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New and Published Books

  1. Women in Music

    A Research and Information Guide, 2nd Edition

    By Karin Pendle, Melinda Boyd

    Women in Music: A Research and Information Guide is an annotated bibliography emerging from more than twenty-five years of feminist scholarship on music. This book testifies to the great variety of subjects and approaches represented in over two decades of published writings on women, their work,...

    Published February 27th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Philosophical Inquiries into Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Mothering

    Maternal Subjects

    Edited by Sheila Lintott, Maureen Sander-Staudt

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    Philosophical inquiry into pregnancy, childbirth, and mothering is a growing area of interest to academic philosophers. This volume brings together a diverse group of philosophers to speak about topics in this reemerging area of philosophical inquiry, taking up new themes, such as maternal...

    Published February 27th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Women and Politics in Contemporary Japan

    By Emma Dalton

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    This book looks at the gendering of the political system in Japan and the effects of that system on gender equality in national-level politics specifically and wider society more generally. It examines the approach taken by the long-ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) to issues of gender equality...

    Published February 19th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Women, Literacy and Development

    Edited by Anna Robinson-Pant

    Women's literacy is often assumed to be the key to promoting better health, family planning and nutrition in the developing world. This has dominated much development research and has led to women's literacy being promoted by governments and aid agencies as the key to improving the lives of poor...

    Published December 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  5. Gender, Ethnicity and Place

    Women and Identity in Guyana

    By Linda Peake, D. Alissa Trotz

    This book is concerned with the nature of the relationship between gender, ethnicity and poverty in the context of the external and internal dynamics of households in Guyana. Using detailed data collected from male and female respondents in three separate locations, two urban and one rural, and...

    Published December 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  6. Gender, Culture and Organizational Change

    Putting Theory into Practice

    Edited by Catherine Itzen, Janet Newman

    An engaging contribution to the increasing body of knowledge about gender and organizations, Gender, Culture and Organizational Change examines gender-based inequality in organizations and considers how sexual and social relations between women and men based on sexuality, power and control...

    Published December 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  7. Women and the Politics of Representation in Southeast Asia

    Engendering discourse in Singapore and Malaysia

    Edited by Adeline Koh, Yu-Mei Balasingamchow

    Series: Routledge Research on Gender in Asia Series

    Singapore and Malaysia are rapidly modernising, globalising Asian states which, although being distinct nations since 1965, share common elements in the on-going struggle over the meaning of gender and sexuality in their societies. This is the first book to discuss a range of discourses around...

    Published November 4th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Women and Sex Work in Cambodia

    Blood, sweat and tears

    By Larissa Sandy

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    Prostitution is strongly embedded in local cultural practices in Cambodia. Based on extensive original research, this book explores the nature of prostitution in Cambodia, providing explanations of why the phenomenon is so widely tolerated. It outlines the background of the French colonial period,...

    Published August 26th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Gender and Diversity in the Middle East and North Africa

    Edited by Zahia Smail Salhi

    The images of women in chadors or burqas as contrasted with images of belly dancers which circulate today as representations of Muslim/Middle Eastern women do not fluctuate from the images propagated by Orientalist paintings and colonial photographs which also offer contrasting representations of...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  10. China's New Underclass

    Paid Domestic Labour

    By Xinying Hu

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    This book examines the implications of China’s economic reforms for domestic work and domestic workers. The author examines the factors that give rise to paid domestic work in a socialist economy, and goes on to look at the need for social protection of domestic workers within cities in...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge