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Gender Studies

  • Making Sense of Parenthoodby Tina Miller

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 20.00

    Traces and theorises the processes of caring, paid work and 'gatekeeping' as parents negotiate these intensified and gendered domains. more...

  • Multinational Maidsby Anju Mary Paul

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 96.00

    Explores how global markets, middlemen and destination aspirations drive the 'stepwise migrations' of Filipino and Indonesian migrant domestic workers. more...

  • The Traffic in Hierarchyby Ward Keeler

    University of Hawaii Press 2017; US$ 24.99

    Until its recent political thaw, Burma was closed to most foreign researchers, and fieldwork-based research was rare. In The Traffic in Hierarchy, one of the few such works to appear in recent years, author Ward Keeler combines close ethnographic attention to life in a Buddhist monastery with a broad analysis of Burman gender ideology. The result... more...

  • The Lives of Stay-at-Home Fathersby Catherine Richards Solomon

    Emerald Publishing Limited 2017; US$ 46.00

    An in-depth sociological look at stay-at-home fathers’ familial experiences for a deeper understanding of this new familial role, of men’s evolving masculinity and fathering identities, and the interaction of community and sense of belonging among those considered “outsiders". more...

  • The Dark Side of Camp Aestheticsby Ingrid Hotz-Davies; Franziska Bergmann; Georg Vogt

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 150.00

    "Camp" is often associated with glamour, surfaces and an ostentatious display of chic, but as these authors argue, there is an underside to it that has often gone unnoticed: camp’s simultaneous investment in dirt, vulgarity, the discarded and rejected, the abject. This book explores how camp challenges and at the same time celebrates what is arguably... more...

  • Human Trafficking and Exploitationby Belachew Gebrewold; Johanna Kostenzer; Andreas Th. Müller

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Human trafficking is a serious human rights violation that leads to the gross exploitation of its victims, who are coerced into forced labor and slavery across the globe. As the current migration movement and refugee situation reaches crisis point in Europe, the risk of human trafficking from the Mediterranean Sea through Italy into Central and Western... more...

  • Virgin Sacrifice in Classical Artby Anthony F. Mangieri

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    The Trojan War begins and ends with the sacrifice of a virgin princess. The gruesome killing of a woman must have captivated ancient people because the myth of the sacrificial virgin resonates powerfully in the arts of ancient Greece and Rome. Most scholars agree that the Greeks and Romans did not practice human sacrifice, so why then do the myths... more...

  • How to Understand Your Genderby Alex Iantaffi; Meg-John Barker

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2017; US$ 19.95

    This helpful guide presents ways we can all better understand gender, and how people can change and express their gender identity. Considering biological and cultural understandings of gender, gender expression, and relationships and sexuality, this is an excellent starting point for anybody thinking about what gender means to them. more...

  • Transgender Employees in the Workplaceby Jennie Kermode; Jane Fae

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2017; US$ 29.95

    This guide equips employers to respect and support transgender employees, clarifying employers' legal responsibilities and providing advice on the social, emotional and medical aspects of transitioning. Accessible and essential, the book enables companies to promote an inclusive, diverse culture that will benefit the whole work force. more...

  • Eliminating Gender-Based Violenceby Ann Taket; Beth R. Crisp

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 39.95

    While promoting access to resources and systems of support for those affected by gender-based violence is absolutely crucial, this new book focuses attention on the important question of how communities can take action to prevent violence and abuse. Using examples of current research and practice, the book explores the actions that can be taken in... more...