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Lesbian Mothers

by Ellen Lewin Cornell University Press (February 15, 2018)

Within a society that long considered "lesbian motherhood" a contradiction in terms, what were the experiences of lesbian mothers at the end of the twentieth century? In this illuminating book, lesbian mothers...

Fat-Talk Nation

by Susan Greenhalgh Cornell University Press (May 26, 2015)

In recent decades, America has been waging a veritable war on fat in which not just public health authorities, but every sector of society is engaged in constant “fat talk” aimed at educating, badgering,...

Lovesick Japan

by Mark D. West Cornell University Press

In Lovesick Japan, Mark D. West explores an official vision of love, sex, and marriage in contemporary Japan. A comprehensive body of evidence-2,700 court opinions-describes a society characterized by a presupposed...

Bureau of Missing Persons

by Roger J. Porter Cornell University Press (May 05, 2011)

A devoted reader of autobiographies and memoirs, Roger J. Porter has observed in recent years a surprising number of memoirs by adult children whose fathers have led secret lives. Some of the fathers had second...

Food Policy for Developing Countries

by Derrill D. Watson Ii, Per Pinstrup-Andersen, Joachim von Braun & Arie Kuyvenhoven et al. Cornell University Press

Despite technological advances in agriculture, nearly a billion people around the world still suffer from hunger and poor nutrition while a billion are overweight or obese. This imbalance highlights the need...

A Tremendous Thing

by Gregory Jusdanis Cornell University Press (November 06, 2014)

"Why did you do all this for me?" Wilbur asked. "I don't deserve it. I've never done anything for you."

“You have been my friend,” replied Charlotte. “That in itself is a tremendous thing.”