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- 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...
- 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...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 125.00
While masculinity studies enjoys considerable growth in the West, there is very little analysis of African masculinities. This volume explores what it means for an African to be masculine and how male identity is shaped by cultural forces. The editors believe that to tackle the important questions in Africa-the many forms of violence (wars, genocides,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 48.95
As developments in the European Union and elsewhere make the re-examination of citizenship a pressing issue, this book reflects on the persisting "masculine" character of contemporary democracy and the measures taken in the EU to combat it. Combining a theoretical approach with a specific critique of EU gender policy, The Gender of Democracy argues... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 33.00 US$ 27.06
This book explores the tensions that arise in pursuing justice for minority groups and gender equality. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 51.95
Looking at a diverse range of texts including Marilyn French's The Women's Room , Philip Roth's Patrimony , the writings of Walter Benjamin and Fredric Jameson, and films such as Cinema Paradiso , Susannah Radstone argues that though time has been foregrounded in theories of postmodernism, those theories have ignored the question of time and sexual... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 62.95
Judith Butler's work on gender, sexuality, identity, and the body has proved massively influential across a range of academic disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Yet it is also notoriously difficult to access. This key book provides a comprehensive introduction to Butler's work, plus a critical examination of it and its precursors,... more...
- Indiana University Press 2006; US$ 23.95
How has the collapse of communism across Europe and Eurasia changed gender? In addition to acknowledging the huge costs that fell heavily on women, Living Gender after Communism suggests that moving away from communism in Europe and Eurasia has provided an opportunity for gender to multiply, from varieties... more...
- SAGE Publications 2005; US$ 45.00
Embodying Gender provides students and academics with a critical overview of body concepts in both sociology and in feminism. Previously, sociologists have attempted to gender the body and feminists have attempted to embody gender but Alexandra Howson's accessible new text draws these two literatures together, pointing to ways of integrating feminist... more...