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  • Sex by Numbersby David Spiegelhalter

    Profile Books 2015; US$ 10.65

    Whatever society we live in, and however open-minded we like to think we are, when it comes to our sex lives we all like to keep a few secrets. But this makes the jobs of sexologists - professionals who study sexual behaviour - pretty difficult. Luckily, David Spiegelhalter, Professor of Risk at Cambridge University, is here to unravel... more...

  • Sexualityby Katherine Johnson

    Wiley 2015; US$ 22.95

    The contemporary study of sexuality too oftenfinds itself at an impasse, conceptualizing sexuality either psychologically or sociologically: sexologists and psychologists have tended to point to the biological origins of sexuality underpinned by hormones, drives and, most recently, genetics; in contrast, historians and sociologists point to the social... more...

  • Rice Plusby Susan H. Lee

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    This book explores the economic coping practices of rural widows in the aftermath of the Cambodian civil war. War produces a preponderance of widows, often young widows with small children in their care. Rural widows must feed their families and educate their children despite rural poverty and the lack of opportunities for women. The economics of... more...

  • Social Movements and Democracy in Africaby Agnes Ngoma Leslie

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    This book examines social movements in Africa, analyzing how they emerge and how they may impact public policy, the legal and political situation, and the society by focusing on the following question: How do women's political and legal rights get extended and institutionalized in a patriarchal democratic society? more...

  • Women, Work, and the Webby Carol Smallwood

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 54.99

    Women, Work, and the Web: How the Web Creates Entrepreneurial Opportunities is by contributors from the United States and Canada sharing how the Internet has opened doors, leveled the playing field, and provided new opportunities for women to earn money using technology. more...

  • The Philosophy of Pornographyby Lindsay Coleman; Jacob M. Held

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 69.99

    Even as it skirts the mainstream of contemporary culture, pornography remains a social taboo, and there still exist strong biases both in favor and in opposition to it. This anthology strenuously seeks to present a balance of perspectives on the phenomena of pornography in modern society, presenting chapters both pro- and anti-porn. Themes dealt... more...

  • AGEING SOCIETIESby Sarah Harper

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    Demographic ageing is a reality - within 25 years half the population of Western Europe will be over 50, one quarter over 65, and the Less Developed Countries will contain one billion elderly people. Ageing Societies examines the myths, challenges and opportunities behind these figures. Ageing Societies explores three areas: ยง the growing necessity... more...

  • This Working-Day Worldby Sybil Oldfield

    CRC Press 2014; US$ 44.95

    Part 1 Social history: jam and Jerusalem - the acceptable face of feminism? Maggie Morgan; the culture of femininity in women's teacher training colleges 1914-1945, Elizabeth Edwards. Part 2 Political history: women in the British Union of Fascists, 1932-1940, Martin Durham; an Austrian refugee in wartime Manchester, Hanna Behrend. Part 3 Cultural... more...

  • Everyday Sexismby Laura Bates

    Simon & Schuster UK 2014; Not Available

    'If Caitlin Moran's How To Be A Woman is the fun-filled manual for female survival in the 21st century, everyday sexism is its more politicised sister' (Independent on Sunday). After experiencing a series of escalating sexist incidents, Laura Bates started the everyday sexism project and has gone on to write 'a pioneering analysis of modern day misogyny'... more...

  • The State of Affairsby Jean Duncombe; Kaeren Harrison; Graham Allan; Dennis Marsden

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 41.95

    This volume brings together contributions on the study of sexual affairs in committed personal relationships. The editors enlisted colleagues with varied theoretical and methodological perspectives from Britain, the United States, and other countries. Together, their contributions provide a broad, cross-national perspective on affairs. Grounded in... more...