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  • "Just a Housewife"by Glenna Matthews

    Oxford University Press 1987; US$ 44.99 US$ 38.69

    On the basis of an examination of a vast array of sources, ranging from novels like Huckleberry Finn , Uncle Tom's Cabin and Main Street , to letters, popular magazines, and cookbooks, Matthews sets out to examine what housewives had in the 19th century, and what they have lost in modern times. She argues that the culture of professionalism of... more...

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

    SAGE Publications 2004; US$ 42.00

    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...

  • Afghan Womenby Elaheh Rostami-Povey

    Zed Books 2007; US$ 31.95

    This book looks at how women have fought repression and challenged stereotypes, both within Afghanistan and in diasporas in Iran, Pakistan, the US and the UK. Looking at issues from violence under the Taliban and the impact of 9/11 to the role of NGOs and the growth in the opium economy, Rostami-Povey gets behind the media hype and presents a vibrant... more...

  • Africa After Gender?by Catherine M. Cole; Takyiwaa Manuh; Stephan F. Miescher

    Indiana University Press 2007; US$ 19.95

    Gender is one of the most productive, dynamic, and vibrant areas of Africanist research today. But what is the meaning of gender in an African context? Why does gender usually connote women? Why has gender taken hold in Africa when feminism hasn't? Is gender yet another Western construct that has been... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Battle Scarsby Catherine Clinton; Nina Silber

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 17.99 US$ 15.47

    Over a decade ago, the publication of Divided Houses ushered in a new field of scholarship on gender and the Civil War. Following in its wake, Battle Scars showcases insights from award-winning historians as well as emerging scholars. This volume depicts the ways in which gender, race, nationalism, religion, literary culture, sexual mores, and... more...

  • Between Sex and Powerby Göran Therborn

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 71.95

    The institution of the family changed hugely during the course of the twentieth century. In this major new work, Göran Therborn provides a global history and sociology of the family as an institution and of politics within the family, focusing on three dimensions of family relations: on the rights and powers of fathers and husbands; on marriage, cohabitation... more...

  • Beyond Comparisonby Timothy Macklem

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 40.00 US$ 32.80

    This work focuses on discrimination in terms of what it is to be a woman. more...

  • Beyond Equality and Differenceby Gisela Bock; Susan James

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 52.95

    Historically, as well as more recently, women's emancipation has been seen in two ways: sometimes as the `right to be equal' and sometimes as the `right to be different'. These views have often overlapped and interacted: in a variety of guises they have played an important role in both the development of ideas about women and feminism, and the works... more...