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  • Gender Transformationsby Sylvia Walby

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 67.95

    The answer of course is both. In this lucid and subtle investigation, Sylvia Walby, one of the world's leading authorities on gender shows how undoubted increases in opportunity for women in Europe and America have been accompanid by new forms of inequality. She charts changes in women's employment, education and political representation and the complex... 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...

  • The Frailty Mythby Colette Dowling

    Random House Publishing Group 2001; US$ 19.00

    Can women be equal to men as long as men are physically stronger? And are men, in fact, stronger? These are key questions that Colette Dowling, author of the bestselling The Cinderella Complex , raises in her provocative new book. The myth of female frailty, with its roots in nineteenth-century medicine and misogyny, has had a damaging effect on women's... 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...

  • Social Identities Across The Life Courseby Jenny Hockey; Dr Allison James

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2002; US$ 99.95

    This text brings together sociological, anthropological and social policy perspectives on the life course with a view to developing the conceptual rigour of the term as well as to exploring the rich range of debates and issues it encompasses. Linking traditional sociological and anthropological concerns with more recent postmodern debates centred... more...

  • The Politics of Sexual Morality in Irelandby Chrystel Hug; Jo Campling

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 67.00

    The research for this book was prompted by a combination of events, in particular the election of Mary Robinson to the Presidency and the X Case which rocked Irish society. The book is an exploration of the dynamics between the courts, the legislators and the Irish citizens in relation to certain socio-sexual questions: divorce, contraception, abortion,... more...

  • Flowers Are for Loveby Kathy Lamancusa

    Touchstone 2002; US$ 12.00

    ROMANCE BLOOMS THROUGH THE GIFT OF FLOWERS Whether you are looking for love, building a lasting relationship, or trying to reignite a romantic bond, flowers are powerful messengers of affection. In this wonderful follow-up to Flowers Are Forever, Kathy Lamancusa has collected beautiful true stories that illustrate the very important role flowers... more...

  • Political Theory and Feminist Social Criticismby Brooke A. Ackerly

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 40.00

    This book, first published in 2000, draws on the insights of Third World women's activism to develop feminist theory. more...

  • Secularism, Gender and the State in the Middle Eastby Nadje Al-Ali

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 34.00

    Challenging recent scholarship, Al-Ali explores anthropological and political significance of secular-oriented women's activism in Egypt. more...

  • A Defense of Abortionby David Boonin

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 36.00

    The most thorough and detailed case for the moral permissibility of abortion yet published. more...