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American PietàsVisions of Race, Death, and the Maternal

American Pietàs: Visions of Race, Death, and the Maternal

Ruby C. Tapia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816653102
eISBN:
9781452946153
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816653102.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This book reveals how visual representations of racialized motherhood shape and reflect national citizenship. By means of a sustained engagement with Roland Barthes’s suturing of race, death, and the ... More

Blind to SamenessSexpectations and the Social Construction of Male and Female Bodies

Blind to Sameness: Sexpectations and the Social Construction of Male and Female Bodies

Asia Friedman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226023465
eISBN:
9780226023779
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226023779.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

What is the role of the senses in how we understand the world? Cognitive sociology has long addressed the way we perceive or imagine boundaries in our ordinary lives, but this book pushes this ... More

Breaking into the LabEngineering Progress for Women in Science

Breaking into the Lab: Engineering Progress for Women in Science

Sue V. Rosser

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814776452
eISBN:
9780814771525
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814776452.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Why are there so few women in science? This book uses the experiences of successful women scientists and engineers to answer the question of why elite institutions have so few women scientists and ... More

Choices Women MakeAgency in Domestic Violence, Assisted Reproduction, and Sex Work

Choices Women Make: Agency in Domestic Violence, Assisted Reproduction, and Sex Work

Carisa R. Showden

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816655953
eISBN:
9781452946092
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816655953.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Women’s agency: Is it a matter of an individual’s capacity for autonomy? Or of the social conditions that facilitate freedom? Combining theoretical and empirical perspectives, this book investigates ... More

Confronting Postmaternal ThinkingFeminism, Memory, and Care

Confronting Postmaternal Thinking: Feminism, Memory, and Care

Julie Stephens

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231149211
eISBN:
9780231520560
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231149211.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This book confronts the core claims of postmaternal thought and criticizes dominant representations of feminism as having forgotten motherhood. It does this through an investigation of oral ... More

Dance With MeBallroom Dancing and the Promise of Instant Intimacy

Dance With Me: Ballroom Dancing and the Promise of Instant Intimacy

Julia A. Ericksen

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814722664
eISBN:
9780814722855
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814722664.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Rumba music starts and a floor full of dancers alternate clinging to one another and turning away. Rumba is an erotic dance, and the mood is hot and heavy; the women bend and hyperextend their legs ... More

Dancing TangoPassionate Encounters in a Globalizing World

Dancing Tango: Passionate Encounters in a Globalizing World

Kathy Davis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760291
eISBN:
9780814762912
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760291.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Argentinean tango is a global phenomenon. Never before has tango been danced by so many people and in so many different places as today. Argentinean tango is more than a specific music and style of ... More

Diversity in family lifeGender, relationships and social change

Diversity in family life: Gender, relationships and social change

Elisabetta Ruspini

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447300939
eISBN:
9781447310877
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447300939.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

As new forms of family and ‘non-traditional’ families grow in number, there is a need for understanding of these “new” arrangements and models of parenthood. This ground-breaking book discusses, ... More

Dividing the DomesticMen, Women, and Household Work in Cross-National Perspective

Dividing the Domestic: Men, Women, and Household Work in Cross-National Perspective

Judith Treas and Sonja Drobnič (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804763578
eISBN:
9780804773744
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804763578.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

In this book, leading international scholars roll up their sleeves to investigate how culture and country characteristics permeate our households and our private lives. The book introduces novel ... More

Domestic DaysWomen, Work, and Politics in Contemporary Kolkata

Domestic Days: Women, Work, and Politics in Contemporary Kolkata

Samita Sen and Nilanjana Sengupta

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199461165
eISBN:
9780199087006
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199461165.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility, Gender and Sexuality

‘Maids’ have become an inseparable part of the daily lives of ‘middle-class’ urban households in India. Despite the fact that increasing numbers of poor women are joining this profession, very little ... More

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