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  • "Just a Housewife"by Glenna Matthews

    Oxford University Press 1989; US$ 24.99

    The author shows how the 19th century's "cult of domesticity" had invested the home with great importance - as the centre of republican virtue, as the source of religious values and as an area of heady female responsibilities. more...

  • "May the Best Man Win"by P.F. McDevitt

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 35.00

    A comprehensive social and cultural history of sport in the British empire and its relationship to constructions of masculinity and national identity in Great Britain, Ireland, India, Australia and the West Indies 1880-1935. more...

  • "There She Is, Miss America"by Elwood Watson; Darcy Martin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 90.00

    While some see the Miss American Pageant as hokey vestige of another era, many remain enthralled by the annual Atlantic City event. And whether you love it or hate it, no one can deny the impact the contest has had on American popular culture-indeed, many reality television shows seem to have taken cues from the pageant. Founded in 1921, the Miss America... more...

  • An "Epidemic" of Adolescent Pregnancy?by Maris A. Vinovskis

    Oxford University Press 1988; US$ 89.99

    Adolescent pregnancy is a problem which arouses strong feelings. This book attempts to put the matter as it affects the USA into a historical framework and to discuss the social and policy issues raised. more...

  • 21st Century Sexualitiesby Gilbert Herdt; Cymene Howe

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 50.95

    Exploring sexuality in the twenty-first century, this unique book collects together more than fifty timely and accessible contributions to create a wide-ranging and compelling picture of contemporary American sexuality. Incorporating the latest cutting-edge controversies, theory and methodological material from the major domains of sexual education,... more...

  • 50 Key Concepts in Gender Studiesby Jane Pilcher; Imelda Whelehan

    SAGE Publications 2004; US$ 52.95

    Jane Pilcher and Imelda Whelehan provide a comprehensive account of gender studies - what it is and how it originated. Their selection of topics is authoritative and reflect the complex, multi-faceted nature of the field in an accessible dictionary format. 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...

  • Abortionby Eva Pattis Zoja

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 43.95

    The debate on abortion has tended to avoid the psychological significance of an unwanted pregnancy, dominated istead by the strong emotions the subject excites. Eva Pattis Zoja examines the thoughts that surround a woman's decision to end a pregnancy, and presents the challenging thesis that voluntary abortion can often be a violent and unconscious... more...

  • Abortion: A Documentary and Reference Guideby Melody Rose

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 85.00

    This thought-provoking reference work explores the evolution of America's heated abortion debate in a selection of over 40 primary documents from the 19th century to the present day. The guide includes not only key laws and court cases that have determined abortion policy, but also political speeches, medical essays, theological writings, newspaper... more...

  • Abortion, Sin and the State in Thailandby Andrea Whittaker

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    This book discusses abortion in a non-Western, non-Christian context - in Thailand, where over 300,000 illegal abortions are performed each year by a variety of methods. The book, based on extensive original research in the field, examines a wide range of issues, including stories of the real-life dilemmas facing women, popular representations of abortion... more...