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  • 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 Dynamics Of Race And Genderby Haleh Afshar; Mary Maynard

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 70.95

    During the past decade, feminism and women's studies have been forced to acknowledge the diversities of women's experiences, as well as the patriarchal oppression that they share. The emphasis on difference has shattered the illusion of homogeneity and sisterhood which previously characterized white, middle-class Westernized feminist politics and analysis.;... 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...

  • Sex In Questionby Lisa Adkins; Diana Leonard

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 69.95

    First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. 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...

  • 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...

  • Politics, Feminism and the Reformation of Genderby Jennifer Chapman

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 47.95

    Caught between their female gender and their aspirations in a public sphere founded on the gender role of men, women face a problem that is more intractable than conventional feminist political analysis has fully recognized. In this book, Jennifer Chapman addresses both the substance of the problem and feminist strategies for change. Male dominance... 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...

  • 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...