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Horse Crazy - Girls and the Lives of Horses (Paperback): Jean O'Malley Halley Horse Crazy - Girls and the Lives of Horses (Paperback)
Jean O'Malley Halley
R584 R476 Discovery Miles 4 760 Save R108 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Horse Crazy explores the meaning behind the love between girls and horses. Jean O'Malley Halley, a self-professed "horse girl," contends that this relationship and its cultural signifiers influence the manner in which young girls define their identity when it comes to gender. Halley examines how popular culture, including the "pony book" genre, uses horses to encourage conformity to gender norms but also insists that the loving relationship between a girl and a horse fundamentally challenges sexist and mainstream ideas of girlhood. Horse Crazy looks at the relationships between girls and horses through the frameworks of Michel Foucault's concepts of normalization and biopower, drawing conclusions about the way girls' agency is both normalized and resistant to normalization. Segments of Halley's own experiences with horses as a young girl, as well as experiences from the perspective of other girls, are sources for examination. "Horsey girls," as she calls them, are girls who find a way to defy the expectations given to them by society?thinness, obsession with makeup and beauty, frailty?and gain the possibility of freedom in the process. Drawing on Nicole Shukin's uses of animal capital theories, Halley also explores the varied treatment of horses themselves as an example of the biopolitical use of nonhuman animals and the manipulation and exploitation of horse life. In so doing she engages with common ways we think and feel about animals and with the technologies of speciesism.

Screening Genders (Paperback): Krin Gabbard, William G. Luhr Screening Genders (Paperback)
Krin Gabbard, William G. Luhr
R754 Discovery Miles 7 540 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Gender roles have been tested, challenged, and redefined everywhere during the past thirty years, but perhaps nowhere more dramatically than in film. Screening Genders is a lively and engaging introduction to the evolving representations of masculinity, femininity, and places once thought to be "in between." The book begins with a general introduction that traces the movement of gender theory from the margins of film studies to its center. The ten essays that follow address a range of topics, including screen stars; depictions of gay, straight, queer, and transgender subjects; and the relationship between gender and genre. Widely respected scholars, including Robert Eberwein, Lucy Fischer, Chris Holmlund, E. Ann Kaplan, Kathleen Rowe Karlyn, David Lugowski, Patricia Mellencamp, Jerry Mosher, Jacqueline Reich, and Chris Straayer, focus on the radical ideological advances of contemporary cinema, as well as on those groundbreaking films that have shaped our ideas about masculinity and femininity, not only in movies but in American culture at large. The first comprehensive overview of the history of gender theory in film, this book is an ideal text for courses and will serve as a foundation for further discussion among students and scholars alike. Krin Gabbard is a professor of comparative literature and English at SUNY Stony Brook and the author of Hotter than That: The Trumpet, Jazz, and American Culture. William Luhr is a professor of English and film at Saint Peter's College in New Jersey and the coauthor of Thinking About Movies: Watching, Questioning, Enjoying (Third Edition). A volume in the Rutgers Depth of Field series, edited by Charles Affron, Mirella Jona Affron, and Robert Lyons

Space, Place and Gender (Paperback): Doreen Massey Space, Place and Gender (Paperback)
Doreen Massey
R509 Discovery Miles 5 090 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This new book brings together Doreen Masseya s key writings on three areas central to a range of disciplines. In addition, the author reflects on the development of these ideas and outlines her current position on these important issues. The book is organized around the three themes of space, place and gender. It traces the development of ideas about the social nature of space and place and the relation of both to issues of gender and debates within feminism. It is debates in these areas which have been crucial in bringing geography to the centre of social sciences thinking in recent years, and this book includes writings that have been fundamental to that process. Beginning with the economy and social structures of production, it develops a wider notion of spatiality as the product of intersecting social relations. In turn this has lead to conceptions of a placea as essentially open and hybrid, always provisional and contested. These themes intersect with much current thinking about identity within both feminism and cultural studies. Each of the themes is preceded by a section which reflects on the development of ideas and sets out the context of their production. The introduction assesses the current state of play and argues for the close relationship of new thinking on each of these themes. This book will be of interest to students in geography, social theory, womena s studies and cultural studies.

Masculinities in Play (Paperback, 1st ed. 2018): Nicholas Taylor, Gerald Voorhees Masculinities in Play (Paperback, 1st ed. 2018)
Nicholas Taylor, Gerald Voorhees
R650 R582 Discovery Miles 5 820 Save R68 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume addresses the persistent and frequently toxic associations between masculinity and games. It explores many of the critical issues in contemporary studies of masculinity-including issues of fatherhood, homoeroticism, eSports, fan cultures, and militarism-and their intersections with digital games, the contexts of their play, and the social futures associated with sustained involvement in gaming cultures. Unlike much of the research and public discourse that put the onus of "fixing" games and gaming cultures on those at its margins-women, LGBTQ, and people of color-this volume turns attention to men and masculinities, offering vital and productive avenues for both practical and theoretical intervention.

Women Doing Life - Gender, Punishment and the Struggle for Identity (Paperback): Lora Bex Lempert Women Doing Life - Gender, Punishment and the Struggle for Identity (Paperback)
Lora Bex Lempert
R628 R561 Discovery Miles 5 610 Save R67 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The carceral experiences of women serving life sentences. 2017 Michigan Notable Book Selection presented by The Detroit Free Press How do women - mothers, daughters, aunts, nieces and grandmothers - make sense of judgment to a lifetime behind bars? In Women Doing Life, Lora Bex Lempert presents a typology of the ways that life-sentenced women grow and self-actualize, resist prison definitions, reflect on and "own" their criminal acts, and ultimately create meaningful lives behind prison walls. Looking beyond the explosive headlines that often characterize these women as monsters, Lempert offers rare insight into this vulnerable, little studied population. Her gendered analysis considers the ways that women "do crime" differently than men and how they have qualitatively different experiences of imprisonment than their male counterparts. Through in-depth interviews with 72 women serving life sentences in Michigan, Lempert brings these women back into the public arena, drawing analytical attention to their complicated, contradictory, and yet compelling lives. Women Doing Life focuses particular attention on how women cope with their no-exit sentences and explores how their lifetime imprisonment catalyzes personal reflection, accountability for choices, reconstruction of their stigmatized identities, and rebuilding of social bonds. Most of the women in her study reported childhoods in environments where violence and disorder were common; many were victims before they were offenders. Lempert vividly illustrates how, behind the prison gates, life-serving women can develop lives that are meaningful, capable and, oftentimes, even ordinary. Women Doing Life shows both the scope and the limit of human possibility available to women incarcerated for life.

Reynaldo Rivera - Provisional Notes for a Disappeared City (Paperback): Reynaldo Rivera Reynaldo Rivera - Provisional Notes for a Disappeared City (Paperback)
Reynaldo Rivera; Edited by Hedi El Kholti, Lauren Mackler; Contributions by Luis Bauz, Vaginal Davis, …
R729 R585 Discovery Miles 5 850 Save R144 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Photographs by Reynaldo Rivera that document a vanished LA of cheap rent, house parties, subversive fashion, and underground bands, and long-closed gay and transvestite bars. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Reynaldo Rivera took personal photos of the Los Angeles that he lived in and knew: a world of cheap rent, house parties, subversive fashion, underground bands, and a handful of Latino gay and transvestite bars: Mugi's, The Silverlake Lounge, and La Plaza. Most of these bars are long closed and many of the performers have died. But in Rivera's photographs, these men and women live on in a silvery landscape of makeshift old-style cinematic glamour, a fabulous flight from unacceptable reality. As a teenager, Rivera took refuge in used bookstores and thrift stores, where he discovered old photo books of Mexican film stars and the work of Lisette Model, Brassai, and Bresson. Inspired, he bought a camera and began photographing people at his hotel. In 1981 he moved to Echo Park and began taking photos for the LA Weekly. This book is an ensemble of almost 200 images selected by Hedi El Kholti and Lauren Mackler spanning more than two decades in Los Angeles and Mexico. The book also includes Luis Bauz's story, "Tatiana," about one of the subjects of these photographs; a critical essay on Rivera's work by Chris Kraus; and a novella-length conversation between Rivera and his friend and contemporary Vaginal Davis about their lives, work, fantasies, and collective histories.

Gender (Paperback): Leanne Franklin Gender (Paperback)
Leanne Franklin 1
R501 Discovery Miles 5 010 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From the way we dress to the way we are treated by our peers, gender is a crucial part of our identity which is threaded into every aspect of our lives. In this fascinating introduction, Franklin first discusses the effects of gender identity on behaviour before then exploring the theoretical perspectives on why these differences occur.

Sex and Gender in the 2016 Presidential Election (Hardcover): Caroline Heldman, Meredith Conroy, Alissa R Ackerman Sex and Gender in the 2016 Presidential Election (Hardcover)
Caroline Heldman, Meredith Conroy, Alissa R Ackerman
R1,142 Discovery Miles 11 420 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In order to understand the motivations for and implications of Hillary Clinton's historic run for the White House- and her subsequent defeat-the authors explore sexism and gender bias in U.S. political and social culture. While there is some indication that overt sexism toward women in politics is declining, whether this is true for women who run for the highest office in American politics remains relatively unknown. Hillary Clinton's historic run as the 2016 Democratic nominee, however, allows scholars and journalists to contextualize decades of scholarship on sex, gender, and the American presidency. In Sex and Gender in the 2016 Presidential Election, the authors, all experts on gender in politics, analyze the nature of gender in public opinion, media coverage, social media, and culture during the 2016 presidential election. They assess whether conventional expectations and theories hold up in today's sociopolitical climate. Moreover, they consider how Clinton's foray into relatively uncharted territory might redirect the political field-and its implications for women with political ambitions-going forward. Analyzes original data such as Twitter hashtags, exit polls, and other public opinion data Goes beyond women-in-politics research to consider gender as a barrier to political equality Describes the media's involvement in perpetuating gender stereotypes Considers rape culture as an important aspect of both the Trump campaign and the general election

Heterosexual Histories (Paperback): Rebecca L. Davis, Michele Mitchell Heterosexual Histories (Paperback)
Rebecca L. Davis, Michele Mitchell
R893 Discovery Miles 8 930 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The history of heterosexuality in North America across four centuries Heterosexuality is usually regarded as something inherently "natural"-but what is heterosexuality, and how has it taken shape across the centuries? By challenging ahistorical approaches to the heterosexual subject, Heterosexual Histories constructs a new framework for the history of heterosexuality, examining unexplored assumptions and insisting that not only sex but race, class, gender, age, and geography matter to its past. Each of the fourteen essays in this volume examines the history of heterosexuality from a different angle, seeking to study this topic in a way that recognizes plurality, divergence, and inequity. Editors Rebecca L. Davis and Michele Mitchell have formed a collection that spans four centuries, addressing the many different racial groups, geographies, and subcultures of heterosexuality in North America. The essays range across disciplines with experts from various fields examining heterosexuality from unique perspectives: a historian shows how defining heterosexuality, sex, and desire were integral to the formation of British America and the process of colonization; a legal scholar examines the connections between race, sexual citizenship, and nonmarital motherhood; a gender studies expert analyzes the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal, and explores the intersections of heterosexuality with shame and second-wave feminism. Together, these essays explain how differently earlier Americans understood the varieties of gender and different-sex sexuality, how heterosexuality emerged as a dominant way of describing gender, and how openly many people acknowledged and addressed heterosexuality's fragility. By contesting presumptions of heterosexuality's stability or consistency, Heterosexual Histories opens the historical record to interrogations of the raced, classed, and gendered varieties of heterosexuality and considers the implications of heterosexuality's multiplicities and changes. Providing both a sweeping historical survey and concentrated case studies, Heterosexual Histories is a crucial addition to the field of sexuality studies.

Queerness in Play (Paperback, 1st ed. 2018): Todd Harper, Meghan Blythe Adams, Nicholas Taylor Queerness in Play (Paperback, 1st ed. 2018)
Todd Harper, Meghan Blythe Adams, Nicholas Taylor
R649 R580 Discovery Miles 5 800 Save R69 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Queerness in Play examines the many ways queerness of all kinds-from queer as 'LGBT' to other, less well-covered aspects of the queer spectrum-intersects with games and the social contexts of play. The current unprecedented visibility of queer creators and content comes at a high tide of resistance to the inclusion of those outside a long-imagined cisgender, heterosexual, white male norm. By critically engaging the ways games-as a culture, an industry, and a medium-help reproduce limiting binary formations of gender and sexuality, Queerness in Play contributes to the growing body of scholarship promoting more inclusive understandings of identity, sexuality, and games.

This Child of Ours - 'Broke my heart and gently pieced it back together' CATHY BRAMLEY (Paperback): Sadie Pearse This Child of Ours - 'Broke my heart and gently pieced it back together' CATHY BRAMLEY (Paperback)
Sadie Pearse 1
R385 R325 Discovery Miles 3 250 Save R60 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Why people love This Child of Ours... 'Excellent... An important and moving story' CLARE MACKINTOSH ***** 'This book broke my heart and gently pieced it back together' CATHY BRAMLEY ***** 'Thought-provoking, moving and incredibly insightful' AMANDA BROOKE If you've been watching and enjoying Butterfly on ITV then this book is perfect for you. --------------------- You know what's best for your child. Don't you? Riley Pieterson is an adventurous girl with lots of questions. There's plenty she doesn't know yet; what a human brain looks like. All the constellations in the night sky. Why others can't see her the way she sees herself. When Riley confides in her parents - Sally and Theo - that she feels uncomfortable in her own skin, a chain of events begins that changes their lives forever. Sally wants to support her daughter by helping her be who she dreams of being. Theo resists; he thinks Riley is a seven-year-old child pushing boundaries. Both believe theirs is the only way to protect Riley and keep her safe. With the wellbeing of their child at stake, Sally and Theo's relationship is pushed to breaking point. To save their family, each of them must look deeply at who they really are. A story of a marriage in crisis and a child caught in the middle, this is a beautiful novel of parents and their children, and how far we're prepared to go in the name of love. Perfect for fans of Jodi Picoult, Laurie Frankel, Kate Hewitt and Jill Childs. WHAT AUTHORS AND READERS ARE SAYING: 'I absolutely loved this book' 5* NETGALLEY 'A truly sensitive and involving novel about gender, identity and family' KEITH STUART 'A fantastic read with a sensitive subject at its heart' 5* NETGALLEY 'Absolutely beautiful' RACHEL BURTON 'Thought-provoking, nerve-wracking and poignantly relevant' 5* NETGALLEY

Introduction to Transgender Studies (Paperback): Ardel Haefele-Thomas, Thatcher Combs, Susan Stryker Introduction to Transgender Studies (Paperback)
Ardel Haefele-Thomas, Thatcher Combs, Susan Stryker
R1,308 R1,052 Discovery Miles 10 520 Save R256 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This is the first introductory textbook intended for transgender/trans studies at the undergraduate level. The book can also be used for related courses in LGBTQ, queer, and gender/feminist studies. It encompasses and connects global contexts, intersecting identities, historic and contemporary issues, literature, history, politics, art, and culture. Ardel Haefele-Thomas embraces the richness of intersecting identities-how race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, class, nation, religion, and ability have cross-influenced to shape the transgender experience and trans culture across and beyond the binary. Written by an accomplished teacher with experience in a wide variety of higher learning institutions, this new text inspires readers to explore not only contemporary transgender issues and experiences but also the global history of gender diversity through the ages. Introduction to Transgender Studies features: -A welcoming approach that creates a safe space for a wide range of students, from those who have never thought about gender issues to those who identify as transgender, trans, nonbinary, agender, and/or gender expansive. -Writings from the Community essays that relate the chapter theme to the lived experiences of trans and LGB people and allies from different parts of the world. -Key concepts, film and media suggestions, topics for discussion, activities, and ideas for writing and research to engage students and serve as a review at exam time. -Instructors' resources that will be available that include key teaching points with discussion questions, activities, research projects, tips for using the media suggestions, PowerPoint presentations, and sample syllabi for various course configurations. Intended for introductory transgender, LGBTQ+, or gender studies courses through upper-level electives related to the expanding field of transgender studies, this text has been successfully class-tested in community colleges and public and private colleges and universities.

Witchcraft in the British Isles and New England - New Perspectives on Witchcraft, Magic, and Demonology (Hardcover): Brian P.... Witchcraft in the British Isles and New England - New Perspectives on Witchcraft, Magic, and Demonology (Hardcover)
Brian P. Levack
R3,200 Discovery Miles 32 000 Ships in 10 - 15 working days


Gathering together the vast literature on witchcraft related issues published in the last decade, this six-volume set focuses on issues such as gender, government and law, the culture of religion and the occult. Using approaches from several disciplines, including anthropology and sociology, this source provides a sweeping overview of the occult.

Bible and the Transgender Experience - How Scripture Supports Gender Variance (Paperback): Linda Herzer Bible and the Transgender Experience - How Scripture Supports Gender Variance (Paperback)
Linda Herzer
R381 R314 Discovery Miles 3 140 Save R67 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Limits of Gendered Citizenship - Contexts and Complexities (Paperback): Elzbieta H. Oleksy, Jeff Hearn, Dorota Golanska The Limits of Gendered Citizenship - Contexts and Complexities (Paperback)
Elzbieta H. Oleksy, Jeff Hearn, Dorota Golanska
R1,062 Discovery Miles 10 620 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The underlying theme of this edited collection is gendered citizenship, as well as the challenges and limits that confront the gendering of citizenship. It critiques the notion of the genderless nation-state citizen - in both analytical and policy terms and contexts - and necessarily engages with at least three major sets of contradictions or tensions: limitations on achieving gender equal or gender equitable citizenship; relations and differences between gender equality policy, diversity policy, and gender mainstreaming; and interplays of academic analyses of and practical interventions on gendered citizenship. Contributors from diverse scientific disciplines and academic backgrounds aim to provide a better understanding of the challenges that societies within Europe and elsewhere face vis-a-vis diversity, regionalism, transnationalism, and migration.

Disruptive Divas - Feminism, Identity and Popular Music (Hardcover): Lori Burns, Melisse Lafrance Disruptive Divas - Feminism, Identity and Popular Music (Hardcover)
Lori Burns, Melisse Lafrance
R3,056 Discovery Miles 30 560 Ships in 10 - 15 working days


Disruptive Divas: Feminism, Identity and Popular Music focuses on four female musicians who have marked contemporary popular culture in unexpected ways. Tori Amos, Courtney Love, Me'Shell Ndegéocello and P. J. Harvey have impelled and disturbed the boundaries of "acceptable" female musicianship. Burns and Lafrance give close readings to individual, representative songs by each of these artists, in order to make general statements about the role of women in popular music. The artists and songs selected explore a range of textural themes and musical studies. This book shows how this material has disrupted the general expectations of popular music style, performance and marketing and empowered women in their creativity.

Pioneering African-American Women in the Advertising Business - Biographies of MAD Black WOMEN (Paperback): Judy Foster Davis Pioneering African-American Women in the Advertising Business - Biographies of MAD Black WOMEN (Paperback)
Judy Foster Davis
R935 Discovery Miles 9 350 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Much has been written about the men and women who shaped the field of advertising, some of whom became legends in the industry. However, the contributions of African-American women to the advertising business have largely been omitted from these accounts. Yet, evidence reveals that some trailblazing African-American women who launched their careers during the 1960s Mad Men era went on to achieve prominent careers. This unique book chronicles the nature and significance of these women's accomplishments, examines the opportunities and challenges they experienced, and explores how they coped with the extensive inequities common in the advertising profession. Using a biographical narrative approach, this book examines the careers of these important African-American women who not only achieved managerial positions in major mainstream advertising agencies but also established successful agencies bearing their own names. Based on their words and memories, this study reveals experiences which are intriguing, triumphant, bittersweet, and sometimes tragic. These women's stories comprise a vital part of the historical narrative on women and African-Americans in advertising and will be instructive not only to scholars of advertising and marketing history but to future generations of advertising professionals.

Novelist Tagore - Gender and Modernity in Selected Texts (Hardcover, New): Radha Chakravarty Novelist Tagore - Gender and Modernity in Selected Texts (Hardcover, New)
Radha Chakravarty
R3,036 Discovery Miles 30 360 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Rabindranath Tagore is widely regarded as a poet-philosopher and educationist, but his novels remain a relatively underexplored aspect of his oeuvre. Focusing on gender and modernity as key features of his fiction, this book charts Tagore's evolution as a novelist from self-conscious psychologizing in Chokher Bali to an engagement with nationalism in Gora and Ghare Baire (The Home and the World); a portrayal of asceticism and desire in Chaturanga (Quartet); an analysis of marriage, sexuality and change in Bengali society in Yogayog (Relationships); an effervescent fusion of social satire and literary experimentation in Shesher Kabita (Farewell Song); and an intense, dramatic study of love, politics and terrorism in Char Adhyay (Four Chapters). This study demonstrates that Tagore's writings cannot be readily assimilated within current theoretical frameworks, and urges us to rethink the conventional oppositions between tradition and modernity, masculinity and femininity, East and West, and local and global. Addressing a major gap in the field, the book reconstructs Tagore as a novelist of eminent stature, demonstrates the range and complexity of his creative genius, his contribution to literary history and the relevance of his reflections to our times. Enriched by insights into the biographical and socio-historical contexts of his novels, this book will be of special interest to researchers, teachers and students of comparative and world literature, history, postcolonial studies and gender studies, as also to Tagore enthusiasts.

Paid Migrant Domestic Labour in a Changing Europe - Questions of Gender Equality and Citizenship (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016):... Paid Migrant Domestic Labour in a Changing Europe - Questions of Gender Equality and Citizenship (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Berit Gullikstad, Guro Korsnes Kristensen, Priscilla Ringrose
R3,298 Discovery Miles 32 980 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book analyses the changing face of work, gender equality and citizenship in Europe. Drawing on in-depth research conducted in nine different countries, it focuses on the discourses, social relations and political processes that surround paid domestic labour. In doing so, it rethinks the vital relationship between this kind of employment, the formal and informal citizenship of migrant workers and their employers, and the cultural and political value of gender equality. Approaching these as fluid, complex and interrelated phenomena that change according to local context, it will appeal to sociologists, political scientists, geographers, anthropologists and gender studies scholars.

Gender and Citizenship in Historical and Transnational Perspective - Agency, Space, Borders (Paperback, 1st ed. 2017): Anne... Gender and Citizenship in Historical and Transnational Perspective - Agency, Space, Borders (Paperback, 1st ed. 2017)
Anne Epstein, Rachel Fuchs
R790 Discovery Miles 7 900 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

With gender as its central focus, this book offers a transnational, multi-faceted understanding of citizenship as legislated, imagined, and exercised since the late eighteenth century. Framed around three crosscutting themes - agency, space and borders - leading scholars demonstrate what historians can bring to the study of citizenship and its evolving relationship with the theory and practice of democracy, and how we can make the concept of citizenship operational for studying past societies and cultures. The essays examine the past interactions of women and men with public authorities, their participation in civic life within various kinds of polities and the meanings they attached to their actions. In analyzing the way gender operated both to promote and to inhibit civic consciousness, action, and practice, this book advances our knowledge about the history of citizenship and the evolution of the modern state.

The Bastard on the Couch - 27 Men Try Really Hard to Explain Their Feelings About Love, Loss, Fatherhood, and Freedom... The Bastard on the Couch - 27 Men Try Really Hard to Explain Their Feelings About Love, Loss, Fatherhood, and Freedom (Paperback)
Daniel Jones
R316 R189 Discovery Miles 1 890 Save R127 (40%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The husband of The Bitch in the House responds with a collection of original essays in which male writers describe what men desire, need, love, and loathe in their relationships and in the world today. Cathi Hanauer's bestselling The Bitch in the House: 26 Women Tell the Truth about Sex, Solitude, Work, Motherhood, and Marriage spurred a national conversation about the level of friction in contemporary marriages and relationships. Now her husband, Daniel Jones, has rallied the men for the "literary equivalent of The Full Monty," in which twenty-seven thoughtful, passionate and often hilarious men, lay it bare when it comes to their wives and girlfriends, their hopes, and fears. Enough with pop psychiatrists telling us why men lie, cheat, and want nothing more than to laze around the house in front of the TV. Enough with women wondering aloud-at increasing volume-why the men in their lives behave the way they do. The time has come for men to speak for themselves. Many of the husbands and fathers in these pages contemplate aspects of their personal lives they've never before revealed in print-they kick open the door on their marriages and sex lives, their fathering and domestic conflicts, their most intimate relationships and situations. Yet unlike the average meat-and-potatoes father who still rules the roost, these men are grappling with new ideas of manhood -- some they are going after and grabbing, and others that are being thrust upon them by a changing world. Powerful, heartfelt and irreverent, The Bastard on the Couch is a bold, unprecedented glimpse into the dark corners and glaring truths of modern relationships that is guaranteed to amuse, entertain, enrich, and provoke.

Draw the Line (Hardcover): Laurent Linn Draw the Line (Hardcover)
Laurent Linn; Illustrated by Laurent Linn
R447 Discovery Miles 4 470 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Gender, Imperialism and Global Exchanges (Paperback): Stephan F. Miescher, Michele Mitchell, Naoko Shibusawa Gender, Imperialism and Global Exchanges (Paperback)
Stephan F. Miescher, Michele Mitchell, Naoko Shibusawa
R566 Discovery Miles 5 660 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Gender, Imperialism and Global Exchanges presents a collection of original readings that address gendered dimensions of empire from a wide range of geographical and temporal settings. * Draws on original research on gender and empire in relation to labour, commodities, fashion, politics, mobility, and visuality * Includes coverage of gender issues from countries in Africa, the Americas, Europe, and Asia between the eighteenth to twentieth centuries * Highlights a range of transnational and transregional connections across the globe * Features innovative gender analyses of the circulation of people, ideas, and cultural practices

Challenging Hegemonic Masculinity (Paperback): Richard Howson Challenging Hegemonic Masculinity (Paperback)
Richard Howson
R1,229 Discovery Miles 12 290 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In the past twenty years there has been a growing interest in the issues surrounding men and masculinity. Driven primarily by the second-wave feminist critique of the legitimacy or hegemony of masculine practice and culture, the hegemony of men in social spheres such as the family, law, and the workplace can no longer be taken for granted. Beginning with the work of Antonio Gramsci and a focus on developing the full complexity of his theory of hegemony, Howson's fascinating new book then moves on through theory, applications and analysis of various topical issues, discussing and extending the work of R.W. Connell, and drawing out new possibilities for social justice in gender. Over the course of several informative chapters, the book considers: * a tripartite model of hegemony * hegemony in the theory of practice * application of hegemony to gender * the study of masculinity and family law * radical pluralism * radical organic protest in gender. Presenting a detailed examination of hegemonic masculinity and its interpretations, this significant new book provides an important contribution to contemporary understandings of men and masculinity.

Love, Heterosexuality and Society (Paperback): Paul Johnson Love, Heterosexuality and Society (Paperback)
Paul Johnson
R979 Discovery Miles 9 790 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Heterosexuality is a largely 'silent' set of practices and identities - it is assumed to be everywhere and yet often remains unnamed and unexplored. Despite recent changes in the theoretical understanding and representation of sexuality, heterosexuality continues to be socially normative. Forging a new agenda for the study of heterosexuality, this in-depth volume, the first research monograph to focus on heterosexuality and society, presents an empirical study of the construction, negotiation and enactment of heterosexual sexuality. Using detailed interview data, it investigates how heterosexuality, as both an identity and a set of practices, is accomplished through love relationships. Rather than assuming that romantic love is an outcome or expression of a pre-defined sexuality, Johnson explores how sexuality is brought to life through love. Situated in the ongoing theoretical debates concerning the relationship between gender and sexuality, Paul Johnson's book shows how ways of loving are interwoven with the construction, practice, regulation and government of heterosexuality. Excellently written, this important book also looks at gender in society, and explores such areas as heterosexual subjectivities and the borders of desire. As such, the research it contains will be valuable for all students of sociology and gender studies.

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