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  • East Asian Sexualitiesby Stevi Jackson

    Zed Books 2008; US$ 36.95

    This book paints a vivid picture of women's active involvement in reshaping intimate and public sexual life in East Asia. more...

  • Gender Myths and Feminist Fablesby Andrea Cornwall; Elizabeth Harrison; Ann Whitehead

    Wiley 2009; US$ 39.95

    This collection brings together leading feminist thinkers who examine the struggles for interpretive power which underlies international development. Questions why the insights from years of feminist gender and development research are so often turned into ‘gender myths’ and ‘feminist fables’: women are more likely to care... 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...

  • Against Machismoby Josue Ramirez

    Berghahn Books 2008; US$ 34.95

    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 Cultureby Shirley R. Steinberg; Michael Kehler

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 165.00

    Boy Culture: An Encyclopedia spans the breadth of the country and the full scope of a pivotal growing-up time to show what "a boy's life" is really like today. With hundreds of entries across two volumes, it offers a series of vivid snapshots of boys of all kinds and ages at home, school, and at play; interacting with family or knocking around with... more...

  • Gender in Scottish History Since 1700by Lynn Abrams; Eleanor Gordon; Deborah Simonton; Elieen Janes Yeo

    Edinburgh University Press 2006; US$ 119.40

    Offers a gendered perspective on Scotland's past. This work starts from the assumption that gender is integral to our understanding of the ways in which societies in the past were organised. Each chapter engages with one key theme from Scottish historiography, asking what happens when women are added to the story. more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 39.95

    Including studies of the sexual self and sexual subjectivities, socio-political processes of normativization, and social structures of sexuality and gender in national and transnational contexts, this book offers a view of sexuality as a broad and complex dimension of historically changing social-cultural and human-material reality. more...

  • Gender Troubleby Judith Butler

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 31.95

    Since its publication in 1990, Gender Trouble has become one of the key works of contemporary feminist theory, and an essential work for anyone interested in the study of gender, queer theory, or the politics of sexuality in culture. more...

  • Endangered Daughtersby Elizabeth Croll

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 66.95

    The increasing number of 'missing girls' in much of South and East Asia provides the disturbing focus of this key title. It is unique in its positive attention to daughter discrimination in these regions. more...

  • Gender, Planning and Human Rightsby Tovi Fenster

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 79.95

    Gender, Planning and Human Rights explores the geographies and spatialities of human rights with particular emphasis on the connections between gender and human rights in planning and development. more...