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Women In Public Administration: Theory And PracticeExplore the gender dimension and expand the dialogue in your classroom through this collection of case studies, empirical studies, and theoretical essays on women’s issues in public administration. This is the first book of its kind written about the female endeavor in public administration from the perspective of female public administrators and academics. Women in Public Administration illuminates women’s past and emerging challenges, in a predominantly male based public sector. Your students…

New Dimensions In Women's HealthA Fully Revised and Updated Edition of the Classic Women’s Health Text New Dimensions in Women’s Health: Sixth Edition is a comprehensive and practical text that offers students the tools to understand the health of women of all cultures, races, ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, and sexual orientations. The fully revised and updated sixth edition gives women critical information needed to optimize their well-being, avoid illness and injury, and support their health. Each chapter prese…

Women and Public Policy: A Revolution In Progress, 3rd EditionIn a much-anticipated revision, the third edition of this widely used volume continues to track the impact of cultural change on women`s roles and the public policies that affect their lives. Women and Public Policy places a broad range of policy issues–from education and health care to economic equity and the criminal justice system–in historical context, discusses the formation and implementation of current policy, and explores public policy silences. In addition to featuring and analyzing n…

The Gospel of Germs: Men, Women, and the Microbe in American LifeAIDS. Ebola. “Killer microbes.” All around us the alarms are going off, warning of the danger of new, deadly diseases. And yet, as Nancy Tomes reminds us in her absorbing book, this is really nothing new. A remarkable work of medical and cultural history, The Gospel of Germs takes us back to the first great “germ panic” in American history, which peaked in the early 1900s, to explore the origins of our modern disease consciousness.Little more than a hundred years ago, ordinary Americans had no i…

Inside Mrs. B.'s Classroom : Courage, Hope, and Learning on Chicago's South SideA respected journalist turned-teacher reveals what’s really happening in America’s schools In 1999, Chicago Sun-Times veteran Leslie Baldacci left her prestigious, twenty-five year career to teach at a public school in one of Chicago’s roughest South Side neighborhoods. As she later commented, “I thought I knew rough. I thought I had answers. I didn’t know jack.” But Baldacci never looked back, and the result is Inside Mrs. B’s Classroom, a compelling, first-hand narrative from the trenches of t…

Bureau Men, Settlement Women: Constructing Public Administration in the Progressive Era (Studies in Government & Public Policy)During the first two decades of the twentieth century in cities across America, both men and women struggled for urban reform but in distinctively different ways. Adhering to gender roles of the time, men working for independent research bureaus sought to apply scientific and business practices to corrupt city governments, while women in the settlement house movement labored to improve the lives of the urban poor by testing new services and then getting governments to adopt them.Although the two…

Jane Addams: Progressive Pioneer of Peace, Philosophy, Sociology, Social Work and Public Administration (Pioneers in Arts, Humanities, Science, Engineering, Practice)This book examines the life and works of Jane Addams who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize (1931). Addams led an international women’s peace movement and is noted for spearheading a first-of-its-kind international conference of women at The Hague during World War I. She helped to found the Women’s International League of Peace and Freedom. She was also a prophetic peace theorist whose ideas were dismissed by her contemporaries. Her critics conflated her activism and ideas with attempts to underm…

Gender Images in Public Administration: Legitimacy and the Administrative StateExtensively updated to reflect recent research and new theoretical literature, this much-anticipated Second Edition applies a gender lens to the field of public administration, looking at issues of status, power, leadership, legitimacy and change. The author examines the extent of women’s historical progress as public employees, their current status in federal, state, and local governments, the peculiar nature of the organizational reality they experience, and women’s place in society at large a…

Feminism, the Public, and the Private (Oxford Readings in Feminism)This latest volume in the Oxford Readings in Feminism series presents the results of a multi-disciplinary feminist exploration of the distinction between public and private. Contributors demonstrate the significance of the distinction in feminist theory, its articulation in the modern and late-modern public spheres, and its impact upon identity politics as experienced within feminism in recent years. Feminism, the Public, and the Private offers an essential perspective on feminist theory for stu…

In an Abusive State: How Neoliberalism Appropriated the Feminist Movement against Sexual ViolenceIn an Abusive State puts forth a powerful argument: that the feminist campaign to stop sexual violence has entered into a problematic alliance with the neoliberal state. Kristin Bumiller chronicles the evolution of this alliance by examining the history of the anti-violence campaign, the production of cultural images about sexual violence, professional discourses on intimate violence, and the everyday lives of battered women. She also scrutinizes the rhetoric of high-profile rape trials and the …