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  • Beyond Equality and Differenceby Gisela Bock; Susan James

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 52.95

    Historically, as well as more recently, women's emancipation has been seen in two ways: sometimes as the `right to be equal' and sometimes as the `right to be different'. These views have often overlapped and interacted: in a variety of guises they have played an important role in both the development of ideas about women and feminism, and the works... more...

  • Sex Equality Policy in Western Europeby Frances Gardiner

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95

    This book presents a wide-ranging comparative analysis of the development of sex-equality policies within Europe. The contributors, comprising both European and US-based scholars, address a very current political issue. This is an area of policy that has reached the decision-making stage in much of Europe and it is thus possible to assess the outcome... 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...

  • Imagining Homeby Wendy Webster

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 53.95

    Imagining Home offers a unique examination of ideas and images of home in Britain during a period of national decline and loss of imperial power. In exploring the relationship between gender, 'race' and national identity, it higlights the continuing importance of empire in imaginings of the nation during a period of decolonization. Analyzing the... more...

  • Virtual Genderby Alison Adam; Eileen Green

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 69.95

    As yet there has been relatively little published on women's activities in relation to new digital technologies. Virtual Gender brings together theoretical perspectives from feminist theory, the sociology of technology and gender studies with well designed empirical studies to throw new light on the impact of ICTs on contemporary social life. A line-up... more...

  • Sex, Gender and Scienceby Professor Myra J. Hird

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 46.00

    In Sex, Gender and Science , Myra Hird outlines the social study of science and nature, specifically in relation to 'sex', sex 'differences' and sexuality. She examines how Western understandings of 'sex' are based less upon understanding material sex differences, than on a discourse that emphasizes sex dichotomy over sex diversity and argues for... more...

  • Genders, Transgenders and Sexualities in Japanby Mark McLelland; Romit Dasgupta

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95

    Incorporating Japanese language materials and field-based research, this compelling collection of essays takes a comparative look at the changing notions of gender and sexual diversity in Japan, considering both heterosexual and non-heterosexual histories, lifestyles and identities. Written by key Japanese authors and Western scholars the volume... more...

  • Luce Irigaray and the Philosophy of Sexual Differenceby Alison Stone

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 40.00 US$ 32.80

    Alison Stone offers a feminist defence of the idea that sexual difference is natural. more...

  • White Livesby Bridget Byrne

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 67.95

    This revealing book explores the processes of racialization, class and gender, and examines how these processes play out in the everyday lives of white women living in London with young children. Bridget Byrne analyzes the flexibility of racialized discourse in everyday life, whilst simultaneously arguing for a radical deconstruction of the notions... more...

  • Gender and Developmentby Mayumi Murayama

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 145.00

    Although Japanese economic development is often discussed, less attention is given to social development, and much less to gender related issues. By examining Japanese experiences related to gender, the authors seek insights relevant to the current developing countries. Simultaneously, the book points out the importance for Japanese society to draw... more...