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  • Shaping Abortion Discourseby Myra Marx Ferree; William Anthony Gamson; Jürgen Gerhards; Dieter Rucht

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 32.00

    It compares the political process and role of the media using controversy over abortion. more...

  • Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexualityby John Boswell

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 30.00

    "Truly groundbreaking work. Boswell reveals unexplored phenomena with an unfailing erudition."?Michel Foucault John Boswell's National Book Award-winning study of the history of attitudes toward homosexuality in the early Christian West was a groundbreaking work that challenged preconceptions about the Church's past relationship to its gay members?among... more...

  • Why Kids Killby P. Langman

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 9.99

    From examining the material evidence of notorious school shooters at Columbine and Virginia Tech to addressing the mental states of the violent youths he treats, Langman shows how to identify early signs of homicide-prone youth and what preventive measures parents and communities can take to protect themselves from the tragedy. more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of the History of Eugenicsby Alison Bashford; Philippa Levine

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 52.99

    Eugenic thought and practice swept the world from the late nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century in a remarkable transnational phenomenon. Eugenics informed social and scientific policy across the political spectrum, from liberal welfare measures in emerging social-democratic states to feminist ambitions for birth control, from public health campaigns... more...

  • Ethnographies of Prostitution in Contemporary Chinaby Tiantian Zheng

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 33.00

    Based on three years of extensive fieldwork, this ethnographic study of prostitution in the metropolitan city of Dalian, China, explores the lives of rural migrant women working as karaoke bar hostesses, delving into the interplay of gender politics, nationalism, and power relationships that inhere in practices of birth control, disease control, and... more...

  • Handbook of Families and Agingby Rosemary Blieszner; Victoria Bedford

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 85.00

    Nearly every family is affected by aging issues, whether of parents, grandparents, partners, siblings, in-laws, or other family members. The ravaged economy, issues with Medicare and Social Security, longer life spans, and complications related to failing health and dementia are creating more families living together with elders. Understanding and... more...

  • Global Feminist Politicsby Suki Ali; Kelly Coate; Wangui wa Goro

    Taylor and Francis 2000; US$ 59.95

    Global Feminist Politics examines the changing global context for feminist political action, its meaning and forms. It acknowledges the existence of dissent and debate among feminists, asserting that such debate leads to innovation in theory and practice. This book reaches the conclusion that the future of the women's movement depends upon a dialogue... more...

  • Gay and Lesbian Issuesby Chuck Stewart

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 45.00

    This work traces the developments, people and organizations responsible for bringing homosexual issues to the public's attention. In addition to exploring such controversial issues as gays in the military and child adoption, the book discusses court decisions, pivotal events and key individuals. more...

  • Dual Attractionby Martin S. Weinberg; Colin J. Williams; Douglas W. Pryor

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 25.95

    For the past two generations, extensive research has been conducted on the determinants of homosexuality. But, until now, scant attention has been paid to what is perhaps the most mysterious--and potentially illuminating--variation of human sexual expression, bisexuality. Today, as ignorance and fear of AIDS makes greater awareness of all forms of... more...

  • Loose Women, Lecherous Menby Linda LeMoncheck

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 59.99

    Linda LeMoncheck introduces a new way of thinking and talking about women's sexual pleasures, preferences, and desires. Using the tools of contemporary analytic philosophy, she discusses methods for mediating the tensions among apparently irreconcilable feminist perspectives on women's sexuality and shows how a feminist epistemology and ethic can advance... more...