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  • Homosexuality in Modern Franceby Jeffrey Merrick; Bryant T. Ragan Jr.

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 59.99

    This volume explores homosexuality in France from the 18th to the 20th centuries. The essays examine the evolution of behaviour, identities and representation in the period when homosexuality emerged, and outline the growth of homosexual subcultures and patterns of sexual repression and liberation. more...

  • Breaking the Abortion Deadlockby Eileen McDonagh

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 49.99

    This text attempts to reframe abortion rights by focusing not on a woman's right to choose abortion, but rather on a woman's right to consent to pregnancy. Drawing on legal, medical and philosophical definitions of pregnancy, it argues that men and women have equal right to bodily integrity. more...

  • Creation and Abortionby F. M. Kamm

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 27.99

    Based on a non-consequentialist ethical theory, this book critically examines the prevalent view that if a fetus has the moral standing of a person, it has a right to life and abortion is impermissible. Most discussion of abortion has assumed that this view is correct, and so has focused on the question of the personhood of the fetus. Kamm begins... more...

  • Discovering Eveby Carol Meyers

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 26.00

    The everyday life of women in ancient Israel cannot be reconstructed from Biblical sources alone. This study uses archaeological and anthropological research to form a picture of women's status and way of life at this time. more...

  • Electronic Hearthby Cecelia Tichi

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 25.95

    We all talk about the "tube" or "box," as if television were simply another appliance like the refrigerator or toaster oven. But Cecilia Tichi argues that TV is actually an environment--a pervasive screen-world that saturates almost every aspect of modern life. In Electronic Hearth, she looks at how that environment evolved, and how it, in turn,... 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$ 109.99

    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...

  • Joyous Greetingsby Bonnie S. Anderson

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 22.99

    Over one hundred and fifty years ago, champions of women's rights in the United States, Britain, France, and Germany formed the world's earliest international feminist movement. Joyous Greetings is the first book to tell their story. From Seneca Falls in upstate New York to the barricades of revolutionary Paris, from the Crystal Palace in London... more...

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

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 22.99

    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...

  • 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...