Gender Studies, General
Dress, Gender and Cultural Change
Asian-American and African-American Rites of Passage
Paperback ISBN: 1859739792
Within the Hmong American community, mothers and aunts of teenagers use bangles, lace and traditional handwork techniques to create dazzling displays reflecting the gender and ethnicity of their sons and daughters, nieces and nephews, as they participate in an annual courtship ritual. This book examines these events to show how dress is used to transform gender construction and create positive images of African American and Hmong American youth. Coming-of-age rituals serve as arenas of cultural revision and change. For each of these communities, the choice of dress represents cultural affirmation. This author shows that within the homogenizing context of American society, dress serves as a site for the continual renegotiation of identity - gendered, ethnic and otherwise.
Great Seducers and Why Women Love Them
Paperback ISBN: 0393348482
The author of Seductress presents a lively study of ladies' men that draws on research from a variety of disciplines to demystify their character, seductive secrets and allure while challenging the advice of such references as The Game and arguing that sexually disconnected 21st-century women may benefit from the examples of charming men. 17,000 first printing.
The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men
Paperback ISBN: 0465040829
Examines the possible reasons why American boys, from kindergarten to college, are less resilient and ambitious than twenty years ago, discussing the causes of failure in school and at home and presenting a series of practical solutions.
Mexican Experiences of Immigration
Paperback ISBN: 0520075145
"Edited by a leading pioneer of immigration studies, this volume offers some of the latest and most brilliant thinking about what migrant men and women bring to the United States, leave behind and create anew. This is a must read for those interested in immigration, gender, and the many meanings of life."--Arlie Russell Hochschild, co-editor with Barbara Ehrenreich of Global Woman: Nannies, Maids and Sex Workers in the New Economy "Moving between individual decisions and broad political and economic forces, and focusing on family and community in Mexico and the U.S., Hondagneu-Sotelo's pathbreaking book casts new light on the centrality of gender for patterns of migration. A superb intersection of ethnography, history and theory."--Michael Burawoy, University of California, Berkeley "A path-breaking book combining the study of gender with immigration to show how Mexican women and men continually reinvent themselves and their family lives in the U.S. Gendered Transitions offers rich insights into the complexities of women's settlement experiences and marks a new era in immigration studies."--Maxine Baca Zinn, Michigan State University
Sexing the Body
Gender Politics and the Construction of Sexuality
Paperback ISBN: 0465077145
Discusses the causes and determining factors of gender behavior differences and sexual identity, particularly biology and societal expectations, and argues that differences between male and female are not always distinct.
All About Love
Paperback ISBN: 0060959479
Presenting radical new ways to think about love, the acclaimed cultural critic, feminist, and author examines the role of love in our personal and professional lives and how it can be used to end struggles between individuals, communities, and societies. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.