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  • Handbook of the Sociology of Genderby Janet Saltzman Chafetz

    Springer US 2006; US$ 89.95

    During the past three decades, feminist scholars have successfully demonstrated the ubiq­ uity and omnirelevance of gender as a sociocultural construction in virtually all human collectivities, past and present. Intrapsychic, interactional, and collective social processes are gendered, as are micro, meso, and macro social structures. Gender shapes,... more...

  • Gender, Household and State in Post-Revolutionary Vietnamby Jayne Werner

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    This book examines gender in post-revolutionary Vietnam, focusing on gender relations in the family and state since the onset of economic reform in 1986. Drawing on a wide range of primary sources (including surveys, interviews, and responses to film screenings), Jayne Werner demonstrates that despite the formal institution of public gender equality... more...

  • Intimate Citizenshipsby Elzbieta H. Oleksy

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 48.95

    This volume responds to the need to extend the theory of citizenship, in order to bridge the gap between the public and the private sphere. Through the application of intersectional methodology, the authors document how people?s most private decisions and practices are intertwined with public institutions and state policies. The stories of intimate... more...

  • Sex-Selective Abortion in Indiaby Tulsi Patel

    SAGE India 2006; US$ 31.95

    This collection of 11 essays unravels the reasons for the depleting child sex. ratio in India. The contributors, all distinguished demographers and social scientists,. describe the political economy of sentiments and sexual mores that leads parents. to kill unborn daughters. The contributors examine ways in which reproductive technologies, such as,.... more...

  • Politicising Parenthood in Scandinaviaby Anne Lise Ellingsæter; Professor Arnlaug Leira

    Policy Press 2006; US$ 39.95

    How to respond to the needs of working parents has become a pressing social policy issue in contemporary Western Europe. This book highlights the politicising of parenthood in the Scandinavian welfare states - focusing on the relationship between parents and the state, and the ongoing renegotiations between the public and the private. more...

  • New Pathways in International Developmentby Maurizio Carbone; Dr Marjorie Lister

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    Gender considerations and civil society are both major issues in the current debate about the implementation of EU development policy. This volume provides a new perspective and focus on the increasingly important issues of gender equality, democracy and participation to explain how they impact on policy. This book will appeal to those interested... more...

  • 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 for the environment; are... more...

  • East Asian Sexualitiesby Stevi Jackson

    Zed Books 2008; US$ 36.95

    This book paints a vivid picture of women's active involvement in reshaping intimate and public sexual life in East Asia. 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

    Boy Culture: An Encyclopedia spans the breadth of the country and the full scope of a pivotal growing-up time to show what "a boy's life" is really like today. With hundreds of entries across two volumes, it offers a series of vivid snapshots of boys of all kinds and ages at home, school, and at play; interacting with family or knocking around with... more...