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  • Elizabeth Cady Stantonby Harriet Sigerman

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 31.99

    Brilliant, stubborn, and astonishingly far-sighted, Elizabeth Cady Stanton was the chief architect of the American women's movement. Here, Harriet Sigerman presents a fascinating profile of the woman who courageously campaigned for women's absolute right to social and political equality in the 1800s. more...

  • Eunuchs and Sacred Boundaries in Islamic Societyby Shaun Marmon

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 134.99

    In this thought-provoking interdisciplinary work, Shaun Marmon describes how eunuchs, as a category of people who embodied ambiguity, both defined and mediated critical thresholds of moral and physical space in the household, in the palace and in the tomb of pre-modern Islamic society. The author's central focus is on the sacred society of eunuchs... more...

  • Just Marriageby Mary Lyndon Shanley; Joshua Cohen; Deborah Chasman

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 32.99

    As the national debate intensifies over what marriage is and who may marry, Mary Lyndon Shanley argues that although the state should continue to play a role in regulating personal relations, the law must be fundamentally reformed if marriage is to become a more just institution. more...

  • Loose Women, Lecherous Menby Linda LeMoncheck

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 64.99

    Linda LeMoncheck introduces a new way of thinking and talking about women's sexual pleasures, preferences, and desires. Using the tools of contemporary analytic philosophy, she discusses methods for mediating the tensions among apparently irreconcilable feminist perspectives on women's sexuality and shows how a feminist epistemology and ethic can advance... more...

  • Maids and Mistresses, Cousins and Queensby Susan Frye; Karen Robertson

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 60.00

    These essays consider women's alliances in early modern England, ranging over a variety of communities and classes of women to explore the traces of women's connections. The essays, combining literary and historical methods and materials, are informed by feminism, queer theory, and studies of race. more...

  • Marriage in Men's Livesby Steven L. Nock

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 49.99

    Examining men and women's differing realities within marriage, this text focuses on marriage as a system of rules, customs, and expectations. It shows that marriage changes men on basic dimensions because it reinforces certain behaviours as part of adult masculinity. more...

  • With Pleasureby Paul R. Abramson; Steven D. Pinkerton

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 34.00

    This study argues that human sexuality cannot be understood if its significance is limited to reproduction alone. The authors define sexual pleasure as a unifying phenomenon to account for the practices of sexuality. They show that reproduction itself occurs as a by-product of pleasure. more...

  • The Family in the Western World from the Black Death to the Industrial Ageby Beatrice Gottlieb

    Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 44.99

    During the last few decades the study of the family has flourished, and in the process many myths about what life was like two or three centuries ago have been debunked. For example, contrary to popular belief, we now know that most women in the preindustrial West did not marry before they were twenty-five. Most households consisted of no more than... more...

  • The Image of Manby George L. Mosse

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 38.00

    What does it mean to be a man? This text examines the manly stereotype, which stresses courage, moral restraint and athletic comportment, which has become representative of normative modern society. The role of women and the "unmanly men" in maintaining the stereotype and its erosion is studied. more...

  • The Truth About Sexual Behaviorby Mark J. Kittleson; Elissa Howard-Barr

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 35.00

    The Truth About Sexual Behavior and Unplanned Pregnancy is a trusted source teens can turn to for straightforward information about everything from contraception to the media?s portrayal of sex. Providing a clear picture of teenage sexual behavior and its consequences, this book offers sound advice to teenagers and encourages discussion with parents... more...