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  • Encyclopedia of Death and Dyingby Glennys Howarth; Oliver Leaman

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    In recent years there has been a massive upsurge in academic, professional and lay interest in mortality. This is reflected in academic and professional literature, in the popular media and in the proliferation of professional roles and training courses associated with aspects of death and dying. Until now the majority of reference material on death... more...

  • The New Politics of Masculinityby Fidelma Ashe

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    The field of masculinities research continues to expand, and has become increasingly complex. Much of the contemporary analysis of men, masculinity and power has been influenced by the work of a number of profeminist writers who have been leading figures in developing new political interventions around men?s identities and power. These men have... more...

  • Modern Homosexualitiesby Ken Plummer

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 69.95

    This book of nineteen original essays by activists and academics documents and analyses the dramatic changes in lesbian and gay experience over the last twenty years. It charts the growth of lesbian and gay studies, and examines key issues around communitites, identities, relationships, sexualities and politics. These essays, edited by a leading author... more...

  • Lesbian Studies: Setting an Agendaby Tamsin Wilton

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 63.95

    Neither women's studies nor lesbian and gay studies offers an adequate theoretical or political base for lesbian scholarship. Lesbian Studies: Setting and Agenda aim to promote lesbian studies as an academic and political approach to both gender and the erotic, and to clarify the damaging influence of heterosexism across a range of disciplines. ... more...

  • New Labour's Women MPsby Sarah Childs

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 59.95

    It was not long after the election of a record number of women to the House of Commons in 1997 that the backlash began. The criticism was all-encompassing: they wore the wrong clothes, they voted the wrong way and they were concerned with the wrong issues. Above all, they were accused of failing to make difference, to have failed women, and were dismissed... more...

  • A Companion to Gender Historyby Teresa A. Meade; Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks

    Wiley 2008; US$ 63.95 US$ 55.42

    A Companion to Gender History surveys the history of women around the world, studies their interaction with men in gendered societies, and looks at the role of gender in shaping human behavior over thousands of years. An extensive survey of the history of women around the world, their interaction with men, and the role of gender in shaping... more...

  • The Routledge Companion to Feminism and Postfeminismby Sarah Gamble

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 36.95

    Approachable for general readers as well as for students in women's studies related courses at all levels, this invaluable guide follows the unique Companion format in combining over a dozen in-depth background chapters with more than 400 A-Z dictionary entries. The background chapters are written by major figures in the field of feminist studies,... more...

  • The Family in the Mediterranean Welfare Statesby Manuela Naldini

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 47.95

    This work analyses in a historical and comparative perspective the relationship between the family and the welfare state in two Mediterranean countries: Italy and Spain. Two aims form the focus of the book. Firstly, to open the black box of the family in welfare state analysis, introducing a focus on inter-generational and kin relations. Secondly,... more...

  • Stepping Out of Lineby Cheryl Hercus

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 53.95

    What does it mean to be a feminist today? Why do some women become feminists and others do not? At a time when 'feminist' is a label that many young women shun, Stepping Out of Line offers an insightful account of the struggle of becoming and being a feminist. Cheryl Hercus offers a compelling new argument for why some women embrace feminism and... more...

  • Women Making Constitutionsby Dr Alexandra Dobrowolsky; Professor Vivien Hart

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 175.00

    This volume provides a timely and revealing account of women's constitutional strategies and struggles. It compares and contrasts the latest constitutional developments within the United Kingdom with women's past and present struggles in countries including Canada, the United States and South Africa. Through theoretical engagement and practical experiences,... more...