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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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Laboring On Birth in Transition in the United States

Laboring On: Birth in Transition in the United States

1st Edition

By Wendy Simonds, Barbara Katz Rothman, Bari Meltzer Norman
February 27, 2007

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

By Melissa Wright
September 28, 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 ...

Global Gender Research Transnational Perspectives

Global Gender Research: Transnational Perspectives

1st Edition

Edited By Christine Bose, Minjeong Kim
March 10, 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 ...

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

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

1st Edition

By Patricia Yancey Martin
June 02, 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 ...

Fixing Families Parents, Power, and the Child Welfare System

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

1st Edition

By Jennifer A. Reich
September 22, 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 ...

Community Activism and Feminist Politics Organizing Across Race, Class, and Gender

Community Activism and Feminist Politics: Organizing Across Race, Class, and Gender

1st Edition

Edited By Nancy Naples
December 25, 1997

This collection demonstrates the diversity of women's struggles against problems such as racism, violence, homophobia, focusing on the complex ways that gender, culture, race-ethnicity and class shape women's political consciousness in the US....

Gender and Justice Why Women in the Judiciary Really Matter

Gender and Justice: Why Women in the Judiciary Really Matter

1st Edition

By Sally Kenney
August 14, 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

By Lynn Prince Cooke
March 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

By Millie Thayer
November 05, 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 ...

When Sex Became Gender

When Sex Became Gender

1st Edition

By Shira Tarrant
August 31, 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 ...

Regulating Sex The Politics of Intimacy and Identity

Regulating Sex: The Politics of Intimacy and Identity

1st Edition

Edited By Elizabeth Bernstein, Laurie Schaffner
December 16, 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, ...

Stepping Out of Line Becoming and Being a Feminist

Stepping Out of Line: Becoming and Being a Feminist

1st Edition

By Cheryl Hercus
December 02, 2004

What does it mean to be a feminist today? Why do some women become feminists and others do not? At a time when 'feminist' is a label that many young women shun, Stepping Out of Line offers an insightful account of the struggle of becoming and being a feminist. Cheryl Hercus offers a compelling new ...

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