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  • Constructing and Reconstructing Childhoodby Allison James; Alan Prout

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 67.95

    The second and fully revised edition of James and Prout's acclaimed seminal work on the study of childhood. more...

  • The Means of Reproductionby Michelle Goldberg

    Penguin Group US 2009; US$ 16.00

    A groundbreaking new work on the global battle over reproductive rights by the author of The New York Times bestseller Kingdom Coming Award-winning journalist Michelle Goldberg shows how the emancipation of women has become the key human rights struggle of the twenty-first century in The Means of Reproduction . Deeply reported across four... more...

  • Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexualityby John Boswell

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 27.50

    "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... more...

  • Pleasures and Perilsby Debra Curtis

    Rutgers University Press 2009; US$ 25.95

    Pleasures and Perils follows a group of young girls living on Nevis, an island society in the Eastern Caribbean. Curtis shows that girls are often caught between conflicting discourses of Christian teachings about chastity, public health cautions about safe sex, and media enticements about consumer delights. Sexuality?s contradictions are exposed:... more...

  • Fixing Menby Matthew C. Gutmann

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 17.56

    Most studies on reproductive rights make women their focus, but in Fixing Men, Matthew Gutmann illuminates what men in the Mexican state of Oaxaca say and do about contraception, sex, and AIDS. Based on extensive fieldwork, this breakthrough study by a preeminent anthropologist of men and masculinities reveals how these men and the women in their... more...

  • Risky Lessonsby Jessica Fields

    Rutgers University Press 2008; US$ 25.95

    Risky Lessons brings readers inside three North Carolina middle schools to show how students and teachers support and subvert the official curriculum of sex education through their questions, choices, viewpoints, and reactions. Most important, the book highlights how sex education's formal and informal lessons reflect and reinforce gender, race,... more...

  • Relative Intimacyby Rachel Devlin

    The University of North Carolina Press 2005; US$ 24.00

    Celebrated as new consumers and condemned for their growing delinquencies, teenage girls emerged as one of the most visible segments of American society during and after World War II. Contrary to the generally accepted view that teenagers grew more alienated from adults during this period, Rachel Devlin argues that postwar culture fostered a father-daughter... more...

  • Perfectly Japaneseby Merry White

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 15.95

    Are Japanese families in crisis? In this dynamic and substantive study, Merry Isaacs White looks back at two key moments of "family making" in the past hundred years?the Meiji era and postwar period?to see how models for the Japanese family have been constructed. The models had little to do with families of their eras and even less to do with families... more...

  • The Gay Liberation Youth Movement in New Yorkby Stephan Cohen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Between 1966 and 1975 North American youth activists established over 35 school- and community-based gay liberation youth groups whose members sought control over their own bodies, education, and sexual and social relations. This book focuses on three groundbreaking New York City groups -- Gay Youth (GY), Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries... more...

  • Handbook of Families and Aging, Second Editionby Rosemary Blieszner; Victoria Hilkevitch Bedford

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 85.00

    This comprehensive reference in family gerontology reviews and critiques the recent theoretical, empirical, and methodological literature; identifies future research directions; and makes recommendations for gerontology professionals. more...