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  • The Nature of Hysteria

    By Niel Micklem

    Hysteria was a frequently diagnosed illness in the West through the nineteenth and much of the twentieth century. Today the medical profession has virtually abandoned the diagnosis altogether. However, this does not mean that hysteria has ceased to exist. In The Nature of Hysteria, Niel Micklem…

    Paperback – 2016-07-31
    Routledge

  • Female Ascetics

    Hierarchy and Purity in Indian Religious Movements

    By Wendy Sinclair-Brull

    This book examines in rich detail the neglected topic of female ascetics. Based on field research, it documents the social forces which facilitated the establishment of an Order of Ascetics for women, defying tradition in many respects. It describes the subtle methods by which the individual is…

    Paperback – 2016-07-20
    Routledge

  • The Korean Women's Movement and the State

    Bargaining for Change

    By Seung-kyung Kim, Kyounghee Kim

    This book asks what strategies women’s movements can employ to induce law and policy changes at the national level that will assist women’s equality without sacrificing their feminist energy, movement cohesiveness and core feminist commitments. The book takes up this question in order to emphasize…

    Paperback – 2016-07-20
    Routledge
    ASAA Women in Asia Series

  • Fifty-One Key Feminist Thinkers

    Edited by Lori J. Marso

    The feminist thinkers in this collection are the designated "fifty-one key feminist thinkers," historical and contemporary, and also the authors of the entries. Collected here are fifty-one key thinkers and fifty-one authors, recognizing that women are fifty-one percent of the population. There are…

    Paperback – 2016-07-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Key Guides

  • Politics, Feminism and the Reformation of Gender

    By Jennifer Chapman

    Caught between their female gender and their aspirations in a public sphere founded on the gender role of men, women face a problem that is more intractable than conventional feminist political analysis has fully recognized. In this book, Jennifer Chapman addresses both the substance of the problem…

    Paperback – 2016-05-31
    Routledge

  • A Primer For Daily Life

    By Susan Willis

    First published in 1991. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 2016-05-26
    Routledge
    Studies in Culture and Communication

  • Women's Empowerment in South Asia

    NGO Interventions and Agency Building in Bangladesh

    By Pranab Panday

    Economic development in the poorest countries often makes better progress when women become involved in, and take a lead in, development projects. Encouraging women’s involvement, however, is often a major difficulty in societies where traditionally women’s status has been inferior and where women…

    Hardback – 2016-05-12
    Routledge
    ASAA Women in Asia Series

  • Women in Modern Burma

    By Tharaphi Than

    This book challenges the popular notion that Burmese women are powerful and are granted equal rights as men by society. Throughout history Burmese women have been represented as powerful and as having equal status to men by western travellers and scholars alike. National history about women also…

    Paperback – 2016-04-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • Women and Transformation in Russia

    Edited by Aino Saarinen, Kirsti Ekonen, Valentina Uspenskaia

    This book looks at Russian women’s mobilization and agency during the two periods of transformation, the turn of the 19th-20th century and the 20th – 21st century. Bringing together the parallels between the two great transformations, it focuses on both the continuities and breaks and, importantly,…

    Paperback – 2016-04-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the History of Russia and Eastern Europe

  • Gender, Governance and Empowerment in India

    By Sreevidya Kalaramadam

    Since the mid-1980s, the presence of women in governance has become a major marker of successful democracy in global and national discourses on the democratization of society. A diverse set of nation-states have legislatively mandated gender quotas to ensure the presence of elected women…

    Hardback – 2016-04-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Research on Gender in Asia Series

  • Motherhood and Work in Contemporary Japan

    By Nishimura Junko

    This book explores the employment of Japanese women born in the 1960s and 1970s who experienced childbirth and raised children in the 1990s and the early 2000s. During this period, the Japanese economy experienced a severe recession. It has affected the firm-specific internal labour market and on…

    Hardback – 2016-03-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Research on Gender in Asia Series

  • Women and Conflict in India

    By Sanghamitra Choudhury

    This book analyses the impact that prolonged socio-political conflict in India has had on political and social spaces for women. Focusing in particular on Assam in the North East of India, it looks at how the conflict can be restricting, and yet can also have the potential to expand these spaces…

    Hardback – 2016-02-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Research on Gender in Asia Series

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