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  • Mainstreaming Informal Employment and Gender in Poverty Reductionby Martha Alter Chen; Joann Vanek; Marilyn Carr

    International Development Research Centre 2004; US$ 25.00

    In this book, the authors highlight the lack of attention to employment, and especially informal employment, in poverty reduction strategies and point to the links between being informally employed, being a woman or a man, and being poor. They do this within the context of major changes relating to economic restructuring and liberalization and map... more...

  • Missing Linksby Gender Working Group of the United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development

    International Development Research Centre 1995; US$ 30.00

    In this landmark book, the UN-commissioned Gender Working Group outlines its policy proposals for national science and technology programs. Its goal is to ensure that women and men have equal access to and benefit equally from science and technology. The proposals are supported by essays written by distinguished scholars and experts. more...

  • Tracking Gender Equity Under Economic Reformsby Swapna Mukhopadhyay; Ratna M. Sudarshan

    International Development Research Centre 2003; US$ 15.00

    By expanding the existing set of indicators to include gender-related stress, anxiety, and violence, this book introduces a new framework for gender research. The viability of this new approach is demonstrated through a coordinated set of household surveys, carried out in Export Processing Zones and Export Processing Units, designed for intercountry... more...

  • Ageing and Long-Term Careby David R. Phillips; Alfred C.M. Chan

    International Development Research Centre 2002; US$ 40.00

    The case studies in this book focus on the emergence, extent and nature of national policies on ageing and associated strategies to address long-term care needs. Key opportunities for and constraints on policy are identified in this first round of regional studies. more...

  • Women in Early Americaby Dorothy A. Mays

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 95.00

    This volume offers details of the lives of early American women and showing how these women adapted to the challenges of daily life in the Colonies. The women of early America were not fighting for equal rights - they were struggling for basic survival. more...

  • Electronic Hearthby Cecelia Tichi

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 25.95

    We all talk about the "tube" or "box," as if television were simply another appliance like the refrigerator or toaster oven. But Cecilia Tichi argues that TV is actually an environment--a pervasive screen-world that saturates almost every aspect of modern life. In Electronic Hearth, she looks at how that environment evolved, and how it, in turn,... more...

  • Eunuchs and Sacred Boundaries in Islamic Societyby Shaun Marmon

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 134.99

    In this thought-provoking interdisciplinary work, Shaun Marmon describes how eunuchs, as a category of people who embodied ambiguity, both defined and mediated critical thresholds of moral and physical space in the household, in the palace and in the tomb of pre-modern Islamic society. The author's central focus is on the sacred society of eunuchs... more...

  • Interracialismby Werner Sollors

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 77.99

    Interracialism, or marriage between members of different races, has formed, torn apart, defined and divided our nation since its earliest history. This collection explores the primary texts of interracialism as a means of addressing core issues in our racial identity. Ranging from Hannah Arendt to George Schuyler and from Pace v. Alabama to Loving... more...

  • Loose Women, Lecherous Menby Linda LeMoncheck

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 64.99

    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...

  • Men and the Boysby R.W. Connell

    Allen & Unwin 2000; US$ 34.53

    Australia's leading men's issues expert looks at experiences of masculinity at different ages, in different social groups and in the context of globalisation. more...