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  • Forbidden Friendshipsby Michael Rocke

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 30.00

    This is a superb work of scholarship, impossible to overpraise.... It marks a milestone in the 20-year rise of gay and lesbian studies.--Martin Duberman, The Advocate The men of Renaissance Florence were so renowned for sodomy that "Florenzer" in German meant "sodomite." In the late fifteenth century, as many as one in two Florentine men had come to... more...

  • Women and the Cityby Sarah Deutsch

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 44.99

    In the 70 years between the Civil War and World War II, the women of Boston changed the city dramatically. From anti-spitting campaigns and demands for police mothers to patrol local parks, to calls for a decent wage and living quarters, women rich and poor, white and black, immigrant and native-born struggled to make a place for themselves in the... more...

  • Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Identities over the Lifespanby Anthony R. D'Augelli; Charlotte J. Patterson

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 64.99

    Over the last fifteen years, psychological research regarding sexual orientation has seen explosive growth. In this book, Anthony R. D'Augelli and Charlotte J. Patterson bring together top experts to offer a comprehensive overview of what we have discovered--and what we still need to learn--about lesbian, gay, and bisexual identities. Writing in clear,... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...