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xv, 318 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction
  • The women rebels : transnational socialism, feminism, and the early birth control movement
  • Spreading the gospel of birth control : the limits of international women's activism
  • Danger spots in world population : the eugenic and imperial struggles in the Pacific
  • Between democracy and genocide : U.S. involvement in population control in occupied Japan
  • Re-producing national bodies : promoting eugenic marriages in postwar Japan
  • Birth control for the masses : technological imperatives for global population control
  • Epilogue.
A transpacific history of clashing imperial ambitions, Contraceptive Diplomacy turns to the history of the birth control movement in the United States and Japan to interpret the struggle for hegemony in the Pacific through the lens of transnational feminism. As the birth control movement spread beyond national and racial borders, it shed its radical bearings and was pressed into the service of larger ideological debates around fertility rates and overpopulation, global competitiveness, and eugenics. By the time of the Cold War, a transnational coalition for women's sexual liberation had been handed over to imperial machinations, enabling state-sponsored population control projects that effectively disempowered women and deprived them of reproductive freedom. In this book, Aiko Takeuchi-Demirci follows the relationship between two iconic birth control activists, Margaret Sanger in the United States and Ishimoto Shizue in Japan, as well as other intellectuals and policymakers in both countries who supported their campaigns, to make sense of the complex transnational exchanges occurring around contraception. The birth control movement facilitated U.S. expansionism, exceptionalism, and anti-communist policy and was welcomed in Japan as a hallmark of modernity. By telling the story of reproductive politics in a transnational context, Takeuchi-Demirci draws connections between birth control activism and the history of eugenics, racism, and imperialism.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781503602250 20180508
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180 pages ; 19 cm
  • Introduction: Dear Madam President
  • The day after : when the unimaginable happens, imagine what else may be possible
  • Move forward, draw fire : brace yourself : nothing draws fire like a woman moving forward
  • In the room : speak up : your voice is needed
  • Nod less, cry more : it's your world and you can cry if you want to
  • Keep your head (and your heart) during a storm : you need both to steer the ship to safety
  • Embrace your battle scars : show us what you have been through : it tells us what we can survive
  • Her story : don't search for your role in his story : write your own
  • Undefeated : even when you lose, refuse to be defeated
  • Bound together : we are bound together : now we need to unite.
DEAR MADAM PRESIDENT is an empowering letter from former Hillary Clinton Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri to the first woman president, and by extension, to all women working to succeed in any field. By using lessons learned during her experiences with Hillary Clinton, President Obama, and Elizabeth Edwards--to name a few--Palmieri through each chapter creates a forward-thinking framework of inspirational and practical advice for all women everywhere--from boardrooms to living rooms--who are determined to seize control of their lives, their workplaces, and their country. DEAR MADAM PRESIDENT will turn the results of the 2016 election into something incredibly empowering for future female leaders and independent thinkers everywhere. As a country, we haven't wrapped our heads around what it should look like for a woman to be in the job of President. Our only models are men. This of course was seen during the Hillary Clinton campaign, and no one knows this better than Jennifer Palmieri. While wildly disappointed by the outcome of the election, Palmieri optimistically argues in the book that the Clinton candidacy and all she experienced on the campaign trail--confusion, admiration, hate, love, acceptance, rejection--can now open the country up to reimagining women in leadership roles. And that is what Palmieri takes on in this book--redefining expectations for women looking to lead and creating a blueprint for women candidates and leaders to follow.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781538713457 20180409
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xxiv, 338 pages ; 22 cm
  • Preface: Going wrong
  • Introduction: Eating her words
  • Threatening women
  • Ameliorating misogyny
  • Discriminating sexism
  • Taking his (out)
  • Humanizing hatred
  • Exonerating men
  • Suspecting victims
  • Losing (to) misogynists
  • Conclusion: The giving she.
Misogyny is a hot topic. But it's not yet well-understood. What is misogyny, exactly? Who deserves to be called a misogynist? How (much) does misogyny work in the contemporary US context, and (why) is it still happening? This book is an exploration of misogyny in public life and politics, by a moral philosopher and writer. It argues that misogyny should not be understood primarily in terms of the hatred or hostility some men feel toward women generally. Rather, it's primarily about controlling, policing, punishing, and exiling the women who challenge male dominance. And it's compatible with rewarding 'the good ones, ' and singling out other women to serve as warnings to those who are out of order. It's also common for women to be treated, and burned, as scapegoats. The book examines recent and current events such as the Isla Vista killings in May 2014, Australian PM Julia Gillard's 'misogyny speech' before parliament in October 2012, and Rush Limbaugh's diatribe against Sandra Fluke - who wanted oral contraceptives covered under health insurance at a religious institution - in February 2012. It goes on to argue that these events, among others, set the stage for the 2016 presidential election. Not only was the misogyny leveled against Hillary Clinton predictable in both quantity and quality, it was predictable that many people would forgive and forget Donald Trump for sexual assault and harassment. For this, Down Girl argues, is misogyny's oft-overlooked and equally pernicious underbelly: exonerating and showing 'himpathy' for the men who dominate, menace, and silence women.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190604981 20180115
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xv, 332 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • The emotional importance of early relationships
  • Who is the toddler?
  • The challenges of being (and raising) a toddler
  • The question of temperament
  • High-activity toddlers : racing ahead
  • Slow-to-warm-up toddlers : taking one's time
  • Early anxieties
  • Issues to negotiate
  • When parents divorce
  • The toddler in child care
  • Conclusion: Staying close and letting go.
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ix, 246 pages ; 23 cm
  • Conceptualizing the post-liberalization state : intervention, restructuring, and the nature of state power / Leela Fernandes
  • What's in a word? : austerity, precarity, and neoliberalism / Nancy A. Naples
  • After rights : choice and the structure of citizenship / Ujju Aggarwal
  • The production of silence : the state-NGO nexus in Bangladesh / Lamia Karim
  • An improvising state : market reforms, neoliberal governmentality, gender, and caste in Gujarat, India / Dolly Daftary
  • The broken windows of Rosa Ramos : neoliberal policing regimes of imminent violability / Christina Heatherton
  • After neoliberalism? : resignifying economy, nation, and family in Ecuador / Amy Lind
  • Toward a feminist analytic of the post-liberalization state / Leela Fernandes.
A rich set of feminist perspectives on the varied and often contradictory nature of state practices, structures, and ideologies Growing socio-economic inequality and exclusion are defining features of the twenty-first century. While debates on globalization, free trade, and economic development have been linked to the paradigm of "neo-liberalism, " it does not explain all the forms of social change that have been unfolding in comparative contexts. Feminists Rethink the Neoliberal State provides a timely intervention into discussions about the boundaries, practices, and nature of the post-liberalization state, suggesting that an understanding of economic policies, the corresponding rise of socio-economic inequality, and the possibilities for change requires an in-depth reconceptualization. Drawing on original field research both globally and within the United States, this volume brings together a rich set of perspectives on the varied and often contradictory nature of state practices, structures and ideologies in the post-liberalization era. The essays develop an interdisciplinary approach that treats an understanding of historically-specific forms of inequality-such as gender, race, caste, sexuality and class-as integral to, rather than as after-effects of, the policies and ideologies associated with the "neoliberal project." The volume also tackles central questions on the restructuring of the state, the state's power operations, the relationship between capital and the state, and its interactions with the institutions and organizational forms of civil society in the post-liberalization era. As such, Feminists Rethink the Neoliberal State examines both what is distinctive about this post-liberalization state and what must be contextualized as long-standing features of modern state power. A truly international and interdisciplinary volume, Feminists Rethink the Neoliberal State deepens our understanding of how policies of economic liberalization shape and produce various forms of inequality.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781479895304 20180423
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xvi, 319 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Introduction: Gender and electoral politics in the twenty-first century / Susan J. Carroll and Richard L. Fox
  • Presidential elections : gendered space and the case of 2016 / Georgia Duerst-Lahti and Madison Oakley
  • Disrupting masculine dominance? : women as presidential and vice presidential contenders / Kelly Dittmar
  • Voter participation and turnout : the political generational divide among women deepens / Susan A. MacManus
  • Voting choices : the significance of women voters and the gender gap / Susan J. Carroll
  • Trumpeando Latinas/os : race, gender, immigration, and the role of Latinas/os / Anna Sampaio
  • African American women and electoral politics : the core of the new American electorate / Wendy G. Smooth
  • Congressional elections : women's candidacies and the road to gender parity / Richard L. Fox
  • Political parties and women's organizations : bringing women into the electoral arena / Barbara Burrell
  • Gender and communication on the campaign trail : media coverage, advertising, and online outreach / Dianne Bystrom
  • Women's election to office in the fifty states : opportunities and challenges / Kira Sanbonmatsu.
The fourth edition of Gender and Elections offers a systematic, lively, multi-faceted account of the role of gender in the electoral process through the 2016 elections. This timely, yet enduring, volume strikes a balance between highlighting the most important development for women as voters and candidates in the 2016 elections and providing a more long-term, in-depth analysis of the ways in which gender has helped shape the contours and outcomes of electoral politics in the United States. Individual chapters demonstrate the importance of gender in understanding and interpreting presidential elections, presidential and vice-presidential candidacies, voter participation and turnout, voting choices, congressional elections, the political involvement of Latinas, the participation of African American women, the support of political parties and women's organizations, candidate communications with voters, and state elections. Without question, Gender and Elections is the most comprehensive, reliable, and trustworthy resource on the role of gender in electoral politics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781108417518 20180409
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226 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Gendered Vulnerability examines the factors that make women politicians more electorally vulnerable than their male counterparts. For instance, female candidates get less and lower quality coverage from the media; they face more and better quality political opponents; and they receive less support from their political parties. Beyond these purely electoral factors, women face persistent gender biases throughout society, which makes it more difficult for them to succeed and can also lead them to doubt their abilities and qualifications. These factors combine to convince women that they must work harder to win elections--a phenomenon that Jeffrey Lazarus and Amy Steigerwalt term "gendered vulnerability." Since women feel constant pressure to make sure they can win reelection, they devote more of their time and energy to winning their constituents' favor. For example, women secure more federal spending for their districts and states than men do; women devote more time and energy to constituent services; women introduce more bills and resolutions; and women's policy positions are more responsive to what their voters want. Lazarus and Steigerwalt examine a dozen different facets of legislative behavior, and find that across them all, female embers simply do a better job of representing their constituents than male members."-- Provided by publisher.
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xiv, 356 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
  • 1. Introduction 2. A Personal Journey 3. Faces of Poverty: The Villages Profiled 4. Reinventing Tradition: Agrarian Movements in History 5. Land as a Productive Resource 6. Locating Identities 7. Women's Claims to Land 8. Custom and Courts: Bargaining with Modernity 9. Development Interventions: Can One Size fit all? 10. ConclusionsBibliographyIndex.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138501928 20171204
Land for the adivasi Santal women in Dumka, Jharkhand stands for security, social position and identity, and in this men have a distinct advantage. The time period covered is from historic times to the present. The role of government administrative bodies, NGOs and political leaders is also emphasized. Please note: Taylor & Francis does not sell or distribute the Hardback in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138501928 20171204
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xviii, 350 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Introduction: states and gender justice-- 2. Feminist mobilization and status politics: combatting violence against women-- 3. Governing women's legal status at work-- 4. Doctrinal politics: religious power, the state, and family law-- 5. Class politics: family leave and child care policy-- 6. Reproductive rights: class, status, and doctrinal politics-- 7. The multiple logics of gender justice-- 8. Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781108417563 20180423
When and why do governments promote women's rights? Through comparative analysis of state action in seventy countries from 1975 to 2005, this book shows how different women's rights issues involve different histories, trigger different conflicts, and activate different sets of protagonists. Change on violence against women and workplace equality involves a logic of status politics: feminist movements leverage international norms to contest women's subordination. Family law, abortion, and contraception, which challenge the historical claim of religious groups to regulate kinship and reproduction, conform to a logic of doctrinal politics, which turns on relations between religious groups and the state. Publicly-paid parental leave and child care follow a logic of class politics, in which the strength of Left parties and overall economic conditions are more salient. The book reveals the multiple and complex pathways to gender justice, illuminating the opportunities and obstacles to social change for policymakers, advocates, and others seeking to advance women's rights.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781108417563 20180423
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xxvii, 429 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
  • 1. Introduction: The Persistence of Misogyny: From the Streets, to Our Screens, to the White House 2. This Isn't New: Gender, Publics, and the Internet 3. Limitations of "Just Gender": The Need for an Intersectional Reframing of Online Harassment Discourse and Research 4. Mediated Misogynoir: Intersecting Race and Gender in Online Harassment 5. bell hooks and Consciousness-Raising: Argument for a Fourth Wave of Feminism 6. Mainstreaming Misogyny: The End of the Beginning and the Beginning of the End in Gamergate Coverage 7. "I Realized It Was About Them ... Not Me": Women Sports Journalists and Harassment 8. Misogyny for Male Solidarity: Online Hate Discourse against Women in South Korea 9. Don't Mess With My Happy Place: Understanding Misogyny in Fandom Communities 10. Misogyny in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election 11. Technology-Based Abuse: Intimate Partner Violence and the Use of Information Communication Technologies 12. Leave a Comment: Consumer Responses to Advertising Featuring "Real" Women 13. A Space for Women: Online Commenting Forums as Indicators of Civility and Feminist Community-Building 14. Combatting the Digital Spiral of Silence: Academic Activists vs. Social Media Trolls 15. The Varieties of Feminist Counterspeech in the Misogynistic Online World 16. Trollbusters: Fighting Online Harassment of Women Journalists 17. The Global Anti-Street Harassment Movement: Digitally Enabled Feminist Activism 18. Celebrity Victims and Wimpy Snowflakes: Using Personal Narratives to Challenge Digitally Mediated Rape Culture 19. #NastyWomen: Reclaiming the Twitterverse from Misogyny 20. Conclusion: What Can We Do About Mediated Misogyny?
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319729169 20180508
Mediating Misogyny is a collection of original academic essays that foregrounds the intersection of gender, technology, and media. Framed and informed by feminist theory, the book offers empirical research and nuanced theoretical analysis about the gender-based harassment women experience both online and offline. The contributors of this volume provide information on the ways feminist activists are using digital tools to combat harassment, raise awareness, and organize for social and political change across the globe. Lastly, the book provides practical resources and tips to help students, educators, institutions, and researchers stop online harassment.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319729169 20180508
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xv, 234 pages ; 22 cm
  • Machine generated contents note: ch. One Midlife Revolt
  • ch. Two Rituals of Humiliation
  • ch. Three Veneer of Science
  • ch. Four Crushing the Body
  • ch. Five Madness of Mindfulness
  • ch. Six Death in Social Context
  • ch. Seven War Between Conflict and Harmony
  • ch. Eight Cellular Treason
  • ch. Nine Tiny Minds
  • ch. Ten "Successful Aging"
  • ch. Eleven Invention of the Self
  • ch. Twelve Killing the Self, Rejoicing in a Living World.
Offers insight into healthcare practices, identifying the cellular sources of aging and illness and revealing that aggressive treatments provide an illusion of control and survivability at the cost of life quality.
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xii, 129 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: Opposites attract
  • "I want that" : the marriage of government and heteronormativity
  • "It gets better" : the marriage of identity and in/stability
  • "Growing needy, whiny tomatoes" : the marriage of heteronormative
  • "Give me sensual, give me sultry" : the marriage of the male gaze and same-sex relationships
  • "A little bit of me in that princess castle" : the birthing of heteronormativity
  • Conclusion: Grounds for divorce?
On June 26, 2015, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy declared same-sex marriage "is so ordered" across the United States. The day will no doubt be remembered as a landmark shift in how U.S. society views and validates marriage and romantic relationships. But the shift would not have happened without an arguably more important, but already forgotten, shift four years earlier that saw unprecedented movement in public attitudes alongside record amounts of television representation of LGBQ relationships. Situated at this intersection of legislative, attitudinal and representational change, A Perfect Union? presents analyses of popular programmes such as Modern Family, Grey's Anatomy, The Good Wife, Glee, Desperate Housewives and House in order to tackle crucial ethical questions regarding the impact of heterosexual knowledges on the rendering of same-sex relationships as relatable and "respectable" - portraits of heteronormativity that reproduce the masculine/feminine binary, monogamous coupledom and the raising of children. Focusing on the connection between heteronormativity and government legitimacy, Cory Albertson deftly examines television's privileging of certain forms of relationships over others, shedding light on the reproduction of everyday power relations within LGBQ relationships that hinge on issues of race, sexuality, class and gender. An engaging study of media constructions of same-sex relationships and the shaping of public expectations and attitudes, A Perfect Union? is a must-read for scholars of sociology, media and cultural studies and popular culture with interests in gender, sexuality and the family.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138633353 20180416
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viii, 280 pages ; 22 cm
  • Ordinary abortion: common and clandestine
  • Abortion storytelling : law, masterplots, and counter-narratives
  • Abortion conversation : mapping a minefield
  • Abortion ethics I : whether
  • Abortion ethics II : when
  • Abortion politics : trojan horses, Russian dolls, and realpolitik.
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vii, 216 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Gender and sexual norms in the digital age
  • Slut : shaming sexual activity
  • Whore : judging "bad" girls
  • Dyke : enforcing heterofeminine standards
  • Bitch : controlling gender performances
  • Cunt : silencing women in public
  • Transformation and dissent on social media.
Women who use social media are often subjected to blatant sexual harassment, facing everything from name calling to threats of violence. Aside from being disturbing, what does this abuse tell us about gender and sexual norms? And can we use the Internet to resist, even transform, destructive misogynistic norms? Exploring the language of shaming and silencing women in the cybersphere, Tania Levey addresses these questions and also considers how online attempts to regulate women's behavior intersect with issues of race, ethnicity, and class.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781626376953 20180403
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xiii, 273 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Foreword / Joe Biden
  • Introduction: This is the world we will help build
  • "I'm transgender"
  • "Hi, I'm Andy...I think we'd get along pretty swimmingly"
  • "Sarah"
  • The people's house
  • The political is personal
  • "Please pass this bill"
  • One step closer to justice
  • "Will you still love me?"
  • "It hasn't taken away my voice"
  • "Amazing grace"
  • Righteous anger
  • There was that word again : "history"
  • Our voices matter.
"A captivating memoir that will change the way we look at identity and equality in this country. Before she became the first transgender person to speak at a national political convention in 2016 at the age of twenty-six, [the author] struggled with the decision to come out--not just to her family but to the students of American University, where she was serving as student body president. She'd known she was a girl from her earliest memories, but it wasn't until the Facebook post announcing her truth went viral that she realized just how much impact her story could have on the country. Four years later, [the author] was one of the nation's most prominent transgender activists, walking the halls of the White House, advocating inclusive legislation, and addressing the country in the midst of a heated presidential election. She had also found her first love and future husband, Andy, a trans man and fellow activist, who complemented her in every way ... until cancer tragically intervened. Informative, heartbreaking, and profoundly empowering, [this book's] story of love and loss and a powerful entry point into the LGBTQ community's battle for equal rights and what it means to be openly transgender. From issues like bathroom access to health care to gender in America, McBride weaves the important political and cultural milestones into a personal journey that will open hearts and change minds. As [the author] urges: 'We must never be a country that says there's only one way to love, only one way to look, and only one way to live.' The fight for equality and freedom has only just begun."-- Dust jacket.
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251 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction
  • Our transgender moment
  • What the activists say
  • Detransitioners tell their story
  • What makes us a man or a woman
  • Transgender identity and sex "reassignment"
  • Childhood dysphoria and desistance
  • Gender and culture
  • Policy in the common interest
  • Conclusion.
Can a boy be "trapped" in a girl's body? Can modern medicine "reassign" sex? Is our sex "assigned" to us in the first place? What is the most loving response to a person experiencing a conflicted sense of gender? What should our law say on matters of "gender identity"? When Harry Became Sally provides thoughtful answers to questions arising from our transgender moment. Drawing on the best insights from biology, psychology, and philosophy, Ryan Anderson offers a nuanced view of human embodiment, a balanced approach to public policy on gender identity, and a sober assessment of the human costs of getting human nature wrong. This book exposes the contrast between the media's sunny depiction of gender fluidity and the often sad reality of living with gender dysphoria. It gives a voice to people who tried to "transition" by changing their bodies, and found themselves no better off. Especially troubling are the stories told by adults who were encouraged to transition as children but later regretted subjecting themselves to those drastic procedures. As Anderson shows, the most beneficial therapies focus on helping people accept themselves and live in harmony with their bodies. This understanding is vital for parents with children in schools where counselors may steer a child toward transitioning behind their backs. Everyone has something at stake in the controversies over transgender ideology, when misguided "antidiscrimination" policies allow biological men into women's restrooms and penalize Americans who hold to the truth about human nature. Anderson offers a strategy for pushing back with principle and prudence, compassion and grace.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781594039614 20180319
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xi, 226 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Marriage as a violation of equality
  • Marriage as a violation of liberty
  • A liberal defence of marriage?
  • The limitations of contract
  • Regulating relationships in the marriage-free state
  • Marriage in the marriage-free state
  • Conclusion.
Against Marriage is a radical argument for the abolition of state-recognised marriage. Clare Chambers argues that state-recognised marriage violates both equality and liberty, even when expanded to include same-sex couples. Instead Chambers proposes the marriage-free state: an egalitarian state in which religious or secular marriages are permitted but have no legal status. Part I makes the case against marriage. Chambers investigates the critique of marriage that has developed within feminist and liberal theory. Feminists have long argued that marriage is a violation of equality since it is both sexist and heterosexist. Chambers endorses the feminist view and argues, in contrast to recent egalitarian pro-marriage movements, that same-sex marriage is not enough to make marriage equal. Chambers argues that state-recognised marriage is also problematic for liberalism, particularly political liberalism, since it imposes a controversial, hierarchical conception of the family that excludes many adults and children. Part II sets out the case for the marriage-free state. Chambers critically assesses recent theories that attempt to make marriage egalitarian, either by replacing it with relationship contracts or by replacing it with alternative statuses such as civil union. She then sets out a new model for the legal regulation of personal relationships. In the marriage-free state regulation is based on relationship practices not relationship status, and these practices are regulated separately rather than as a bundle. The marriage-free state thus employs piecemeal, practice-based regulation. Finally, Chambers considers how the marriage-free state should respond to unequal religious marriage. The result is an inspiring egalitarian approach that fits the diversity of real relationships.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198744009 20171030
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xv, 400 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • * Preface* Introduction - Miranda Davies* Part I: Reconstructing Parenthood*1. Motherhood in Fragments: The Disaggregation of Biology and Care - Laurel Swerdlow and Wendy Chavkin*2. Constructions of Gay Men's Reproductive Desires on Commercial Surrogacy Clinic Websites - Damien Riggs and Clemence Due* Part II: Global Babies: Who Benefits?*3. Transnational Surrogacy and the Earthquake in Nepal: A Case Study from Israel - Carmel Shalev, Hedva Eyal and Etti Samama*4. Recruiting to Give Birth: Agent-Facilitators and the Commercial Surrogacy Arrangement in India - Sarojini Nadimpally and Anindita Majumdar (Sama)*5. Gestational Surrogacy: How Safe? - Diane Beeson and Abby Lippman*6. The Fertility Continuum: Racism, Bio-capitalism and Post-colonialism in the Transnational Surrogacy Industry - France Winddance Twine*7. Networks of Reproduction: Politics and Practices Surrounding Surrogacy in Romania - Eniko Demeny*8. Surrogacy Arrangements in Austerity Greece: Policy Considerations in a Permissive Regime - Konstantina Davaki* Part III: What about the Children?*9. What are Children's 'Best Interests' in International Surrogacy? A Social Work Perspective from the UK - Marilyn Crawshaw, Patricia Fronek, Eric Blyth and Andy Elvin*10. What about the Children? Citizenship, Nationality and the Perils of Statelessness - Marsha Tyson Darling*11. Transnational Third-Party Assisted Conception: Pursuing the Desire for 'Origins' Information in the Internet Era - Deborah Dempsey and Fiona Kelly* Part IV: Feminist Responses around the World*12. Frequently Unasked Questions: Understanding and Responding to Gaps in Public Knowledge of International Surrogacy Practices Worldwide - Ayesha Chatterjee and Sally Whelan (Our Bodies Ourselves)*13. Surrogate Motherhood: Ethical or Commercial? - The Centre for Social Research*14. Surrogacy in Mexico - Isabel Fulda and Regina Tames (GIRE)*15. A Reproductive Justice Analysis of Genetic Technologies: Report of a National Convening of Women of Colour and Indigenous Women - Generations Ahead*16. I Donated my Eggs and I Wouldn't Do It Again - Ari Laurel*17. A Feminist No to Surrogate Motherhood - Kajsa Ekman, Linn Hellerstrom and the Swedish Women's Lobby* Part V: Looking Ahead*18. Mapping Feminist Views on Surrogacy - Emma Maniere*19. Transnational Commercial Surrogacy in India: To Ban or Not to Ban - Amrita Pande*20. Governing Transnational Surrogacy Practices: What Role Can National and International Regulations Play? - Sonia Allan.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781783607020 20170508
Transnational surrogacy - the creation of babies across borders - has become big business. Globalization, reproductive technologies, new family formations and rising infertility are combining to produce a 'quiet revolution' in social and medical ethics and the nature of parenthood. Whereas much of the current scholarship has focused on the US and India, this groundbreaking anthology offers a far wider perspective. Featuring contributions from over thirty activists and scholars from a range of countries and disciplines, this collection offers the first genuinely international study of transnational surrogacy. Its innovative bottom-up approach, rooted in feminist perspectives, gives due prominence to the voices of those most affected by the global surrogacy chain, namely the surrogate mothers, donors, prospective parents and the children themselves. Through case studies ranging from Israel to Mexico, the book outlines the forces that are driving the growth of transnational surrogacy, as well as its implications for feminism, human rights, motherhood and masculinity.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781783607020 20170508
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vii, 184 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction: Sex stickers
  • The sex markers we carry : sex-marked identity documents
  • Bathroom bouncers : sex-segregated restrooms
  • Checking a sex box to get into college : single-sex admissions
  • Seeing sex in the body : sex-segregated sports
  • Conclusion: Silence on the bus.
Goes beyond transgender to question the need for gender classification. Beyond Trans pushes the conversation on gender identity to its limits: questioning the need for gender categories in the first place. Whether on birth certificates or college admissions applications or on bathroom doors, why do we need to mark people and places with sex categories? Do they serve a real purpose or are these places and forms just mechanisms of exclusion? Heath Fogg Davis offers an impassioned call to rethink the usefulness of dividing the world into not just Male and Female categories but even additional categories of Transgender and gender fluid. Davis, himself a transgender man, explores the underlying gender-enforcing policies and customs in American life that have led to transgender bathroom bills, college admissions controversies, and more, arguing that it is necessary for our society to take real steps to challenge the assumption that gender matters. He examines four areas where we need to re-think our sex-classification systems: sex-marked identity documents such as birth certificates, driver's licenses and passports; sex-segregated public restrooms; single-sex colleges; and sex-segregated sports. Speaking from his own experience and drawing upon major cases of sex discrimination in the news and in the courts, Davis presents a persuasive case for challenging how individuals are classified according to sex and offers concrete recommendations for alleviating sex identity discrimination and sex-based disadvantage. For anyone in search of pragmatic ways to make our world more inclusive, Davis' recommendations provide much-needed practical guidance about how to work through this complex issue. A provocative call to action, Beyond Trans pushes us to think how we can work to make America truly inclusive of all people.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781479855407 20170626
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viii, 313 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Introduction / Corey S. Shdaimah, Katie Hail-Jares, and Chrysanthi S. Leon
  • Pregnancy obscured : street-based sex work and the experience of pregnancy / Signy Toquinto
  • "Just be there" : a probation officer's reflection on Project Dawn Court / Linda Muraresku
  • Meeting the new neighbors : a case study on gentrification and sex work in Washington, D.C. / Katie Hail-Jares, Catherine Paquette, and Margot Le Neveu
  • Holding their own : female sex workers' perceptions of safety strategies / Sharon S. Oselin and Jennifer E. Cobbina
  • "HIV is not a major concern" : trans identity, public-health funding, and sex work / Nachale "Hua" Boonyapisomparn
  • The portrayal of street-based sex work in Very young girls : how people get there and why they stay / Chrysanthi S. Leon, Corey S. Shdaimah, and Aneesa A. Baboolal
  • Victim or criminal? : street-level prostitutes and the criminal justice system / Mira Baylson
  • Policing, protectionism, and prevention : prostitution, sexual delinquency, and the politics of victimhood in Thai and American antitrafficking campaigns / Edith Kinney
  • "Sixteen going on twenty-six" : reflections on end-demand legislation and street-based sex work / Eileen Corcoran
  • Sex (work) in the classroom : how academia can support the sex workers' rights movement / Kate D'Adamo
  • Objectivity, activism, and the challenge of research on a highly polarized and somewhat stigmatized topic / Martin A. Monto
  • Poetry in street-based sex work / Marie Bailey-Kloch
  • Nothing about us without us : the trans response to survival sex work / Ruby Corado
  • Listening to voices of the exploited : law enforcement and sex trafficking in the United States / Daniel J. Steele
  • Antiprostitution agendas and the creation of U.S. antitrafficking policy / Erin O'Brien and Belinda Carpenter
  • Project ROSE : a case study on diversion, sex work, and constitutionality / Chase Strangio
  • Conclusion / Chrysanthi S. Leon, Corey S. Shdaimah, and Katie Hail-Jares.
Are sex workers victims, criminals, or just trying to make a living? Over the last five years, public policy and academic discourse have moved from criminalization of sex workers to victim-based understanding, shaped by human trafficking. While most research focuses on macro-level policies and theories, less is known about the on-the-ground perspectives of people whose lives are impacted by sex work, including attorneys, social workers, police officers, probation officers, and sex workers themselves.Challenging Perspectives on Street-Based Sex Work brings the voices of lower-echelon sex workers and those individuals charged with policy development and enforcement into conversation with one another. Chapters highlight some of the current approaches to sex work, such as diversion courts, trafficking task forces, law enforcement assisted diversion and decriminalization. It also examines how sex workers navigate seldom-discussed social phenomenon like gentrification, pregnancy, imperialism, and being subjects of research. Through dialogue, our authors reveal the complex reality of engaging in and regulating sex work in the United States and through American aid abroad.Contributors include: Aneesa A. Baboolal, Marie Bailey-Kloch, Mira Baylson, Nachale "Hua" Boonyapisomparn, Belinda Carter, Jennifer Cobbina, Ruby Corado, Eileen Corcoran, Kate D'Adamo, Edith Kinney, Margot Le Neveu, Martin A. Monto, Linda Muraresku, Erin O'Brien, Sharon Oselin. Catherine Paquette, Dan Steele, Chase Strangio, Signy Toquinto, and the editors.
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