Advancing Gender Research from the Nineteenth to the Twenty-first Centuries

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Marcia Texler Segal, Vasilikie P. Demos
Emerald Group Publishing, 2008 - Social Science - 302 pages
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Volume 12 of Advances in Gender Research consists of fourteen original essays contributed by a multi-national and multi-disciplinary group of scholars. Four essays discuss and analyze the writings of Harriet Martineau, a 19th century British author whose writings are now considered to be early examples of sociology and gender studies. The essays explore a range of Martineau's writings including her critical review of the Salem witch hunts and her letters to a young Irishman. Several essays focus on gendered implications of the state as defined on a national level or a supra-national one such as the European Union or the Eastern European Bloc. A third set of essays has gender and social institutions as its focus. The essays investigate family-related issues including power relations between same race and mixed race couples, childbearing, and the impact of religious fundamentalism, as well as issues related to aging, health and medicine, and sport. The essays complement one another in their examination of topics, issues and themes, adding nuance to contemporary knowledge in gender studies. The connections and parallels among essays are explored by an introductory essay by the editors.
 

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Contents

Advancing gender research from the nineteenth to the twentyfirst centuries
1
Harriet Martineaus critical reflections on Salem
7
The Lady Oracle and the Young Repealer
23
England and her soldiers 1859 and health husbandry and handicraft 1861
43
The forerunner of cultural studies
63
Gender sovereignty and Polands integration into the European Union
79
women jockeys at the racetrack in Brazil
99
The case of marriage
125
Interpretive strategies of Israeli rabbinic court pleaders
173
Gender and race effects on healthrelated coping strategies
197
Beyond gender and the Natural versus Medical dichotomy
217
An ecofeminist perspective on in vitro fertilization egg markets and surrogate motherhood
245
Chapter 14 How advertising for psychotropics constructs an enhanced gendered self
275
About the authors
291
Subject Index
297
Copyright

Chapter 9 Evangelicals invested individualism and gender
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