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- Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 25.95
We all talk about the "tube" or "box," as if television were simply another appliance like the refrigerator or toaster oven. But Cecilia Tichi argues that TV is actually an environment--a pervasive screen-world that saturates almost every aspect of modern life. In Electronic Hearth, she looks at how that environment evolved, and how it, in turn,... more...
- Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 31.99
Brilliant, stubborn, and astonishingly far-sighted, Elizabeth Cady Stanton was the chief architect of the American women's movement. Here, Harriet Sigerman presents a fascinating profile of the woman who courageously campaigned for women's absolute right to social and political equality in the 1800s. Her stands on issues such as birth control, divorce... more...
- 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...
- McGraw-Hill Education 1998; US$ 46.00
Re-examining the ideas of thinkers, such as Sigmund Freud and Thomas Hobbes, this book shows that modern societies faced the novel problem of explaining how men and women had equal rights, yet led such different lives. It also aims to challenge established ways of thinking about sex, gender and masculinity that underpin feminist thought. more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 15.98
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, they... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2004; US$ 44.00
Critically interrogates sociological theory from a feminist perspective and embarks on a politics of reconstruction, working at the interface of feminist and sociological theory to induce an adequate conceptualisation of the social. This text is useful for undergraduate and postgraduate students in sociology and feminist theory. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 43.95
This is a bold and controversial feminist, philosophical critique of postmodernism. Whilst providing a brief and accessible introduction to postmodernist feminist thought, Enlightened Women is also a unique defence of realism and enlightenment philosophy. The first half of the book covers an analysis of some of the most influential postmodernist... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 55.95
Ethics and Sex presents a systematic study of the nature and moral significance of human sexuality and of the major issues in sexual morality. The book is divided into two main parts. Part One gives a critical analysis of the key conceptions of human sexuality. Part Two discusses the most important issues in sexual morality: monogamy; adultery; prostitution;... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1995; US$ 70.50
An original and timely critique which moves gay studies beyond both identity politics and the ?rights? discourse, as it questions whose interests are served in an uncritical celebration of the Other. Champagne uses the work of such critics as Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, and Gayatri Spivak, as he establishes a ground-breaking and controversial... more...
- Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 134.99
The figure of the eunuch in non-Western cultures has long been an object of mystery and mystification to the West. The aim of this study is to go beyond sensationalism and stereotypes, to offer a sensitive reconstruction of the historical role of the eunuch in Islam. more...