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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 41.95 US$ 36.36

    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...

  • 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 Josué 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 of... 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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 43.95

    Bringing together essays by a distinguished international group of leading and emerging scholars of sexuality and gender, this stimulating and accessible collection explores a range of theoretical and "real world" perspectives current in the field. Treating these approaches as complementary, Sexuality, Gender and Power fosters critical conversations... more...

  • Endangered Daughtersby Elizabeth Croll

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 66.95

    This unique and groundbreaking book seeks to re-focus gender debate onto the issue of daughter discrimination - a phenomenon still hidden and unacknowledged across the world. It asks the controversial question of why millions of girls do not appear to be surviving to adulthood in contemporary Asia. In the first major study available of this emotive... more...

  • Gender, Planning and Human Rightsby Tovi Fenster

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 79.95

    Challenging the traditional treatment of human rights cast in purely legal frameworks, the authors argue that, in order to promote the notion of human rights, its geographies and spatialities must be investigated and be made explicit. A wealth of case studies examine the significance of these components in various countries with multi-cultured societies,... more...