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Dress, Gender and Cultural Change: Asian-American and African-American Rites of Passage
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.
Swoon: Great Seducers and Why Women Love Them
Swoon
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.
Act Like a Man: Challenging Masculinities in American Drama
Act Like a Man
Challenging Masculinities in American Drama
Paperback      ISBN: 0472065726
How men communicate with each other on stage when no women are present--and what it tells us about power and gender
Boys Adrift: The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men
Boys Adrift
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.
Gendered Transitions: Mexican Experiences of Immigration
Gendered Transitions
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
Labor of Love: The Invention of Dating
Labor of Love
The Invention of Dating
Hardcover      ISBN: 0374182531
"A brilliant and surprising investigation into why we date the way we do"--
A Murder Over a Girl: Justice, Gender, Junior High
A Murder Over a Girl
Justice, Gender, Junior High
Hardcover      ISBN: 0805099204
A psychologist examines the brutal murder of a possibly transgender middle school student by an eighth-grade classmate.
Sexing the Body: Gender Politics and the Construction of Sexuality
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: New Visions
All About Love
New Visions
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.
Strangers to the Law: Gay People on Trial
Strangers to the Law
Gay People on Trial
Paperback      ISBN: 0472086456
Describes the legal challenge to the Colorado anti-gay civil rights initiative