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Gender Studies

  • "Anne of Green Gables," My Daughter, and Meby Lorilee Craker

    Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. 2015; US$ 15.99

    A charming and heartwarming true story for anyone who has ever longed for a place to belong. “Anne of Green Gables,” My Daughter, and Me is a witty romp through the classic novel; a visit to the magical shores of Prince Edward Island; and a poignant personal tale of love, faith, and loss. And it all started with a simple question: “What’s... more...

  • "Bei mir bist du schön..."by Dagmar Filter; Jana Reich

    Centaurus Verlag & Media 2016; US$ 15.10

    Der thematische Fokus dieses Sammelbandes liegt auf den scheinbaren Abweichungen von der Norm, der diskursiven Vermittlung "schöner" Körper durch Bild und Text sowie auf den Methoden der Körperinszenierung und -optimierung. Neue Aspekte hinsichtlich dominanter heteronormativer Körpernormen und alltägliche Schönheitspraktiken werden in den Artikeln... more...

  • "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 H. Fábos

    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...

  • 'Honour'by Lynn Welchman; Sara Hossain

    Zed Books 2013; US$ 36.95

    This book arises from the practical insights and experiences of individuals and organisations addressing so-called 'honour crimes' in different geographic and social contexts, including 'honour killings' and interference with the right to marry. more...

  • 'Innocent Women and Children'by R. Charli Carpenter

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Examining the influence of gender constructs on the international regime protecting war-affected civilians, R. Charli Carpenter examines how in practice belligerents, advocates and humanitarian players interpret civilian immunity so as to leave adult civilian men and older boys at grave risk in conflict zones. Providing a wealth of ground-breaking... more...

  • "Just a Housewife"by Glenna Matthews

    Oxford University Press 1987; US$ 44.99

    On the basis of an examination of a vast array of sources, ranging from novels like Huckleberry Finn , Uncle Tom's Cabin and Main Street , to letters, popular magazines, and cookbooks, Matthews sets out to examine what housewives had in the 19th century, and what they have lost in modern times. She argues that the culture of professionalism of... more...

  • "Keep the Damned Women Out"by Nancy Weiss Malkiel

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 35.00 US$ 31.85

    As the tumultuous decade of the 1960s ended, a number of very traditional, very conservative, highly prestigious colleges and universities in the United States and the United Kingdom decided to go coed, seemingly all at once, in a remarkably brief span of time. Coeducation met with fierce resistance. As one alumnus put it in a letter to his alma mater,... more...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 37.00

    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$ 100.00

    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...