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Domestic DaysWomen, Work, and Politics in Contemporary Kolkata

Domestic Days: Women, Work, and Politics in Contemporary Kolkata

Samita Sen and Nilanjana Sengupta

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199461165
eISBN:
9780199087006
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199461165.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility, Gender and Sexuality

‘Maids’ have become an inseparable part of the daily lives of ‘middle-class’ urban households in India. Despite the fact that increasing numbers of poor women are joining this profession, very little ... More

Enslaved DaughtersColonialism, Law and Women's Rights

Enslaved Daughters: Colonialism, Law and Women's Rights

Sudhir Chandra

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195695731
eISBN:
9780199080311
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195695731.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This book discusses the case of Dadaji Bhikaji against Rukhmabai, his twenty-two year old wife. Dadaji filed the suit against his spouse when, after eleven years, she refused to live with him as per ... More

Queens of AcademeBeauty Pageants and Campus Life

Queens of Academe: Beauty Pageants and Campus Life

Karen W. Tice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199842780
eISBN:
9780199933440
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199842780.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Universities are unlikely venues for grading, branding, and marketing gendered beauty, bodies, poise, and style. Nonetheless, thousands of college women have sought not only college diplomas but ... More

Sex, Politics, and PutinPolitical Legitimacy in Russia

Sex, Politics, and Putin: Political Legitimacy in Russia

Valerie Sperling

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199324347
eISBN:
9780199381890
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199324347.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Gender and Sexuality

Is Vladimir Putin macho, or is he a “fag”? this book investigates how gender stereotypes and sexualization have been used as tools of political legitimation in Putin’s Russia. Despite their political ... More

ShortchangedWhy Women Have Less Wealth and What Can Be Done About It

Shortchanged: Why Women Have Less Wealth and What Can Be Done About It

Mariko Lin Chang

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195367690
eISBN:
9780199944101
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367690.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Women now receive more college degrees than men, and enter the workforce with better job opportunities than ever before. Indeed, the wage gap between men and women has never been smaller. So why does ... More

Some MenFeminist Allies in the Movement to End Violence against Women

Some Men: Feminist Allies in the Movement to End Violence against Women

Michael A. Messner, Max A. Greenberg, and Tal Peretz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199338764
eISBN:
9780190226220
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199338764.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality, Social Movements and Social Change

What does it mean for men to join with women as allies in preventing rape and domestic violence? This book, based on life history interviews with men and women antiviolence activists aged twenty to ... More

Sorry I Don't DanceWhy Men Refuse to Move

Sorry I Don't Dance: Why Men Refuse to Move

Maxine Leeds Craig

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199845279
eISBN:
9780199369614
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199845279.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality, Race and Ethnicity

Why do so many men in the United States refuse to dance? The answer reveals a great deal about masculinity, sexuality, and race. The book examines the past as well as the present. Drawing on research ... More

(Un)Familiar FemininitiesStudies in Contemporary Lesbian South Asian Texts

(Un)Familiar Femininities: Studies in Contemporary Lesbian South Asian Texts

Aneeta Rajendran

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199454914
eISBN:
9780199085385
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199454914.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

The female homosexual in South Asia is not always a visible lesbian person. She is often a figuration of an act that challenges hegemonic ideas of gender and female subjectivity. This lesbian ... More

Unraveling Farmer Suicides in IndiaEgoism and Masculinity in Peasant Life

Unraveling Farmer Suicides in India: Egoism and Masculinity in Peasant Life

Nilotpal Kumar

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780199466856
eISBN:
9780199087402
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199466856.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality, Social Psychology and Interaction

‘Farmers’ suicides’ have largely been framed through official suicide statistics, and they have been explained in terms of agrarian production-related crisis across geographies. Based on ethnographic ... More

Violence, Martyrdom and PartitionA Daughter's Testimony

Violence, Martyrdom and Partition: A Daughter's Testimony

Nonica Datta

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195699340
eISBN:
9780199080236
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195699340.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This book presents the oral testimony of Subhashini (1914–2003), the woman head of a well-known Arya Samaj institution devoted to women's education in rural north India. Subhashini's narrative ... More

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