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  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 15.95 US$ 12.76

    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...

  • 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...

  • Women with Mustaches and Men without Beardsby Afsaneh Najmabadi

    University of California Press 2005; US$ 34.95 US$ 27.96

    Drawing from a rich array of visual and literary material from nineteenth-century Iran, this groundbreaking book rereads and rewrites the history of Iranian modernity through the lens of gender and sexuality. Peeling away notions of a rigid pre-modern Islamic gender system, Afsaneh Najmabadi provides a compelling demonstration of the centrality of... more...

  • Gender and Self in Islamby Etin Anwar

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    Using philosophical analysis, this book explores the construction of gender in Muslim societies and its implication to the constitution of the self. The root of the existing discourse of the hierarchical principle is examined as is the extent to which the process of human reproduction, especially the role of women in conception, contributes to an... more...

  • Hard Bargainsby Linda R. Hirshman; Jane E. Larson

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 39.99 US$ 34.39

    Men and women have always bargained for sex. In this controversial new book, philosopher-lawyer Linda Hirshman and legal historian Jane Larson provide the first comprehensive look at the politics of heterosexual sex in the West, from Hammurabi's Code to Monica Lewinsky.Starting with an essential summary of the roots of Western sex in the ancient near... 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...

  • Judith Butler's Precarious Politicsby Terrell Carver; Samuel A. Chambers

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 50.95

    Judith Butler has been arguably the most important gender theorist of the past twenty years. This edited volume draws leading international political theorists into dialogue with her political theory. Each chapter is written by an acclaimed political theorist and concentrates on a particular aspect of Butler's work. The book is divided into five... more...