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SOA 350: Readings in Sociological & Anthropological Literature

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This page includes a list of books approved by Prof. Rodrigues but NOT held by the library. Try searching the Boston Library Consortium's catalog or placing an interlibrary loan request to obtain copies of these titles.

Approved titles NOT held by the Carney Library

African intimacies: Race, homosexuality, and globalization. 

"African Intimacies responds to the public debate on the “Africanness” of homosexuality and interrogates the meaningfulness of the terms “sexuality” and “homosexuality” outside Euro-American discourse. Neville Hoad addresses race, sex, and globalization in the Wole Soyinka novel The Interpreters, considers the imperial legacy in depictions of the HIV/AIDS crisis, and reveals how Phaswane Mpe's Welcome to Our Hillbrow problematizes notions of African identity)" From the publisher's description. 

Japan's comfort women: Sexual slavery and prostitution during World War II and the U.S. Occupation. Tanaka, Y. 

Recreating Japanese men. Fruhstuck, S and A. Walthall.

"The essays in this groundbreaking book explore the meanings of manhood in Japan from the seventeenth to the twenty-first centuries. Recreating Japanese Men examines a broad range of attitudes regarding properly masculine pursuits and modes of behavior." From the publisher's description.

Sex and conquest: Gendered violence, political order, and the European conquest of the Americas. Trexler, R. C. 

"This excellent book focuses on the erotics of power at the time of the initial colonization of the western hemisphere and examines male culture of the period by assessing both Iberian and American attitudes toward transvestism and homosexuality." From the publisher's description.

The unfinished revolution: How a new generation is reshaping family, work, and gender in America. Gerson, K. 

"In the controversial public debate over modern American families, the vast changes in family life--the rise of single, two-paycheck, and same-sex parents--have often been blamed for declining morality and unhappy children. Drawing upon pioneering research with the children of the gender revolution, Kathleen Gerson reveals that it is not a lack of "family values," but rigid social and economic forces that make it difficult to have a vibrant and committed family and work life." From the publisher's description


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