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  • The Origins of Sexby Faramerz Dabhoiwala

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 25.99

    A man admits that, when drunk, he tried to have sex with an eighteen-year-old girl; she is arrested and denies they had intercourse, but finally begs God's forgiveness. Then she is publicly hanged alongside her attacker. These events took place in 1644, in Boston, where today they would be viewed with horror. How--and when--did such a complete... more...

  • The End of Menby Hanna Rosin

    Penguin Group US 2012; US$ 13.99

    A landmark portrait of women, men, and power in a transformed world Men have been the dominant sex since, well, the dawn of mankind. But Hanna Rosin was the first to notice that this long-held truth is, astonishingly, no longer true. At this unprecedented moment, by almost every measure, women are no longer gaining on men: They have pulled decisively... more...

  • The End of Menby Hanna Rosin

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; Not Available

    What Betty Friedan, Simone de Beauvoir, Susan Faludi and Naomi Wolf did for feminism, senior editor of The Atlantic Hanna Rosin does for a new generation of women: an explosive new argument for why women are winning the battle of the sexes and why men are no longer top dog. Women are no longer catching up with men. By almost every measure,... more...

  • Invisibleby Hsiao-Hung Pai

    Saqi 2013; US$ 13.11

    Ming and Beata share neither the same language nor cultural background, yet their stories are remarkably similar. Both are single mothers in their thirties and both came to Britain in search of a new life: Ming from China and Beata from Poland. Neither imagined that their journey would end in a British brothel. In this chilling exposť, investigative... more...

  • A Global History of Sexualityby Robert M. Buffington; Luibhé; Eithne id; Donna J. Guy

    Wiley 2013; US$ 34.95

    A Global History of Sexuality provides a provocative, wide-ranging introduction to the history of sexuality from the late eighteenth century to the present day.   Explores what sexuality has meant in the everyday lives of individuals over the last 200 years Organized around four major themes: the formation of sexual identity, the regulation... more...

  • The Family: A World Historyby Mary Jo Maynes; Ann Waltner

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 18.99

    People have always lived in families, but what that means has varied dramatically across time and cultures. The family is not a "natural" phenomenon but an institution with a dynamic history stretching 10,000 years into the past. Mary Jo Maynes and Ann Waltner tell the story of this fundamental unit from the beginnings of domestication and... more...

  • The Renaissance Notion of Womanby Ian Maclean

    Cambridge University Press 1980; US$ 32.00

    This study of the world of scholarship and scholarly texts in the Renaissance, the so-called respublica literaria, affords insights into the intellectual infrastructure and modes of thought of the period by its examination of contemporary attitudes towards women. It addresses the questions: What is the notion of woman to be found in Renaissance texts,... more...

  • Sexuality in Europeby Dagmar Herzog

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 24.00

    Compelling new account of the tumultuous history of Europe's 'century of sex'. more...

  • The Pleasure's All Mineby Julie Peakman

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 39.00

    Handcuffs, paddles, whips—the words alone are enough to make a person blush. Even by our society’s standards, the practice of things like BDSM is still very hush-hush, considered deviant sexual behavior that must be kept hidden. But the narrow view of what is thought of as “normal” sex—a vanilla act performed by one man... more...

  • Pleasure Factoryby Kaiwen Leong

    Marshall Cavendish 2013; US$ 15.99

    Underneath Singapore’s squeaky-clean exterior is a dark realm like no other. Based on interviews with hundreds of prostitutes in Singapore and years of research, we bring you Pleasure Factory. In the Pleasure Factory, women advertise pleasure by the hour, but the only real product is pain. Night after night, these women force smiles onto their... more...