Linda R. Melvern

Linda Melvern is an investigative journalist and writer. For four years she was a reporter with the Sunday Times, including as a member of their award-winning Insight team. Since leaving the paper to write her first book, she has written widely for the British press and also lectures in international issues. She is a visiting fellow in the Department of INternational Politics, University of Wales, Aberystwyth. Her books include: The Ultimate Choice: Who Betrayed the United Nations and Why (1995), End of the Street (1986), and Techno-Bandits (1984) (co-authored).

  • No Going Back

    Women as University Students

    By Patricia Campbell     January 1993

    Allowing women to tell their stories in their own voices, this book reveals their collective experience in all its complexity.

  • Marketing Place

    Cultural Politics, Regionalism and Reading

    By Ursula A. Kelly     January 1993

    Marketing Place provides a framework for an analysis of the politics of cultural practices and their relationship to the broader social forces which shape our lives.

  • Feminism and the Politics of Difference

    By Sneja Gunew and Anna Yeatman     January 1993

    Among the issues posed for feminism by the politics of difference are ones of voice and representation; who is authorised to speak for whom? Increasingly, “western: feminism is being challenged to confront the multiple characters of dominations and exploitation, usually conceived of as gender, class, race and ethnicity. This innovative and timely collection reveals exciting contemporary theorising raising and exploring the problems posed by identity politics and the possibilities for non-exclusive cultural and gendered positions. Feminism and the politics of difference includes feminist theorists from several disciplines from Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States.

  • Ecofeminism

    By Maria Mies and Vandana Shiva     January 1993

    Two authors, one an economist, the other a physicist and philosopher, come together in this book on a controversial environmental agenda. Using interview material, they bring together women’s perspectives from North and South on environmental deterioration and develop and new way of approaching this body of knowledge which is at once practical and philosophical. Do women involved in environmental movements see a link between patriarchy and ecological degradation? What are the links between global militarism and the destruction of nature? In exploring such questions, the authors criticize prevailing theories and develop an intellectually rigorous ecofeminist perspective rooted in the needs of everyday life. They argue for the acceptance of limits, the rejection of the commoditization of needs, and a commitment to a new ethics.

  • Divorce and Disengagement

    Patterns of Fatherhood Within and Beyond Marriage

    By Edward Kruk     January 1993

    This book’s purpose is to better portray divorced fatherhood and to provide family practitioners and policy-makers with an empirically-based understanding of the impact of divorce on non-custodial fathers, and of fathers’ disengagement from their children after divorce.

  • Arguing With Numbers–Workbook

    Statistics for the Social Sciences

    By Paul Gingrich and Victor Thiessen     January 1993

    This book focuses on both constructing-and demolishing-arguments based on numbers. It brings a fresh approach to the study of statistics, one which will have students asking for more rather than avoiding the next statistics course.

  • Revolution In The Americas

    By B.H. Barlow     December 1992

    What is revolution? In this text Barry Barlow traces the emergence of modern revolution from the early 1500s. After setting the stage by comparing and contrasting the main revolutionary movements from the Renaissance to the twentieth century, he goes on to look specifically at the revolutionary movements in Latin America during this century.

  • Getting Away

    By K.K. Richardson     January 1992

    from Getting Away…

    A Roseway Book
  • Rethinking the Administration of Justice

    Edited by Dawn Currie and Brian MacLean     January 1992

    This book analyzes different aspects of the administration of justice from the perspective of three emerging critical traditions of inquiry: Marxist political economy, feminist inquiry and discourse analysis.

  • Man’s Will to Hurt

    Investigating the Causes, Supports and Varieties of His Violence

    By Joseph Kuypers     January 1992

    This book identifies how men code their will to hurt to make it moral, and how they ignore the drastic realities of excessive male violence.