Category: Feminism


Not the Whole Story

Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press | February 25, 2014 | 176 pages
Not the Whole Story is a compilation of seventeen stories narrated by single mothers in their own way and about their own lives. Each story is unique, but the same issues appear again and again. Abuse, parenting as single mothers, challenges in the labour market, mental health and addictions... More Info

The Will to Change

Washington Square Pr | December 21, 2004 | 208 pages
In a thought-provoking social and cultural analysis, the author of All About Love explores the world of masculinity and maleness to address some of men's most common concerns, including a fear of intimacy and the loss of their patriarchal place in society, arguing that an emotionally rewarding... More Info

Lean in

Knopf | April 8, 2014 | 416 pages
Expanded and updated for graduates just entering the workforce, a latest edition of a best-selling guide to finding and getting the most out of a first job shares professional advice for résumé writing, recommended interviewing practices and salary negotiation.  More Info


April 1, 2014 | 336 pages
Should women see a relationship between patriarchal oppression and the destruction of Nature in the name of profit and progress? How can they counter the violence inherent in these processes? Should they look to a link between the women's movement and other social movements? The authors offer an... More Info

Negotiating Sex Work

April 24, 2014 | 360 pages
Globally, discussions about sex work focus on exploitation. The media regularly provides us with stories about teen girls coerced to perform sexual acts for money, frequently beaten and robbed by their pimps or traffickers. While one would have to be hard-pressed to deny that sex workers are... More Info

God Loves Hair

April 1, 2014 | 92 pages
A poignant YA story collection that celebrates racial, sexual, and religious diversity. First self-published to acclaim in 2011, Vivek Shraya's first book is a collection of twenty-one short stories following a tender, intellectual, and curious child as he navigates the complex realms of sexuality,... More Info

Gender Failure

Arsenal Pulp PressLtd | April 1, 2014 | 160 pages
A powerful collaboration between two extraordinary performer-writers on matters of gender and identity.  More Info

Writing Caste/Writing Gender

August 15, 2013 | 424 pages
A pathbreaking study of Dalit women’s writings and lives, Writing Caste/Writing Gender offers a powerful counternarrative to the mainstream assumptions about the development of feminism in India in the twentieth century.  More Info

Dear Sister

A K PressDistribution | January 14, 2014 | 178 pages
One quarter of the total female population of the United States will experience rape at some point in their lives.  More Info

Ontario Boys

Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press | March 1, 2014 | 220 pages
Ontario Boys explores the preoccupation with boyhood in Ontario during the immediate postwar period, 1945–1960. It argues that a traditional version of boyhood was being rejuvenated in response to a population fraught with uncertainty, and suffering from insecurity, instability, and gender... More Info

Living Out Islam

December 6, 2013 | 280 pages
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Gender, Violence, and Human Security

November 15, 2013 | 336 pages
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Sister Outsider

Random House LLC | April 24, 2014 | 190 pages
The fourteen essays and speeches collected in this work, several of them published for the first time, span almost a decade of this Black lesbian feminnist's work. Lorde is unflinching in her observations and is lucid and clarifying in her coverage of a range of essential topics.  More Info

Gendered Commodity Chains

November 27, 2013 | 320 pages
Focuses on women and households as significant productive units of global production systems and brings gender and social reproduction into the theoretical center of global commodity and value chain analysis.  More Info

Women, Work, and Politics

Yale Univ Pr | August 30, 2011 | 224 pages
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End of Equality

Seagull Books | June 1, 2013 | 96 pages
Among liberal thinkers, there is an optimistic belief that men and women are on a cultural journey toward equality—in the workplace, on the street, and in the home. But observation and evidence both tell us that in many ways this progress has stopped and in some cases, even reversed.In The End of... More Info

Reclaiming the F Word

Zed Books | July 23, 2013 | 312 pages
Feminism is so last century. Surely in today's world the idea is irrelevant and unfashionable? Wrong. Since the turn of the millennium a new feminist movement has emerged to challenge these assumptions. Based on interviews with thousands of women, Reclaiming the F Word reveals the what, why and how... More Info

Confronting Equality

Polity | November 15, 2011 | 200 pages
What does social equality mean now, in a world of markets, global power and new forms of knowledge? In this new book, Raewyn Connell combines vivid research with theoretical insight and radical politics to address this question. The focus moves across gender equality struggles, family change, class... More Info

Enlightened sexism

Henry Holt & Company Books For Young Readers | March 2, 2010 | 354 pages
The author of Where the Girls Are blends humor with insight in order to take readers on a journey through the negative female stereotypes that are on full display via television programs, popular songs, movies and news coverage, in a book that argues that these stereotypes give the false message... More Info

Women Waging War and Peace

Continuum International Pub Group | September 8, 2011 | 256 pages
This collection of essays explores the role of women as they participate in both conflict and peacemaking. The essays, contributed by scholars and practitioners from around the world, do not look at women as victims or perpetrators, but instead examine their behavior in conflict zones and their... More Info


Seal Press | September 24, 2013 | 224 pages
While many feminist and queer movements are designed to challenge sexism, they often simultaneously police gender and sexuality—sometimes just as fiercely as the straight, male-centric mainstream does. Among LGBTQ activists, there is a long history of lesbians and gay men dismissing bisexuals,... More Info


Ecco | September 3, 2013 | 416 pages
Interweaving physiology, history and culture, this thought-provoking exploration of the vagina, presented by one of today's most respected cultural critics and thinkers, reveals the physical, political and spiritual implications for women and for society as a whole, in this startling scientific... More Info


HarperCollins | December 24, 2002 | 272 pages
Renowned visionary and theorist bell hooks began her exploration of the meaning of love in American culture with the critically acclaimed All About Love: New Visions. She continued her national dialogue with the bestselling Salvation: Black People and Love. Now hooks culminates her triumphant... More Info

Pleasure's All Mine

Reaktion Books | October 1, 2013 | 352 pages
In Fifty Shades of Grey, troubled romantic hero Christian Grey brings lovely ingénue Anastasia Steele into his playroom filled with handcuffs, paddles, whips, and other toys. She is stunned to learn he is a practitioner of BDSM—a secret he protects with nondisclosure agreements. Even by our... More Info

The Cosmetic Gaze

MIT Press (MA) | March 9, 2012 | 240 pages
If the gaze can be understood to mark the disjuncture between how we see ourselves and how we want to be seen by others, the cosmetic gaze--in Bernadette Wegenstein's groundbreaking formulation--is one through which the act of looking at our bodies and those of others is already informed by the... More Info

The Book of Jezebel

Grand Central Publishing | October 22, 2013 | 288 pages
From, the popular website for women, comes a must-read encyclopedic guide to pop culture, feminism, fashion, sex, and much more. Within months of Jezebel's May 2007 appearance on the new media scene, fans of the blog began referring to themselves as "Jezzies" in comment threads and... More Info

Do Muslim Women Need Saving?

November 12, 2013 | 280 pages
Frequent reports of honor killings, disfigurement, and sensational abuse have given rise to a consensus in the West, a message propagated by human rights groups and the media: Muslim women need to be rescued. Lila Abu-Lughod boldly challenges this conclusion. An anthropologist who has been writing... More Info

Nine Degrees of Justice

Zubaan Books | March 15, 2013 | 364 pages
From an early focus on rape, dowry, and sati—self-immolation—feminist struggles against violence to women in India have now moved to a wider terrain that includes issues rarely considered in the early days of the Indian feminist movement in the 1980s. In Nine Degrees of Justice, second- and... More Info

The Science of Herself

PM Press | November 1, 2013 | 128 pages
Widely respected in the so-called “mainstream” for her New York Times bestselling novels, Karen Joy Fowler is also a formidable, often controversial, and always exuberant presence in Science Fiction. Here she debuts a provocative new story written especially for this series. Set in the days of... More Info

Perversion for Profit

Columbia University Press | July 1, 2013 | 400 pages
While America is not alone in its ambivalence toward sex and its depictions, the preferences of the nation swing sharply between toleration and censure. This pattern has grown even more pronounced since the 1960s, with the emergence of the New Right and its attack on the "floodtide of filth" that... More Info

The Street Politics of Abortion

Stanford Law & Politics | August 21, 2013 | 256 pages
The Street Politics of Abortion uses three Supreme Court cases to consider the rise and fall of clinic-front anti-abortion protests in the 1980s and 1990s, and illustrates how these conflicts influenced the contemporary form of reproductive politics and the greater New Christian Right.  More Info

The Feminine Mystique

W. W. Norton & Company | September 3, 2013 | 592 pages
“If you've never read it, read it now.”—Arianna Huffington, O, The Oprah Magazine  More Info

Through the Door of Life

October 8, 2013 | 270 pages
National Jewish Book Award Finalist for Memoir  More Info

Silhouette of a Sparrow

Milkweed Editions | August 13, 2013 | 208 pages
During the summer of 1926 in the lake resort town of Excelsior, Minnesota, sixteen-year-old Garnet, who dreams of indulging her passion for ornithology, is resigned to marrying a nice boy and settling into middle-class homemaking until she takes a liberating job in a hat shop and begins an intense,... More Info

Introducing Feminism

Icon Books | September 1, 2010 | 176 pages
Unique graphic introductions to big ideas and thinkers, written by experts in the field.  More Info

The Gentrification of the Mind: Witness to a Lost Imagination

University of California Press | August 1, 2013 | 192 pages
In this gripping memoir of the AIDS years (1981-1996), Sarah Schulman recalls how much of the rebellious queer culture, cheap rents, and a vibrant downtown arts movement vanished almost overnight to be replaced by gay conservative spokespeople and mainstream consumerism. Schulman takes us back to... More Info


University of California Press | August 1, 2013 | 248 pages
In Seriously! Cynthia Enloe, author of the groundbreaking analysis of globalization, Bananas, Beaches, and Bases, uses four contemporary political cases in order to discover what we learn if we take women and masculinities seriously. Who is taken seriously and who gets to bestow the label "serious"... More Info

Out Spoken

University of Regina Press | May 1, 2013 | 256 pages
"How is identity formed? If you were born in Canada, that makes you Canadian; if you were raised Jewish, that makes you a Jew, right? But what about a teenage boy from small town Saskatchewan who has a secret crush on the guy who sits next to him in homeroom? What does that make him? And how would... More Info

Redefining Rape

September 3, 2013 | 376 pages
The uproar over "legitimate rape" during the 2012 U.S. elections confirms that rape remains a word in flux, subject to political power and social privilege. Redefining Rape describes the forces that have shaped the meaning of sexual violence in the U.S., through the experiences of accusers,... More Info


Seal Pr | October 15, 2002 | 373 pages
An ancient title of respect for women, the word “cunt” long ago veered off this noble path. Inga Muscio traces the road from honor to expletive, giving women the motivation and tools to claim “cunt” as a positive and powerful force in their lives. In this fully revised edition, she... More Info

Pink Sari Revolution

W. W. Norton | August 5, 2013 | 288 pages
A vibrant and inspiring portrait of third-world feminism emerges through this story of India's pink-sari-wearing, pink-baton-wielding Pink Gang.  More Info

The dictionary of homophobia

Arsenal Pulp Pr Ltd | November 1, 2008 | 496 pages
A comprehensive, global history of homophobia, available in English for the first time.  More Info

A Queer and Pleasant Danger

Beacon Press (MA) | May 7, 2013 | 280 pages
The true story of a nice Jewish boy who joins the Church of Scientology and leaves twelve years later to become the lovely lady she is today From the Hardcover edition.  More Info

Don't Be So Gay!: Queers, Bullying, and Making Schools Safe

University of British Columbia Press | July 1, 2013 | 316 pages
Once viewed as an inevitable if unpleasant part of growing up, bullying is now recognized as a real threat to students' physical and psychological well-being -- particularly in light of recent teen suicides linked with homophobia in schools. Despite a shift in public attitudes and legislative... More Info

Women, Sexuality and the Political Power of Pleasure

Zed Books | July 23, 2013 | 224 pages
This pioneering collection explores the ways in which women's sexual desires are experienced by them and how this experience effects women's empowerment. It shows that an exploration of pleasure can have a hugely positive impact for women at the personal, social and political levels. Traditional... More Info

Champion of Choice

March 1, 2013 | 536 pages
Not many women can claim to have changed history, but Nafis Sadik set that goal in her youth, and change the world she did. Champion of Choice tells the remarkable story of how Sadik, born into a prominent Indian family in 1929, came to be the world's foremost advocate for women's health and... More Info

The Problem with Work

Duke University Press | September 9, 2011 | 287 pages
DIVThe Problem with Work develops a Marxist feminist critique of the structures and ethics of work, as well as a perspective for imagining a life no longer subordinated to them./div  More Info

Nomadic Theory

December 16, 2011 | 416 pages
Rosi Braidotti's nomadic theory outlines a sustainable modern subjectivity as one in flux, never opposed to a dominant hierarchy yet intrinsically other, always in the process of becoming, and perpetually engaged in dynamic power relations both creative and restrictive. Nomadic theory offers an... More Info

Molly Kool

Down East Books | June 16, 2011 | 120 pages
In North America, the sea was long the dominion of men, but thanks to the inspiring example of Molly Kool, that all changed. Molly wasn't trying to be an activist or a role model. She was just trying to find her way in a profession she loved, and in doing so opened the doors for all women who came... More Info

Beyond Caring Labour to Provisioning Work

April 30, 2012 | 208 pages
Although women have long been members of the labour force, the proportion of domestic, caring, and community work they provide compared to men or the state has yet to decrease substantially. Beyond Caring Labour to Provisioning Work offers a powerful new framework for understanding women's work in... More Info