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Afterword

Afterword  

Margaret Walters

in Feminism: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191776106
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10.1093/actrade/9780192805102.003.0012
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The ‘Afterword’ asks What is the future for feminism? Does the West still need feminism? How real and persistent is the backlash against feminism? A survey of the debates between feminist ... More
1. Ageing, a brief history

1. Ageing, a brief history  

Nancy A. Pachana

in Ageing: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2016
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Nov 2016
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9780191792670
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10.1093/actrade/9780198725329.003.0001
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How has the construct of ageing, and attitudes towards it, changed over time? How have human beings from various historical epochs, cultures, and perspectives viewed ageing? What impact ... More
1. Before sexuality

1. Before sexuality  

Véronique Mottier

in Sexuality: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191777196
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10.1093/actrade/9780199298020.003.0002
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9780199298020
The ancients did not define themselves in terms of their sexual identities. The idea of classifying people according to sexual partner would have seemed bizarre to them. Sexual culture ... More
2. The beginning of secular feminism

2. The beginning of secular feminism  

Margaret Walters

in Feminism: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191776106
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10.1093/actrade/9780192805102.003.0003
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‘The beginning of secular feminism’ explores the early secular self-assertion of women, and the difficulties and criticisms they encountered. The significant role of Royalist women during ... More
5. Bodies as commodities

5. Bodies as commodities  

Chris Shilling

in The Body: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2016
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Jan 2016
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9780191802164
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10.1093/actrade/9780198739036.003.0006
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Bodies have been conceptualized and valued in a wide variety of ways across contrasting cultures. There has been a multiplication of methods through which the physical appearance, organs, ... More
6. Bodies matter: dilemmas and controversies

6. Bodies matter: dilemmas and controversies  

Chris Shilling

in The Body: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2016
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Jan 2016
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9780191802164
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10.1093/actrade/9780198739036.003.0007
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‘Bodies matter: dilemmas and controversies’ considers three key questions—are mediated bodies immoral? How do people manage bodily change? Have our bodies become sacred? They each show how ... More
3. Causes and consequences

3. Causes and consequences  

Steve Bruce

in Sociology: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Sep 2018
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Sep 2018
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9780191861826
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10.1093/actrade/9780198822967.003.0003
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9780198822967
One of the ways that sociology differs from common sense is in challenging the image of ourselves as authors of our own thoughts and actions. If there is to be any explanation of human ... More
8. Changes and transitions

8. Changes and transitions  

Stephen Fineman

in Work: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778452
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10.1093/actrade/9780199699360.003.0008
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A polarization of jobs in the West between ‘lousy’ and ‘lovely’ has recently been observed. Well-paid managerial jobs have increased as have low-paid service jobs with middle-paid skilled ... More
Conclusion: Moving on: multiculturalism, interculturalism, and transnationalism in a new global era

Conclusion: Moving on: multiculturalism, interculturalism, and transnationalism in a new global era  

Ali Rattansi

in Multiculturalism: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777288
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10.1093/actrade/9780199546039.003.0007
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9780199546039
The first question to ask is: has multiculturalism failed? Many European national states have decided that multiculturalism is over. This VSI argues that the opposite is true. ... More
3. Connections

3. Connections  

Kevin Kenny

in Diaspora: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780199365913
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10.1093/actrade/9780199858583.003.0003
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‘Connections’ examines how exile and alienation have unified diasporic groups throughout the world. Babylon, synonymous with ancient greatness, remains a byword for Jewish exile and sorrow ... More
3. The demise of scientific racism

3. The demise of scientific racism  

Ali Rattansi

in Racism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Mar 2020
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Mar 2020
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9780191872785
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10.1093/actrade/9780198834793.003.0003
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9780198834793
In the aftermath of the Holocaust and the ending of World War II in 1945, the role of eugenics and scientific racism in underpinning the ideology of Nazism was impossible to ignore. It was ... More
7. A demographer’s toolbox

7. A demographer’s toolbox  

Sarah Harper

in Demography: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2018
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May 2018
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9780191792724
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10.1093/actrade/9780198725732.003.0007
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9780198725732
‘A demographer’s toolbox’ looks at the tools, models, methods, assumptions, and uncertainties within the practice of demography. Demographers need to know that they are really finding out ... More
6. The demographic transition—centrepiece of demography

6. The demographic transition—centrepiece of demography  

Sarah Harper

in Demography: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2018
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May 2018
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9780191792724
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10.1093/actrade/9780198725732.003.0006
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The demographic transition is regarded as a centrepiece of demography. It is the series of changes that occur as countries evolve from a stable state of high mortality and high fertility to ... More
1. Demography is destiny … or not

1. Demography is destiny … or not  

Sarah Harper

in Demography: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2018
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May 2018
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9780191792724
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10.1093/actrade/9780198725732.003.0001
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9780198725732
It is increasingly recognized that population change plays a key role in our political systems, economies, and societies at the local, national, regional, and global level. ‘Demography is ... More
5. The drivers

5. The drivers  

Sarah Harper

in Demography: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2018
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May 2018
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9780191792724
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10.1093/actrade/9780198725732.003.0005
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The size, growth, density, distribution, and age structure or composition of a population is broadly dependent on three drivers: fertility (numbers of births), mortality (number of deaths), ... More
3. Dwelling and dwellings

3. Dwelling and dwellings  

Michael Allen Fox

in Home: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2016
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Dec 2016
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9780191809385
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10.1093/actrade/9780198747239.003.0003
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9780198747239
Dwelling is both an activity and a location in which that activity takes place. ‘Dwelling and dwellings’ considers some of the many types of abodes in which dwelling has occurred or does so ... More
4. The early 19th century: reforming women

4. The early 19th century: reforming women  

Margaret Walters

in Feminism: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191776106
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10.1093/actrade/9780192805102.003.0005
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‘The early 19th century: reforming women’ surveys the increasingly widespread emergence of women's claims to rights. In the second half of the century, organized campaigns for better ... More
8. Early 20th-century feminism

8. Early 20th-century feminism  

Margaret Walters

in Feminism: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191776106
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10.1093/actrade/9780192805102.003.0009
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‘Early 20th-century feminism’ surveys the achievements of women in Britain during this period, including legal and civil equality (1919, the Sex Discrimination (Removal) Act), and the vote. ... More
3. Educating bodies

3. Educating bodies  

Chris Shilling

in The Body: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2016
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Jan 2016
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9780191802164
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10.1093/actrade/9780198739036.003.0004
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9780198739036
The matter of education raises broader issues about how profit or value is extracted from or added to embodied subjects. Educational institutions seek to structure and direct people’s ... More
6. Emotion at work

6. Emotion at work  

Stephen Fineman

in Work: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778452
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199699360.003.0006
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9780199699360
It might seem strange to connect work with emotions if we think of the traditional bureaucrat. However emotions can be seen as an indelible feature of working life, shaping and lubricating ... More

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