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New and Published Books

  1. 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 25th 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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 14th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Dangerous Classes

    The Underclass and Social Citizenship

    By Lydia Morris

    First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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 14th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Writing Academic Texts Differently

    Intersectional Feminist Methodologies and the Playful Art of Writing

    Edited by Nina Lykke

    Series: Routledge Advances in Feminist Studies and Intersectionality

    This edited volume combines cutting-edge research on feminist and intersectional writing methodologies with explorations of links between academic and creative writing practices. Contributors discuss what it means for academic writing processes to explore intersectional in-between spaces between...

    Published July 14th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Gender, Identity and Violence

    Female Deselection in India

    By Rainuka Dagar

    The missing girls in India are not a new phenomenon. The British passed an Act to check female infanticide more than 100 years ago. Since 1960, India’s birth sex ratios have progressively declined from 994 to 910, implicating life-affecting gender violence. Backed by extensive field research, data...

    Published June 2nd 2014 by Routledge India

  7. Muslim Women in Britain

    De-Mystifying the Muslimah

    By Sariya Cheruvallil-Contractor

    Series: Islamic Studies Series

    Perceptions of Muslim women in Western society have been shaped by historical and sociological conditions such as colonialism, patriarchy and Orientalism. In Muslim Women in Britain, Sariya Contractor seeks to reinstate the Muslimah as a storyteller who tells her own story. An exploration of the...

    Published May 29th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Boots of Leather, Slippers of Gold

    The History of a Lesbian Community, 2nd Edition

    By Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy, Madeline D. Davis

    Boots of Leather, Slippers of Gold traces the evolution of the lesbian community in Buffalo, New York from the mid-1930s up to the early 1960s. Drawing upon the oral histories of 45 women, it is the first comprehensive history of a working-class lesbian community. These poignant and complex stories...

    Published May 26th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Women, Sport, Society

    Further Reflections, Reaffirming Mary Wollstonecraft

    Edited by Roberta J Park, Patricia Vertinsky

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    During the last four decades women’s and gender history have become vibrant fields including studies of attitudes regarding the limited physical and other abilities of females as well as studies of the accomplishments of notable female athletes. We have become increasingly aware that women have...

    Published May 18th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Women in the Footsteps of the Buddha

    Struggle for Liberation in the Therigatha

    By Kathryn R. Blackstone

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    A detailed exploration of the quest for liberation on the part of the early bhikkunis. Only text in the Buddhist tradition of known female authorship. Important to anyone investigating women's own perspective on their religion. Also provides a clear statement about how renunciants understand...

    Published May 18th 2014 by Routledge