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

    Elsevier Science 2003; US$ 145.00

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  • African Masculinitiesby Lahoucine Ouzgane; Robert Morrell

    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...

  • Sex, Gender and Scienceby Professor Myra J. Hird

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 46.00

    In Sex, Gender and Science , Myra Hird outlines the social study of science and nature, specifically in relation to 'sex', sex 'differences' and sexuality. She examines how Western understandings of 'sex' are based less upon understanding material sex differences, than on a discourse that emphasizes sex dichotomy over sex diversity and argues for... 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, Equality and Difference During And After State Socialismby Dr Rebecca Kay

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 120.00

    Gender, Equality and Difference During and After State Socialism examines gender as a socially and culturally constructed phenomenon which is influential in and influenced by state-led policies and structures, as well as social practices and relations and which shapes the experiences and lives of women and men. more...

  • Gender and Developmentby Mayumi Murayama

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 145.00

    Although Japanese economic development is often discussed, less attention is given to social development, and much less to gender related issues. By examining Japanese experiences related to gender, the authors seek insights relevant to the current developing countries. Simultaneously, the book points out the importance for Japanese society to draw... 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...

  • 50 Key Concepts in Gender Studiesby Jane Pilcher; Imelda Whelehan

    SAGE Publications 2004; US$ 52.95

    Jane Pilcher and Imelda Whelehan provide a comprehensive account of gender studies - what it is and how it originated. Their selection of topics is authoritative and reflect the complex, multi-faceted nature of the field in an accessible dictionary format. more...

  • 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...