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  • "Just a Housewife"by Glenna Matthews

    Oxford University Press 1987; US$ 44.99

    On the basis of an examination of a vast array of sources, ranging from novels like Huckleberry Finn , Uncle Tom's Cabin and Main Street , to letters, popular magazines, and cookbooks, Matthews sets out to examine what housewives had in the 19th century, and what they have lost in modern times. She argues that the culture of professionalism 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...

  • Jews and Genderby Jonathan Frankel

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 169.99

    Volume XVI in this well-received annual series contains an up-to-date survey of gender issues in modern Judaism. It includes original essays on Orthodox Judaism and feminism, American Jewish women, female rabbis, the impact of feminism on rabbinic study, masculinity, Jewish women in the Third Reich, and gender and military service. 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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Gender and the Information Revolution in Africaby Eva M. Rathgeber; Edith Ofwona Adera

    International Development Research Centre 2000; US$ 30.00

    Information is universally acknowledged to be a lynchpin of sustainable and equitable development. In Africa, however, access to information is limited, and especially so for rural women. The new information and communication technologies (ICTs), centred mostly on the Internet, provide potential to redress this imbalance. The essays in this book examine... more...