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  • Women in African Colonial Historiesby Jean Allman; Susan Geiger; Nakanyike Musisi

    Indiana University Press 2002; US$ 19.95

    How did African women negotiate the complex political, economic, and social forces of colonialism in their daily lives? How did they make meaningful lives for themselves in a world that challenged fundamental notions of work, sexuality, marriage, motherhood, and family? By considering the lives of ordinary ... more...

  • Handbook of Families and Aging, 2nd Editionby Rosemary Blieszner; Victoria Bedford

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 85.00

    This book is both an updated version of and a complement to the original Handbook of Families and Aging . The many additions include the most recent demographic changes on aging families, new theoretical formulations, innovative research methods, recent legal issues, and death and bereavement, as well as new material on the relationships themselves?sibling,... more...

  • Age Mattersby Toni M. Calasanti

    CRC Press 2006; US$ 34.95

    This volume of original chapters is designed to bring attention to a neglected area of feminist scholarship - aging. After several decades of feminist studies we are now well informed of the complex ways that gender shapes the lives of women and men. Similarly, we know more about how gendered power relations interface with race and ethnicity, class... more...

  • Breaking the Political Glass Ceilingby Barbara Palmer

    Taylor & Francis 2006; US$ 24.95

    Why has the integration of women into Congress been so slow? Why are there so many more Democratic women in Congress than Republican? This is a book on women in US politics, with key data from primary and general election for House and Senate since 1956. It is meant for students who need a guide to the subject. more...

  • The Decline of Menby Guy Garcia

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    Why are so many of today's supermen super-clueless? Why do so many men prefer the escapist digitized world of Spike TV and Grand Theft Auto to the reality of their own lives? An entire generation of men is slacking off. The struggle to redefine what being a man means in today's world has resulted in widespread male confusion, leading to rampant... 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...

  • Embodying Women's Workby Caroline Gatrell

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 42.00

    Considering 'women's work' from two perspectives, the first of which conceptualises the labour of maternity (potential and actual) as women's work, the second of which explores the dynamics between women's bodies and employment, this title explores the debate on gender, women's bodies, and work. more...

  • The Family in the Western World from the Black Death to the Industrial Ageby Beatrice Gottlieb

    Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 34.99

    Explores the social history of Europe and Colonial America from the onset of the Black Death to the beginning of the Industrial Age, shedding light on the similarities and differences between families of the past and those of today. more...

  • The Female Thingby Laura Kipnis

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 14.00

    From the author of the acclaimed Against Love comes a pointed, audacious, and witty examination of the state of the female psyche in the post-post-feminist world of the twenty-first century.Women remain caught between feminism and femininity, between self-affirmation and an endless quest for self-improvement, between playing an injured party and... more...

  • The Fire This Timeby Vivien Labaton; Dawn Lundy Martin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 14.95

    Young feminists today are becoming activists on behalf of many causes beyond the classic?and indispensable--feminist ones of reproductive rights and equal pay for equal work. In The Fire This Time , Dawn Martin, one of four founders of The Third Wave Foundation--a multiracial, multi-issue, and multicultural activist organization--and Vivien Labaton,... more...