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  1. Female Ascetics

    Hierarchy and Purity in Indian Religious Movements

    By Wendy Sinclair-Brull

    This book examines in rich detail the neglected topic of female ascetics. Based on field research, it documents the social forces which facilitated the establishment of an Order of Ascetics for women, defying tradition in many respects. It describes the subtle methods by which the individual is...

    Published April 17th 1997 by Routledge

  2. Persian Sufi Poetry

    An Introduction to the Mystical Use of Classical Persian Poems

    By J. T. P. de Bruijn

    Series: Routledge Sufi Series

    Focuses on the poems rather than on their authors. Surveys the development of Persian mystical poetry, dealing first with the relation between Sufism and literature and then with the four main genres of the tradition: the epigram, the homiletic poem, love poetry and symbolic narrative....

    Published April 17th 1997 by Routledge

  3. The Right to Life in Japan

    By Noel Williams

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    The Right to Life in Japan is a study that brings new perspectives to bear on an extremely important topic for all those facing the moral dilemmas of such issues as abortion and the death penalty. It also helps to fill a gap in life, in social science and law studies of contemporary Japan.Noel...

    Published April 16th 1997 by Routledge

  4. Sex Equality Policy in Western Europe

    Edited by Frances Gardiner

    Series: Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science

    This book presents a wide-ranging comparative analysis of the development of sex-equality policies within Europe. The contributors, comprising both European and US-based scholars, address a very current political issue. This is an area of policy that has reached the decision-making stage in much of...

    Published April 16th 1997 by Routledge

  5. Autopornography

    A Memoir of Life in the Lust Lane

    By John Dececco, Phd, Samuel A Streit

    In this provocative book, retired porn star Scott O’Hara (known as “Spunk” by many of his fans from an early punk photospread) gives a backstage look at the world of pornography, revealing why he loved it, what he got out of it, and why he left it. In an autobiographical style, he...

    Published April 15th 1997 by Routledge

  6. Recent Japanese Philosophical Thought 1862-1994

    A Survey

    By Gino K. Piovesana

    Piovesana's famous survey is republished with an additional chapter by Naoshi Yamawaki to cover the intervening years up to 1994. It continues to be the only introduction to Japanese thinkers and philosophical thought covering the period of Japan's 'modern' era....

    Published April 9th 1997 by Routledge

  7. Gender and Economics

    A European Perspective

    Edited by Geske Dijkstra, Janneke Plantenga

    Gender and Economics: A European Perspective provides an introduction to gender studies in economics. This is a rapidly expanding field in which textbooks are urgently necessary. The contributors give comprehensive coverage of the economic situation of women throughout Europe. The authors approach...

    Published April 9th 1997 by Routledge

  8. Consuming Cultures

    Feminist Review Issue 55

    Edited by The Feminist Review Collective

    Consuming Cultures is concerned with the interrelationship of gender and the circuits of consumption, distribution, production and reproduction. The book looks at the ways in which gender intervenes in all parts of the circuit or the linkages between different elements....

    Published April 9th 1997 by Routledge

  9. Creating a Place For Ourselves

    Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Community Histories

    Edited by Brett Beemyn

    Creating a Place For Ourselves is a groundbreaking collection of essays that examines gay life in the United States before Stonewall and the gay liberation movement. Along with examining areas with large gay communities such as New York, San Francisco and Fire Island, the contributors also consider...

    Published April 6th 1997 by Routledge

  10. Innovations in Delivering Culturally Sensitive Social Work Services

    Challenges for Practice and Education

    By Yvonne Asamoah

    Innovations in Delivering Culturally Sensitive Social Work Services: Challenges for Practice and Education is for human service professionals and educators who are seeking innovative ways to make their practice and service delivery more culturally appropriate and their education and training more...

    Published April 3rd 1997 by Routledge