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  • Unequal Childhoodsby Annette Lareau

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 15.95

    Class does make a difference in the lives and futures of American children. Drawing on in-depth observations of black and white middle-class, working-class, and poor families, Unequal Childhoods explores this fact, offering a picture of childhood today. more...

  • Promises I Can Keepby Kathryn Edin

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 12.95

    Millie Acevedo bore her first child before the age of 16 and dropped out of high school to care for her newborn. Now 27, she is the unmarried mother of three and is raising her kids in one of Philadelphia's poorest neighborhoods. Would she and her children be better off if she had waited to have them and had married their father first? Why do so many... more...

  • Female Chauvinist Pigsby Ariel Levy

    Free Press 2005; US$ 15.99

    A classic work on gender culture exploring how the women?s movement has evolved to Girls Gone Wild in a new, self-imposed chauvinism. In the tradition of Susan Faludi?s Backlash and Naomi Wolf?s The Beauty Myth , New York Magazine writer Ariel Levy studies the effects of modern feminism on women today. Meet the Female Chauvinist Pig?the new... more...

  • Child Free and Loving It!by Nicki Defago

    Vision Paperbacks 2006; US$ 14.99

    Childfree and Loving It! is a broad and definitive exploration of non-parenthood, challenging the myths of parenthood and boldly proclaiming the joys of a childfree life. ?The responsibility of parenthood is overwhelming and incredibly stressful. And it?s for life. Don?t give up a pleasant life for a life of unpaid drudgery. Your standard of living... more...

  • Women Don't Askby Linda Babcock; Sara Laschever

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 15.00

    When Linda Babcock asked why so many male graduate students were teaching their own courses and most female students were assigned as assistants, her dean said: "More men ask. The women just don't ask." It turns out that whether they want higher salaries or more help at home, women often find it hard to ask. Sometimes they don't know that change is... more...

  • The Unfinished Revolutionby Kathleen Gerson

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 11.99

    The vast changes in family life--the rise of single, same-sex, and two-paycheck parents--have often been blamed for declining morality and unhappy children. Drawing upon pioneering research with the children of the gender revolution, Kathleen Gerson reveals that it is not a lack of "family values," but rigid social and economic forces that... more...

  • Pornlandby Gail Dines

    Beacon Press 2010; US$ 26.95

    Professor Gail Dines has written about and researched the porn industry for over two decades. She attends industry conferences, interviews producers and performers, and speaks to hundreds of men and women each year about their experience with porn. Students and educators describe her work as ?life changing.?   In Pornland ?the culmination of her... more...

  • Lifestylesby David Chaney

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 65.95

    This clearly written introduction to the concept of lifestyles offers a concise guide to how the term is used in sociological accounts to refer to this modern social form. more...

  • The Book of the Courtesansby Susan Griffin

    Crown Publishing Group 2002; US$ 15.95

    From Pulitzer-Prize-nominated author Susan Griffin comes an unprecedented, provocative look at the dazzling world of the West?s first independent women, whose lively liaisons brought them unspoken influence, wealth, and freedom. While they charmed some of Europe?s most illustrious men honing their social skills as well as their sexual ones, the... more...

  • Spartan Womenby Sarah B. Pomeroy

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 29.99

    Sarah Pomeroy seeks to reconstruct the lives and the world of Sparta's women -- including how their legal status changed over time and how they held on to their surprising autonomy. more...