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The unprecedented political power of the Ottoman imperial harem in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries is widely viewed as illegitimate and corrupting. This book examines the sources of royal women's power and assesses the reactions of contemporaries, which…

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The size and complexity of the not-for-profit sector, the role of religious organizations in the delivery of social services, the distinctive roles of not-for-profits in caring for the elderly in Ontario and Quebec, the advocacy role of ethno-cultural…

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In this powerful work, Susan Friedman moves feminist theory out of paralyzing debates about us and them, white and other, first and third world, and victimizers and victims. Throughout, Friedman adapts current cultural theory from global and transnational…

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What effects does the presence of a serial killer have on the colllective health of a community? What strategies do people adopt to manage the fear and anxiety that accompany news of a serial killer's predations? And why do citizens and the media respond as they…

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Mass Culture and Everyday Life is a collection of lively work from the small but seminal journal Tabloid. The book offers a clarification of the study of mass culture as it transforms daily life, providing a detailed survey of a wide range of the mass culture…

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Bisexuality: A Critical Reader presents the essential primary texts on bisexuality from the last 100 years in an easy-to-read format. Exploring this often controversial concept from a range of perspectives, this book places bisexuality in its historical and…

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In the fifty-year period between World War I and the Vietnam War, a revolution took place in midwestern agriculture. The energy of people and animals was replaced by machine power, diversity gave way to specialization, and capital investment become a substitute…

Paradoxes of Gender

by Judith Lorber

|September 27, 1995

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In this pathbreaking book, a well-known feminist and sociologist - who is also the Founding Editor of Gender & Society - challenges our most basic assumptions about gender. Judith Lorber views gender as wholly a product of socialization subject to human agency,…

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The late Edward E. Evans Pritchard was a Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Oxford.

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Just after 500 B.C., one of the earliest states in the New World developed in the Valley of Oaxaca, in present-day Mexico. The newly created political institution brought in its wake a profound transformation of society and technology. This book investigates the…

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This book provides an overview of the archaeology of the Vikings in Scotland, concentrating on the eighth to thirteenth centuries in northern and western Scotland.

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Although there is a large body of popular and scholarly literature on multiculturalism, there are few communications-oriented studies of political outsiders. Politics at the Margin fills this gap by analyzing how oppressed citizens--women, African Americans, and…