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Capital Affairs London and the Making of the Permissive Society
ISBN: HB: 9780300118797, Yale University Press, June 2010
400 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 40 black&white illus., 6 colour illus.
Did Britain's permissive society start with swinging London? This exciting new account of 1950s London challenges the sexual myth of the 1960s, arguing that its roots lay further back in the city's dramatic cultures of austerity and affluence that ma...
Mother's Work How Feminism, the Market, and Policy Shape Family Life
ISBN: PB: 9780300164619, Yale University Press, May 2010
240 pp., 21x14 cm, 6 black&white illus.
The question of how best to combine work and family life has led to lively debates in recent years. Both a lifestyle and a policy issue, it has been addressed psychologically, socially, and economically, and conclusions have been hotly contested. But...
Delia's Tears Race, Science, and Photography in Nineteenth-Century America
ISBN: HB: 9780300115482, Yale University Press, May 2010
352 pp., 25.4x17.8 cm, 37 black&white illus.
In 1850 seven South Carolina slaves were photographed at the request of the famous naturalist Louis Agassiz to provide evidence of the supposed biological inferiority of Africans. Lost for more than a century, the photographs were rediscovered in the...
Hellfire Clubs Sex, Satanism and Secret Societies
ISBN: PB: 9780300164022, Yale University Press, March 2010
250 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm
The Hell-Fire Clubs scandalized eighteenth-century English society. Rumours of their orgies, recruitment of prostitutes, extensive libraries of erotica, extreme rituals, and initiation ceremonies circulated widely at the time, only to become more sen...
Ordering the City
ISBN: PB: 9780300124941, Yale University Press, January 2010
290 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm
This timely and important book highlights the multiple, often overlooked, and frequently misunderstood connections between land use and development policies and policing practices. In order to do so, the book draws upon multiple literatures – especia...
Network Power The Social Dynamics of Globalization
ISBN: PB: 9780300151343, Yale University Press, June 2009
416 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
For all the attention globalization has received in recent years, little consensus has emerged concerning how best to understand it. For some, it is the happy product of free and rational choices; for others, it is the unfortunate outcome of imperson...
Bellissima Feminine Beauty and the Idea of Italy
ISBN: PB: 9780300176803, Yale University Press, July 2007
328 pp., 23.5x19.1 cm, black&white illus.
"Das Rheingold", "Die Walkure", and "Siegfried". Parsifal. Tristan und Isolde. Both revered and reviled, Richard Wagner conceived some of the nineteenth century's most influential operas – and created some of the most indelible characters ever to gra...
History of Gay Literature The Male Tradition
ISBN: PB: 9780300080889, Yale University Press, November 1999
466 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm
This important book is the first full-scale account of male gay literature across cultures, languages, and centuries. A work of reference as well as the definitive history of a tradition, it traces writing by and about homosexual men from ancient Gre...
Women in the Holocaust
ISBN: PB: 9780300080803, Yale University Press, October 1999
414 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm
As Jews throughout Europe faced Nazi persecution, Jewish women-wives, daughters, mothers-encountered special problems and had particular vulnerabilities. This is the first book of original scholarship devoted to women in the Holocaust. Testimonies of...
Gender Ideology and Psychological Reality An Essay on Cultural Reproduction
ISBN: HB: 9780300070071, Yale University Press, June 1998
232 pp., 21x14 cm
Why do members of a society espouse culturally constituted beliefs that are at odds with their personal interests and experiences? In this book Melford Spiro, a psychological anthropologist, answers this question by investigating ideologies of gender...