The Politics of Virginity

The Politics of Virginity

The Politics of Virginity

Federally funded programs of abstinence-only education in public schools injure women's physical and psychological health, violate the Constitution, and flout the will of the majority of Americans.

State of Virginity

State of Virginity

State of Virginity

An important contribution to the historical study of sexuality and the growing feminist literature on the state

Patrick Pearse and the Politics of Redemption

Patrick Pearse and the Politics of Redemption

Patrick Pearse and the Politics of Redemption

Pearse's achievement has had a lasting impact on the course of subsequent Irish politics and continues to provide both motivation and justification to Irish republicans. At the same time, Pearse brought to Irish politics concerns that were not limited to Ireland. He was deeply concerned that modernity, in an English form, was a threat to Irish values and culture.

Virgins

Virgins

Virgins

In the Middle Ages it was believed that only a virgin could charm a unicorn out of hiding; but far from being a quaint, anachronistic concept, virginity remains a central value in Western culture. Typing "virgin" into Google results in more than one million hits and includes everything from the Anti-Nicene Fathers to advertisements for free teen virgins, displaying a range of current cultural preoccupations with virginity. This lively, wide-ranging examination of a phenomenon that has touched many aspects of our culture names different archetypes and facets of the concept of virginity. Examples include the Medical Virgin?exploring what exactly virginity is and how to reliably identify one; the Religious Virgin?from the Madonna to the American Christian Right's insistence on sexual abstinence before marriage; the Popular Virgin of Gothic fiction and modern day horror films; the Political Virgin?virginity's intimate connection with money and power; and the Monstrous Virgin, as embodiment of what is ultimately unknowable and of violence, excess, and death. Anke Bernau's witty and thought-provoking examination of virginity reveals its many bizarre manifestations throughout its long history as well as its growing contemporary potency.

The Politics of Rape

The Politics of Rape

The Politics of Rape


The Politics of Dissent

The Politics of Dissent

The Politics of Dissent

This is a study of pacifism in inter-war France. This book sets out to define the contours of the French peace movement, to explore its organization, tactics, and intellectual content, and to place it in the broader context of French political culture between the two world wars.

The Politics of AIDS in Africa

The Politics of AIDS in Africa

The Politics of AIDS in Africa

The author claims the disease has generally been considered too private, biological, behavioral, and cultural to attract much attention from political scientists, and she sets out to change that. She systematically analyzes how the state, democratic transitions, civil society, and donors influence AIDS policy making. Her conclusion is that uncertainty and unevenness in these four aspects has caused the AIDS fight to be insufficiently institutionalized into African politics.