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  1. Packaged Japaneseness

    Weddings, Business and Brides

    By Ofra Goldstein-Gidoni

    Series: ConsumAsian Series

    Examines what is called the Ceremonial Occasions industry in Japan, in particular the commercialized production of contemporary weddings there. Based on anthropological fieldwork conducted in a wedding parlour....

    Published February 23rd 1997 by Routledge

  2. The Second Wave

    A Reader in Feminist Theory

    Edited by Linda Nicholson

    The Second Wave collects many of the major essays of feminist theory of the past forty years, essays by the figures who have made key contributions to feminist theory during this period and have generated extensive discussion. Organized historically, these essays provide a sense of the major...

    Published February 20th 1997 by Routledge

  3. Politics and Islam in Contemporary Sudan

    By Abdel Salam Sidahmed

    Why wasn't Islam the rallying point and battle cry of the anti-colonial movement in the Sudan? Why did the mainstream political parties and the first military regime maintain the 'secular' political structures of the colonial state? Why did the influential parties opt for an 'Islamic constitution'...

    Published February 16th 1997 by Routledge

  4. Britain and Japan Vol II

    Biographical Portraits

    By Ian Nish

    Series: Japan Library

    This second collection under the 'Biographical Portraits' title, incorporates a further 20 studies of key personalities, including Edmund Morel, pioneer railway builder in Meiji Japan, Alexander Shand, an important figure in the development of Japanese banking, Lafcadio Hearn, the great interpreter...

    Published February 16th 1997 by Routledge

  5. Femininity Played Straight

    The Significance of Being Lesbian

    By Biddy Martin

    In Femininity Played Straight, Biddy Martin traces the changing relations of lesbianism and feminist theory from the late 1970s to the present. These sparkling essays argue for accounts of sexuality, gender and subjectivity that make lesbianism intelligible and important, for lesbians and...

    Published February 13th 1997 by Routledge

  6. Embodied Progress

    A Cultural Account of Assisted Conception

    By Sarah Franklin

    New reproductive technologies, such as in vitrio fertilization, have been the subject of intense public discussion and debate worldwide. In addition to difficult ethical, moral, personal and political questions, new technologies of assisted conception also raise novel socio-cultural dilemmas. How...

    Published February 12th 1997 by Routledge

  7. We Are Everywhere

    A Historical Sourcebook of Gay and Lesbian Politics

    Edited by Mark Blasius, Shane Phelan

    We Are Everywhere brings together the key primary sources relating to the politics of homosexuality. Tracing the evolution of the lesbian and gay movement, We Are Everywhere includes writings from the beginnings of the gay and lesbian movement in the 19th century ; legal and government studies...

    Published February 6th 1997 by Routledge

  8. The Middle East Oil Decade and Beyond

    By Gad G. Gilbar

    This study of fundamental aspects of the oil decade examines the influence of oil production, export and revenues on domestic, regional and international relations. It highlights the expansion of higher education in the Arab world, and the increase in demand for industrial and consumer goods....

    Published January 30th 1997 by Routledge

  9. Population Dilemmas in the Middle East

    By Gad G. Gilbar

    This study provides a general outline of Palestinian population growth between 1948 and 1987 and then focuses on the town of Nablus for a detailed analysis of the main aspects of Palestinian migration and high rates of natural increase. The author shows how the recession that struck the Arab oil...

    Published January 30th 1997 by Routledge

  10. Bisexual Characters in Film

    From Ana¿s to Zee

    By John Dececco, Phd, Wayne M Bryant

    How far have we progressed from the days when showing a film such as Jack Smith’s Flaming Creatures landed the cinema’s programmer, projectionist, and ticket taker in jail? What are some of the hidden clues modern audiences are overlooking in older films that suggest a character’s bisexuality?...

    Published January 29th 1997 by Routledge