Women's Studies Products

  • Images of Sex and Desire in Renaissance Art and Modern Historiography

    Edited by Angeliki Pollali, Berthold Hub

    Studies on gender and sexuality have proliferated in the last decades, covering a wide spectrum of disciplines. This anthology offers a metanarrative of sexuality as it has been recently embedded in the art historical discourse of the European Renaissance. It revisits ‘canonical’ forms of visual…

    Hardback – 2017-11-07 
    Routledge
    Visual Culture in Early Modernity

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2017-10-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research on Gender in Asia Series

  • New Feminisms in South Asian Social Media, Film, and Literature

    Disrupting the Discourse

    Edited by Sonora Jha, Alka Kurian

    This book is a study of the resurgence and re-imagination of feminist discourse on gender and sexuality in South Asia as told through its cinematic, literary, and social media narratives. It brings incisive and expert analyses of emerging disruptive articulations that represent an unprecedented…

    Hardback – 2017-10-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Women in Soviet Film

    The Thaw and Post-Thaw Periods

    Edited by Marina Rojavin, Tim Harte

    This book illuminates and explores the representation of women in Soviet cinema from the late 1950s, through the 1960s, and into the 1970s, a period when Soviet culture shifted away, to varying degrees, from the well-established tropes of socialist realism. Covering films about working class…

    Hardback – 2017-10-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

  • Virgin Sacrifice in Classical Art

    Women, Agency, and the Trojan War

    By Anthony F. Mangieri

    The Trojan War begins and ends with the sacrifice of a virgin princess. The gruesome killing of a woman must have captivated ancient people because the myth of the sacrificial virgin resonates powerfully in the arts of ancient Greece and Rome. Most scholars agree that the Greeks and Romans did not…

    Hardback – 2017-09-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Gender and Art

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2017-08-23 
    Routledge
    ASAA Women in Asia Series

  • Rose Macaulay, Gender, and Modernity

    Edited by Kate Macdonald

    This book is the first collection on the British author Rose Macaulay (1881-1958). The essays establish connections in her work between modernism and the middlebrow, show Macaulay’s attentiveness to reformulating contemporary depictions of gender in her fiction, and explore how her writing…

    Hardback – 2017-07-27
    Routledge
    Gender and Genre

  • Women, Peace and Security in Nepal

    From Civil War to Post-Conflict Reconstruction

    Edited by Åshild Kolås

    This book sheds new light on the important but diverse roles of women in the civil war in Nepal (1996-2006), and the post-conflict reconstruction period (2006-2016). Engaging critically with the women, peace and security literature, Women, Peace and Security in Nepal questions the…

    Hardback – 2017-07-18
    Routledge

  • Gender, Poverty and Livelihood in the Eastern Himalayas

    Edited by Sanjoy Hazarika, Reshmi Banerjee

    The Eastern Himalaya region covers a geographical area that spans five nations and has diverse landscapes, a multitude of ethnic groups and a rich variety of flora and fauna. The region is relatively poor in terms of GDP and per capita income; industrialisation and infrastructure is under-developed…

    Hardback – 2017-07-11
    Routledge India

  • Femininity, Self-harm and Eating Disorders in Japan

    Navigating contradiction in narrative and visual culture

    By Gitte Marianne Hansen

    From the 1980s onwards, the incidence of eating disorders and self-harm has increased among Japanese women, who report receiving mixed messages about how to be women. Mirroring this, women’s self-directed violence has increasingly been thematised in diverse Japanese narrative and visual culture.…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30
    Routledge
    Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

  • 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 – 2017-06-14
    Routledge

  • The Tunisian Women’s Rights Movement

    From Nascent Activism to Influential Power-broking

    By Jane D Tchaïcha, Khedija Arfaoui

    Tunisian women have received significant attention for their active participation in preserving and extending women’s rights since 2011. However, their activism and latest achievements should be considered not a recent phenomenon but rather part and parcel of a distinctive local history that has…

    Hardback – 2017-06-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies on Gender and Sexuality in Africa

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