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New and Published Books

  1. Superheroes and Identities

    Edited by Mel Gibson, David Huxley, Joan Ormrod

    Superheroes have been the major genre to emerge from comics and graphic novels, saturating popular culture with images of muscular men and sexy women. A major aspect of this genre is identity in the roles played by individuals, the development of identities through extended stories and in the ways...

    Published November 27th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Debates in Nordic Gender Studies

    Differences Within

    Edited by Cecilia Åsberg, Malin Rönnblom

    Celebrating more than two decades of feminist theory and gender research, this book provides an essential overview of current theoretical positions, hot topics and state-of-the-art perspectives in the field of Nordic Gender Studies: an area currently facing the challenges of internationalization...

    Published November 27th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Reconsidering Women's History

    Twenty years of the Women's History Network

    Edited by Lucy Bland, Katharina Rowold

    Deriving from the 20th Anniversary Women’s History Network Conference entitled ’20 Years of the Women’s History Network: Looking Back – Looking Forward’, this volume reflects on the state of women’s and gender history as well as showcasing the diversity of the current field. The range of...

    Published November 26th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Routledge International Handbook of Diversity Studies

    Edited by Steven Vertovec

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    In recent years the concept of ‘diversity’ has gained a leading place in academic thought, business practice and public policy worldwide. Although variously used, ‘diversity’ tends to refer to patterns of social difference in terms of certain key categories. Today the foremost categories shaping...

    Published November 25th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Performing the Self

    Women's Lives in Historical Perspective

    Edited by Katie Barclay, Sarah Richardson

    That the self is ‘performed’, created through action rather than having a prior existence, has been an important methodological intervention in our understanding of human experience. It has been particularly significant for studies of gender, helping to destabilise models of selfhood where women...

    Published November 19th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Queerying Families of Origin

    Edited by Chiara Bertone, Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli

    This book provides an original insight into how families of origin of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) people are involved in negotiating meanings and experiences of sexuality and intimacy, an underexplored dimension of queer family life. Delving into the perspectives of families of...

    Published November 19th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Marriage, Gender and Sex in a Contemporary Chinese Village

    By Sun-Pong Yuen, Pui-Lam Law, Yuk-Ying Ho, Fong-Ying Yu

    This book explores changing concepts of marriage and gender relationships and attitudes toward sex in a rural Chinese community over the past five decades. The book is based on a study of an industrialized peasant village in Guangdong Province from 1994 to 1996 and subsequent visits from 2000 to...

    Published November 17th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Chinese Masculinities in a Globalizing World

    By Kam Louie

    Series: Routledge Culture, Society, Business in East Asia Series

    This book explores how the traditional ideal of Chinese manhood – the "wen" (cultural attainment) and "wu" (martial prowess) dyad – has been transformed by the increasing integration of China in the international scene. It discusses how increased travel and contact between China and the West are...

    Published November 13th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Suffer and Be Still (Routledge Revivals)

    Women in the Victorian Age

    Edited by Martha Vicinus

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1972, this book contains a collection of ten essays that document the feminine stereotypes that women fought against, and only partially erased, a hundred years ago. In an introductory essay, Martha Vicinus describes the perfect Victorian lady, showing that the ideal was a...

    Published November 12th 2014 by Routledge

  10. A Widening Sphere (Routledge Revivals)

    Changing Roles of Victorian Women

    Edited by Martha Vicinus

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1977, this book is a companion volume to Suffer and Be Still. It looks at the widening sphere of women’s activities in the Victorian age and testifies to the dual nature of the legal and social constraints of the period: on the one hand, the ideal of the perfect lady and the...

    Published November 12th 2014 by Routledge