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  • The Women of the United Arab Emirates

    By Linda Usra Soffan

    First published in 1980, this book looks at the factors which influenced the position held by women in the United Arab Emirates in the second half of the 20th century. It argues that Islamic Law has granted women rights and privileges in the spheres of family life, marriage, education and economic…

    Hardback – 2016-09-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Women in Islamic Societies

  • Changing Veils

    Women and Modernisation in North Yemen

    By Carla Makhlouf

    In Yemen, where current poverty is combined with a rich cultural heritage, the distinctions between the traditional and the modern are particularly difficult. First published in 1979, this is a study of social change as experienced and perceived by the women of San’a, the capital city of North…

    Hardback – 2016-09-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Women in Islamic Societies

  • Women in Islamic Societies

    Edited by Bo Utas

    First published in 1983, this edited collection is based on contributions at a Scandinavian symposium on the place of women in Islamic society. It offers perspectives which illuminate our understanding of social relationships and structures pertaining to a vast number of the world’s population…

    Hardback – 2016-09-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Women in Islamic Societies

  • Daughters of Allah

    Among Moslem Women in Kurdistan

    By Henny Harald Hansen

    In 1957, Henny Harald Hansen, the first Danish female anthropologist, was invited to take part in an archaeological expedition to the site of the projected Dokan Dam on the Little Zab river in Northern Iraq. Although her responsibilities were originally ethnological, she became the guest first of…

    Hardback – 2016-09-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Women in Islamic Societies

  • Sri Lanka’s Global Factory Workers

    (Un) Disciplined Desires and Sexual Struggles in a Post-Colonial Society

    By Sandya Hewamanne

    In Sri Lanka, the Free Trade Zone (FTZ) employs thousands of unmarried rural women, and their migration has aroused deep anxieties over female morality and ideal conduct. This book focuses on the global factory workers based in the FTZ, and analyses social class and intersections of gender, class…

    Hardback – 2016-07-06 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Intimacy and Reproduction in Contemporary Japan

    By Genaro Castro-Vázquez

    This book presents an ethnographic investigation of intimate and reproductive behaviour in current Japanese society, grounded in the viewpoints of a group of Japanese mothers. It adopts a new approach in studying the decreasing fertility rates which are contributing to the ageing population in…

    Hardback – 2016-07-06 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research on Gender in Asia Series

  • White Weddings

    Romancing Heterosexuality in Popular Culture, 3rd Edition

    By Chrys Ingraham

    This is a groundbreaking study of our culture's obsession with weddings. By examining popular films, commercials, magazines, advertising, television sitcoms and even children's toys, this book shows the pervasive influence of weddings in our culture and the important role they play in maintaining…

    Paperback – 2016-07-01 
    Routledge

  • Men, Masculinities and Disaster

    Edited by Elaine Enarson, Bob Pease

    In the examination of gender as a driving force in disasters, too little attention has been paid to how women’s or men’s disaster experiences relate to the wider context of gender inequality, or how gender-just practice can help prevent disasters or address climate change at a structural level.…

    Hardback – 2016-06-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Hazards, Disaster Risk and Climate Change

  • Gender, Peace and Security in Africa

    Edited by Cheryl Hendricks, Romi Sigsworth

    There is often a moment in time that acts as a rallying point around a particular issue. 2015 was one of those moments for women, peace and security as numerous landmark anniversaries were celebrated in the field. Africa has, in many ways, been the global laboratory for the gender, peace and…

    Hardback – 2016-06-24 
    Routledge

  • The Paradoxes of Aid Work

    Passionate Professionals

    By Silke Roth

    This book explores what attracts people to aidwork and to what extent the promises of aidwork are fulfilled. 'Aidland' is a highly complex and heterogeneous context which includes many different occupations, forms of employment and organizations. Analysing the processes that lead to the involvement…

    Paperback – 2016-06-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge Humanitarian Studies

  • Gender and Forests

    Climate Change, Tenure, Value Chains and Emerging Issues

    Edited by Carol J. Pierce Colfer, Bimbika Sijapati Basnett, Marlène Elias

    This enlightening book brings together the work of gender and forestry specialists from various backgrounds and fields of research and action to analyse global gender conditions as related to forests. Using a variety of methods and approaches, they build on a spectrum of theoretical perspectives to…

    Paperback – 2016-04-21
    Routledge
    The Earthscan Forest Library

  • 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

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