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Diversity in Family Life: Gender, Relationships and Social Change.
  Ruspini, Elisabetta/ 9781447300922/ Price:óG 22.99
 
Book Cover As new forms of family and 'non-traditional' families grow in number, there is a need to understand these 'new' arrangements and models of parenthood. This ground-breaking book discusses, using a comparative and a sociological perspective, examples of the relationship between changing gender identities and processes of family formation in the Western experience. It aims to show that, in the 21st century, it is possible to form a family without sex, without children, without a shared home, without a partner, without a working husband, without a heterosexual orientation or without a 'biological' sexual body. Diversity in family life will help readers discover and understand the characteristics, advantages and drawbacks of these new models of parenthood, and their political implications in terms of social movements, characteristics and demands.
   
The Unfinished Revolution: Voices from the Global Fight for Women's Right.
  / 9781447307365/ Price:óG 15.99
 
Women's rights have progressed significantly in the last two decades, but major challenges remain in order to end global gender discrimination. The unfinished revolution: Voices from the global fight for women's rights outlines the recent history of the battle to secure basic rights for women and girls, including in the Middle East where the hopes raised by the Arab Spring are yet to be fulfilled. This anthology opens with a foreword by Christiane Amanpour and features essays by more than 30 writers, activists, policymakers and human rights experts, including Nobel laureates Shirin Ebadi and Jody Williams. Most important are contributions from women who have fought against human rights abuses and have become agents of change. Contributors propose new workable solutions to ongoing rights violations including human trafficking and harmful traditional practices such as child marriage and female genital mutilation. As a whole, the book shows that the struggle for women's equality is far from over and is essential reading for everyone involved in the fight to realise the full potential for half the world's population.
   
Dynamics of conflict in lesbian intimate unions: An exploration of lesbian relationships in South Africa.
  Ochse, Angela/ 9783639184464/ Price:EUR 79.00
 
   
MAID TO ORDER: Social justice - a myth or reality for domestic workers in Guatemala?.
  Camilla, Michalsen/ 9783639186574/ Price:EUR 59.00
 
   
Our Stories, Our Lives: Inspiring Muslim Women voices.
  Shaffi, Wahida/ 9781847424105/ Price:óG 9.99
 
In the early years of the 21st century, a number of Muslim women have achieved positions of influence. Women who care about the society in which they live and bring up their children are increasingly finding a voice and working together to make things happen. There's some way to go in harnessing the potential that lies at the heart of this change, but there is plenty of evidence that Muslim women are paving the way forward in new dynamic, challenging and creative ways. This book is all about women who have shown courage, dignity and strength; pioneers who have recognized their potential in the public and private realms of society, who have struggled, made sacrifices, taken pride in their multiple identities and who are committed to positive and peaceful change in the UK. This book presents the stories of 20 women from Bradford between the ages of 14 and 80, from their own perspectives. Based on a broader project called OurLives, which was designed to explore the insights and experiences of over a hundred women in Bradford, it belongs to a long tradition of oral history, where practical knowledge is passed from generation to generation. The book offers an intricate mosaic of the experiences, views and hopes of these women and in so doing emphasises the power of people's lives to aid deeper debate and understanding and gives voice to an important and often marginalised group.It will be fascinating to a range of people with an interest in Muslim women's lives and views and of wider interest to students, academics, policy-makers and professionals .
   
Gender Equality and Welfare Politics in Scandinavia: The Limits of Political Ambition?
  Melby, Kari/ 9781847424655/ Price:óG 25.99
 
Gender equality is often seen as a hallmark of the Nordic countries. This book explores this notion by examining the meanings of gender that underpin policies in the Scandinavian welfare states, historically and today. The book focuses on three Scandinavian countries - Denmark, Norway and Sweden - and explores the policy reforms that have occurred relating to family and care. Beginning with the radical marriage reform carried through in all the three countries in the early decades of the 20th century, the book progresses to explore contemporary challenges to the traditional model of equality, including equal rights for fathers, multiculturalism and a critical young generation. The book focuses on differences as well as similarities between the countries and discusses the relevance of talking about a Nordic model. Stressing the importance of viewing the concept of equality in its historical context, the book critically investigates and discusses the Scandinavian 'success story' portrayed in normative political theory and presents an historical analysis of the development of gendered citizenship rights.It will be a valuable collection for researchers, lecturers and graduate students who work with historical and contemporary studies on welfare state and gender models from different disciplinary or interdisciplinary perspectives.
   
Deliberate Indifference: A Gay Man's Maltreatment by the U.S. Department of Justice.
  Owensby, J. J./ 9780980155518/ Price:US$ 22.95
 
The spiteful misdeeds of a vengeful police official have far-reaching and long-lasting effects on the life of a young 'gay' man whose liberal lifestyle is seen by the detective as a depraved attack on his own ultra-rigid moral code. The catastrophic results of his misguided actions and malfeasance as a policeman are only the beginning of the flood of tribulations that befall Chris as becomes deeply entangled with the powerful Department of Justice of the United States of America. Chris Wehner has become the target of an abusive corrections officer at a Federal prison facility. But the sexual abuse is the least of Chris's difficulties. Swelling of his optic nerve, ignored by the medical personnel of the Bureau of Prisons is eroding Chris's vision while he struggles to bring medical maltreatments to the attention of forces outside of the prison system. Proper attention may enable him to recover some of his eyesight, or at least retain the little that remains. Chris's fate hangs in the balance.
   
VA37-18 Handbook of Gender and Women's Studies.
  Evans, Mary/ 9780761943907/ Price:óG 120.00
 
Gender and Women's Studies is one of the most challenging fields within the social sciences- the dynamics of gender relations and the social and cultural implications of gender constructions offer a lively forum of debate. The Handbook of Gender and Women's Studies presents a comprehensive and engaging review of the most recent developments within the field, including the study of masculinity, the feminist implications of postmodernism, the `cultural turn' and globalization. The authors review current research and offer critical analyses of women's and gender studies in work, the welfare state, family, education, religion, violence and war and feminist global politics. Edited by three leading academics from Europe and the United States, and with 25 chapters written by scholars based throughout the world, the Handbook situates the most important debates in the field within a uniquely international and interdisciplinary context. The Handbook is a useful introduction to gender theory and an exciting starting-point for fresh debates.
   
VA05-95 American Masculinities: A Historical Encyclopedia.
  Carroll, Bret/ 9780761925408/ Price:óG 155.00
 
American Masculinities: A Historical Encyclopedia explores the wide range of identities and experiences that have defined men and masculinity in the United States from pre-Columbian times to the present. The first reference work devoted to this scholarly field, it draws on important contemporary research in history, gender and sexuality studies, and cultural and literary studies. The encyclopedia--in more than 250 articles--analyzes American manhood through historical eras and events; sexuality and the body; cultural icons and symbols; attitudes and behaviors; work and leisure; institutions and organizations; controversial issues and movements; key figures; family and the life cycle; literature, film, theater, and art; theories and concepts; and identities based on race, ethnicity, class, age, and region. Each entry includes suggestions for further reading and a list of other articles with additional information on a topic.
   
VA05-139 Handbook of Studies on Men and Masculinities.
  Kimmel, Michael S./ 9780761923695/ Price:óG 120.00
 
In the past, research in the field of gender has mainly addressed issues about women, and has for the most part been developed by women. Recently, the study of gender has rapidly expanded and there has been a growing interest in men's and boys' identities, conduct, and problems. The Handbook of Studies on Men and Masculinities is an interdisciplinary and international culmination of the growth of men's studies that also offers insight about future directions for the field. The Handbook provides a broad view of masculinities primarily across the social sciences, with the inclusion of important debates in some areas of the humanities and natural sciences. The various approaches presented in this Handbook range across different disciplines, theoretical perspectives, methodologies, and conceptualizations in relation to the topic of men. Editors Michael S. Kimmel, Jeff Hearn, and Robert W. Connell have assembled an esteemed group of contributors who are among the best-known experts in their particular fields. The Handbook of Studies on Men and Masculinities examines the construction of masculinities in four different frames: the social organization of masculinities in their global and regional iterations; the institutional reproduction and articulation of masculinities; the ways in which masculinities are organized and practiced within a context of gender relations; and the ways in which individual men express and understand their gendered identities. The Handbook is organized in a way that moves from the larger, global, and institutional articulations of masculinities, to the more intimate and personal expressions. The Handbook of Studies on Men and Masculinities provides scholars, researchers, and students with the most current, incisive scholarship available for the men's studies area of gender studies. It is a vital resource for those interested in the practical or cultural issues about men, boys, and gender, as well as an excellent addition to any academic library.
   
SA38-313 Journal of a Sex Change: Passage through Trinidad.
  Griggs, Claudine/ 9781845200220/ Price:óG 85.00
 
Journal of a Sex Change is an intimate look at the compelling journey from male to female. Griggs provides us with an inside perspective on one of the most private and complicated transformations possible. She recounts her sex change process in compelling detail, from the emotional decision to pursue the surgery, to the procedure itself, to the long and painful recovery process. How did Griggs' decision affect personal relationships, family life and work? What was it like in the first few months after the operation? What is it like for her now to experience the world as a transformed woman? Thoughtful and courageous, Griggs chronicles a journey that not only changed her physiology, but her life.Updated with a new foreword by Judith Halberstam, Griggs' book was originally published as Passage through Trinidad in 1996. Pioneering, it has become a classic firsthand account of the experience of sex reassignment.
   
SA38-310 Sexualities: Personal lives and social policy.
  Carabine, Jean/ 9781861345189/ Price:óG 22.99
 
The book provides an original perspective on social policy that examines how ideas about sexuality not only inform our personal lives, but also shape policy in specific ways with particular effects. It is one in an innovative series íV Personal Lives and Social Policy íV published by The Open University and The Policy Press. The series comprises four interactive texts that successfully weave together new and challenging questions about the study of social policy with a range of teaching resources to support the development of the reader's own knowledge and understanding.
   
VA05-47 Handbook of Lesbian and Gay Studies.
  Richardsor, Diane/ 9780761965114/ Price:óG 120.00
 
With this benchmark work, lesbian and gay studies comes of age. Drawing from a rich team of global contributors and carefully structured to elucidate the core issues in the field, it constitutes an unparalleled resource for teaching, research and debate. The volume is organized into 4 sections: íP History and Theory This covers the roots of lesbian and gay studies, the institutionalization of the subject in the Academy, the 'naturalness' of heterosexuality, science and sexuality, the comparative sociology of homosexualities and the heterosexual//homosexual division. íP Identity and Community This examines the formation of gay and lesbian identities communities and movements, 'cyber-queer' research, sexuality and space, generational issues in lesbian and gay lifecycles and the subject of bisexuality íP Institutions This investigates questions of the governance of sexualities, lesbian and gay health, sexualities and education, religion and homosexuality, homosexuality and the law, gay and lesbian workers, homosexuality and the family, and lesbian, gay and queer encounters with the media and popular culture íP Politics This explores the formation of the gay and lesbian movements, impact of globalization, antigay and lesbian violence, nationalism and transnationalism in lesbian and gay studies and sexual citizenship. The result is an authoritative book that demarcates the field, stimulates critical discussion and provides lesbian and gay studies with an enriching focal reference point. It is, quite simply, a breakthrough work that will galvanize discussion and research for years to come.
   
SA38-204 The Gender Dimension of Social Change: The Contribution of Dymanic Research to the Study of Women's Life Courses.
  Ruspini, Elisabetta/ 9781861343321/ Price:óG 75.00
 
This new study uses longitudinal data to provide new insights into the changing dynamics of lives of women today. In particular, it explores the potential of longitudinal or life course analysis as a powerful tool for appreciating the gender dimension of social life.
   
SA38-204 Challenging Violence Against Women: The Canadian Experience.
  Hague, Gill/ 9781861342782/ Price:óG 17.99
 
   
SA38-203 Sexual Dysfunction: A Guide for Assessment and Treatment.
  Wincze, John P./ 9781572305403/ Price:US$ 31.00
 
Book Cover This fully revised and updated volume provides a state-of-the-science overview of the most common sexual dysfunctions and the full range of assessment and treatment approaches. The book begins with discussions of the main classes of sexual dysfunction--desire disorders, arousal disorders, orgasm disorders, and sexual pain disorders--describing what is currently known about clinical presentation, prevalence, and etiological factors. The authors then address the practical tasks of clinical evaluation and intervention, including expanded coverage of how to integrate medical and psychosocial assessment findings into a coherent case formulation. Clearly explaining basic strategies and methods for working with clients, the second edition is illustrated with all new case material. Other new features include information on the latest biomedical and pharmacological treatments, such as Viagra; updated research data and references; and quick-reference tables to guide in treatment planning for each type of disorder.
   
For Lesbian Parents: Your Guide to Helping Your Family Grow Up Happy, Healthy, and Proud.
  Johnson, Suzanne M./ 9781572306639/ Price:US$ 16.95
 
Book Cover Raising a child is overwhelming, thrilling, exhausting, terrifying, and joyous--and all at the same time. In addition to the adjustments that any new parents must make, lesbian mothers face numerous special questions and concerns. From "coming out" to your child to coping with the pressures of trying to be a lesbian super-mom, this wise and reassuring book offers information and support for women forging a new path in what it means to be a family. The authors are uniquely qualified for the task as expert developmental psychologists who are also coparenting two young daughters. With clarity and wit, they offer helpful advice on what kids need to know, and at what age; how to help them respond to questions and teasing from peers; ways to foster sensitivity in relatives, teachers, and others; how to talk to teens about their own developing sexuality; how parenting affects couple relationships; and much more. Chapters are packed with the insights and experiences of lesbians who have come to be parents in a variety of ways. Also included are listings of useful web sites, publications, and other resources.
   
SA38 Exploring the Dimensions of Human Sexuality.
  Greenberg, Jerrold S/ 9780763708597/ Price:US$ 81.95
 
   
GA38-2-2 White Power White Pride White Separatist Movement in the US.
  Dobratz/ 9780805738650/ Price:US$ 67.00
 
   
Reconceiving Women: Separating Motherhood from Female Identity.
  Ireland, Mardy S./ 9780898620160/ Price:US$ 19.95
 
According to recent surveys, approximately 40% of American women between the ages of 18 and 44 do not have children. Yet these women are virtually missing from accounts of women's lives. In this important new work, Mardy Ireland defines a place for women outside the parameters of motherhood and gives voice to the significant number of women who are not mothers. She draws extensively from interviews with over 100 childless women from various ethnic and educational backgrounds, demonstrating the myriad ways they came to view themselves as complete adults without recourse to the traditional defining criteria of motherhood. Her work offers all women--mothers and nonmothers alike--a vision of self-defined adulthood and a recognition that every woman is the subject of her own life.
   
Defining Females: The Nature of Women in Society.
  Ardener, Shirley/ 9780854967278/ Price:óG 23.99
 
   
 

 

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