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  • 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...

  • Sex Differencesby Lee Ellis; Scott Hershberger; Evelyn Field; Scott Wersinger; Sergio Pellis; David Geary; Craig Palmer; Katherine Hoyenga; Amir Hetsroni; Kazmer Karadi

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 250.00

    This volume is the first to aim at summarizing all of the scientific literature published so far regarding male-female differences and similarities, not only in behavior, but also in basic biology, physiology, health, perceptions, emotions, and attitudes. Results from over 18,000 studies have been condensed into more than 1,900 tables, with each table... more...

  • Gendering Global Transformationsby Chima J. Korieh; Philomina E Okeke-Ihejirika

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    The authors collected in Gendering Global Transformations: Gender, Culture, Race, and Identity  probe the effects of global and local forces in reshaping notions of gender, race, class, identity, human rights, and community across Africa and its Diaspora. The essays in this unique collection employ diverse interdisciplinary approaches--drawing from... 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...

  • Handbook of the Sociology of Genderby Janet Saltzman Chafetz

    Springer 2006; US$ 89.95

    Presents discussions and bibliographies on the array of subspecialities that comprise the sociology of gender. This book utilizes cross-national and historical material in addition to data on the contemporary United States. It also explores within-gender differences along racial/ethnic, social class, sexual preference, and age cohort dimensions. 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$ 134.95

    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...