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  • 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...

  • The Changing Japanese Familyby Marcus Rebick; Ayumi Takenaka

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    The Japanese family is shifting in fundamental ways, specifically in terms of attitudes towards family and societal relationships, and also the role of the family in society. Changing Japanese Family explores these significant changes which include an ageing population, delayed marriages, a fallen birth rate, which has fallen below the level needed... 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...

  • Elizabeth Cady Stantonby Harriet Sigerman

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 31.99

    Brilliant, stubborn, and astonishingly far-sighted, Elizabeth Cady Stanton was the chief architect of the American women's movement. Here, Harriet Sigerman presents a fascinating profile of the woman who courageously campaigned for women's absolute right to social and political equality in the 1800s. 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...

  • 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...

  • The Feminization of Racismby Irene Blea

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2003; US$ 80.00

    Blea provides a synthesis of the women's history of Native Americans, Asians, African Americans, and Latinas, and she examines the similarities and differences among these women. From each she extracts suggestions on ways to promote racial and ethnic tolerance. After examining the backgrounds and experiences of female radicals, Blea looks at indigenous... 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...

  • Gender, Identity and Reproductionby Dr Sarah Earle; Dr Gayle Letherby

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 118.00

    Gender, Identity and Reproduction draws on a variety of perspectives relevant to an understanding of reproduction across the life-course. Through a consideration of the representation of reproductive identities and experiences, the book highlights difference and diversity in relation to contemporary reproductive choices. The book focuses on women's... more...