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New and Published Books

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Feminist Challenges

    Social and Political Theory

    Edited by Carole Pateman, Elizabeth Grosz

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    In Feminist Challenges, new and established scholars demonstrate the application of feminism in a range of academic disciplines including history, philosophy, politics, and sociology. As Carole Pateman notes in her introduction, ‘all the contributors raise some extremely far-reaching questions...

    Published November 12th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Aristophanes and Women (Routledge Revivals)

    By Lauren K. Taaffe

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Aristophanes and Women, first published in 1993, investigates the workings of the great Athenian comedian’s ‘women plays’ in an attempt to discern why they were in fact probably quite funny to their original audiences. It is argued that modern students, scholars, and dramatists need to consider...

    Published November 7th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Talking Back

    Thinking Feminist, Thinking Black, 2nd Edition

    By bell hooks

    In childhood, bell hooks was taught that "talking back" meant speaking as an equal to an authority figure and daring to disagree and/or have an opinion. In this collection of personal and theoretical essays, hooks reflects on her signature issues of racism and feminism, politics and pedagogy. Among...

    Published November 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  10. Black Looks

    Race and Representation, 2nd Edition

    By bell hooks

    In the critical essays collected in Black Looks, bell hooks interrogates old narratives and argues for alternative ways to look at blackness, black subjectivity, and whiteness. Her focus is on spectatorship—in particular, the way blackness and black people are experienced in literature, music,...

    Published October 28th 2014 by Routledge