Category: Feminism

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

Sexuality In Medieval Europe

Psychology Press | May 30, 2017 | 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
$36.95

Roman passions

Hambledon Pr | June 8, 2009 | 248 pages
Immerse yourself in the sensual delights of Rome in all their guises.  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
$22.95

Growing Up Before Stonewall

May 30, 1994 | 177 pages
Presents an examination of the experiences of eleven American gay men, ranging from the military to the seminary and from gay bars to heterosexual marriages, who found their sexual identity in the hostile social environment prior to the gay liberation movement. Simultaneous.  More Info

Stonewall

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

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

Never Going Back

May 30, 2017 | 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
$26.00

Queer Street

W. W. Norton & Company | January 1, 2005 | 592 pages
A startling anecdotal history of gay life in twentieth-century New York explores the confluence of historical and social factors that made Manhattan a mecca for homosexuals in the second half of this century. Reprint. 13,000 first printing.  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
$31.50

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

Are We 'Persons' Yet?

May 30, 1999 | 474 pages
In 1929 women were declared ?persons? under the British North America Act. Seventy years later a similar move is afoot to establish constitutional personhood for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, and transgendered people.  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

Queering Anarchism

A K PressDistribution | February 12, 2013 | 240 pages
Queer is a state of being, not a sexual preference. Find out what it means to queer the world.  More Info

Feminism Without Borders

Duke University Press Books | February 28, 2003 | 310 pages
DIVBringing together classic and new writings of the trailblazing feminist theorist Chandra Talpade Mohanty, Feminism without Borders addresses some of the most pressing and complex issues facing contemporary feminism. Forging vital links between daily life and collective action and between theory... More Info

The Fragile Wisdom

Harvard University Press | January 14, 2013 | 329 pages
Women’s physiology evolved to aid reproduction, not to reduce disease. Any trait—however detrimental to post-reproductive health—is preserved in the next generation if it increases the chances of having offspring who will survive and reproduce. For this reason, the author argues, many common... More Info

New South Asian Feminisms

Zed Books | January 22, 2013 | 240 pages
South Asian Feminism is in crisis. Under constant attack from right-wing nationalism and religious fundamentalism and co-opted by "NGOisation" and neoliberal state agendas, once autonomous and radical forms of feminist mobilization have been ideologically fragmented and replaced. It is time to... More Info

How to Be a Woman

Harper Perennial | July 17, 2012 | 320 pages
Though they have the vote and the Pill and haven't been burned as witches since 1727, life isn't exactly a stroll down the catwalk for modern women. They are beset by uncertainties and questions: Why are they supposed to get Brazilians? Why do bras hurt? Why the incessant talk about babies? And do... More Info

Seeking the Straight and Narrow

January 9, 2012 | 296 pages
Losing weight and changing your sexual orientation are both notoriously difficult to do successfully. Yet many faithful evangelical Christians believe that thinness and heterosexuality are godly ideals—and that God will provide reliable paths toward them for those who fall short. Seeking the... More Info
$22.00

Created equal

Palgrave Macmillan | September 1, 2009 | 208 pages
A first entry in a new series, written in conjunction with Amnesty International, evaluates the global issue of women's rights as demonstrated by arenas ranging from prostitution and abortion to education and slavery. Original.  More Info

Touching Encounters

University of Chicago Press | September 15, 2012 | 232 pages
Often depicted as deviant or pathological by public health researchers, psychoanalysts, and sexologists, male-with-male sex and sex work is, in fact, an increasingly mainstream pursuit. Based on a qualitative investigation of the practices involved in male-with-male—or m4m—Internet escorting,... More Info

Global and the Inti

May 22, 2012 | 325 pages
By placing the global and the intimate in near relation, sixteen essays by prominent feminist scholars and authors forge a distinctively feminist approach to questions of transnational relations, economic development, and intercultural exchange. This pairing enables personal modes of writing and... More Info

Sex and World Peace

July 30, 2012 | 320 pages
Backed up by a detailed analysis, tables and color maps, the authors argue that violence against women adversely affects all levels of society, and ultimately the security of a nation, and offer ways to heal the wounds of violence against women on both a micro and macro level.  More Info

Push Comes To Shove

MIT Press (MA) | September 21, 2012 | 312 pages
The new celebration of women's aggression in contemporary culture, from Kill Bill andPrime Suspect to the artists group Toxic Titties.  More Info

Recoding Gender

MIT Press | October 5, 2012 | 247 pages
Today, women earn a relatively low percentage of computer science degrees and holdproportionately few technical computing jobs. Meanwhile, the stereotype of the male "computergeek" seems to be everywhere in popular culture. Few people know that women were a significantpresence in the early decades... More Info

Sex Changes

St. Martin's Press | November 13, 2012 | 304 pages
What do you do when the other woman is your husband? A wife's memoir of her husband's sex change Christine Benvenuto had been married for more than twenty years—with three young children—when her husband turned to her one night in bed and said "I’m thinking constantly about my gender." He was... More Info

When Women Were Birds

Farrar Straus & Giroux | April 10, 2012 | 224 pages
The author of the memoir Refuge offers a meditation on the meaning of a strange legacy that her mother left her--three shelves of the elder woman's "journals," all discovered by the author after her mother's death to be empty.  More Info

The Vagina Monologues

Villard | December 26, 2007 | 222 pages
Drawing on her conversations with hundreds of women about their genitalia, the author presents a tenth anniversary collection--by turns hilarious, irreverent, and poignant--of performance pieces from her award-winning one-woman show that give voice to real women's deepest fantasies and fears, and... More Info

Je, tu, nous

February 26, 2007 | 138 pages
Exploring women's experiences of motherhood, abortion, the AIDS crisis and the beauty industry, this book presents one of the most important thinkers of our day in her own words. A passionate celebrator of 'sexual difference', Luce Irigaray was never simply after the social equality that her... More Info
$25.95

Gender Trouble

May 12, 2006 | 236 pages
Since its publication in 1990, Gender Trouble has become one of the key works of contemporary feminist theory, and an essential work for anyone interested in the study of gender, queer theory, or the politics of sexuality in culture.  More Info

Women, Culture & Politics

Vintage | February 19, 1990 | 238 pages
The issues of racism, violence, health, children, education, and peace, as they affect the lives of women are considered on a global scale  More Info
$19.95

The Straight State

July 5, 2011 | 320 pages
Presents a study of federal regulation of homosexulity, arguing that the United States government systematically penalized homosexuals and gave rise to their second-class citizenship.  More Info
$29.95

Bar Codes

Univ of British Columbia Pr | August 30, 2007 | 242 pages
Examines women lawyers' attempts to reconcile their professional obligations with other aspects of their lives; charts the life courses of women who constitute a first wave -- an avant-garde -- in a profession designed by men, for men, where formal codes of conduct and subtle cultural norms promote... More Info

Sexual Assault in Canada

September 29, 2012 | 836 pages
A challenging look at the state of sexual assault law, legal practice and activism in Canada.  More Info
$24.95

Misconceptions

University of Toronto Press | September 30, 2007 | 258 pages
" In 1921, despite the passing of legislation intended to ease the consequences of illegitimacy for children (Children of Unmarried Parents Act), reformers in Ontario made no effort to improve the status of unwed mothers. Furthermore, the reforms that were passed served as models for legislation in... More Info

On Making Sense

Stanford University Press | October 31, 2012 | 216 pages
On Making Sense juxtaposes texts produced by black, Latino, and Asian queer writers and artists to understand how knowledge is acquired and produced in contexts of racial and gender oppression. From James Baldwin's 1960s novel Another Country to Margaret Cho's turn-of-the-century stand-up comedy,... More Info

Markets and Bodies

December 7, 2011 |
Insulated from the dust, noise, and crowds churning outside, China's luxury hotels are staging areas for the new economic and political landscape of the country. These hotels, along with other emerging service businesses, offer an important, new source of employment for millions of workers, but... More Info

Gaga Feminism

Beacon Press (MA) | September 18, 2012 | 157 pages
Analyzes the transformative political and societal shifts of recent decades that have paved the way for revolutionary conceptualizations of gender and marriage, using Lady Gaga as a symbol of a new era that embraces sexual fluidity.  More Info
$25.25

Circuits of Visibility

New York Univ Pr | July 18, 2011 | 317 pages
circuits of visibility explores transnational media environments as a way to understand the gendered constructions and contradictions that support globalization, with special emphasis on global feminist perspectives. Exploring the ways in which gendered subjects are produced and defined in media... More Info

Intersexuality and the Law

New York Univ Pr | January 1, 2012 | 184 pages
The term "intersex" evokes diverse images, typically of people who are both male and female or neither male nor female. Neither vision is accurate. The millions of people with an intersex condition, or DSD (disorder of sex development), are men or women whose sex chromosomes, gonads, or sex anatomy... More Info

Women, Gender, and Fascism in Europe, 1919-45

August 27, 2003 | 275 pages
What attracts women to far-right movements that appear to denigrate them? This question has vexed feminist scholars for decades, and has led to lively debates in the academy. During the 1980s, scholars produced many studies of women, gender, and fascism in twentieth-century Europe.  More Info

I Am an Emotional Creature

Villard | January 25, 2011 | 176 pages
The best-selling author of The Vagina Monologues presents a series of provocative essays that capture the voices of adolescent women from a variety of cultures, from a Westchester teen who rejects the demands of popularity to a Republic of Congo sex slave. Reprint.  More Info

Margaret Sanger

Hill and Wang | November 8, 2011 | 368 pages
In this lively new biography, an historian argues convincingly that Margaret Sanger deserves the vaunted place in feminist history she once held. Baker's nuanced account of Sanger's life emphasizes the passion of her convictions.  More Info

Body Drift

U of Minnesota Press | October 22, 2012 | 184 pages
As exemplary representatives of a form of critical feminism, the writings of Judith Butler, Katherine Hayles, and Donna Haraway offer entry into the great crises of contemporary society, politics, and culture. Butler leads readers to rethink the boundaries of the human in a time of perpetual war.... More Info

Families Apart

U of Minnesota Press | January 24, 2012 | 263 pages
How temporary migration programs haunt the lives of families long after they have reunited  More Info

Trafficking Women's Human Rights

August 1, 2011 | 152 pages
How images of sex trafficking produce notions of race, sex, and citizenship  More Info

Demonic Grounds

May 3, 2006 | 190 pages
IIn a long overdue contribution to geography and social theory, Katherine McKittrick offers a new and powerful interpretation of black women’s geographic thought. In Canada, the Caribbean, and the United States, black women inhabit diasporic locations marked by the legacy of violence and slavery.... More Info

Women Who Opt Out

April 2, 2012 | 216 pages
In a much-publicized and much-maligned 2003 New York Times article, “The Opt-Out Revolution,” the journalist Lisa Belkin made the controversial argument that highly educated women who enter the workplace tend to leave upon marrying and having children.  More Info

Opacity and the Closet

U of Minnesota Press | April 25, 2012 | 224 pages
Looking beyond the closet at the lives and works of renowned queer public figures  More Info
$23.95

Freedom with Violence

Duke University Press Books | October 3, 2011 | 318 pages
Explores the relationship between race, knowledge, and violence that underpins U.S. modernity.  More Info

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