Category: Feminism

Conflict Is Not Abuse

October 11, 2016 | 288 pages
Sarah Schulman illuminates the differences between Conflict and Abuse in this revelatory book that addresses the contemporary culture of scapegoating.  More Info

Sex and Power

Riverhead Trade (Paperbacks) | October 24, 2016 | 287 pages
A look at power dynamics from the first female president of the "Harvard Law Review" offers insight into the sexual divide in American culture and politics.  More Info

The Transgender Teen

September 13, 2016 | 200 pages
Is it just a phase, a fad, or a real issue with your teen? This comprehensive guidebook explores the unique challenges that thousands of families face every day raising a teenager who may be transgender, gender-variant or gender-fluid. Covering extensive research and with many personal interviews,... More Info

Rad Women Worldwide

September 27, 2016 | 112 pages
From the authors of the New York Times bestselling book Rad American Women A-Z, comes a bold new collection of 40 biographical profiles, each accompanied by a striking illustrated portrait, showcasing extraordinary women from around the world. In Rad Women Worldwide, writer Kate Schatz and artist... More Info

The Bitch Is Back

William Morrow | September 27, 2016 | 368 pages
More than a decade after the New York Times bestselling anthology The Bitch in the House spoke up loud and clear for a generation of young women, nine of the original contributors are back—along with sixteen captivating new voices—sharing their ruminations from an older, stronger, and wiser... More Info

The Revolution Starts at Home

September 13, 2016 | 368 pages
A brave, urgent, and roaring response to silence.  More Info

The Gay Revolution

September 27, 2016 | 516 pages
The sweeping story of the struggle for gay and lesbian rights—based on amazing interviews with politicians, military figures, and members of the entire LGBT community who face these challenges every day: “This is the history of the gay and lesbian movement that we’ve been waiting for” (The... More Info

Close to Home

September 6, 2016 | 256 pages
Classic analysis of gender relations and patriarchy under capitalism Close to Home is the classic study of family, patriarchal ideologies, and the politics and strategy of women's liberation. On the table in this forceful and provocative debate are questions of whether men can be feminists, whether... More Info

Safe Space

Duke University Press | December 4, 2013 | 358 pages
Professor:  Prof. Fiona Jeffries
Course Codes:  FEM 5103B
Semester:  Fall-2016
Over the past decade, Korean popular culture has become a global phenomenon. The "Korean Wave" of music, film, television, sports, and cuisine generates significant revenues and cultural pride in South Korea. The Korean Popular Culture Reader provides a timely and essential foundation for the study... More Info

Feminism is for Everybody

Routledge | September 26, 2014 | 123 pages
Professor:  Prof. Gulden Ozcan
Course Codes:  SOCI 3040A
Semester:  Fall-2016
What is feminism? In this short, accessible primer, bell hooks explores the nature of feminism and its positive promise to eliminate sexism, sexist exploitation, and oppression. With her characteristic clarity and directness, hooks encourages readers to see how feminism can touch and change their... More Info

Undoing gender

Psychology Press | August 27, 2004 | 273 pages
Undoing Genderconstitutes Judith Butler's recent reflections on gender and sexuality, focusing on new kinship, psychoanalysis and the incest taboo, transgender, intersex, diagnostic categories, social violence, and the tasks of social transformation. In terms that draw from feminist and queer... More Info

Awkward Politics

McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP | May 1, 2016 | 248 pages
A cutting-edge study that shows how awkwardness uncovers feminist politics at work in the digital age.  More Info


Feminist Press | July 12, 2016 | 120 pages
Newly illustrated, these classic tales remind us that girls everywhere have been the heroes of their own stories for centuries.  More Info

Enter Helen

Harper | April 19, 2016 | 464 pages
This female Mad Men-like story chronicles the legendary Cosmopolitan magazine editor’s rise to power as both a cultural icon and trailblazer who redefined what it means to be an American woman. In the mid-Sixties, Helen Gurley Brown, author of the groundbreaking Sex and the Single Girl, took over... More Info

Sex Object

Dey Street Books | June 7, 2016 | 288 pages
No longer maligned as a fascistic movement of man-haters or declared dead on national magazine covers, feminism is now the zeitgeist. Beyoncé calls herself a feminist in forty foot lights; democratic candidate Hillary Clinton stumps for women’s rights on the 2016 campaign trail; and a vibrant... More Info

You Only Live Twice

April 5, 2016 | 140 pages
The unspoken promise was that in our second life we would become the question to every answer, jumping across borders until they finally dissolved. Man and woman. Queer and straight. What if it's not true that you only live once?  More Info

Doing Respectful Research

Fernwood Publishing | May 2, 2016 | 288 pages
Doing Respectful Research is situated within a critical, feminist postmodern framework and addresses the complexities of conducting respectful qualitative research with human participants. Three themes overlap and inform chapter discussions: developing a critical reflexivity, understanding the... More Info

A Bun in the Oven

NYU Press | March 22, 2016 | 256 pages
There are people dedicated to improving the way we eat, and people dedicated to improving the way we give birth. A Bun in the Oven is the first comparison of these two social movements. The food movement has seemingly exploded, but little has changed in the diet of most Americans. And while... More Info

A Body, Undone

NYU Press | March 15, 2016 | 208 pages
In the early evening on October 1, 2003, Christina Crosby was three miles into a seventeen mile bicycle ride, intent on reaching her goal of 1,000 miles for the riding season. She was a respected senior professor of English who had celebrated her fiftieth birthday a month before. As she crested a... More Info

Women Doing Life

NYU Press | February 19, 2016 | 320 pages
How do women – mothers, daughters, aunts, nieces and grandmothers -- make sense of judgment to a lifetime behind bars? In Women Doing Life, Lora Bex Lempert examines the carceral experiences of women serving life sentences, presenting a typology of the ways that life-sentenced women grow and... More Info

Sex and Harm in the Age of Consent

May 15, 2016 | 352 pages
Sex and Harm in the Age of Consent cautions against the adoption of consent as our primary determinant of sexual freedom. For Joseph J. Fischel, consent is not necessarily always ethically sound. It is, he argues, a moralized fiction, and it churns out figures for its normativity: the predatory sex... More Info

On Being Raped

April 5, 2016 | 112 pages
A searing personal and political cri de coeur against the terrible crime we either joke about or ignore: the rape of adult men When Raymond M. Douglas was an eighteen-year-old living in Europe, he was brutally raped by a Catholic priest. He eventually moved to the United States and became a highly... More Info

The Gender Creative Child: Pathways for Nurturing and Supporting Children Who Live Outside Gender Boxes

Experiment | April 5, 2016 | 304 pages
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Women of Will

Vintage | March 8, 2016 | 352 pages
"From one of the country's foremost experts on Shakespeare and theatre arts, actor, director, and master teacher Tina Packer offers an exploration--fierce, funny, fearless--of the women of Shakespeare's plays. A profound, and profoundly illuminating, book that gives us the playwright's changing... More Info

Just Life

March 1, 2016 | 296 pages
Just Life reorients ethics and politics around the generativity of mothers and daughters rather than the right to property and the sexual proprieties of the Oedipal drama. Invoking two concrete universals--everyone is born of a woman and everyone needs to eat--Rawlinson rethinks labor and food as... More Info

The Wedding Heard 'Round the World

January 15, 2016 | 200 pages
On September 3, 1971, Michael McConnell and Jack Baker exchanged vows in the first legal same-sex wedding in the United States. Their remarkable story is told here for the first time--a unique account of the passion and energy of the gay liberation movement in the sixties and seventies. At the dawn... More Info

Brave Girls

Simon and Schuster | January 12, 2016 | 304 pages
“A solid resource for parents and educators” (Kirkus Reviews), Brave Girls is an empowering guide to cultivating confident, passionate, and powerful young leaders during the most formative stage of life: the middle school years. After years of research as a psychologist and consultant for women... More Info


November 6, 2015 | 288 pages
The staggering string of victories by the gay rights movement’s campaign for marriage equality raises questions not only about how gay people have been able to successfully deploy marriage to elevate their social and legal reputation, but also what kind of freedom and equality the ability to... More Info

Queer Brown Voices

University of Texas Press | September 1, 2015 | 272 pages
In the last three decades of the twentieth century, LGBT Latinas/os faced several forms of discrimination. The greater Latino community did not often accept sexual minorities, and the mainstream LGBT movement expected everyone, regardless of their ethnic and racial background, to adhere to a... More Info

The Sexual Politics of Meat

Bloomsbury Academic | October 22, 2015 | 352 pages
The Sexual Politics of Meat is Carol Adams' inspiring and controversial exploration of the interplay between contemporary society's ingrained cultural misogyny and its obsession with meat and masculinity. First published in 1990, the book has continued to change the lives of tens of thousands of... More Info


March 1, 2016 | 128 pages
Women banana workers in Latin America have organised themselves and gained increasing control over their unions, their workplaces and their lives. Highly accessible and narrative in style, Bananeras recounts the history and growth of this vital movement and shows how Latin American women workers... More Info

The Gutsy Girl

Bloomsbury USA | March 1, 2016 | 160 pages
Why should girls miss out on the joy of adventure? They can jump off rocks, swing on ropes, and climb trees just as well as boys can. But girls often allow fear to stand in their way. In The Gutsy Girl, author Caroline Paul emboldens girls to seek out a life of exhilaration. Once a young... More Info

Beyond Mothers, Monsters, Whores

August 13, 2015 | 304 pages
When we discuss violent acts committed by women, our responses are almost always rooted in deeply gendered assumptions about women. We express surprise and shock that a woman could be capable of such an act--a reaction that relies on a long history of unspoken assumptions about what is proper... More Info

Revolutionary Mothering

February 1, 2016 | 224 pages
An anthology that gives access to the voices of mothers of color and marginalized mothers Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Frontlines is an anthology that centers mothers of color and marginalized mothers' voices--women who are in a world of necessary transformation. The challenges faced by... More Info

I Am Woman

Global Professional Publishi | October 24, 1996 | 142 pages
One of the foremost Native writers in North America, Lee Maracle links her First Nations heritage with feminism in this visionary book. "Maracle has created a book of true wisdom, intense pride, sisterhood and love." -Milestones Review  More Info

Captive Genders

A K PressDistribution | October 13, 2015 | 425 pages
Groundbreaking account of trans and gender-queer people within the Prison Industrial Complex. Updated and expanded.  More Info

My Life on the Road

Random House Incorporated | October 27, 2015 | 304 pages
"Gloria Steinem had an itinerant childhood. Every fall, her father would pack the family into the car and they would drive across the country, in search of their next adventure. The seeds were planted: Steinem would spend much of her life on the road, as a journalist, organizer, activist, and... More Info

My Life, My Body

PM Press | September 1, 2015 | 128 pages
In a candid and intimate new collection of essays, poems, memoirs, reviews, rants, and railerries, Marge Piercy discusses her own development as a working-class feminist, the highs and lows of TV culture, the ego dances of a writer's life, the homeless and the housewife, Allen Ginsberg and Marilyn... More Info

And Then I Danced

OpenLens | October 6, 2015 | 400 pages
A dramatic and inspirational memoir from one of the world's top leaders of the movement for gay and lesbian equality.  More Info

Dirty River

Arsenal Pulp PressLtd | October 1, 2015 | 240 pages
A transformative memoir by a queer disabled woman of colour and abuse survivor. In 1996, poet Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, carrying only two backpacks, caught a Greyhound bus in America and ran away to Canada. She ended up in Toronto, where she was welcomed by a community of queer punks of... More Info


September 22, 2015 | 208 pages
Moving memoir and insightful examination of transgender politics "TRANS" is the story of growing up, of finding an identity, and about the politics of gender. In July 2012, aged thirty, Juliet Jacques underwent sex reassignment surgery and felt for the first time that her body matched the person... More Info

Contesting Intersex

NYU Press | August 11, 2015 | 240 pages
When sociologist Georgiann Davis was a teenager, her doctors discovered that she possessed XY chromosomes, marking her as intersex. Rather than share this information with her, they withheld the diagnosis in order to “protect” the development of her gender identity; it was years before Davis... More Info

The Social Sex

Harper Perennial | September 22, 2015 | 400 pages
From historian and acclaimed feminist author of How the French Invented Love and A History of the Wife comes this rich, multifaceted history of the evolution of female friendship. In today’s culture, the bonds of female friendship are taken as a given. But only a few centuries ago, the idea of... More Info

Lady Constance Lytton

Biteback Pub | March 12, 2015 | 356 pages
The extraordinary and captivating story of Lady Constance Lytton, born an aristocrat and heroine of the women's suffrage movement.  More Info

Men Explain Things to Me

April 14, 2015 | 171 pages
A landmark essay that went viral, inspired the word ?mansplaining,” and prompted fierce arguments.  More Info

Growing Into Resilience

September 30, 2015 | 352 pages
Despite recent progress in civil rights for sexual and gender minorities (SGM), ensuring SGM youth experience fairness, justice, inclusion, safety, and security in their schools and communities remains an ongoing challenge. In Growing into Resilience, André P. Grace and Kristopher Wells -... More Info

Aimee & Jaguar

Harper Perennial | September 1, 2015 | 384 pages
A newly repackaged edition of the lesbian love story set against Nazi-occupied Germany that served as  More Info

Rethinking Gender in Revolutions and Resistance

Zed Books | May 14, 2015 | 272 pages
Since the end of 2010, when a wave of mass protests and uprisings swept across the Arab world, there has been unprecedented media attention to Arab women and their role in regional political transformations. Yet, this large body of commentary and speculation has yet to culminate in a substantial... More Info

Practicing Feminist Political Ecologies

Zed Books | May 14, 2015 | 336 pages
This timely and important book launches the Zed Books 'Gender, Development and Environment' series. In challenging the discourse around the green economy the book is an important new contribution to environmental studies. Destined to be the next big feminist political ecology text, the volume... More Info

Not Gay

NYU Press | July 31, 2015 | 240 pages
A straight white girl can kiss a girl, like it, and still call herself straight—her boyfriend may even encourage her. But can straight white guys experience the same easy sexual fluidity, or would kissing a guy just mean that they are really gay?  More Info