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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. Her stands on issues such as birth control, divorce... 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...

  • The Wellborn Scienceby Mark B. Adams

    Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 209.99

    The four contributors to this volume examine the eugenic movements in Germany, France, Brazil, and the Soviet Union. The scientific components of those programmes are considered alongside the social, religious, and political forces which have altered their original scientific goals. more...

  • Marriage in Men's Livesby Steven L. Nock

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 44.99

    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...

  • Eunuchs and Sacred Boundaries in Islamic Societyby Shaun Marmon

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 109.99

    The figure of the eunuch in non-Western cultures has long been an object of mystery and mystification to the West. The aim of this study is to go beyond sensationalism and stereotypes, to offer a sensitive reconstruction of the historical role of the eunuch in Islam. more...

  • Faces of the Feminine in Ancient, Medieval, and Modern Indiaby Mandakranta Bose

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 119.99

    The essays in this collection explore ideas about women and their positions in Indian society from the earliest history to the present day. It is designed to provide primary material from literary, historical and sociological sources and to guide critical exploration of specific issues. 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...

  • Women and Elective Officeby Sue Thomas; Clyde Wilcox

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 18.99

    Includes coverage of women on the congressional level, women officeholders of color, and analysis of women parliamentarians worldwide. This book offers a comprehensive look at the experiences and influence of women politicians, while considering women's prospects for political leadership in the twenty-first century. more...

  • Women and Social Protestby Guida West; Rhoda Lois Blumberg

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 37.99

    Examines the role of women in social protest movements in many countries, concentrating on four categories of protest: those resulting from economic hardship; racial, ethnic, or nationalist struggles; humanistic, global causes; and feminist movements. more...

  • Revising Herselfby Ruthellen Josselson

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 35.99

    In 1972, Ruthellen Josselson was a young psychologist fascinated by the riddle of how a woman creates an identity and chooses one path over another in life--particularly in the face of the nascent feminist movement, which challenged as never before the traditional role models of earlier generations. Selecting at random thirty young women in their last... more...