Books in category Social Science – Gender Studies

  • Manifestations of Venus

    Manifestations of Venus
    Katie Scott, Caroline Arscott

    This fascinating book takes as its starting point the recurrent motif of Venus as the associated figure of Cupid in Western art from the Renaissance to the present day.

  • First Comes Love

    First Comes Love
    Shelley Cobb, Neil Ewen

    Taken together, the chapters in this volume interrogate the ways these alliances are bound up in wider cultural debates about marriage, love, intimacy, family, parenthood, sexuality, and gender, in their particular historical contexts, from …

  • Murder Gender and the Media

    Murder, Gender and the Media
    Jane Monckton-Smith

    This volume is a shocking insight into the way the idea of romantic love can justify and excuse the killing of women by their spouses and partners, and lead to sympathy and reduced prison sentences for the killers.

  • Media Masculinities and the Machine

    Media, Masculinities, and the Machine
    Dan Fleming, Damion Sturm

    The book provides informative accounts of two instances united by their apparent gender focus and by their interest in ways of imagining high-tech.

  • Founding Mothers and Others

    Founding Mothers and Others
    A. Sadovnik, S. Semel

    Through an examination of these women, this book looks critically at the ways in which the leaders' administrative styles and behaviors lend support to feminist claims.

  • The Ties That Bind

    The Ties That Bind
    Linda J. Waite, Christine Bachrach

    What factors explain the dramatic changes in union formation we have observed over recent decades?Edited by Linda J. Waite. Co-edited by Christine Bachrach, Michelle Hindin, Elizabeth Thomson, and Arland Thornton.

  • Contemporary Masculinities

    Contemporary Masculinities
    Brendan Gough

    This book assesses the construction of masculinities in relation to appearance, embodiment and emotions by drawing on perspectives in psychology, sociology, gender studies and public health.

  • The Legacy of Second Wave Feminism in American Politics

    The Legacy of Second-Wave Feminism in American Politics
    Angie Maxwell, Todd Shields

    This book chronicles the influence of second wave feminism on everything from electoral politics to LGBTQ rights.

  • Rethinking Youth Wellbeing

    Rethinking Youth Wellbeing
    Katie Wright, Julie McLeod

    This volume offers a critical rethinking of the construct of youth wellbeing, stepping back from taken-for-granted and psychologically inflected understandings.

  • Action Figures

    Action Figures
    M. Gallagher

    Action Figures takes stock of action narratives' many appeals and recognizes how contemporary crises of gender identity manifest themselves in popular commercial texts.

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