This book looks at how Afghan women have fought repression and challenged stereotypes, both within the country and in diasporas in Iran, Pakistan, the US and the UK. Covering topics from the Taliban and the impact of 9/11 to the role of NGOs and the growth of the opium economy, Rostami-Povey gets... More Info
Examines women lawyers' attempts to reconcile their professional obligations with other aspects of their lives; charts the life courses of women who constitute a first wave -- an avant-garde -- in a profession designed by men, for men, where formal codes of conduct and subtle cultural norms promote... More Info
In Paying for Masculinitiy, Murray Knuttila argues that male dominance is best understood in the context of the particular mode of gender practice hegemonic masculinity that typifies patriarchal gender orders. "
Susan Faludi's extraordinary inquiry into the meaning of identity in the modern world and in her own haunted family saga has been called "a masterpiece" by Ann Patchett. When the feminist writer learned that her seventy-six-year-old father-long estranged and living in Hungary-had undergone sex... More Info
Defiant Desire records the lives of lesbian and gay South Africans of all races as they have lived in the face of censure, denial and oppression. The history of gay identity in South Africa is here in its past and present aspects: from a drag salon in Woodstock to a gay "shebeen" in kwaThema; from... More Info