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  • Challenging Hegemonic Masculinityby Richard Howson

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    In the past twenty years there has been a growing interest in the issues surrounding men and masculinity. Driven primarily by the second-wave feminist critique of the legitimacy or hegemony of masculine practice and culture, the hegemony of men in social spheres such as the family, law, and the workplace can no longer be taken for granted. Beginning... more...

  • Feminist Activism in the 1990sby Gabriele Griffin

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 65.95

    Feminist activism is often taught as an historical phenomenon, and many students entering courses on women's studies are not familiar with current feminist work in the field. This book documents a wide variety of different forms of feminist activism in the 1990s, from organisations such as "Rights for Women" and "Southall Black Sisters" to "Asian Women's... more...

  • Mainstreaming Gender, Democratizing the State?by Shirin M. Rai

    Manchester University Press 2003; US$ 74.95

    As democratization has come to be seen as important to securing long-term political stability, the role of national machineries for the advancement of women become more and more relevant. The relationships between gender, state structures, and other policy-making demands are considered in detail. more...

  • Forbidden Friendshipsby Michael Rocke

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 30.00

    This is a superb work of scholarship, impossible to overpraise.... It marks a milestone in the 20-year rise of gay and lesbian studies.--Martin Duberman, The Advocate The men of Renaissance Florence were so renowned for sodomy that "Florenzer" in German meant "sodomite." In the late fifteenth century, as many as one in two Florentine men had come to... more...

  • Transforming Masculinitiesby Vic Seidler

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 64.95

    Critically exploring the ways in which men and masculinities are commonly theorized, this multidisciplinary text opens up a discussion around such relationships, and shows that, as with feminisms, there is a diversity of theoretical traditions. It draws on a variety of examples, and explores new directions in the complexities of diverse male identities... more...

  • Childhood, Youth And Social Changeby Lynne Chisholm

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 67.95

    First published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Homosexuality in Modern Franceby Jeffrey Merrick; Bryant T. Jr. Ragan

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 64.99

    This volume explores the realities and representations of same-sex sexuality in France in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries, the period that witnessed the emergence of "homosexuality" in the modern sense of the word. Based on archival research and textual analysis, the articles examine the development of homosexual subcultures and... more...

  • New Frontiers In Women's Studiesby Mary Maynard; June Purvis

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 61.95

    This text reveals the diversities which continue to shape women's beliefs and experiences. It includes debates on women and nationalisms, women and social policy, sexuality, black studies and ethnic studies, women and education, women and cultural production and women's studies and gender studies. more...

  • The Pro-Choice Movementby Suzanne Staggenborg

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 59.99

    In the 1960s a movement led by family planning activists and feminists emerged to challenge state anti-abortion laws, resulting in the landmark 1973 Supreme Court ruling Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion throughout the U.S. Using interviews with past and present activists and historical records of movement organizations, this book traces the development... more...

  • Class Mattersby Pat Mahony; Christine Zmroczek

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 66.95

    First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...