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Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Gender studies > General

Handbook on Gender in World Politics (Hardcover): Jill Steans, Daniela Tepe Handbook on Gender in World Politics (Hardcover)
Jill Steans, Daniela Tepe
R4,755 Discovery Miles 47 550 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Handbook on Gender in World Politics serves as a compendium of cutting-edge scholarship on gender in world politics across a number of academic disciplines. It encompasses the key research areas in the field to provide readers with a gateway to further study. Featuring leading experts writing from diverse perspectives, this Handbook focuses on women as a category of analysis, overarching concepts of masculinities, sexualities, LGBT rights and transgender identities. The chapters discuss issues of statecraft, citizenship and the politics of belonging, international law and human rights, media and communications technologies, political economy, development, global governance and transnational visions of politics and solidarities. Students and scholars of gender and international relations and gender in world politics will find this Handbook to be an indispensable guide to the subject. It will also be of interest to practitioners in the field looking to pave the way for new policies and regulations.

Gender: Your Guide - A Gender-Friendly Primer on What to Know, What to Say, and What to Do in the New Gender Culture... Gender: Your Guide - A Gender-Friendly Primer on What to Know, What to Say, and What to Do in the New Gender Culture (Paperback)
Lee Airton 1
R330 R264 Discovery Miles 2 640 Save R66 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

"An invaluable resource for both new and veteran allies...obvious and necessary" (Library Journal, starred review) information for everyone who wants to learn more about how to navigate gender diversity in today's families, communities, and workplaces. The days of two genders-male, female; boy, girl; blue, pink-are over, if they ever existed at all. Gender is now a global conversation, and one that is constantly evolving. More people than ever before are openly living their lives as transgender men or women, and many transgender people are coming out as neither men nor women, instead living outside of the binary. Gender is changing, and this change is gaining momentum. We all want to do and say the right things in relation to gender diversity-whether at a job interview, at parent/teacher night, and around the table at family dinners. But where do we begin? From the differences among gender identity, gender expression, and sex, to the use of gender-neutral pronouns like singular they/them, to thinking about your own participation in gender, Gender: Your Guide serves as "a warm, inviting guide to a complicated area" (The Globe and Mail, Toronto). Professor and gender diversity advocate Lee Airton, PhD, explains how gender works in everyday life; how to use accurate terminology to refer to transgender, non-binary, and/or gender non-conforming individuals; and how to ask when you aren't sure what to do or say. It provides the information you need to talk confidently and compassionately about gender diversity, whether simply having a conversation or going to bat as an advocate. Just like gender itself, being gender-friendly is a process for all of us. As revolutionary a resource as Our Bodies, Ourselves, Gender: Your Guide is "greatly needed...an impactful tool for creating a world more supportive of people of all genders" (INTO! Magazine).

Rodeo as Refuge, Rodeo as Rebellion - Gender, Race, and Identity in the American Rodeo (Hardcover): Elyssa Ford Rodeo as Refuge, Rodeo as Rebellion - Gender, Race, and Identity in the American Rodeo (Hardcover)
Elyssa Ford
R1,546 Discovery Miles 15 460 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

From the Wild West shows of the nineteenth century to the popular movie Westerns of the twentieth century, one view of an idealized and mythical West has been promulgated. Elyssa Ford suggests that we look beyond these cowboy clichEs to complicate and enrich our picture of the American West. Rodeo as Refuge, Rodeo as Rebellion takes us from the beachfront rodeo arenas in Hawai'i to the reservation rodeos held by Native Americans to reveal how people largely missing from that stereotypical picture make rodeo - and America - their own. Because rodeo has such a hold on our historical and cultural imagination, it becomes an ideal arena for establishing historical and cultural relevance. By claiming a place in that arena, groups rarely included in our understanding of the West - African Americans, Native Americans, Mexican Americans, Native Hawaiians, and the LGBT community - emphasize their involvement in the American past and proclaim their right to an American identity today. In doing so, these groups change what Americans know about their history and themselves. In her journey through these race- and group-specific rodeos, Ford finds that some see rodeo as a form of escape, a refuge from a hostile outside world. For others, rodeo has become a site of rebellion, a place to proclaim their difference and to connect to a different story of America. Still others, like Mexican Americans and the LGBT community, look inward, using rodeo to coalesce and celebrate their own identities. In Ford's study of these historically marginalized groups, she also examines where women fit in race- and group-specific rodeos - and concludes that even within these groups, the traditional masculinity of the rodeo continues to be promoted. Female competitors may find refuge within alternate rodeos based on their race or sexuality, but they still face limitations due to their gender identity. Whether as refuge or rebellion, rodeos of difference emerge in this book as quintessentially American, remaking how we think about American history, culture, and identity.

Rodeo as Refuge, Rodeo as Rebellion - Gender, Race, and Identity in the American Rodeo (Paperback): Elyssa Ford Rodeo as Refuge, Rodeo as Rebellion - Gender, Race, and Identity in the American Rodeo (Paperback)
Elyssa Ford
R725 Discovery Miles 7 250 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

From the Wild West shows of the nineteenth century to the popular movie Westerns of the twentieth century, one view of an idealized and mythical West has been promulgated. Elyssa Ford suggests that we look beyond these cowboy cliches to complicate and enrich our picture of the American West. Rodeo as Refuge, Rodeo as Rebellion takes us from the beachfront rodeo arenas in Hawai'i to the reservation rodeos held by Native Americans to reveal how people largely missing from that stereotypical picture make rodeo--and America--their own. Because rodeo has such a hold on our historical and cultural imagination, it becomes an ideal arena for establishing historical and cultural relevance. By claiming a place in that arena, groups rarely included in our understanding of the West--African Americans, Native Americans, Mexican Americans, Native Hawaiians, and the LGBT community--emphasize their involvement in the American past and proclaim their right to an American identity today. In doing so, these groups change what Americans know about their history and themselves. In her journey through these race- and group-specific rodeos, Ford finds that some see rodeo as a form of escape, a refuge from a hostile outside world. For others, rodeo has become a site of rebellion, a place to proclaim their difference and to connect to a different story of America. Still others, like Mexican Americans and the LGBT community, look inward, using rodeo to coalesce and celebrate their own identities. In Ford's study of these historically marginalized groups, she also examines where women fit in race- and group-specific rodeos--and concludes that even within these groups, the traditional masculinity of the rodeo continues to be promoted. Female competitors may find refuge within alternate rodeos based on their race or sexuality, but they still face limitations due to their gender identity. Whether as refuge or rebellion, rodeos of difference emerge in this book as quintessentially American, remaking how we think about American history, culture, and identity.

Gender and Gentrification (Hardcover): Winifred Curran Gender and Gentrification (Hardcover)
Winifred Curran
R3,285 Discovery Miles 32 850 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book explores how gentrification often reinforces traditional gender roles and spatial constructions during the process of reshaping the labour, housing, commercial and policy landscapes of the city. It focuses in particular on the impact of gentrification on women and racialized men, exploring how gentrification increases the cost of living, serves to narrow housing choices, make social reproduction more expensive, and limits the scope of the democratic process. This has resulted in the displacement of many of the phenomena once considered to be the emancipatory hallmarks of gentrification, such as gayborhoods. The book explores the role of gentrification in the larger social processes through which gender is continually reconstituted. In so doing, it makes clear that the negative effects of gentrification are far more wide-ranging than popularly understood, and makes recommendations for renewed activism and policy that places gender at its core. This is valuable reading for students, researchers, and activists interested in social and economic geography, city planning, gender studies, urban studies, sociology, and cultural studies.

The Politics of Color in the Fiction of Jessie Fauset and Nella Larsen (Hardcover): Jacquelyn Y. McLendon The Politics of Color in the Fiction of Jessie Fauset and Nella Larsen (Hardcover)
Jacquelyn Y. McLendon
R1,108 Discovery Miles 11 080 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Jessie Fauset and Nella Larsen played prominent roles in the black literary heyday known as the Harlem Renaissance. Revived by feminists in the late 1970s and early 1980s, their novels raise important questions about gender and race. In this book Jacquelyn McLendon looks at Jessie Fauset's Plum Bun (1929) and Comedy: American Style (1933) and Nella Larsen's Quicksand (1928) and Passing (1929) and finds them revisionary and subversive. She goes beyond previous feminist criticism to focus on the authors' works rather than their lives and moves toward developing new theoretical ways of looking at black women's writing. McLendon shows how the nineteenth-century stereotype of the tragic mulatto as invented by white writers became both a political tool and an artistic device in the capable hands of Jessie Fauset and Nella Larsen. Using black female protagonists who often passed as whites, Fauset and Larsen showed that blacks were despised not for their lack of education or money or manners, but simply because they were black. Fauset and Larsen attempted to blur the lines of distinction between classes and to counter racist representations of blackness and black female sexuality by satirizing the middle class and using the tragic mulatto and passing as metaphors. Focusing on the psychology of black women, they brought up issues of identity and difference for both blacks and women and insisted on the authenticity of the black experience of mulattoes and black middle-class society.

Handbook on the International Political Economy of Gender (Hardcover): Juanita Elias, Adrienne Roberts Handbook on the International Political Economy of Gender (Hardcover)
Juanita Elias, Adrienne Roberts
R5,441 Discovery Miles 54 410 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This comprehensive Handbook showcases the burgeoning and cutting edge research that has come to constitute the study of gender and International Political Economy (IPE). It surveys the diversity of contemporary feminist IPE research, exploring a range of different theoretical and methodological traditions and reviewing the broad empirical scope of this research. The Handbook also critically interrogates the intersections and points of tension between the different disciplines that have inspired contemporary approaches. Expert contributors offer insights into how to the categories of 'masculine' and 'feminine' have been established and maintained globally, while also documenting and challenging the privileging of the former over the latter in different sites and spaces. They further show how gender power relations are shaped by race, nationality, sexuality, class, and more. The Handbook explores and demonstrates how gender operates as a relation of social power in the global political economy. The Handbook on the International Political Economy of Gender will appeal to undergraduate and post-graduate students of politics and international relations, security studies, development studies, economics, and gender and queer studies, as well as policymakers and practitioners interested in issues of global (in)equality and development.

Silent Sons - A Book for and about Men (Paperback, Reprint): Robert J. Ackerman Silent Sons - A Book for and about Men (Paperback, Reprint)
Robert J. Ackerman
R360 R297 Discovery Miles 2 970 Save R63 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

It could be you or someone you love. Strong, silent types are everywhere, and it is their telltale silence that has kept their problems hidden until now. A silent son can come from a family that coped with violence, alcoholism, child abuse, extreme rigidity, or divorce, but all silent sons have certain common characteristics:

  • They keep things that bother them to themselves.

  • They deny that unpleasant events occur.

  • They fear letting people know them.

  • They have difficulty interacting with their parents, spouses, or children.

  • They have a strong fear of criticism.

  • They are often angry.

In Silent Sons, Dr. Robert Ackerman, a silent son himself, examines the problems that commonly confront silent sons, keeping them from experiencing the full range of human emotions. In a compassionate and hopeful voice, the author defines the silent son and examines the impact of parents, particularly fathers, on these men and shows how their dysfunctional upbringing affects their present relationships, especially with women.

By putting aside anger, finding peace with one's self, and looking for support from other silent sons, Dr. Ackerman feels every man can realize his full potential and become a well balanced, healthy survivor.

Gender and Political Analysis (Paperback, 1st ed. 2017): Johanna Kantola, Emanuela Lombardo Gender and Political Analysis (Paperback, 1st ed. 2017)
Johanna Kantola, Emanuela Lombardo
R1,158 Discovery Miles 11 580 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A major new text on gender and politics by two leading authorities, which introduces the main issues and debates about the politics of gender and its role in both domestic and international politics and feminist approaches to political analysis.

Gender, Technology and Violence (Hardcover): Marie Segrave, Laura Vitis Gender, Technology and Violence (Hardcover)
Marie Segrave, Laura Vitis
R3,039 Discovery Miles 30 390 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Technological developments move at lightening pace and can bring with them new possibilities for social harm. This book brings together original empirical and theoretical work examining how digital technologies both create and sustain various forms of gendered violence and provide platforms for resistance and criminal justice intervention. This edited collection is organised around two key themes of facilitation and resistance, with an emphasis through the whole collection on the development of a gendered interrogation of contemporary practices of technologically-enabled or enhanced practices of violence. Addressing a broad range of criminological issues such as intimate partner violence, rape and sexual assault, online sexual harassment, gendered political violence, online culture, cyberbullying, and human trafficking, and including a critical examination of the broader issue of feminist `digilantism' and resistance to online sexual harassment, this book examines the ways in which new and emerging technologies facilitate new platforms for gendered violence as well as offering both formal and informal opportunities to prevent and/or respond to gendered violence.

Young People and the Diversity of (Non)Religious Identities in International Perspective (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Elisabeth... Young People and the Diversity of (Non)Religious Identities in International Perspective (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Elisabeth Arweck, Heather Shipley
R2,609 Discovery Miles 26 090 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This volume brings together current research on young people, (non)religion, and diversity, documenting the forms young people's stances may take and the social or spatial contexts in which these may be formed. The social contexts studied include the family, school, and faith communities. The spatial contexts include (sub)urban and rural geographies and places of worship and pilgrimage.Youth and (non)religion are an area of academic interest that has been gaining increasing attention, especially as it pertains to youthful expressions of (non)religion and identities. As research on religion and young people spans and expands across academic disciplines and across geographic areas, comparative approaches and perspectives, such as presented in this volume, offer important spaces for reflecting about the experience of religiosity among young people and the ways they are learning about, and developing, (non)religious identities. Building bridges geographically and methodologically, this volume provides an international perspective on religion and nonreligion among young people, offering a diversity of religious and nonreligious perspectives.

STUDIES IN LABOR SUPPLY - Collected Essays of Jacob Mincer, Volume 2 (Hardcover, illustrated edition): Jacob Mincer STUDIES IN LABOR SUPPLY - Collected Essays of Jacob Mincer, Volume 2 (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Jacob Mincer
R3,054 Discovery Miles 30 540 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Studies in Labor Supply, the second volume of Jacob Mincer's essays to be published in this series, focuses on the family context of labor supply especially that of women. Special attention is devoted to wage incentives and wage consequences of labor supply and to long term trends in the female labor force, a major social phenomenon of the twentieth century. Jacob Mincer's research reveals a rare combination of imaginative empirical analysis guided by a command of theory. His work and professional style have set the standard for empirical economics. This is especially true of his work on the labor force participation of married women. This is the second of two volumes containing carefully edited selections of Professor Mincer's most important essays, some of which are published here for the first time. Introductions to each volume provide overviews of the interconnections of the topics discussed, their conceptual coherence and empirical significance. Studies in Human Capital, the first volume of Professor Mincer's essays, is also available as part of this series.

City of Women (Paperback, Second Edition): Ruth Landes City of Women (Paperback, Second Edition)
Ruth Landes
R788 R595 Discovery Miles 5 950 Save R193 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

First published in 1947, the second edition of 'The City of Women' was published in 1994 with a new Introduction by anthropologist Sally Cole. That second edition is now available again after being out of print for several years. The book works on many levels: it is a study of 'candomble,' the Afro-Brazilian religion of Bahia, of the role of women in 'candomble,' and of race relations in Brazil. It has much to offer anyone interested in Brazilian history, comparative race and gender relations, the history of anthropology, and the relationships between researcher and subject in anthropology and oral history.

How Girls Achieve (Hardcover): Sally A. Nuamah How Girls Achieve (Hardcover)
Sally A. Nuamah
R395 R326 Discovery Miles 3 260 Save R69 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

If we want girls to succeed, we need to teach them the audacity to transgress. Through the lives of students at three very different schools, an award-winning scholar-activist makes the case for "feminist schools" that orient girls toward a lifetime of achievement. This bold and necessary book points out a simple and overlooked truth: most schools never had girls in mind to begin with. That is why the world needs what Sally Nuamah calls "feminist schools," deliberately designed to provide girls with achievement-oriented identities. And she shows how these schools would help all students, regardless of their gender. Educated women raise healthier families, build stronger communities, and generate economic opportunities for themselves and their children. Yet millions of disadvantaged girls never make it to school-and too many others drop out or fail. Upending decades of advice and billions of dollars in aid, Nuamah argues that this happens because so many challenges girls confront-from sexual abuse to unequal access to materials and opportunities-go unaddressed. But it isn't enough just to go to school. What you learn there has to prepare you for the world where you'll put that knowledge to work. A compelling and inspiring scholar who has founded a nonprofit to test her ideas, Nuamah reveals that developing resilience is not a gender-neutral undertaking. Preaching grit doesn't help girls; it actively harms them. Drawing on her deep immersion in classrooms in the United States, Ghana, and South Africa, Nuamah calls for a new approach: creating feminist schools that will actively teach girls how and when to challenge society's norms, and allow them to carve out their own paths to success.

Liberating Sexuality - Justice Between the Sheets (Paperback): Miguel A De LA Torre Liberating Sexuality - Justice Between the Sheets (Paperback)
Miguel A De LA Torre
R617 R497 Discovery Miles 4 970 Save R120 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Gender: A Graphic Guide (Paperback): Meg John Barker Gender: A Graphic Guide (Paperback)
Meg John Barker; Illustrated by Jules Scheele 1
R350 R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Save R70 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

'An outstanding work' - CN Lester, author of Trans Like Me Join the creators of Queer: A Graphic History ('Could totally change the way you think about sex and gender' VICE) on an illustrated journey of gender exploration. Is masculinity 'toxic'? Why are public toilets such a political issue? How has feminism changed the available gender roles - and for whom? Why might we all benefit from challenging binary thinking about sex/gender? In this unique illustrated guide, Meg-John Barker and Jules Scheele travel through our shifting understandings of gender across time and space - from ideas about masculinity and femininity, to non-binary and trans genders, to intersecting experiences of gender, race, sexuality, class, disability and more. Tackling current debates and tensions, which can divide communities and even cost lives, Barker and Scheele look to the past and the future to explore how we might all approach gender in more caring and celebratory ways.

Boys & Sex - Young Men on Hookups, Love, Porn, Consent, and Navigating the New Masculinity (Hardcover): Peggy Orenstein Boys & Sex - Young Men on Hookups, Love, Porn, Consent, and Navigating the New Masculinity (Hardcover)
Peggy Orenstein
R634 R515 Discovery Miles 5 150 Save R119 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Art Rebels - Race, Class, and Gender in the Art of Miles Davis and Martin Scorsese (Hardcover): Paul Lopes Art Rebels - Race, Class, and Gender in the Art of Miles Davis and Martin Scorsese (Hardcover)
Paul Lopes
R718 R548 Discovery Miles 5 480 Save R170 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

How creative freedom, race, class, and gender shaped the rebellion of two visionary artists Postwar America experienced an unprecedented flourishing of avant-garde and independent art. Across the arts, artists rebelled against traditional conventions, embracing a commitment to creative autonomy and personal vision never before witnessed in the United States. Paul Lopes calls this the Heroic Age of American Art, and identifies two artists-Miles Davis and Martin Scorsese-as two of its leading icons. In this compelling book, Lopes tells the story of how a pair of talented and outspoken art rebels defied prevailing conventions to elevate American jazz and film to unimagined critical heights. During the Heroic Age of American Art-where creative independence and the unrelenting pressures of success were constantly at odds-Davis and Scorsese became influential figures with such modern classics as Kind of Blue and Raging Bull. Their careers also reflected the conflicting ideals of, and contentious debates concerning, avant-garde and independent art during this period. In examining their art and public stories, Lopes also shows how their rebellions as artists were intimately linked to their racial and ethnic identities and how both artists adopted hypermasculine ideologies that exposed the problematic intersection of gender with their racial and ethnic identities as iconic art rebels. Art Rebels is the essential account of a new breed of artists who left an indelible mark on American culture in the second half of the twentieth century. It is an unforgettable portrait of two iconic artists who exemplified the complex interplay of the quest for artistic autonomy and the expression of social identity during the Heroic Age of American Art.

Theorizing Gender - An Introduction (Paperback): Rachel Alsop, Annette Fitzsimons, Kathleen Lennon Theorizing Gender - An Introduction (Paperback)
Rachel Alsop, Annette Fitzsimons, Kathleen Lennon
R485 Discovery Miles 4 850 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This accessible text aims to give a theoretical overview of approaches to gender. The book discusses the major theories concerned with the ways in which we 'become engendered', and explains and evaluates naturalist, psychoanalytic, materialist and post-structuralist accounts.

Tensions between these different approaches are acknowledged, but stark polarities are resisted. Throughout the book it is recognized that becoming gendered implicates and is implicated by other aspects of social becoming. The work of Judith Butler is discussed in detail and its importance and limitations spelt out in key chapters on sexuality, the body, transgendering and political agency. Debates between 'queer' approaches to gender and those prioritizing sexual difference are also brought to the fore. "

Theorizing Gender "aims to provide a framework for weaving together what are often viewed as opposing directions of thought. Students and researchers in sociology, philosophy and gender studies, and all those with an interest in gender will find it an invaluable resource.

Queer Asia - Decolonising and Reimagining Sexuality and Gender (Paperback): Matthew Waites Queer Asia - Decolonising and Reimagining Sexuality and Gender (Paperback)
Matthew Waites; Edited by Jennifer Ung Loh, J. Daniel Luther
R536 Discovery Miles 5 360 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Queer studies is now a rapidly expanding field, as scholars from a variety of disciplines seek to address the long-running marginalisation of queer perspectives and experiences. But there has so far been little effort to unify the study of queer communities outside the West, and much of the current writing views these communities through a narrowly Western lens. Building on the work of the annual Queer Asia conference, which the editors helped to establish, this collection represents the most comprehensive work to date on queer studies in an Asian context. Featuring case studies and original research from across the continent, covering the Middle East, South and East Asia, and Asian diasporas, the collection offers a genuinely pan-Asian perspective which places queer Asian identities and movements in dialogue with each other, rather than within a Western framework. By considering how queerness is imagined within plural Asian experiences and contexts, the contributors show a that re-envisioning of 'queer' through Asian perspectives has the potential to challenge existing discourses and debates in the wider field of contemporary gender, sexuality, and queer studies.

Sex and Gender in Acute Care Medicine (Paperback): Alyson J. McGregor, Esther K. Choo, Bruce M. Becker Sex and Gender in Acute Care Medicine (Paperback)
Alyson J. McGregor, Esther K. Choo, Bruce M. Becker
R1,878 R1,413 Discovery Miles 14 130 Save R465 (25%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Until the past decade, clinicians and researchers assumed that the medical evaluation and treatment of both women and men were the same. This archaic and dangerous notion persisted in spite of the clear anatomic and physiologic differences between the genders. Today, we fully understand that this paradigm is false. In all specialties of medicine, practitioners and researchers are beginning to consider the influence of sex and gender and how it should inform the care of their patients. This book focuses on the issue of sex and gender in the evaluation and treatment of patients specifically in the delivery of acute medical care. It serves as a guide both to clinicians interested in the impact of sex and gender on their practice and to researchers interested in the current state of the art in the field and critical future research directions.

Goja - An Autobiographical Myth (Paperback): Suniti Namjoshi Goja - An Autobiographical Myth (Paperback)
Suniti Namjoshi
R378 R252 Discovery Miles 2 520 Save R126 (33%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Suniti Namjoshi grew up between the rich and the poor, between the ruling house of the Ranisaheb and the servant woman Goja, between the East of experience and the West of the English language. These vast popularities are bridged within Suniti's growing consciousness as a child, student, teacher and writer. This book recaptures the impact of growing up in India and moving to the West. Seeing the West from the perspective of the East and seeing the East from the perspective of the West juxtapose and mirror each other.

Other, Please Specify - Queer Methods in Sociology (Paperback): D'Lane R. Compton, Tey Meadow, Kristen Schilt Other, Please Specify - Queer Methods in Sociology (Paperback)
D'Lane R. Compton, Tey Meadow, Kristen Schilt
R652 R546 Discovery Miles 5 460 Save R106 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This provocative collection showcases the work of emerging and established sociologists in the fields of sexuality and gender studies as they reflect on what it means to develop, practice, and teach queer methods. Located within the critical conversation about the possibilities and challenges of utilizing insights from humanistic queer epistemologies in social scientific research, Other, Please Specify presents to a new generation of researchers an array of experiences, insights, and approaches, revealing the power of investigations of the social world. With contributions from sociologists who have helped define queer studies and who use a range of interpretative and statistical methods, this volume offers methodological advice and practical strategies in research design and execution, all with the intent of getting queer research off the ground and building a collaborative community within this emerging subfield.

Trans Studies - The Challenge to Hetero/Homo Normativities (Hardcover): Yolanda Martinez-San Miguel, Sarah Tobias Trans Studies - The Challenge to Hetero/Homo Normativities (Hardcover)
Yolanda Martinez-San Miguel, Sarah Tobias; Contributions by Yolanda Martinez-San Miguel
R2,716 Discovery Miles 27 160 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

From Caitlyn Jenner to Laverne Cox, transgender people have rapidly gained public visibility, contesting many basic assumptions about what gender and embodiment mean. The vibrant discipline of Trans Studies explores such challenges in depth, building on the insights of queer and feminist theory to raise provocative questions about the relationships among gender, sexuality, and accepted social norms. Trans Studies is an interdisciplinary essay collection, bringing together leading experts in this burgeoning field and offering insights about how transgender activism and scholarship might transform scholarship and public policy. Taking an intersectional approach, this theoretically sophisticated book deeply grounded in real-world concerns bridges the gaps between activism and academia by offering examples of cutting-edge activism, research, and pedagogy.

The Elephant in the Brain - Hidden Motives in Everyday Life (Hardcover): Kevin Simler, Robin Hanson The Elephant in the Brain - Hidden Motives in Everyday Life (Hardcover)
Kevin Simler, Robin Hanson
R614 Discovery Miles 6 140 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Human beings are primates, and primates are political animals. Our brains, therefore, are designed not just to hunt and gather, but also to help us get ahead socially, often via deception and self-deception. But while we may be self-interested schemers, we benefit by pretending otherwise. The less we know about our own ugly motives, the better - and thus we don't like to talk or even think about the extent of our selfishness. This is "the elephant in the brain." Such an introspective taboo makes it hard for us to think clearly about our nature and the explanations for our behavior. The aim of this book, then, is to confront our hidden motives directly - to track down the darker, unexamined corners of our psyches and blast them with floodlights. Then, once everything is clearly visible, we can work to better understand ourselves: Why do we laugh? Why are artists sexy? Why do we brag about travel? Why do we prefer to speak rather than listen? Our unconscious motives drive more than just our private behavior; they also infect our venerated social institutions such as Art, School, Charity, Medicine, Politics, and Religion. In fact, these institutions are in many ways designed to accommodate our hidden motives, to serve covert agendas alongside their "official" ones. The existence of big hidden motives can upend the usual political debates, leading one to question the legitimacy of these social institutions, and of standard policies designed to favor or discourage them. You won't see yourself - or the world - the same after confronting the elephant in the brain.

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