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  • 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...

  • "Just a Housewife"by Glenna Matthews

    Oxford University Press 1987; US$ 44.99

    This volume depicts the changing attitudes towards domesticity in this country, from widespread reverence for the home in the nineteenth century to the lack of respect and attention that housewives have received and continue to receive in this century. Examining novels, letters, popular magazines, and cookbooks, Matthews argues that the culture of... more...

  • Gender in the Mirrorby Diana Tietjens Meyers

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 54.99

    "In this innovative, elegantly written investigation, Diana Meyers invites her readers to reflect on, and devise ways of resisting, the ubiquitous yet varied imagery of 'woman' that saturates the social-political western world, thwarting women's efforts to achieve autonomous self-hood. Ranging widely across pronatalist messages, psychiatric practice,... more...

  • Gender Trouble Makersby Jennifer Rothchild

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    International development efforts aimed at improving girls? lives and education have been well-intended, somewhat effective, but ultimately short-sighted and incomplete. This is because international development efforts often operate under a reductive understanding of the term 'gender' and how it influences the lives of girls and boys. Gender is more... more...

  • Sex Warsby Lisa Duggan

    Routledge 2006; US$ 24.95

    Examines the bitter cultural and political battles over sexuality that have roiled the nation over the last quarter of a century. Since the 1995 publication of the original ''Sex Wars'', the political landscape has altered significantly. Yet the issues between feminism, activism, politics, and the law are still relevant. more...

  • Ethnicity, Gender and Social Changeby Rohit Barot; Harriet Bradley; Dr Steve Fenton

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 70.00

    Explores the social space occupied by both gender and ethnicity. As recognition of the sociological importance of gender and ethnicity has grown, so has the opportunity for exploring the intersections between them. This volume brings together both theoretical reflections and new research in this key area. more...

  • Gender and Ageingby Sara Arber; Kate Davidson; Jay Ginn

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 44.00

    This book is a follow-up to Arber and Ginn's award winning Connecting Gender and Ageing (1995). It contains original chapters from eminent writers on gender and ageing, addressing newly emergent areas within gender and ageing, including gender identity and masculinity in later life. Early work on gender and ageing was dominated by a focus on older... more...

  • Women and Gender in Early Jewish and Palestinian Nationalismby Sheila H. Katz

    UPF 2003; US$ 59.95

    ''In this landmark book, Katz skillfully demonstrates the complex ways that gender ideology was inextricably linked to and reinforced the formation of both Palestinian Arab and Jewish Zionist national identities in the first half of the 20th century. more...

  • Africa After Gender?by Catherine M. Cole; Takyiwaa Manuh; Stephan F. Miescher

    Indiana University Press 2007; US$ 19.95

    Gender is one of the most productive, dynamic, and vibrant areas of Africanist research today. But what is the meaning of gender in an African context? Why does gender usually connote women? Why has gender taken hold in Africa when feminism hasn't? Is gender yet another Western construct that has been... more...

  • Changing Life Patterns in Western Industrial Societiesby Janet Zollinger Giele; Elke Holst

    Elsevier Science 2003; US$ 145.00

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