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Topics Courses

Welcome to our Topics publishing program.
Take a look inside at teaching and learning tools that:

  • Reflect our high scholarly standards
  • Speak effectively to today's college students
  • Represent the most current pedagogical trends

 

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The Politics of Women's Bodies: Sexuality, Appearance, and Behavior

Fourth Edition

Retail Price to Students:

$49.95

Rose Weitz and Samantha Kwan

9780199343799
Paperback
November 2013

A cutting-edge anthology on power and women's bodies

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Women and Politics in a Global World

Third Edition

Retail Price to Students:

$42.95

Sarah L. Henderson and Alana S. Jeydel

9780199899661
Paperback
July 2013

The only text that provides a global, comparative perspective on women in politics

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The Gendered Society

Fifth Edition

Retail Price to Students:

$74.95

Michael Kimmel

9780199927463
Paperback
December 2012

The most balanced and up-to-date gender text on the market

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Gender Inequality: Feminist Theories and Politics

Fifth Edition

Retail Price to Students:

$59.95

Judith Lorber

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Paperback
December 2011

An overview of feminism by a "founding mother" of the field

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Gendered Bodies: Feminist Perspectives

Second Edition

Retail Price to Students:

$49.95

Judith Lorber and Lisa Jean Moore

9780199732456
Paperback
July 2010

This unique hybrid text/reader--from two of the field's best scholars--provides a comprehensive and cutting-edge introduction to the study of gender and the body

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A Woman Doing Life: Notes from a Prison for Women

Retail Price to Students:

$34.95

Erin George, Robert Johnson, and Joycelyn Pollock

9780199734757
Paperback
January 2010

The only book that tells stories of women in prison from the inside out

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Restorative Justice and Violence Against Women

Retail Price to Students:

$44.95

James Ptacek

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Hardcover
November 2009

This volume presents a much-needed analysis of restorative justice practices in cases of violence against women.

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The Sociology of Work: Structures and Inequalities

Retail Price to Students:

$89.95

Steven P. Vallas, William Finlay, and Amy S. Wharton

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Paperback
January 2009

This unique text answers the need for a clear, engaging--and affordable--introduction to the basic concepts used by sociologists of work.

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Sociology of the Body: A Reader

Retail Price to Students:

$72.95

Claudia Malacrida and Jacqueline Low

9780195425482
Paperback
June 2008

Working from a sociological perspective, Sociology of the Body: A Reader provides students with a broad overview of the theories of the body and substantive body issues.

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Does Feminism Discriminate Against Men?: A Debate

Retail Price to Students:

$26.95

Warren Farrell (with Steven Svoboda) and James P. Sterba

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Paperback
October 2007

The only book of its kind, this volume offers a sharp and provocative debate on the impact of contemporary feminism on men

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The Cult of Thinness

Second Edition

Retail Price to Students:

$39.95

Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber

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Paperback
October 2006

This powerful text goes beyond traditional psychological explanations of eating disorders to level a powerful indictment against the social, political, and economic pressures women face in a weight-obsessed society.

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Rethinking Gender, Crime, and Justice: Feminist Readings

Retail Price to Students:

$72.95

Claire M. Renzetti, Lynne Goodstein, and Susan L. Miller

9780195330304
Paperback
March 2006

This collection is designed to deepen students' understanding about the essential role that gender plays in the commission of--and societal responses to--criminal behavior.

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Workplace/Women's Place

Third Edition

Retail Price to Students:

$72.95

Paula Dubeck and Dana Dunn

9780195335262
Paperback
February 2006

Taking a lively interdisciplinary approach, this highly accessible anthology probes the continuing challenges that women face as they enter and participate in the world of work.

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In Her Own Words: Women Offenders' Views on Crime and Victimization: An Anthology

Retail Price to Students:

$57.95

Leanne Fiftal Alarid and Paul Cromwell

9780195330687
Paperback
July 2005

"What makes this anthology so unique and interesting is its exclusive use of research using feminist methodology, including in-depth and life-history interviews."--Heather Melton, University of Utah

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Working Women in America: Split Dreams

Second Edition

Retail Price to Students:

$62.95

Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber and Gregg Lee Carter

9780195150476
Paperback
October 2004

The second edition of Working Women in America: Split Dreams highlights current research on critical issues affecting American women in today's global workplace.

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Flat Broke with Children: Women in the Age of Welfare Reform

Retail Price to Students:

$19.95

Sharon Hays

9780195176018
Paperback
October 2004

In the spirit of Nickel and Dimed in America, the first book to explore the impact of recent welfare reform on women

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Women, Crime, and Criminal Justice: Original Feminist Readings

Retail Price to Students:

$68.95

Claire Renzetti and Lynne Goodstein

9780195329964
Paperback
October 2000

This volume of essays offers an opportunity to review alternative perspectives on women and justice--and compare them to more traditional explanations.

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