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New and Published Books

  1. Violence against Women

    Criminological perspectives on men’s violences

    By Nicole Westmarland

    Violence against women is an enduring problem around the globe, yet very few books look at the full range of men’s violences against women – perpetrated in relationships, in the family, in public spaces, and in institutions. While books that look at different types of violence, such as domestic...

    Published May 5th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Contestations Over Gender in Asia

    Edited by Lyn Parker, Laura Dales, Chie Ikeya

    This book brings together the work of scholars from around the world in a consideration of how gender is contested in various parts of Asia – in China, India, Indonesia, Japan, and the Philippines. Part I of this collection explores notions of agency in relation to women’s domestic and...

    Published May 1st 2015 by Routledge

  3. Women's Reflections on the Complexities of Forgiveness

    Edited by Wanda Malcolm, Nancy DeCourville

    This book by women represents a diversity of opinions about every aspect of forgiveness, embodying a tolerance for differing perspectives. The contributors are researchers and therapists who have dedicated themselves to grappling with the controversies and conundrums associated with...

    Published April 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  4. New Dynamics in Female Migration and Integration

    Edited by Christiane Timmerman, Marco Martiniello, Andrea Rea, Johan Wets

    Series: Routledge Research in Gender and Society

    This book explores the dynamic interplay between cross-national and cross-cultural patterns of female migration, integration and social change, by focusing on the specific case of Belgium. It provides insight into the dynamic interplay between gender and migration, and especially contributes to the...

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Trafficking Women in Korea

    Filipina migrant entertainers

    By Sallie Yea

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    Based on in-depth ethnographic work, this book presents a study of Filipinas trafficked to South Korea, focusing on women who entered South Korea as migrant entertainers and subsequently became deployed in exploitative work environments around US military bases there. It contributes to the...

    Published March 27th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Women and Sharia Law in Northern Indonesia

    Local Women's NGOs and the Reform of Islamic Law in Aceh

    By Dina Afrianty

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    This book examines the life of women in the Indonesian province of Aceh, where Islamic law was introduced in 1999. It outlines how women have had to face the formalisation of conservative understandings of sharia law in regulations and new state institutions over the last decade or so, how they...

    Published March 13th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Genre, Gender and the Effects of Neoliberalism

    The New Millennium Hollywood Rom Com

    By Betty Kaklamanidou

    Series: Popular Culture and World Politics

    The romantic comedy has long been regarded as an inferior film genre by critics and scholars alike, accused of maintaining a strict narrative formula which is considered superficial and highly predictable. However, the genre has resisted the negative scholarly and critical comments and for the last...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  8. A Political Ecology of Women, Water and Global Environmental Change

    Edited by Stephanie Buechler, Anne-Marie S. Hanson

    Series: Routledge International Studies of Women and Place

    This edited volume explores how a feminist political ecology framework can bring fresh insights to the study of rural and urban livelihoods dependent on vulnerable rivers, lakes, watersheds, wetlands and coastal environments. Bringing together political ecologists and feminist scholars from...

    Published February 27th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Gender, Ethnicity and Political Agency

    South Asian Women Organizing

    By Shaminder Takhar

    Series: Routledge Research in Gender and Society

    This book examines how South Asian women’s collective agency is operationalized through civic organizations in the UK. Drawing on black feminist theory and third world feminism, it shows the complexity of political agency and its relationship to identity and subjectivity, and uses empirical...

    Published February 27th 2015 by Routledge

  10. 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