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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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Women's Journey to Empowerment in the 21st Century: A Transnational Feminist Analysis of Women's Lives in Modern Times

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Kristen Zaleski, Annalisa Enrile, Eugenia L. Weiss...

November 2019

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Feminist Perspectives on Social Work Practice: The Intersecting Lives of Women in the 21st Century

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Shannon Butler-Mokoro and Laurie Grant

January 2018

Feminist Perspectives on Social Work Practice is a contemporary look at the issues across a wide spectrum, beyond just equal pay for equal work and reproductive rights, with which women struggle on a daily basis.

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The Economics of Women, Men, and Work

Eighth edition

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Francine D. Blau and Anne E. Winkler

July 2017

The leading textbook in the field of gender economics, focusing on the study of women, men, and work in the labor market and the household

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Sex, Gender, and Sexuality: The New Basics

Third Edition

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Abby L. Ferber, Kimberly Holcomb, and Tre Wentling

September 2016

The only anthology that introduces students to the complex relationship between gender and sexuality

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Encounter on the Great Plains: Scandinavian Settlers and the Dispossession of Dakota Indians, 1890-1930

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Karen V. Hansen

July 2016

Shows how encounters between Native Americans and European immigrants played out across the western United States

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The Gendered Society

Sixth Edition

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Michael Kimmel

July 2016

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

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The Gendered Society Reader

Sixth Edition

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Michael Kimmel and Amy Aronson

July 2016

The most balanced gender studies reader on the market

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Women's Issues for a New Generation: A Social Work Perspective

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Gail Ukockis

June 2016

This introductory text on women's issues includes both U.S. and global issues, thus motivating students to see the bigger picture

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Sociology of the Body: A Reader

Second Edition

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Claudia Malacrida and Jacqueline Low

April 2016

Brings together forty-two essays exploring the multitude of ways in which human bodies shape and are shaped by society

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A Woman Doing Life: Notes from a Prison for Women

Second Edition

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Erin George, Robert Johnson, and Alison B. Martin

December 2014

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

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Sisters in Crime Revisited: Bringing Gender Into Criminology

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Francis T. Cullen, Pamela Wilcox, Jennifer L. Lux...

October 2014

An edited volume designed for courses on women and crime, with chapters contributed by leading scholars in the field

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

Fourth Edition

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Rose Weitz and Samantha Kwan

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

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Sarah L. Henderson and Alana S. Jeydel

July 2013

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

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Gender Inequality: Feminist Theories and Politics

Fifth Edition

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Judith Lorber

December 2011

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

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Gendered Bodies: Feminist Perspectives

Second Edition

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Judith Lorber and Lisa Jean Moore

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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Restorative Justice and Violence Against Women

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James Ptacek

November 2009

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

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Does Feminism Discriminate Against Men?: A Debate

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

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

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Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber

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

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

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

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Paula Dubeck and Dana Dunn

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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