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  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • Adolescence and Pubertyby John Bancroft; June Machover Reinisch

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 99.99

    Scientists from 10 disciplines contribute essays which explore various aspects of this critical stage in human development, in a volume designed for the benefit of social and developmental psychologists, psychologists interested in sexuality studies, and child and adolescent psychiatrists. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...