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Reproduction and Society: Interdisciplinary Readings

Reproduction and Society: Interdisciplinary Readings

1st Edition

Carole Joffe, Jennifer Reich
September 25, 2014

A collection of essays, framed with original introductions, Reproduction and Society: Interdisciplinary Readings helps students to think critically about reproduction as a social phenomenon. Divided into six rich and varied sections, this book offers students and instructors a broad overview of the...

Gender and Justice: Why Women in the Judiciary Really Matter

Gender and Justice: Why Women in the Judiciary Really Matter

1st Edition

Sally J. Kenney
July 13, 2012

Intended for use in courses on law and society, as well as courses in women’s and gender studies, women and politics, and women and the law, this book explores different questions in different North American and European geographical jurisdictions and courts, demonstrating the value of a gender...

Gender-Class Equality in Political Economies

Gender-Class Equality in Political Economies

1st Edition

Lynn Prince Cooke
February 28, 2011

Gender-Class Equality in Political Economies offers an in-depth analysis of gender-class equality across six countries to reveal why gender-class equality in paid and unpaid work remains elusive, and what more policy might do to achieve better social and economic outcomes. This book is...

Making Transnational Feminism: Rural Women, NGO Activists, and Northern Donors in Brazil

Making Transnational Feminism: Rural Women, NGO Activists, and Northern Donors in Brazil

1st Edition

Millie Thayer
October 14, 2009

This ethnographic study examines the transnational relations among feminist movements at the end of the twentieth century, exploring two differently situated women’s organizations in the Northeast Brazilian state of Pernambuco. The conventional narrative of globalization tells the story of...

Global Gender Research: Transnational Perspectives

Global Gender Research: Transnational Perspectives

1st Edition

Christine Bose, Minjeong Kim
February 02, 2009

Readers of Global Gender Research will learn to compare and contrast feminist concerns globally, gain familiarity with the breadth of gender research, and understand the national contexts that produced it. This volume provides an in-depth comparative picture of the current state of feminist...

Laboring On: Birth in Transition in the United States

Laboring On: Birth in Transition in the United States

1st Edition

Wendy Simonds, Barbara Katz Rothman, Bari Meltzer Norman
November 15, 2006

Facing the polar forces of an epidemic of Cesarean sections and epidurals and home-like labor rooms, American birth is in transition. Caught between the most extreme medicalization — best seen in a Cesarean section rate of nearly 30 percent — and a rhetoric of women’s "choices" and "the natural,"...

Disposable Women and Other Myths of Global Capitalism

Disposable Women and Other Myths of Global Capitalism

1st Edition

Melissa Wright
August 17, 2006

Everyday, around the world, women who work in the Third World factories of global firms face the idea that they are disposable. Melissa W. Wright explains how this notion proliferates, both within and beyond factory walls, through the telling of a simple story: the myth of the disposable Third...

When Sex Became Gender

When Sex Became Gender

1st Edition

Shira Tarrant
May 30, 2006

When Sex Became Gender is a study of post-World War II feminist theory from the viewpoint of intellectual history. The key theme is that ideas about the social construction of gender have its origins in the feminist theorists of the postwar period, and that these early ideas about gender became a...

Fixing Families: Parents, Power, and the Child Welfare System

Fixing Families: Parents, Power, and the Child Welfare System

1st Edition

Jennifer A. Reich
August 30, 2005

In Fixing Families, Jennifer Reich takes us inside Child Protective Services for an in-depth look at the entire organization. Following families from the beginning of a case to its discharge, Reich shows how parents negotiate with the state for custody of their children, and how being held...

The Social Economy of Single Motherhood: Raising Children in Rural America

The Social Economy of Single Motherhood: Raising Children in Rural America

1st Edition

Margaret Nelson
August 15, 2005

Margaret Nelson investigates the lives of single, working-class mothers in this compelling and timely book. Through personal interviews, she uncovers the different challenges that mothers and their children face in small town America--a place greatly changed over the past fifty years as factory...

Rape Work: Victims, Gender, and Emotions in Organization and Community Context

Rape Work: Victims, Gender, and Emotions in Organization and Community Context

1st Edition

Patricia Yancey Martin
March 30, 2005

Despite the proliferation of rape crisis centers and other improvements in the treatment of rape victims over the past 20 years, many victims still find themselves the victims of what has been called a "second rape" by doctors, lawyers, judges, police, and administrators that process them. This...

Regulating Sex: The Politics of Intimacy and Identity

Regulating Sex: The Politics of Intimacy and Identity

1st Edition

Elizabeth Bernstein, Laurie Schaffner
November 17, 2004

Regulating Sex is an anthology that presents debates over the role of the state in constructing and controlling erotic practice, intimacy, and identity. The purpose of this edited volume is to address sexual dilemmas in law and the state in substantive areas such as same-sex domestic partnerships,...

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