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Juki Girls, Good Girls
Gender and Cultural Politics in Sri Lanka's Global Garment Industry
Caitrin Lynch
Caitrin Lynch shows how contemporary Sri Lankan women navigate a complex web of political, cultural, and socioeconomic forces. Lynch details precisely how gender, nationalism, and globalization influence everyday life in Sri Lanka.



The Sex of Class
Women Transforming American Labor
Women now comprise the majority of the working class. Yet this fundamental transformation has gone largely unnoticed. This book is about how the sex of workers matters in understanding the jobs they do, the problems they face at work, and the new...



Assembling Women
The Feminization of Global Manufacturing
Teri L. Caraway
Despite the massive influx of women into the labor force as a result of globalization, the gender inqualities at work have remained largely unchanged. This book addresses two related questions: What has prompted the feminization of manufacturing work...



Proust's Lesbianism
Elisabeth Ladenson
For decades, Elisabeth Ladenson says, critics have misread or ignored a crucial element in Marcel Proust's fiction—his representation of lesbians. Her challenging new book definitively establishes the centrality of lesbianism as sexual obsession and...



Infamous Commerce
Prostitution in Eighteenth-Century British Literature and Culture
Laura J. Rosenthal
Laura J. Rosenthal uses literary and historical sources to explore the meaning of prostitution from the Restoration through the eighteenth century.



Working Construction
Why White Working-Class Men Put Themselves—and the Labor Movement—in Harm's Way
Kris Paap
Kris Paap worked for nearly three years as a carpenter's apprentice on a variety of jobsites, closely observing her colleagues' habits, expressions, and attitudes. As a woman in an overwhelmingly male—and stereotypically "macho"—profession, Paap uses...



Sexing the Citizen
Morality and Masculinity in France, 1870–1920
Judith Surkis
Surkis shows how masculine sexuality became central to the making of a republican social order. Marriage, Surkis argues, affirmed the citizen's masculinity, while also containing and controlling his desires.



Ovid's Art and the Wife of Bath
The Ethics of Erotic Violence
Marilynn Desmond
Ovid's Art and the Wife of Bath examines how Ovid's Ars amatoria shaped the erotic discourses of the medieval West. The Ars amatoria circulated in medieval France and England as an authoritative treatise on desire; consequently, the sexualities of the...



Fatal Desire
Women, Sexuality, and the English Stage, 1660–1720
Jean I. Marsden
Informed by film theory and a broad historical approach, Fatal Desire examines the theatrical representation of women in England, from the Restoration to the early eighteenth century—a period when for the first time female actors could perform in...



Reforming Men and Women
Gender in the Antebellum City
Bruce Dorsey
Before the Civil War, the public lives of American men and women intersected most frequently in the arena of religious activism. Bruce Dorsey broadens the field of gender studies, incorporating an analysis of masculinity into the history of early...



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