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Perspectives on Gender


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Perspectives on Gender represents the very best feminist scholarship on gender in the social sciences. The books in the series advance the understanding of how inclusive of difference our perspectives need to be to capture what gender means and emphasize the important role of social change in and for gender relations.

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Rock-a-by Baby Feminism, Self-Help and Postpartum Depression

Rock-a-by Baby: Feminism, Self-Help and Postpartum Depression

1st Edition

By Verta Taylor
August 02, 1996

Although self-help has been an integral strategy of the women's movement, the burgeoning self-help publishing industry and growing popularity of talk shows encouraging personal confession have provoked vicious attacks on self-help from many feminists. Rock-a-By Baby examines the postpartum ...

Understanding Sexual Violence A Study of Convicted Rapists

Understanding Sexual Violence: A Study of Convicted Rapists

1st Edition

By Diana Scully
September 15, 1990

Understanding Sexual Violence examines the structural supports for rape in sexually violent cultures and dispels a number of myths about sexual violence--for example, that childhood abuse, alcohol, and drugs are direct causes of rape....

Maid in the USA 10th Anniversary Edition

Maid in the USA: 10th Anniversary Edition

2nd Edition

By Mary Romero
May 31, 2002

This is a classic work in the fields of Women's Studies and Sociology. On its 10th Anniversary, it is still a vital and moving study of the lives of immigrant domestic workers, and is constantly cited in the research. Romero's new introduction will offer a fresh look at the material, including more...

Mothering Ideology, Experience, and Agency

Mothering: Ideology, Experience, and Agency

1st Edition

Edited By Evelyn Nakano Glenn, Grace Chang, Linda Rennie Forcey
December 17, 1993

First published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

School-smart and Mother-wise Working-Class Women's Identity and Schooling

School-smart and Mother-wise: Working-Class Women's Identity and Schooling

1st Edition

By Wendy Luttrell
May 21, 1997

School-smart and Mother-wise illustrates how and why American education disadvantages working-class women when they are children and adults. In it we hear working-class women--black and white, rural and urban, southern and northern--recount their childhood experiences, describing the circumstances ...

Reproduction and Society: Interdisciplinary Readings

Reproduction and Society: Interdisciplinary Readings

1st Edition

Edited By Carole Joffe, Jennifer A. 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...

The Social Economy of Single Motherhood Raising Children in Rural America

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

1st Edition

By 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 ...

Grassroots Warriors Activist Mothering, Community Work, and the War on Poverty

Grassroots Warriors: Activist Mothering, Community Work, and the War on Poverty

1st Edition

By Nancy A. Naples
August 04, 1998

First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Black Women and White Women in the Professions Occupational Segregation by Race and Gender, 1960-1980

Black Women and White Women in the Professions: Occupational Segregation by Race and Gender, 1960-1980

1st Edition

By Natalie J. Sokoloff
September 16, 1992

First published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Feminism and the Women's Movement Dynamics of Change in Social Movement Ideology and Activism

Feminism and the Women's Movement: Dynamics of Change in Social Movement Ideology and Activism

1st Edition

By Barbara Ryan
August 20, 1992

In Feminism and the Women's Movement, Barbara Ryan integrates a broad historical view with an analytical framework drawn from the theory of social movements. Relying on participation and observation of diverse groups involved in the woman's movement, interviews with long-term activists, and ...

For Richer, For Poorer Mothers Confront Divorce

For Richer, For Poorer: Mothers Confront Divorce

1st Edition

By Demie Kurz
August 22, 1995

For Richer, For Poorer provides a new perspective on the impact of divorce on women. Based on interviews with a random sample of divorced mothers, this book identifies their real concerns: inadequate resources from their ex-husbands and the state, and unequal social policies. Presenting accounts of...

Gender Consciousness and Politics

Gender Consciousness and Politics

1st Edition

By Sue Tolleson Rinehart
October 22, 1992

This book examines the emergence of gender consciousness among women as a significant force in American politics. The author bases her argument on an in-depth empirical analysis of data derived from the U.S. biennial National Election studies of 1974 to 1984, the year of the emergence of the ...

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