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  • Gender, State and Society in Soviet and Post-Soviet Russiaby Sarah Ashwin

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 59.95

    One of the few English language studies to focus on the male experiences, this book addresses the important questions raised by the rise and fall of the Soviet experiment in transforming gender relations. Issues covered include; * the paternal role * women as breadwinners * men's loss of status at work * changing gender roles in the press * the... 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...

  • Gender, Household and State in Post-Revolutionary Vietnamby Jayne Werner

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    This book examines gender in post-revolutionary Vietnam, focusing on gender relations in the family and state since the onset of economic reform in 1986. Drawing on a wide range of primary sources (including surveys, interviews, and responses to film screenings), Jayne Werner demonstrates that despite the formal institution of public gender equality... more...

  • Gender and Environmentby Susan Buckingham-Hatfield

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 50.95

    Accessible and lively, this is the first introductory level text to introduce the key issues in the rapidly growing area of gender and environment. This text provides an analysis of how gender relations affect the natural environment and of how environmental issues have a differential impact on women and men. Using case studies from the developed and... more...

  • Processed Livesby Melodie Calvert; Jennifer Terry

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 43.95

    Considers how the terms of gender are embodied in technologies, and conversely, how technologies shape our notions of gender. The contributors explore the complex territory between the lust for, and the fear of, technology, commenting on the ambivalence women experience in relation to machines. Discussing topics such as embryonic fertilization, the... more...

  • Intimate Citizenships: Gender, Sexualities, Politicsby 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...

  • Recreating Japanese Women, 1600-1945by Gail Lee Bernstein

    University of California Press 1991; US$ 12.95

    In thirteen wide-ranging essays, scholars and students of Asian and women's studies will find a vivid exploration of how female roles and feminine identity have evolved over 350 years, from the Tokugawa era to the end of World War II. Starting from the premise that gender is not a biological given, but is socially constructed and culturally transmitted,... more...

  • Handbook of the Sociology of Genderby Janet Saltzman Chafetz

    Springer 2006; US$ 89.95

    Presents discussions and bibliographies on the array of subspecialities that comprise the sociology of gender. This book utilizes cross-national and historical material in addition to data on the contemporary United States. It also explores within-gender differences along racial/ethnic, social class, sexual preference, and age cohort dimensions. 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...

  • Women with Mustaches and Men without Beardsby Afsaneh Najmabadi

    University of California Press 2005; US$ 15.95

    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...