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The Pious Sex
Catholic Constructions of Masculinity and Femininity in Belgium, c. 1800–1940
Tine van Van Osselaer
Tine Van Osselaer seeks to clarify how the gender differentiation was created among Catholics in nineteenth-century Beligium.



Holy Matter
Changing Perceptions of the Material World in Late Medieval Christianity
Sara Ritchey
Sara Ritchey offers a fresh narrative explaining theological and devotional change by journeying beyond the human body to ask how religious men and women understood the effects of God's incarnation on the natural, material world.



Berlin Coquette
Prostitution and the New German Woman, 1890–1933
Jill Suzanne Smith
Smith recovers a surprising array of discussions about extramarital sexuality, women's financial autonomy, and respectability in ate Wilhelmine and Weimar Germany.



Erotic Exchanges
The World of Elite Prostitution in Eighteenth-Century Paris
Nina Kushner
Nina Kushner reveals the complex world of elite prostitution in eighteenth-century Paris by focusing on the professional mistresses who dominated it. Kushner’s primary sources include thousands of folio pages of dossiers and other documents generated by the Paris police.



Desperate Magic
The Moral Economy of Witchcraft in Seventeenth-Century Russia
Valerie Kivelson
Kivelson places Russian witchcraft trials of the seventeenth century in the legal, social, and religious context of early modern Russia—and in comparison with witch hunts of Western Europe and elsewhere.



The Light of Knowledge
Literacy Activism and the Politics of Writing in South India
Francis Cody
This ethnography details the activities of Arivoli Iyakkam (the Enlightenment Movement), in which thousands of Tamil villagers in southern India have participated in literacy lessons, science demonstrations, and other events.



Psychoanalysis, Monotheism, and Morality
The Sigmund Freud Museum Symposia 2009–2011
In this volume, renowned experts in psychoanalysis reflect on the relationship between psychoanalysis and religion.



The Tie That Bound Us
The Women of John Brown's Family and the Legacy of Radical Abolitionism
Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz
Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz reveals for the first time the depth of the Brown women's involvement in John Brown’s cause and their crucial roles in preserving and transforming his legacy after his death.



Mothers Unite!
Organizing for Workplace Flexibility and the Transformation of Family Life
Jocelyn Elise Crowley
A bold and hopeful new rallying cry for changing the relationship between home and the workplace.



Radicals on the Road
Internationalism, Orientalism, and Feminism during the Vietnam Era
Judy Tzu-Chun Wu
Wu analyzes how interactions among people from the U.S. and several East and Southeast Asian nations inspired transnational identities and multiracial coalitions that challenged political commitments during the Vietnam War era.



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