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  • New Pathways in International Developmentby Marjorie Lister; Maurizio Carbone

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2007; US$ 124.95

    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. 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...

  • 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...

  • Against Machismoby Josue Ramirez

    Berghahn Books 2008; US$ 34.95

    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 Cultureby Shirley R. Steinberg; Michael Kehler

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 165.00

    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...

  • Sexuality, Gender and Powerby Anna G. Jónasdóttir; Valerie Bryson; Kathleen B. Jones

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 39.95

    Including studies of the sexual self and sexual subjectivities, socio-political processes of normativization, and social structures of sexuality and gender in national and transnational contexts, this book offers a view of sexuality as a broad and complex dimension of historically changing social-cultural and human-material reality. more...

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

    Elsevier Science 2003; US$ 140.00

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  • Recreating Japanese Women, 1600-1945by Gail Lee Bernstein

    University of California Press 1991; US$ 12.95

    In thirteen wide-ranging essays, scholars and students of Asian and women's studies will find a vivid exploration of how female roles and feminine identity have evolved over 350 years, from the Tokugawa era to the end of World War II. Starting from the premise that gender is not a biological given, but is socially constructed and culturally transmitted,... more...

  • Embodying Genderby Alexandra Howson

    SAGE Publications 2005; US$ 56.00

    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...

  • Gender and Sexualityby Chris Beasley

    SAGE Publications 2005; US$ 61.00

    Chris Beasley's clear and concise introduction combines a wide-ranging survey of the major theorists and key concepts in an ever-growing and often passionately debated field. The book contextualizes a wide range of feminist perspectives and draws out the interconnections between the subfields of study. The result is an extremely accessible introduction... more...