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  • Beyond My Controlby Nancy Friday

    Sourcebooks 2009; US$ 15.99

    The bestselling author of My Secret Garden exposes the wild and sexy fantasies that many of us have but are afraid to share. For over thirty years, Nancy Friday has written about eros, love, beauty, and seduction. Now she returns to the territory she pioneered during the sexual revolution—exploring our most taboo sexual desires. Fans of Fifty... more...

  • Sexing the Soldierby Rachel Woodward; Trish Winter

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 66.95

    Sexing the Soldier takes a critical look at how gender - what it means to be a man or a woman - is understood within the contemporary British Army, and the political and practical consequences of this. Drawing on original research, this informaive volume looks at: the history and structure of the British Army as a masculine institution personnel... more...

  • Becoming Nicoleby Amy Ellis Nutt

    Atlantic Books 2015; US$ 9.99

    'Becoming Nicole is a powerful and illuminating book about one couple's journey in coming to accept and nurture their transgender daughter. It's a page turner and a heart opener. I couldn't recommend it more highly.' Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild When Wayne and Kelly Maines adopted identical twin boys, they thought their lives were complete.... more...

  • Whistling in the Darkby R Raj Rao; Dibyajyoti Sarma

    SAGE Publications 2009; US$ 24.00

    Whistling in the Dark: Twenty-one Queer Interviews focuses on issues like sexuality, sexual identity, marriage, gay marriage, heteronormativity, gay utopia, gay activism, gay bashing, police atrocities and the laws vis-à-vis these. The interviewees represent a cross section of society ranging from university professors, gay rights activists and students,... more...

  • Abortion and the Politics of Motherhoodby Kristin Luker

    University of California Press 1985; US$ 30.95

    In this important study of the abortion controversy in the United States, Kristin Luker examines the issues, people, and beliefs on both sides of the abortion conflict. She draws data from twenty years of public documents and newspaper accounts, as well as over two hundred interviews with both pro-life and pro-choice activists. She argues that moral... more...

  • Gender Negotiations Among Indians in Trinidad 1917-1947by Patricia Mohammed

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 144.00

    This book is about the struggles of female and male descendants of Indian indentured migrants in Trinidad in the first half of the twentieth century, each desiring to preserve some aspects of the gender system brought from India between 1845 and 1917, which were important to their continued definition of ethnic identity and community in Trinidad. At... more...

  • Constructing Gendered Bodiesby Kathryn Backett-Milburn; Linda McKie

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 46.00

    Interest in sociological study of the body, theoretically and empirically, has increased dramatically in the 1990s. This book builds on this work by bringing together exciting and stimulating research which examines the social and cultural processes involved in the construction of gendered bodies and sexual practices. Contributors explore these issues... more...

  • Globalisierte Hausarbeitby Sabine Hess

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2009; US$ 38.98

    1. 1. Unsichtbare Frauen? „Tod im gelobten Land“ titelte „Der Spiegel“ in seiner Januarausgabe 2003. In Bayern hatte sich ein junge Frau aus Rumänien im Alter von 21 Jahre erhängt. Doch nicht der Freitod an sich brachte Ramona Radulovici in die Schlagzeilen des Nachrichtenmagazins und im Anschluss in Reportagesendungen privater und - fentlich-rechtlicher... more...

  • Geschlecht und Männlichkeitby Michael Meuser

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2010; US$ 36.04

    Das Buch diskutiert zunächst soziologische Konzepte für eine Theorie der Männlichkeit. Das Konzept des männlichen Geschlechtshabitus wird entwickelt. Anschließend werden in einem empirischen Teil kulturelle Deutungsmuster von Männlichkeit und kollektive Orientierungen von Männern auf der Grundlage einer Literaturanalyse und von Gruppendiskussionen... more...

  • Geschlecht und Männlichkeitby Michael Meuser

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2008; US$ 29.22

    Das Buch diskutiert zunächst soziologische Konzepte für eine Theorie der Männlichkeit. Das Konzept des männlichen Geschlechtshabitus wird entwickelt. Anschließend werden in einem empirischen Teil kulturelle Deutungsmuster von Männlichkeit und kollektive Orientierungen von Männern auf der Grundlage einer Literaturanalyse und von Gruppendiskussionen... more...