Category: Feminism

The Sexual History of the Global South

Zed Books | May 28, 2013 | 304 pages
The Sexual History of the Global South explores the gap between sexuality studies and postcolonial, cultural critique.  More Info


HarperPerennial | April 23, 2013 | 256 pages
In this explosive new book, acclaimed French author Elisabeth Badinter attacks a most unlikely force undermining women’s equality: liberal motherhood, in thrall to all that is natural. Attachment parenting, co-sleeping and on-demand breastfeeding—these hallmarks of contemporary motherhood have... More Info

Of Woman Born

W. W. Norton | August 22, 1995 | 322 pages
Adrienne Rich's influential and landmark investigation concerns both the experience and the institution of motherhood.  More Info

A Question of Choice

Feminist Press | January 15, 2013 | 352 pages
The incredible story of how a twenty-seven-year-old lawyer won Roe v. Wade, and what it means forty years later.  More Info

Feminist Mothering

SUNY Press | August 22, 2019 | 287 pages
"Feminist Mothering goes beyond critiques of patriarchal motherhood to locate and investigate feminist maternal practices as sites for women's empowerment and social change. The contributors see "feminist mothering" as practices of mothering that seek to challenge and change the norms of... More Info

Making Globalization Work for Wome

November 28, 2011 | 352 pages
Explores the potential for trade unions to defend the socioeconomic rights of women.  More Info

Gender and Social Protection in the Developing World

Zed Books | February 26, 2013 | 256 pages
This book introduces a much-needed gender lens to debates around social protection. Millions of dollars are invested annually in social protection policies and programs addressing poverty and vulnerability in the developing world. Despite this, little attention has been paid to social protection's... More Info

New Girl Law

Microcosm Pub | March 30, 2013 | 96 pages
The engrossing report on young Cambodian women's struggles for human rights and media justice continues in this follow-up to the critically acclaimed Cambodian Grrrl. This account explains how, in an attempt to help long-suffering Cambodian women in the post–Khmer Rouge regime archive their own... More Info

Somebody's Daughter

April 1, 2013 | 352 pages
With an updated afterword by the author.  More Info

Rape Is Rape

April 1, 2013 | 256 pages
A call to action to protect the human rights of women and girls, this exposé reveals how interest groups deny the seriousness of rape to further their political agendas. Through firsthand interviews with victims; medical and judicial records; social media; and statistics from police, the FBI, and... More Info

The Feminist Porn Book

Feminist Press | February 19, 2013 | 432 pages
The Feminist Porn Book celebrates the power of desire, turning the spotlight on an industry where feminism is thriving.  More Info

Girl Land

Reagan Arthur / Back Bay Books | February 12, 2013 | 240 pages
The acclaimed and provocative book about what girls have lost and gained in the 21st century: "A compelling, convincing case for more parental involvement in girls' lives" (Kirkus Reviews). Caitlin Flanagan's essays have sparked national debate. Here she turns her attention to girls, and how the... More Info

Lucy Parsons

Haymarket Books | December 11, 2012 | 282 pages
The life and times of Lucy Parsons, early American radical and labor organizer, told definitively here.  More Info

Beyond Identity Politics

South End Pr | August 22, 1996 | 187 pages
Describes how community groups throughout the United States have organized to change the system, not just join it  More Info

Men in Love

August 22, 1999 | 214 pages
Arguing that the personally and culturally complex concepts of love and emotional intimacy offer a more useful perspective for understanding male-male relations of the eighteenth century than scholarship which focuses exclusively on sexual behavior, Haggerty examines several eighteenth -century... More Info

Like Bread on the Seder Plate

April 1, 1998 | 224 pages
Few aspects of American military history have been as vigorously debated as Harry Truman's decision to use atomic bombs against Japan. In this carefully crafted volume, Michael Kort describes the wartime circumstances and thinking that form the context for the decision to use these weapons, surveys... More Info

Before Homosexuality in the Arab-Islamic World, 1500-1800

University of Chicago Press | March 2, 2009 | 224 pages
Attitudes toward homosexuality in the pre-modern Arab-Islamic world are commonly depicted as schizophrenic—visible and tolerated on one hand, prohibited by Islam on the other. Khaled El-Rouayheb argues that this apparent paradox is based on the anachronistic assumption that homosexuality is a... More Info

Queering the Underworld

University of Chicago Press | May 15, 2009 | 272 pages
At the start of the twentieth century, tales of “how the other half lives” experienced a surge in popularity. People looking to go slumming without leaving home turned to these narratives for spectacular revelations of the underworld and sordid details about the deviants who populated it. In... More Info

Before the Closet

University of Chicago Press | May 1, 2000 | 380 pages
Allen J. Frantzen challenges the long accepted view that the early Middle Ages tolerated and even fostered same-sex relations and that intolerance of homosexuality developed only late in the medieval period. Frantzen shows that in early medieval Europe, the Church did not tolerate same-sex acts, in... More Info


Harvest Books | January 14, 2008 | 323 pages
A journalist chronicles her volunteer work with four transgender high-school students in Los Angeles, describing the difficulties they face in reconciling their perceptions of themselves with the way that others view them.  More Info

The End of Gay

May 16, 2000 | 320 pages
Gay is a phase. Not something people go through in adolescence, but, like feminism, a cultural, historical movement, on the way to something bigger. Through the prism of his own sexual past and present, with a wide array of references to pop culture, literature and history, Archer traces the rise... More Info

In a Queer Country

Arsenal Pulp PressLtd | August 22, 2019 | 313 pages
Inviting readers to imagine simultaneously explore new topographies of sexuality and the state, this collection of essays offers a broad reconceptualisation of cultural issues ranging from law, history, fiction and film to national parks, urban neighbourhoods and fashion. Written with wit, iron and... More Info

Male bodies, women's souls

Routledge | February 6, 2007 | 181 pages
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Queer Bangkok

May 1, 2011 | 308 pages
The first years of the 21st century have marked a transition moment for all of Thailand's LGBT cultures. This book analyses the roles of the market and media in these transformations, and considers the ambiguous consequences that the growing commodification of queer lives have had for the LGBT... More Info


St. Martin's Griffin | June 1, 2005 | 352 pages
"Riveting...Not only the definitive examination of the riots but an absorbing history of pre-Stonewall America, and how the oppression and pent-up rage of those years finally ignited on a hot New York night." - Boston Globe In 1969, a series of riots over police action against The Stonewall Inn, a... More Info

The Queer Question

South End Pr | August 22, 1997 | 257 pages
In The Queer Question: Essays on Desire and Democracy, Scott Tucker issues a fierce clarion call to radicals and queers to be true to the democratic potential of the United States. In this collection of essays, Tucker targets homophobia and anti-sex sentiment within the traditional Left, racism and... More Info

Gay Power

Da Capo Press | May 17, 2007 | 390 pages
The definitive history of how the gay rights movement of the 1960s and 1970s sparked an American revolution that transformed a nation.  More Info

Conditional Spaces

December 5, 2011 | 194 pages
Dense living conditions in Hong Kong do not provide much privacy for lesbians and other sexual minorities living with their families. As a result, lesbians often locate alternative spaces to develop support networks with other women. Others reject the notion of lesbian spaces and instead assert... More Info

Boy-Wives and Female-Husbands

Palgrave Macmillan | February 3, 2001 | 352 pages
Claims concerning the presence and status of homosexuality in historic African cultures have become central points of contention in debates among contemporary African Americans. Some of those involved in the debate have even asserted that the original languages of Africa contained no words for gay... More Info

Smash the church, smash the state!

City Lights Publishers | June 1, 2009 | 303 pages
was a rallying cry for many in those days, and the lesbians, gay men and transgenders whose stories are collected here were frequently involved in battling oppression on many fronts. For the first time together in one volue, these writers share unique perspectives, occasional regrets and changes of... More Info

The Gay Archipelago

August 22, 2019 | 282 pages
The Gay Archipelago is the first book-length exploration of the lives of gay men in Indonesia, the world's fourth most populous nation and home to more Muslims than any other country. Based on a range of field methods, it explores how Indonesian gay and lesbian identities are shaped by nationalism... More Info

Queers in History

BenBella Books | September 1, 2009 | 587 pages
"Includes biographies of over 900 prominent people, from 2450 BC to today"--Cover.  More Info

An Unconventional Family

March 1, 2002 | 240 pages
Sandra Bem has written an autobiographical account of the Bems' nearly thirty-year marriage, which stands as both a personal history of the Bems' past & a social history of a key period in feminism's past. It is also a look into feminism's future, because of the Bems' children, now in their... More Info

Writing the Love of Boys

U of Minnesota Press | February 28, 2011 | 302 pages
A pioneering look at same-sex desire in Japanese modernist writing.  More Info

Cartographies of Desire

Univ of California Press | March 5, 2007 | 399 pages
"A remarkable and sorely needed synthesis of the best of traditional historiographical documentation and critically astute analysis and contextualization.  More Info

Roman passions

Hambledon Pr | June 8, 2009 | 248 pages
Immerse yourself in the sensual delights of Rome in all their guises.  More Info

Queer America

New Pr | March 15, 2011 | 304 pages
Placing GLBT people at the center of the history of the twentieth century, Vicki L. Eaklor’s Queer America: A People’s GLBT History of the United States is a major new effort to popularize a long-overlooked chapter in the American experience.  More Info


January 28, 2011 | 303 pages
Writer, artist, Manhattan gallery owner, and co-editor of theLittle Review, Jane Heap was one of the most dynamic figures of the international avant garde, creating a life that defined the "modernist experience" as a syncretic one. Deliberately seeking a low profile throughout her life, Heap has... More Info


Plume Books | May 1, 1994 | 330 pages
Since 1969, the word Stonewall has been synonymous with gay resistance to oppression. Yet remarkably, the full story of the Stonewall riots has never been told. Now historian Duberman profiles six early activists, whose lives intersected during the turbulent event that was to become the defining... More Info

Speaking Sex to Power

Cleis Pr | December 1, 2002 | 419 pages
From one of the most outspoken and intelligent commentators on controversial gay issues comes this radical collection of essays that often conflict with not only the conservative mainstream but also with much of current gay thinking too.  More Info

What Becomes You

Bison Books | April 1, 2008 | 299 pages
“Being a man, like being a woman, is something you have to learn,” Aaron Raz Link remarks. Few would know this better than the coauthor of What Becomes You, who began life as a girl named Sarah and twenty-nine years later began life anew as a gay man. As he transforms from female to male and... More Info

The Canadian War on Queers

University of British Columbia Press | July 1, 2010 | 554 pages
From the 1950s to the late 1990s, agents of the state spied on, interrogated, and harassed gays and lesbians in Canada, employing social ideologies and other practices to construct their targets as threats to society and enemies of the state. Based on official security documents and interviews with... More Info

Queering India

Psychology Press | August 22, 2019 | 252 pages
Queering India is the first book to provide an understanding of same-sex love and eroticism in Indian culture and society. The essays focus on pre-colonial, colonial, and post-colonial gay and lesbian life in India to provide a comprehensive look at a much neglected topic. The topics are... More Info

Pederasts and Others

Routledge | August 1, 2004 | 258 pages
Examine how a community of support in Nineteenth-Century Paris became a blueprint for modern sexual identity! A unique social history, Pederasts and Others: Urban Culture and Sexual Identity in Nineteenth-Century Paris is a valuable addition to the growing field of gay and lesbian studies.  More Info

The Gay Metropolis

June 10, 2007 | 418 pages
An entertaining and informative social and political history of modern gay life focuses on New York City, describing the growth of the gay rights movement and offering profiles of prominent gay figures since the end of World War II. Reprint.  More Info

Defiant Desire

Psychology Press | August 22, 1995 | 376 pages
Defiant Desire records the lives of lesbian and gay South Africans of all races as they have lived in the face of censure, denial and oppression. The history of gay identity in South Africa is here in its past and present aspects: from a drag salon in Woodstock to a gay "shebeen" in kwaThema; from... More Info

Before Stonewall

Routledge | August 22, 2019 | 424 pages
Explore the early history of the gay rights movement! In the words of editor Vern L. Bullough: “Although there was no single leader in the gay and lesbian community who achieved the fame and reputation of Martin Luther King, there were a large number of activists who put their careers and... More Info

Never Going Back

August 22, 2019 | 430 pages
Drawing on interviews with leading gay and lesbian activists across Canada, Warner chronicles and analyzes a tumultuous grassroots struggle for sexual liberation, legislated equality, and fundamental social change.  More Info

Sexuality In Medieval Europe

Psychology Press | August 22, 2019 | 200 pages
Combining research with original interpretations, and quoting sources from medieval Christian Europe, Jewish medieval culture and the Islamic world, this highly readable study provides an overview of medieval culture and how it developed sexual identities that were quite different from the... More Info

Gay and Lesbian Asia

Routledge | February 1, 2001 | 280 pages
How do Asian cultures construct queer genders, sexualities, and eroticism? Gay and Lesbian Asia demonstrates the astonishing diversity of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered identities in countries including Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, China, India, Indonesia, Singapore, and the Philippines.... More Info