Books in category Social Science – Gender Studies

  • Moving Targets

    Moving Targets
    Helen Birch

    Moving Targets is must-reading for anyone concerned with violence and representations of women in our culture. This pioneering collection of essays looks at our fascination with women who murder.

  • Gender and the Environment

    Gender and the Environment
    Nicole Detraz

    This much-needed book is an invaluable guide for those interested in environmental politics and gender studies, and sets the agenda for future scholarship and advocacy.

  • Women in the Shadows

    Women in the Shadows
    Jennifer Goodlander

    In Women in the Shadows, Jennifer Goodlander draws on her own experience training as a dalang as well as interviews with early women dalang and leading artists to upend the usual assessments of such gender role shifts.

  • The Male Body Features Destinies Exposures Part 1

    The Male Body: Features, Destinies, Exposures, Part 1
    Laurence Goldstein

    Poets, anthropologists, philosophers, artists, sociologists, and others provide prespectives on the male body.

  • Body Panic

    Body Panic
    Shari L. Dworkin, Faye Linda Wachs

    Your body fat index? Increasingly, Americans are being sold on a fitness ideal — not just thin but toned, not just muscular but cut — that is harder and harder to reach. In Body Panic, Shari L. Dworkin and Faye Linda Wachs ask why.

  • 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.

  • Making Postmodern Mothers

    Making ‘Postmodern’ Mothers
    Meredith Nash

    This book, the first of its kind, provides a multi-disciplinary, empirical account of pregnant embodiment and how it fits into wider sociological and feminist discourses about gender, bodies, "fitness," "fat," feminism, celebrity and …

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Asexualities

    Asexualities
    Karli June Cerankowski, Megan Milks

    Together, these essays challenge the ways in which we imagine gender and sexuality in relation to desire and sexual practice. Asexualities provides a critical reevaluation of even the most radical queer theorizations of sexuality.

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