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Sex Equity and Sexuality in Education
Sex Equity and Sexuality in Education (August 1992)
Susan Shurberg Klein - Editor

Neither sex equity nor sexuality are new topics to educators, but little attention has been given to their combination. This book identifies critical issues that researchers, reformers, and educators have failed to address publicly. The authors show that it is necessary for educators to increase their understanding of ways that sex education can be sex equitable and ways that sexuality contributes to sex inequities in general education.

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Constructing and Reconstructing Gender
Constructing and Reconstructing Gender (July 1992)
The Links Among Communication, Language, and Gender
Linda A. M. Perry - Editor
Lynn H. Turner - Editor
Helen M. Sterk - Editor

Constructing and Reconstructing Gender is an excellent compendium of current research, and will be appealing and useful to those interested in gender issues in a wide variety of disciplines. This book cuts across disciplines and scholarly methods, drawing from many backgrounds, including Communication, Linguistics, English, Business, Law, and Psychology. The interweaving of rhetorical, critical, phenomenological, and statistical methods gi...(Read More)
 
 
Debate Over Child Care, 1969-1990
Debate Over Child Care, 1969-1990 (July 1992)
A Sociohistorical Analysis
Abbie Gordon Klein - Author

The Debate Over Child Care: 1969-1990 offers a new perspective on the pervading problem of providing child care services in the United States. The author traces the contemporary debate over the sponsorship of child care services and compares this to the past debate over the sponsorship of kindergartens during the Progressive Era. Klein compares the function of child care across societal sectors, and points out that turf fighting and imbedd...(Read More)
 
 
Equal Parenthood and Social Policy
Equal Parenthood and Social Policy (July 1992)
A Study of Parental Leave in Sweden
Linda Haas - Author

Sweden is the only society in the world that has as an official goal the equal participation of fathers and mothers in childcare. Equal Parenthood and Social Policy analyzes the government program which best symbolizes this commitment to equal parenthood--parental leave. With return to one's original job being assured, a Swedish couple has twelve months to divide between them so that one parent can stay home to care for their new offspring....(Read More)
 
 
On Our Own Terms
On Our Own Terms (July 1992)
Redefining Competence and Femininity
Maggie Mulqueen - Author

By redefining current theories of competence motivation and sex-role identity, this work offers a powerful reconceptualiztion of what it means to be a competent woman in today's society. Analyses of case studies of competent women lead to a new theory that enables women to attain positive self-esteem based on internally desired and determined criteria. This new theory challenges prevailing theories of competence motivation and sex-role identity d...(Read More)
 
 
Pioneers and Homemakers
Pioneers and Homemakers (July 1992)
Jewish Women in Pre-State Israel
Deborah S. Bernstein - Editor

“It is a revisionary book which debunks a lot of the myths which have been attached to Zionism, and which graphically demonstrates, as well, the ways the experiences and contributions of women have been sidelined both by the Zionist male leadership and by historians of the movement up to now. The topic is both extremely significant in itself — this is truly a pioneering and important work — and central, as well, to several important f...(Read More)
 
 
Rethinking Power
Rethinking Power (July 1992)
Thomas E. Wartenberg - Editor

The authors represent the cutting edge of current research into the concept of power. Among the topics discussed are power in social theory, feminist conceptions of power, power and sexuality, modes of oppression and domination, the significance of Foucault's theory of power, and power in market transactions. Included are contributions by Amelie Oksenberg Rorty, Terence Ball, Jeffrey Isaac, Thomas McCarthy, Gayatri Spivak, Iris Marion Young, Jean ...(Read More)
 
 
Revealing Reveiling
Revealing Reveiling (July 1992)
Islamist Gender Ideology in Contemporary Egypt
Sherifa Zuhur - Author

"It provides an important look at the very comtemporary phenomenon of veiling in Egypt through the first-hand reports of the women whom Zuhur has interviewed. Her subjects come across as real people and their discussion in relation to the various questions asked provide quite compelling views of the reason why they favor -- and oppose -- veiling." -- Jane I. Smith, Iliff School of Theology

In modern Egypt, the pace of Islamic resurgence has ...(Read More)
 
 
The Tao of Islam
The Tao of Islam (March 1992)
A Sourcebook on Gender Relationships in Islamic Thought
Sachiko Murata - Author
Annemarie Schimmel - Foreword by

"This is a genuine foundational work in Islamic studies. It is an open door into the very heart of Islamic civilization, while at the same time it suggests the bases of important comparisons and insights for those interested in cognate areas in Western cultures.

"It is a fascinating, truly original work in both its guiding perspectives and its comprehensive, clearly presented account of a central dimension of Islam. There is nothing like it...(Read More)
 
 
The Battered Woman and Shelters
The Battered Woman and Shelters (February 1992)
The Social Construction of Wife Abuse
Donileen R. Loseke - Author

"The book brings a fresh and needed perspective to an issue that is too often treated in the simplistic fashion of a television movie. There are no persons wearing 'white' and 'black' hats in this book. Rather, the book focuses on the practical dilemmas and circumstances faced by shelter workers in fulfilling their professional obligations. Loseke offers us a way of seeing shelter work as it is. In doing so, she raises issues that some readers m...(Read More)
 
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