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  • Intimate Citizenshipsby Elzbieta H. Oleksy

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 48.95

    This volume responds to the need to extend the theory of citizenship, in order to bridge the gap between the public and the private sphere. Through the application of intersectional methodology, the authors document how people?s most private decisions and practices are intertwined with public institutions and state policies. The stories of intimate... more...

  • Gender, Race and National Identityby Jackie Hogan

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    All nations construct stories of national belonging, stories of the nation?s character, its accomplishments, its defining traits, its historical trajectory. These stories, or discourses of national identity, carry powerful messages about gender and race, messages that reflect, reproduce and occasionally challenge social hierarchies. Gender, Race... more...

  • The Sexual Politics of Timeby Susannah Radstone

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 51.95

    Looking at a diverse range of texts including Marilyn French's The Women's Room , Philip Roth's Patrimony , the writings of Walter Benjamin and Fredric Jameson, and films such as Cinema Paradiso , Susannah Radstone argues that though time has been foregrounded in theories of postmodernism, those theories have ignored the question of time and sexual... more...

  • Gender Trouble Makersby Jennifer Rothchild

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 48.95

    International development efforts aimed at improving girls? lives and education have been well-intended, somewhat effective, but ultimately short-sighted and incomplete. This is because international development efforts often operate under a reductive understanding of the term 'gender' and how it influences the lives of girls and boys. Gender is more... more...

  • The Purchase of Intimacyby Viviana A. Zelizer

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 29.95

    In their personal lives, people consider it essential to separate economics and intimacy. We have, for example, a long-standing taboo against workplace romance, while we see marital love as different from prostitution because it is not a fundamentally financial exchange. In The Purchase of Intimacy , Viviana Zelizer mounts a provocative challenge... more...

  • Undoing Genderby Judith Butler

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 49.95

    Undoing Gender constitutes Judith Butler's recent reflections on gender and sexuality, focusing on new kinship, psychoanalysis and the incest taboo, transgender, intersex, diagnostic categories, social violence, and the tasks of social transformation. In terms that draw from feminist and queer theory, Butler considers the norms that govern--and fail... more...

  • Gender and Morality in Anglo-American Culture, 1650?1800by Ruth Heidi Bloch

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 15.95

    Ruth Bloch's stellar essays on the origins of Anglo-American conceptions of gender and morality are brought together in this valuable book, which collects six of her most influential pieces in one place for the first time and includes two new essays. The volume illuminates the overarching theme of her work by addressing a basic historical question:... more...

  • Chinese Femininities, Chinese Masculinitiesby Susan Brownell; Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 15.95

    The past two centuries have witnessed tremendous upheavals in every aspect of Chinese culture and society. At the level of everyday life, some of the most remarkable transformations have occurred in the realm of gender. Chinese Femininities/Chinese Masculinities is a mix of illuminating historical and ethnographic studies of gender from the 1700s... more...

  • Gender Policies in Japan and the United Statesby Joyce Gelb

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 43.00

    An acclaimed political scientist suggests that American feminists and policymakers can learn important lessons from the experiences of their Japanese counterparts. more...

  • Religion, Gender, and Culture in the Pre-Modern Worldby Alexandra Cuffel; Brian Britt

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 105.00

    This book compares shifting formulations of gender, interfaith, and ethnic relations in the Near East, Europe, the Americas, and Africa from antiquity to the nineteenth century. Contributors address three areas in pre-modern gender, religious, and cultural encounters: depictions of homosexual and transgendered behaviors, conceptualizations of femininity... more...