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  • 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...

  • Against Machismoby Josue Ramirez

    Berghahn Books 2008; US$ 120.00

    Based on fieldwork conducted among middle-class university students primarily at the national university (UNAM) in Mexico City, this study explores gender relations as reflected in the words macho and machismo. The author concludes that the students use them to denote aspects of their families of origin that they consider unfavorable and aspects... more...

  • Boy Culture: An Encyclopediaby Shirley Steinberg; Michael Kehler; Lindsay Cornish

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 182.00

    In this two-volume set, a series of expert contributors look at what it means to be a boy growing up in North America, with entries covering everything from toys and games, friends and family, and psychological and social development. more...

  • Sexuality, Gender and Powerby Anna G. Jónasdóttir; Valerie Bryson; Kathleen B. Jones

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 43.95

    Bringing together essays by a distinguished international group of leading and emerging scholars of sexuality and gender, this stimulating and accessible collection explores a range of theoretical and "real world" perspectives current in the field. Treating these approaches as complementary, Sexuality, Gender and Power fosters critical conversations... more...

  • Embodying Genderby Alexandra Howson

    SAGE Publications 2005; US$ 45.00

    Embodying Gender provides students and academics with a critical overview of body concepts in both sociology and in feminism. Previously, sociologists have attempted to gender the body and feminists have attempted to embody gender but Alexandra Howson's accessible new text draws these two literatures together, pointing to ways of integrating feminist... more...

  • Endangered Daughtersby Elizabeth Croll

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 66.95

    This unique and groundbreaking book seeks to re-focus gender debate onto the issue of daughter discrimination - a phenomenon still hidden and unacknowledged across the world. It asks the controversial question of why millions of girls do not appear to be surviving to adulthood in contemporary Asia. In the first major study available of this emotive... more...

  • Gender, Planning and Human Rightsby Tovi Fenster

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 79.95

    Challenging the traditional treatment of human rights cast in purely legal frameworks, the authors argue that, in order to promote the notion of human rights, its geographies and spatialities must be investigated and be made explicit. A wealth of case studies examine the significance of these components in various countries with multi-cultured societies,... 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...

  • Between Sex and Powerby Göran Therborn

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 71.95

    The institution of the family changed hugely during the course of the twentieth century. In this major new work, Göran Therborn provides a global history and sociology of the family as an institution and of politics within the family, focusing on three dimensions of family relations: on the rights and powers of fathers and husbands; on marriage, cohabitation... more...

  • Sexing the Caribbeanby Kamala Kempadoo

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 49.95

    This unprecedented work provides both the history of sex work in this region as well as an examination of current-day sex tourism. Based on interviews with sex workers, brothel owners, local residents and tourists, Kamala Kempadoo offers a vivid account of what life is like in the world of sex tourism as well as its entrenched roots in colonialism... more...