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Women's Studies

  • The Australian Country Girlby Catherine Driscoll

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    In Australia, 'country girl' names a field of experiences and life-stories by girls and women who have grown up outside of the demographically dominant urban centres. It also names a set of ideas about Australia that is surprisingly consistent across the long twentieth century despite also working as an index of changing times. This book offers... more...

  • When Care Work Goes Globalby Mary Romero; Valerie Preston; Wenona Giles

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    We know that migration systems link the women who migrate and the households and organizations that employ domestic and care workers, but how do these migration systems work, and more importantly, what are their impacts on the sending as well as the receiving societies? How do sending and receiving societies regulate women’s migration for care... more...

  • Written Maternal Authority and Eighteenth-Century Education in Britainby Rebecca Davies

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Arguing that the location of idealised maternity for women is in the act of writing educational discourse rather than in the physical performance of the maternal role, Davies plots the formation of a written paradigm of maternal education that associates maternity with educational authority. She examines a wide range of genres by authors that include... more...

  • Absent Aviatorsby Donna Bridges; Jane Neal-Smith; Albert J. Mills

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 129.95

    Absent Aviators consolidates a diverse range of issues from a number of authors from Australia, Austria, the United States, Canada, South Africa and the United Kingdom. Each of the chapters is research-based and aims to present a broad picture of gender issues in aviation, gendered workplaces and sociology, underpinned by sound theoretical perspectives... more...

  • Masculinities in the Criminological Fieldby Ingrid Lander; Signe Ravn; Nina Jon

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    This volume both problematizes and renders visible conceptions and norms regarding male behaviour and masculinities, showing how these affect the criminological field through providing a theoretically sound and clear gender perspective to this field of research. With sections based around the following three themes: negotiations of masculinity in institutional... more...

  • Religion and Women in Britain, c. 1660–1760by Sarah Apetrei; Hannah Smith

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    The essays contained in this volume examine the particular religious experiences of women within a remarkably vibrant and formative era in British religious history. Scholars from the disciplines of history, literary studies and theology assess women's contributions to renewal, change, and reform; and consider the ways in which women negotiated... more...

  • God and Nature in the Thought of Margaret Cavendishby Brandie R. Siegfried; Lisa T. Sarasohn

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Only recently have scholars begun to note Cavendish’s references to ‘God,’ ‘spirits,’ and the ‘rational soul,’ and little has been published in this regard. This volume addresses that scarcity by taking up the theological threads woven into Cavendish’s ideas about Nature, matter, magic, governance, and social... more...

  • Suzanne Noëlby Paula J. Martin

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Working at the forefront of cosmetic surgery at the turn of the twentieth century, Dr Suzanne Noël was both a pioneer in her medical field and a firm believer in the advancement of women. Today her views on the benefits of aesthetic surgery to women may seem at odds with her feminist principles, but by placing Noël in the context of turn-of-the-century... more...

  • Women in Clothesby Sheila Heti; Heidi Julavits; Leanne Shapton

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    Women in Clothes is a book unlike any you have seen before. Part collective memoir, part field study, it incorporates the view from hundreds of women of all nationalities - famous, anonymous, married, single, young and old - of our clothing, and how the garments we put on define and shape us. Featuring interviews, essays, photographs, and... more...

  • Generation Unboundby Isabel V. Sawhill

    Brookings Institution Press 2014; US$ 25.00

    Over half of all births to young adults in the United States now occur outside of marriage, and many are unplanned. The result is increased poverty and inequality for children. The left argues for more social support for unmarried parents; the right argues for a return to traditional marriage. In Generation Unbound , Isabel V. Sawhill offers a... more...