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  • Gender, Politics and the Stateby Vicky Randall; Georgina Waylen

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 59.95

    Over the last two decades our understanding of the relationship of gender, politics and the state has been transformed almost beyond recognition by the mutual interrogation of feminism and political science. This volume provides an overview of this dynamic and growing field, which reflects both its expanding empirical scope and the accompanying theoretical... more...

  • Gender Ironies of Nationalismby Tamar Mayer

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 79.95

    This book provides a unique social science reading on the construction of nation, gender and sexuality and on the interactions among them. It includes international case studies from Indonesia, Ireland, former Yugoslavia, Liberia, Sri Lanka, Australia, the USA, Turkey, China, India and the Caribbean. The contributors offer both the masculine and feminine... more...

  • Cultures of Masculinityby Tim Edwards

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 65.95

    Presenting a survey of the social, cultural and theoretical issues which surround and inform our understanding of masculinity, this book explores the interface between traditional sociological approaches and the work covered by more post-structural, media-driven or cultural perspectives. Edwards well known for his work on representations of... more...

  • The Horrors of the Half-Known Lifeby G.J. Barker-Benfield

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 49.95

    Now a classic in the field, The Horrors of the Half-Known Life is an important foundational text in the construction of masculinity, female identity, and the history of midwivery. more...

  • Judith Butlerby Sara Salih

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 24.95

    Since the publication of Gender Trouble in 1990, Judith Butler has revolutionised our understanding of identities and the ways in which they are constructed. This volume examines her critical thought through key texts, touching upon such issues as: * The subject * Gender * Sex * Language * The Psyche With clear discussions of the context and impact... 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...

  • 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...

  • Refusing to be a Manby John Stoltenberg

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 61.95

    Since its original publication in 1989, Refusing to be a Man has been acclaimed as a classic and widely cited in gender studies literature. In 13 eloquent essays, Stoltenberg articulates the first fully argued liberation theory for men that will also liberate women. He argues that male sexual identity is entirely a political and ethical construction... more...