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New and Notable in Gender Studies 2012

We hope you had an enjoyable time at the 2012 National Women's Studies Association Conference and were able to stop by the Palgrave Macmillan booth to browse our latest titles and journals  from leading scholars and practitioners!

Please take a moment to browse through our featured NWSA titles.


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Undutiful Daughters

New Directions in Feminist Thought and Practice

This exciting collection offers a range of perspectives from some of the most prominent feminist voices of our time, including Rosi Braidotti, Judith Butler,...

"...This exciting collection offers a range of perspectives from some of the most prominent feminist voices of our time, including Rosi Braidotti, Judith Butler,.... This exciting collection offers a range of perspectives from some of the most prominent feminist voices of our time, including Rosi Braidotti, Judith Butler, Claire Colebrook, Elizabeth Grosz, and Jack Halberstam. Employing experimental modes of thinking and writing, the contributors remain faithful to the feminist tradition of subvers..."

By Henriette Gunkel, Chrysanthi Nigianni and Fanny Soderback

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Zed Books

Anti-Porn

The Resurgence of Anti-Pornography Feminism

Anti-porn feminism is back. Countering the ongoing "pornification" of Western culture and society, anti-porn movements are powerfully re-emerging among a new...

Julia Long

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With contributions from established and emerging scholars, this collection draws on original research to consider recent theoretical and methodological...

"...With contributions from established and emerging scholars, this collection draws on original research to consider recent theoretical and methodological.... With contributions from established and emerging scholars, this collection draws on original research to consider recent theoretical and methodological debates, shifts in law and policy, and social and cultural changes around sexuality. The book bridges identified gaps between theory, research methods and practice, and lived experiences acro..."

By Sally Hines and Yvette Taylor

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Reclaiming the F Word

The New Feminist Movement

In today's "post-feminist" society, women and men are considered equal. For younger women and men, feminism is often portrayed as unfashionable and irrelevant....

By Catherine Redfern and Kristin Aune

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This authoritative, state-of-the-art reference collection addresses the main issues and core debates related to gender and healthcare in one accessible volume....

By Ellen Kuhlmann and Ellen Annandale

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Pluto Press

Leila Khaled

Fighting for Palestine

Dubbed "the poster girl of Palestinian militancy," Leila Khaled's image flashed across the world after she hijacked a passenger jet in 1969. The picture of a...

Sarah Irving

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The Women, Gender and Development Reader is the definitive volume of literature dedicated to women in the development process. Now in a fully revised second...

By Nalini Visvanathan, Lynn Duggan, Nan Wiegersma and Laurie Nisonoff

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Palgrave Macmillan

Envisioning Disease, Gender, and War

Women's Narratives of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic

After surviving a severe case of influenza in 1918, Katherine Anne Porter observed, 'It simply divided my life, cut across it.' The 1918 influenza pandemic...

"...After surviving a severe case of influenza in 1918, Katherine Anne Porter observed, 'It simply divided my life, cut across it.' The 1918 influenza pandemic.... After surviving a severe case of influenza in 1918, Katherine Anne Porter observed, 'It simply divided my life, cut across it.' The 1918 influenza pandemic spanned the volatile early twentieth century, a time period that included the end of World War I and the granting of female suffrage in the Western world. Focusing on major novels and..."

Jane Fisher

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Women, Violence and Tradition

Taking FGM and other practices to a secular state

Is the practice of FGM (female genital mutilation) on the rise in the UK and US? Why? What happens to religious and cultural traditions when they are taken...

"...Is the practice of FGM (female genital mutilation) on the rise in the UK and US? Why? What happens to religious and cultural traditions when they are taken.... Is the practice of FGM (female genital mutilation) on the rise in the UK and US? Why? What happens to religious and cultural traditions when they are taken from their context into a new, often secular, state? Women, Violence, and Tradition is a fascinating look into contemporary life histories of women from ethnic minority communities in..."

Tamsin Bradley

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Majority-Minority Relations in Contemporary Women's Movements

Strategic Sisterhood

This book examines contemporary relations between ethnic majority and ethnic minority women's movements in Norway, Spain and the United Kingdom, and women's...

"...This book examines contemporary relations between ethnic majority and ethnic minority women's movements in Norway, Spain and the United Kingdom, and women's.... This book examines contemporary relations between ethnic majority and ethnic minority women's movements in Norway, Spain and the United Kingdom, and women's movements' participation in and influence on public policy that focuses on violence against women.. ..."

By Line Nyhagen Predelli, Beatrice Halsaa, Cecile Thun and Adriana Sandu

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Manchester University Press

Women and the Visual Arts in Italy c. 1400-1650

Luxury and Leisure, Duty and Devotion: A Sourcebook

The anthology of original sources from c.1400 to 1650, translated from Italian or Latin, and accompanied by introductions and bibliographies, is concerned with...

By Mary Rogers and Paola Tinagli

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Becoming the Gentleman

British Literature and the Invention of Modern Masculinity, 1660-1815

The question of what it meant to be a gentleman haunted Britons throughout the long eighteenth century. This period saw the gentleman emerge as the dominant...

"...The question of what it meant to be a gentleman haunted Britons throughout the long eighteenth century. This period saw the gentleman emerge as the dominant.... The question of what it meant to be a gentleman haunted Britons throughout the long eighteenth century. This period saw the gentleman emerge as the dominant persona of essayists, critics, and male conduct book writers as well as the ideal husband imagined by the authors of heroine-centered domestic fiction. In Becoming the Gentleman, Ja..."

Jason D. Solinger

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Men and Development

Politicising Masculinities

Men and Development: Politicizing Masculinities features an exciting collection of contributions from some of today's leading thinkers and practitioners in the...

By Andrea Cornwall, Jerker Edström and Alan Greig

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Sex Power and the Games

This book explores the social and cultural impact of the Olympic Games, examining gender and sport, the inequalities between nations and people and what the...

"...This book explores the social and cultural impact of the Olympic Games, examining gender and sport, the inequalities between nations and people and what the.... This book explores the social and cultural impact of the Olympic Games, examining gender and sport, the inequalities between nations and people and what the Games offer and how they are changing, in relation to spectacles, spectatorship and culture, including the links between art and sport.. ..."

Kath Woodward

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Zed Books

Policing Sexuality

Sex, Society and the State

Policing Sexuality explores the regulation of sexual behavior and identity by nation states, and will question how and why states have sought to influence and...

"...Policing Sexuality explores the regulation of sexual behavior and identity by nation states, and will question how and why states have sought to influence and.... Policing Sexuality explores the regulation of sexual behavior and identity by nation states, and will question how and why states have sought to influence and control the sexuality of their citizens. This unique book simultaneously introduces the topic and argues for interpretation of state policing of sexuality.    The author present..."

Julian C. H. Lee

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Women on Corporate Boards and in Top Management

European Trends and Policy

Has women's presence on company boards and in other top management positions improved? And in which countries and types of organization has most progress...

By Colette Fagan, Maria González Menèndez, Silvia Gómez Ansón, Maria González Menèndez and Silvia Gómez Ansón

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The New Maids

Transnational Women and the Care Economy

The New Maids is a pioneering book, grounded on rich, empirical evidence, which examines the relationship between globalization, transnationalism, gender and...

Helma Lutz

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Palestinian Women

Narrative Histories and Gendered Memory

Palestinian Women is the first book to examine and document the experiences and the historical narrative of ordinary Palestinian women who witnessed the events...

Fatma Kassem

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