In this account of black protest, Nicholas Grant examines how African Americans engaged with, supported, and were inspired by the South African anti-apartheid movement. Bringing black activism into conversation with the foreign policy of both the US and South African governments, this study questions the dominant perception that US-centered anticommunism decimated black international activism.
In and out of the Maasai Steppe looks at the Maasai women in the Maasai Steppe of Tanzania. The book explores their current plight - threatened by climate change - in the light of colonial history and post-independence history of land seizures.
Your parents are British. Your partner, your children and most of your friends are British. It is about the everyday racism that plagues British society. In this personal and provocative investigation, Afua Hirsch explores a very British crisis of identity. We believe we are the nation of abolition, but forget we are the nation of slavery.
This work is a portrait of London and the role it played in remaking the author's identity and nourishing the creative process. It is told through a series of inter-linked essays and stories, and travels through locations as far apart as New York, Nairobi, London, Lodz, Washington and Warsaw.
New Age Travellers are a hybrid phenomenon: part youth subculture, part alternative lifestyle and part social movement. Their cultural politics has had an impact on many young people in Britain. This book describes the emergence and character of the travellers' way of life in the 1980s and 1990s.
Statistics tell us there has never been a better time to be a woman but feminists are quick to point out that women are still victims of everyday sexism. This title explores what life is like for women today. It's time to ditch a feminism that appears remote from the concerns of most women and, worse, pitches men and women against each other.
A story of the long relationship between the British Isles and the people of Africa and the Caribbean. It shows that the great industrial boom of the nineteenth century was built on American slavery, and that black Britons fought at Trafalgar and in the trenches of both World Wars.
From small steps to giant leaps, A Galaxy of Her Own tells fifty stories of inspirational women who have been fundamental to the story of humans in space, from scientists to astronauts to some surprising roles in between.
If you grow up in a world where wrinkles are practically illegal, going bald is cause for a mental breakdown, and women over size zero are encouraged to shoot themselves, what the hell do you do if you're, gasp... Disabled? The author shows you how she learned to challenge the crazy expectations of a world obsessed with being 'normal'.
Showing how gender history contributes to existing understandings of the Second World War, this book offers detail and context on the national and transnational experiences of men and women during the war. Following a general introduction, the essays shed new light on the field and illustrate methods of working with a wide range of primary sources.
Includes papers presented at the conference "Gender and Social Transformation: Global, Transnational, and Local Realities and Perspectives", Beijing, China in 2009. This title addresses topics such as: divisions of labor, migration, war and peace-building.
Addresses the concept of intersectionality within socio-legal studies. This book provides a metaphorical schema for understanding the interaction of different forms of disadvantage, including race, sexuality, and gender. It also goes further to provide a model of how these aspects of social identity and location converge.
In His book Gender and the Politics of History (1998), Scott draws attention to the fact that despite gender equality's long-term recognition there has been no genuinely revolutionary change unlike economic, social, and class inequalities.
From Britain's leading social historian, a lyrical look at the changes to women's lives since 1940, told with examples from her own life. The book provides an intimate, brilliant account of feminism over the last 6 decades.
In 1984, a small group of metropolitan homosexual men and lesbian women stepped away from the vibrant culture and hedonism of London's defiant gay scene to befriend and support the beleaguered villages of a very traditional mining community in the remote valleys of South Wales.
When Jill was just thirteen, she and her best friend donned the tightest satin pants they could find, poufed up their hair and squeezed into Candies heels, then headed to downtown Chicago in search of their one-and-only true loves forever: the members of whichever rock band was touring through town.
Never before have prostitution, strip clubs and pornography been as profitable, widely used or embedded in mainstream culture as they are today. How society should respond to the rise of the sex trade is shaping up to be one of the twenty-first century's big questions. Should it be legal to pay for sex?
In this updated new paperback, Meer further develops a novel sociological and political understanding of Muslim identities in Britain. Using case studies of Muslim mobilizations over issues of education, discrimination legislation and media representation, it also considers the local impact of global concerns such as terrorism and radicalism.
Since Al Qaeda's attacks on America in 2001, 'Islamophobia' has entered common parlance. This book considers attitudes towards Islam and Muslims in Russia, investigates the concept in Western democracies, and analyses the meanings of 'Islamophobia'. It analyses the ways in which the rights of Muslims are contested in various parts of the world.
Covers boys' lives from birth to 18. This work discusses everything from how a mother deals with the shock of caring for and maintaining a member of the opposite sex, how to endure hours spent on a rugby touchline, how to read the signs that indicate a longing for physical affection and whether or not to laugh at sexist jokes they bring home.
Showing how feminist theory is generated from everyday life and the ordinary experiences of being a feminist, Sara Ahmed highlights the ties between feminist theory and living a life that sustains it by building on legacies of feminist of color scholarship and discussing the figure of the feminist killjoy.
An undergraduate-level study of theoretical and policy dilemmas in the construction of women's citizenship. Develops a woman-friendly theory and praxis of citizenship which embraces both rights and political participation, challenges conventional dichotomies and takes account of the differences between women.