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New and Published Books

  1. 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 1st 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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 1st 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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