Between Sex and Power

Family in the World, 1900-2000

Author: Göran Therborn

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415300773

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 379

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The institution of the family changed hugely during the course of the twentieth century. In this major new work, Göran Therborn provides a global history and sociology of the family as an institution and of politics within the family, focusing on three dimensions of family relations: on the rights and powers of fathers and husbands; on marriage, cohabitation and extra-marital sexuality; and on population policy. Therborn's empirical analysis uses a multi-disciplinary approach to show how the major family systems of the world have been formed and developed. Therborn concludes by assessing what changes the family might see during the next century. This book will be essential reading for anybody with an interest in either the sociology or the history of the family.

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Clothing Through American History 1900 to the Present: Fashion and the fashion industry, 1950-2008 : the business of fashion

Author: Amy T. Peterson,Ann T. Kellogg

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: 9780313334177

Category: Clothing and dress

Page: 456

View: 1873


This fascinating reference set provides two levels of information: descriptions of styles of clothes that Americans have worn and, as important, why they wore those types of clothes. With volume one covering 1900-1949 and volume two covering 1950 to the present, the first half of each volume provides four chapters that each examine the impact that political and cultural events, arts and entertainment, daily life, and family structures have on fashion. The second half of each volume describes the important and everyday fashion and styles of the period, decade by decade, for women, men, and children. The set also includes helpful timelines; resource guides listing web sites, videos, and print publications; an extensive glossary; and illustrations.

Urban Fears and Global Terrors

Citizenship, Multicultures and Belongings After 7/7

Author: Victor Seidler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134076541

Category: Social Science

Page: 302

View: 4213


First published in 2007. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Sociology Through the Projector

Author: Bulent Diken,Carsten Bagge Laustsen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134064861

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

View: 4012


Sociology through the Projector takes issue with the question of how contemporary film can help answering the general, abstract but still urgent question: what is the social today? This book explains the performative relation to contemporary social theory in which cinema functions as a tool for social diagnosis. There is much to be learned about social theory through an encounter with films as films are part and parcel of the society they portray. Increasingly more lay knowledge about social problems and facts stems from cinema as it offers to large audiences a popular and pedagogical introduction to social knowledge. Social theory cannot avoid a critical engagement with cinema as cinema interprets, invents, displaces and distorts the object of sociological inquiry. This book will provide a deeper understanding of contemporary social theory as the chosen films will work as a pedagogical route into contemporary social theory. The films represent a mix of European and American blockbusters and more aesthetically orientated films. The authors question several dominant topics and concerns within social theory and film studies. Firstly, by cross-examining a series of concepts such as identity, representation, memory and surveillance (filming social behaviour) which are of concern to both film theory and social theory. Secondly, by trying to develop imaginative approaches to standard social concerns such as exclusion, gender roles and inequalities, power, infantilisation and commodification of the social and psychological bonds. This book will be a great resource for students and researchers of Sociology, Contemporary Social Theory, Film Studies and Cultural Studies.

The History of Sexuality Sourcebook

Author: Mathew Kuefler

Publisher: University of Toronto PressHigher education


Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 455

View: 4913


"This volume is a keeper. Courses based on Kuefler will illuminate their audiences and probably win teaching awards too." - Paul R. Hyams, Cornell University



Author: Irene Izod

Publisher: K G Saur Verlag Gmbh & Company

ISBN: 9783598239052

Category: Reference

Page: 1004

View: 4214


The Subject Guide divides works into over 200 subject groups, facilitating targeted searches by the subject fields. Both parts of the Guide to Reprints contain an Index of Persons as Subject providing fast and reliable access to reprints focussing on specific individuals and their work. Each part also comes with an index of publishers and distributors worldwide along with all relevant information.