The first comparative study of the women's sensation novel of the 1860s and the New Woman fiction of the 1890s, two genres which undermined the ideal of the `proper feminine' and dangerously put female sexuality on the literary agenda. more...