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  • Gender Myths and Feminist Fablesby Andrea Cornwall; Elizabeth Harrison; Ann Whitehead

    Wiley 2009; US$ 39.95

    This collection brings together leading feminist thinkers who examine the struggles for interpretive power which underlies international development. Questions why the insights from years of feminist gender and development research are so often turned into ‘gender myths’ and ‘feminist fables’: women are more likely to care... more...

  • The Purchase of Intimacyby Viviana A. Zelizer

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 29.95

    In their personal lives, people consider it essential to separate economics and intimacy. We have, for example, a long-standing taboo against workplace romance, while we see marital love as different from prostitution because it is not a fundamentally financial exchange. In The Purchase of Intimacy , Viviana Zelizer mounts a provocative challenge... more...

  • Against Machismoby Josue Ramirez

    Berghahn Books 2008; US$ 120.00

    Based on fieldwork conducted among middle-class university students primarily at the national university (UNAM) in Mexico City, this study explores gender relations as reflected in the words macho and machismo. The author concludes that the students use them to denote aspects of their families of origin that they consider unfavorable and aspects... more...

  • Boy Culture: An Encyclopedia [2 volumes]by Shirley Steinberg; Michael Kehler; Lindsay Cornish

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 182.00

    In this two-volume set, a series of expert contributors look at what it means to be a boy growing up in North America, with entries covering everything from toys and games, friends and family, and psychological and social development. more...

  • Gender, Race and National Identityby Jackie Hogan

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    All nations construct stories of national belonging, stories of the nation?s character, its accomplishments, its defining traits, its historical trajectory. These stories, or discourses of national identity, carry powerful messages about gender and race, messages that reflect, reproduce and occasionally challenge social hierarchies. Gender, Race... 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...

  • Cultures of Masculinityby Tim Edwards

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 65.95

    Presenting a survey of the social, cultural and theoretical issues which surround and inform our understanding of masculinity, this book explores the interface between traditional sociological approaches and the work covered by more post-structural, media-driven or cultural perspectives. Edwards well known for his work on representations of... more...

  • The Horrors of the Half-Known Lifeby G.J. Barker-Benfield

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 49.95

    Now a classic in the field, The Horrors of the Half-Known Life is an important foundational text in the construction of masculinity, female identity, and the history of midwivery. more...

  • Gender and Developmentby Janet Henshall Momsen

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    In third world countries gender roles are different from those in western countries. This reality is of utmost interest for development policy makers. planners and project designers from donor countries. More often than not, development projects, sponsored and implemented by western organizations, reflect ethnocentric biases about the sexual division... more...

  • Oedipus and the Devilby Lyndal Roper

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 42.95

    This bold and imaginative book marks out a different route towards understanding the body, and its relationship to culture and subjectivity. Amongst other subjects, Lyndal Roper deals with the nature of masculinity and feminity. more...