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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…

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…

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…

Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American WomenA 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…

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…

Maternal And Child Health: Programs, Problems, and Policy in Public HealthMaternal and Child Health: Programs, Problems, and Policy in Public Health, Third Edition takes a developmental approach to learning about Maternal and Child Health (MCH). Organized according to fundamental principles of MCH, the book covers traditional MCH topics such as family planning and maternal and infant health as well as skills that are applicable across Public Heath disciplines such as planning, research, monitoring, and advocacy. Successfully tested in prestigious academic programs o…

Tainted Witness: Why We Doubt What Women Say About Their Lives (Gender and Culture Series)In 1991, Anita Hill’s testimony during Clarence Thomas’s Senate confirmation hearing brought the problem of sexual harassment to a public audience. Although widely believed by women, Hill was defamed by conservatives and Thomas was confirmed to the Supreme Court. The tainting of Hill and her testimony is part of a larger social history in which women find themselves caught up in a system that refuses to believe what they say. Hill’s experience shows how a tainted witness is not who someone is, b…

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 …

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…

Feminism, Law, and Religion (Gender in Law, Culture, and Society)With contributions from some of the most prominent voices writing on gender, law and religion today, this book illuminates some of the conflicts at the intersection of feminism, theology and law. It examines a range of themes from the viewpoint of identifiable traditions such as Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Buddhism, from a theoretical and practical perspective. Among the themes discussed are the cross-over between religious and secular values and assumptions in the search for a just jurispr…