Gender Studies Products

  • Globalisation and Women in the Japanese Workforce

    1st Edition

    By Beverley Bishop

    Globalisation and Women in the Japanese Workforce contributes to the debate about the impact of globalisation upon women. It examines the effect of restructuring upon women's employment in Japan and describes the actions women are taking individually and collectively to campaign for change in their…

    Hardback – 2004-12-14
    The University of Sheffield/Routledge Japanese Studies Series

  • Spaces of Masculinities

    1st Edition

    Edited by Kathrin Hörschelmann, Bettina van Hoven

    Changing circumstances in Western and global societies have introduced new constraints and opportunities for men and the formation of male identities. Meanwhile, the emerging diversity of 'atypical' identities ('atypical' when compared with traditional conceptions of middle-class, white,…

    Hardback – 2004-11-25
    Critical Geographies

  • Daughters of Eve

    Pregnant Brides and Unwed Mothers in Seventeenth Century Essex County, Massachusetts, 1st Edition

    By Else L. Hambleton

    This study examines cases of fornication, bastardy, and paternity cases brought before the courts in Essex County, Massachusetts between 1640 and 1692. Prosecution and conviction rates, sentencing patterns, and socio-economic data, as well as attitudes, were analyzed to determine that women who…

    Hardback – 2004-08-15
    Studies in American Popular History and Culture

  • Abortion, Sin and the State in Thailand

    1st Edition

    By Andrea Whittaker

    This book discusses abortion in a non-Western, non-Christian context - in Thailand, where over 300,000 illegal abortions are performed each year by a variety of methods. The book, based on extensive original research in the field, examines a wide range of issues, including stories of the real-life…

    Hardback – 2004-07-29
    ASAA Women in Asia Series

  • Fictional Feminism

    How American Bestsellers Affect the Movement for Women's Equality, 1st Edition

    By Kim A. Loudermilk

    This book focuses on the ways in which second-wave feminism has been represented in American popular culture, and on the effects that these representations have had on feminism as a political movement. Kim Loudermilk provides close readings of four best-selling novels and their film adaptations.…

    Hardback – 2004-04-13
    Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

  • Women and Comedy in Solo Performance

    Phyllis Diller, Lily Tomlin and Roseanne, 1st Edition

    By Suzanne Lavin

    This work examines the dramatic changes in America women's comedy performance in the years 1955-1995.The study focuses on the standup of Phyllis Diller and Roseanne andon the character comedy of Lily Tomlin. As the historical arc of women's comedy unfolds, it outlines a change from the traditional…

    Hardback – 2004-04-08
    Studies in American Popular History and Culture

  • After the Bell

    Family Background, Public Policy and Educational Success, 1st Edition

    Edited by Karen Albright, Dalton Conley

    Since the publication of the Coleman report in the US many decades ago, it has been widely accepted that the evidence that schools are marginal in the grand scheme of academic achievement is conclusive. Despite this, educational policy across the world remains focused almost exclusively on…

    Hardback – 2004-01-29
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • The Body in Postwar Japanese Fiction

    1st Edition

    By Douglas Slaymaker

    This book explores one of the crucial themes in postwar Japanese fiction. Through an examination of the work of a number of prominent twentieth century Japanese writers, the book analyses the meaning of the body in postwar Japanese discourse, the gender constructions of the imagery of the body and…

    Hardback – 2004-01-08
    Asia's Transformations/Literature and Society

  • Chinese Women - Living and Working

    1st Edition

    By Anne McLaren

    This book presents significant new findings on new domains of employment for women in China's burgeoning market economy of the 1990s and the twenty-first century. Experts in gender, politics, media studies, and anthropology discuss the impact of economic reform and globalization on Chinese women in…

    Hardback – 2003-11-27
    ASAA Women in Asia Series

  • The Development of the Japanese Nursing Profession

    Adopting and Adapting Western Influences, 1st Edition

    By Aya Takahashi

    In the years after 1868, when Japan's long period of self-imposed isolation ended, in nursing, as in every other aspect of life, the Japanese looked to the west. This book tells the story of 'Florence Nightingale-ism' in Japan, showing how Japanese nursing developed from 1868 to the present. It…

    Hardback – 2003-11-13
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • Writing Woman, Writing Place

    Contemporary Australian and South African Fiction, 1st Edition

    By Sue Kossew

    Contemporary women writers in these two societies are still writing about similar issues as did earlier generations of women, such as exclusions from discourses of nation, a problematic relationship to place and belonging, relations with indigenous people and the way in which women's subjectivity…

    Hardback – 2003-10-09
    Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

  • Feminist Utopian Novels of the 1970s

    Joanna Russ and Dorothy Bryant, 1st Edition

    By Tatiana Teslenko

    This book presents an exploration of the reinvented utopia that provided second-wave feminists of the 1970s with a conceptual space to articulate the politics of change. Tatiana Teslenko argues that utopian fiction of this decade offered a means of validating the personal as well as the political,…

    Hardback – 2003-08-19
    Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

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