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  • Home Life in China

    By Isaac Taylor Headland

    Originally published in 1914, this text describes L.T. Headland and his wife’s experience in China in the early twentieth century. With a focus on home life this study explores issues such as children, marriage and education as well as food, religion and concubinage as well as presenting anecdotes…

    Hardback – 2015-12-28 
    Routledge Revivals

  • Reconstructing Adult Masculinities

    Part-time Work in Contemporary Japan

    By Emma E. Cook

    Over the past two decades, Japan’s socioeconomic environment has undergone considerable changes prompted by both a long recession and the relaxation of particular labour laws in the 1990s and 2000s. Within this context, "freeters", part-time workers aged between fifteen and thirty-four who are not…

    Hardback – 2015-12-21 
    Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

  • Schooled on Fat

    What Teens Tell Us About Gender, Body Image, and Obesity

    By Nicole Taylor

    Obesity has dominated popular media as one of the most pressing issues of the new millennium. In the US, high rates of obesity, and by extension, fat people are often blamed for rising health-care costs and a weakening of national security. What does it mean to be considered fat during a time when…

    Paperback – 2015-12-15 
    Innovative Ethnographies

  • Violence Against Women in Legally Plural settings

    Experiences and Lessons from the Andes

    By Anna Barrera

    This book addresses a growing area of concern for scholars and development practitioners: discriminatory gender norms in legally plural settings. Focusing specifically on indigenous women, this book analyzes how they, often in alliance with supporters and allies, have sought to improve their access…

    Hardback – 2015-12-10 
    Law, Development and Globalization

  • Violence against Women in Pornography

    By Walter S. DeKeseredy, Marilyn Corsianos

    Violence against Women in Pornography illuminates the ways in which adult pornography hurts many women, both on and off screen. A growing body of social scientific knowledge shows that it is strongly associated with various types of violence against women in intimate relationships. Many women who…

    Paperback – 2015-12-01 

  • Intermediate Types among Primitive Folk

    A Study in Social Evolution

    By Edward Carpenter

    Intermediate Types among Primitive Folk expands on Carpenter’s idea of the Intermediate type; a person of mixed sexes such as a feminine body with a masculine mind or vice versa. Originally published in 1914, this text explores the role that intermediate types played amongst early civilisations as…

    Hardback – 2015-11-23 
    Routledge Revivals: The Collected Works of Edward Carpenter

  • Islam, Development, and Urban Women’s Reproductive Practices

    By Cortney Hughes Rinker

    Drawing on fieldwork conducted in Rabat, Morocco, this ethnography analyzes the relationship between neoliberal development policies, women’s reproductive practices, and popular understandings of Islam. In the 1990s, Morocco shifted its attention from economic to human development, as economic…

    Paperback – 2015-09-16
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • Masculinities and Femininities in Latin America’s Uneven Development

    By Susan Paulson

    This book forges a new approach to historical and geographical change by asking how gender arrangements and dynamics influence the evolution of institutions and environments. This new theoretical approach is applied via mixed methods and a multi-scale framework to bring together unusually diverse…

    Hardback – 2015-09-09
    Routledge Research in Gender and Society

  • Gender Equality and Sustainable Development

    Edited by Melissa Leach

    For pathways to be truly sustainable and advance gender equality and the rights and capabilities of women and girls, those whose lives and well-being are at stake must be involved in leading the way. Gender Equality and Sustainable Development calls for policies, investments and initiatives in…

    Paperback – 2015-08-10
    Pathways to Sustainability

  • Gender and Masculinities

    Histories, Texts and Practices in India and Sri Lanka

    Edited by Assa Doron, Alex Broom

    Gender persists as a key site of social inequality globally, and within contemporary south Asian contexts, the cultural practices which make up ‘masculinities’ remain vital for understanding everyday life and social relations. Yet masculinities, and their discontents, are an understudied and often…

    Paperback – 2015-07-23
    Routledge South Asian History and Culture Series

  • Gender in Transnationalism

    Home, Longing and Belonging Among Moroccan Migrant Women

    By Ruba Salih

    A fascinating ethnographic journey into migrant women's lives across two countries, Gender in Transnationalism highlights women's construction of 'home' between Morocco and Italy as a significant site whereby broader feelings and narratives of displacement and belonging can be grasped. Salih…

    Paperback – 2015-06-09

  • Gender, Mobilities, and Livelihood Transformations

    Comparing Indigenous People in China, India, and Laos

    Edited by Ragnhild Lund, Kyoko Kusakabe, Smita Mishra Panda, Yunxian Wang

    In the era of globalization many minority populations are subject to marginalization and expulsion from their traditional habitats due to rapid economic restructuring and changing politico-spatial relations. This book presents an analytical framework for understanding how mobility is an inherent…

    Paperback – 2015-06-09
    Routledge Studies in Development, Mobilities and Migration

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