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Books of Interest

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Porno?Chic! - Brian McNair
ISBN: 9780415572910
Publication Date: 2013
... proliferation of pornography & sexualised culture in the West & social & cultural trends which have advanced the rights of women & homosexuals... analysis of change in sexual politics & sex/gender relations in a range of societies, from the sexually liberalised societies of advanced capitalism to those in which women & homosexuals remain tightly controlled...

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Gender and Public Relations - Daymon & Demetrious (Eds)
ISBN: 9780415505550
Publication Date: 2014
Although there is a small body of feminist scholarship that problematizes gender in public relations, gender is a relatively undefined area of thinking in the field and there have been few serious studies of gender and public relations. Positioned within the critical public relations stream, this book examines many previously unexplored areas through the prism of gender...

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Queer Studies Reader - Hall, Jagose, Bebell & Potter (Eds)
ISBN: 9780415564113
Publication Date: 2013
Traces the emergence & development of Queer Studies as a field of scholarship, presenting key critical essays alongside more recent criticism that explores new directions. The collection is edited by leading scholars in the field & presents: individual introductory notes that situate each work within its historical, disciplinary & theoretical contexts...

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Gender, Work, and Economy - Heidi Gottfried
ISBN: 9780745647654
Publication Date: 2013
This engaging new text uses a feminist lens to crack open the often hidden worlds of gender and work, addressing enduring questions about how structural inequalities are produced and why they persist. Making visible the social relationships that drive the global economy, the book explores how economic transformations not only change the way we work, but how we live our lives.

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It could happen to anyone : why battered women stay - LaViolette & Barnett
ISBN: 1452277745
Publication Date: 2014
...explains how any woman's previous life experiences along with the effects of battering might influence her to stay with her abuser. The book's content also explains how some social institutions, such as the criminal justice system, cannot be counted upon to protect her, thus making it dangerous for her to leave or stay.

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Gender and Judging - Sally J. Kenney
ISBN: 9780415881449
Publication Date: 2013
Explores different questions in different North American and European geographical jurisdictions & courts, demonstrating the value of a gender analysis of courts, judges, law, institutions, organizations &, ultimately, politics.... argues empirically for both more women and more feminists on the bench, while demonstrating that achieving these two aims are independent projects.

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Psychology of Gender Differences - Sarah McGeown
ISBN: 9781620813911
Publication Date: 2012
Provides a contemporary account of sex differences in areas such as social skills, play behaviour, creativity, motivation, temperament, classroom behaviour, self-esteem, trust, physical and mental health, visuo-spatial skills, spatial learning and imagery. The scientific research includes studies with infants, children, adolescents and adults, with contributions from researchers worldwide.



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