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Controlling Women The Normal and the Deviant

Controlling Women: The Normal and the Deviant

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Edited By Bridget Hutter, Gillian Williams
November 20, 2024

Originally published in 1981 Controlling Women critically examines the forms of moral regulation and social control that were exercised over women at the time, arguing that the study of ‘deviant’ women cannot be separated from the study of how all women are defined and controlled. Contributors ...

Gender, Sex and the Law

Gender, Sex and the Law

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Susan Edwards
November 20, 2024

Originally published in 1985 Gender, Sex and the Law explores the way in which the law, at its various levels of jurisdiction, justifies its discrimination against women in terms of the physiological differences between the sexes. The book examines the wider and most pervasive consequences of this ...

Gendered Jobs and Social Change

Gendered Jobs and Social Change

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Rosemary Crompton, Kay Sanderson
November 20, 2024

Originally published in 1990, Gendered Jobs and Social Change is a systematic exploration of the changing structure of women’s paid work in Britain since the Second World War and an invaluable and accessible text for undergraduate students, and teachers and researchers, in the areas of employment, ...

Infertility Women Speak Out About Their Experiences of Reproductive Medicine

Infertility: Women Speak Out About Their Experiences of Reproductive Medicine

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Renate Klein
November 20, 2024

Originally published in 1989, Infertility looks at how fertility treatments fail women. At the time there was disturbing evidence of medical malpractice and invasive technologies which violated women’s bodies and took a heavy toll on their lives. Here for the first time, women – from all over the ...

Man-Made Women How New Reproductive Technologies Affect Women

Man-Made Women: How New Reproductive Technologies Affect Women

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By Gena Corea, Renate Duelli Klein, Jalna Hanmer, Helen B. Holmes, Betty Hoskins, Madhu Kishwar, Janice Raymond, Robyn Rowland, Roberta Steinbacher
November 20, 2024

In the early 1980s the new reproductive technologies available supposedly offered infertile women a chance to have children. However, there was growing concern that the determination of scientists to dominate nature, their disregard for women’s well-being, and the financial gains to be made from ...

Political Woman

Political Woman

1st Edition

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By Melville E. Currell
November 20, 2024

Originally published in 1974, Political Woman explains why women had participated so little in the British political elite at the time. To many, the question was familiar and the facts plain. Melville Currell in an objective way analyses and attempts to answer the question, ‘Why so few?’ The book ...

Rapiers and Battleaxes The Women's Movement and its Aftermath

Rapiers and Battleaxes: The Women's Movement and its Aftermath

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Josephine Kamm
November 20, 2024

The long and bitter struggle for the vote is certainly the most spectacular part of the history of women’s emancipation. Originally published in 1966 Rapiers and Battleaxes tells the story in its wider aspect and in terms of the pioneers in the various fields. Just a hundred years previously – in ...

Routledge Library Editions: Women in Society 20 Volume Set

Routledge Library Editions: Women in Society: 20 Volume Set

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Various
November 20, 2024

This 20-volume set has titles originally published between 1929 and 1991. The books cover a variety of topics that affect women, often adversely, including employment, law and politics. Further titles look at infertility, women’s studies as a discipline; social and public policy; the women’s ...

Test-Tube Women What Future for Motherhood?

Test-Tube Women: What Future for Motherhood?

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Rita Arditti, Renate Klein, Shelley Minden
November 20, 2024

Originally published in 1984, when new reproductive technologies were just beginning to become part of the public discussion, this edition was published with a new preface in 1989. The Editors wanted to look carefully at how much real choice reproductive technologies offered to women. Genetic ...

Theories of Women's Studies

Theories of Women's Studies

1st Edition

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Edited By Gloria Bowles, Renate Klein
November 20, 2024

Women’s Studies investigates the world from women-centred perspectives which cross the boundaries of traditional academic disciplines. Thus every issue, every question is material for Women’s Studies. The worldwide development of Women’s Studies during the 1970s and 1980s presented a radical ...

Woman and Society

Woman and Society

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Meyrick Booth
November 20, 2024

First published in 1929 the foreword begins: “We live in an age of rapidly changing values. This must be my excuse for adding another to the long list of books dealing with the Education, Life and Work of Woman. Nearly all the more important works in this field were published before the war. Since ...

Women Attached The Daily Lives of Women with Young Children

Women Attached: The Daily Lives of Women with Young Children

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Jacqueline Tivers
November 20, 2024

Originally published in 1985, Women Attached was one of the first empirical studies in geography to deal with the special problems of women with young children. Even within sociology and psychology there were very few studies in this area at the time. Within geography the study of this population ...

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