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Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
A guide to resources for the study of gender and sexuality at Augsburg.
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Divided into five parts ("Sexual and Reproductive Health," for example, and "Chronic Disease"), this scholarly one-volume resource uses epidemiological data to explore how sex and gender affect health.
Three volumes that fill a big hole in serious attention to women's sports, from the medieval tennis star Margot of Hainault to 1972's Title IX and beyond. Signed alphabetical entries, with bibliographies, are supplemented by a helpful reader's guide.
Fertility and its implications across the ages make for a fascinating lens on society: polygamy, infant mortality, and eugenics all fall under this book's purview. An appendix gives a country-by-country analysis of birth-control practices.
"Prostitutes have long been an object of disgust combined with envy," begins this two-volume scholarly work, whose 341 entries include hip-hop and ancient Rome. A timeline in vol. 1 begins with Sappho of Lesbos' 630 B.C.E. birth and ends with a 2006 unionized sex workers' court case.