Looks at the history of economic development in India and how women are surviving the crises that are the result of development and are creating and safeguarding sources of knowledge and a vision for the future.
As celebrities sporting "baby bumps," politicians, Olympic athletes, and talk show guests, mothers are ubiquitous throughout U.S. media and popular culture. Like lightning rods, these high-profile mothers attract accolades and judgments associated with ideals of female sexuality, gender roles, and... More Info
If feminist studies and transgender studies are so intimately connected, why are they not more deeply integrated? Offering multidisciplinary models for this assimilation, the vibrant essays in Transfeminist Perspectives in and beyond Transgender and Gender Studies suggest timely and necessary... More Info
In Violence Against Women, award-winning author Walter S. DeKeseredy offers a passionate but well-documented sociological overview of a sobering problem. He starts by outlining the scope of the challenge and debunks current attempts to label intimate violence as gender neutral. He then lays bare... More Info
While there has been increased attention to issues of sexuality in the Caribbean over the past decade, there continue to be very few in-depth ethnographic studies of sexual minorities in this region. A timely addition to the literature, Flaming Souls explores public discourses focusing on... More Info
Women are estimated to comprise nearly 80% of both paid and unpaid care workers, yet their numbers do not coincide with their influence. Caring For/Caring About explores the complex nature of caring in Canadian society today. It examines the current research on women, home care and unpaid... More Info
"Its chapters by experts in genocide studies, this book, which includes key documents and discussion questions, concentrates on diverse historic and contemporary atrocities to focus the challenges to male behavior, international law, and political actionthat arise from the agony of rape used as a... More Info
Collects and contextualizes the work of transgendered and genderqueer thinkers, and includes essays, art, commentary, and personal narratives from people across the transsexual spectrum who believe in living barrier-breaking lives.
In Ciudad Juarez, a territorial power normalized barbarism. This anomalous ecologymutated into a femicide machine: an apparatus that didn't just create the conditions for the murdersof dozens of women and little girls, but developed the institutions that guarantee impunity forthose crimes and even... More Info
Fred Halsted's L.A. Plays Itself (1972) was gay porn's first masterpiece: a sexually explicit, autobiographical, experimental film whose New York screening left even Salvador Dalí repeatedly muttering "new information for me." Halsted, a self-taught filmmaker, shot the film over a period of three... More Info
A full-length report based on the author's Atlantic cover story argues that a radical shift in power dynamics between men and women at every level of society is having profound implications for marriage, sex, children, work and more, demonstrating the radically different and promising ways today's... More Info
Looks at the current state of women's rights in the United States, highlighting the difficulty of juggling career and family, and focusing on the gap between American women and women in other nations around the world.
Branching off Marx's theories of class struggle, this impressive collection of essays on workers' rights as they pertains to women's rights aims to educate and inform those interested in radical feminist labor theory. Arguing that class struggle manifests itself as the conflict between the... More Info
Describes the formation, mission, and history of Servicemembers United, an organization for gay and lesbian servicemembers discharged under the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" provision and successfully fought for its repeal.
Anti-porn feminism is back. Countering the ongoing "pornification" of Western culture and society, anti-porn movements are powerfully re-emerging among a new generation of feminist activists in the UK and worldwide. Anti-Porn: The Resurgence of Anti-Porn Feminism examines the ways in which the new... More Info
This book looks at how Afghan women have fought repression and challenged stereotypes, both within the country and in diasporas in Iran, Pakistan, the US and the UK. Covering topics from the Taliban and the impact of 9/11 to the role of NGOs and the growth of the opium economy, Rostami-Povey gets... More Info
The book explores women's resistance against the policing of sexuality in Muslim societies. Many Muslim majority countries still use religious discourse to enforce stigmatization and repression of those who do not conform to sexual norms.
In asking such questions, Gargi Bhattacharyya considers how the concepts of imperialism, feminism, terror and security can be applied, in order to build on the influential debates about the sexualised character of colonialism. She examines the way in which western imperial violence has been... More Info
How can breast and chest surgery redefine one's body? How do these surgical procedures affect someone's health -- or their sense of self? "My Breasts, My Choice" answers these questions with moving personal stories, thoughtful, artistic photography and well-chosen medical information. A range of... More Info
In this much-anticipated second volume in the Extraordinary Women Anthology series, Diana French follows up on Gumption and Grit with more stories of the women who have contributed, or who are still contributing, to the vibrant mosaic that is the Cariboo Chilcotin. The area has more than its share... More Info
A collection of journalist Michele Landsberg's Toronto Star columns, where she was a regular columnist for more than twenty-five years between 1978 and 2005. Michele has chosen her favorite and most relevant columns, using them as a lens to reflect on the the second wave of feminism and the issues... More Info
In her third year of medical training - discouraged by how little focus there was on caring - a young woman was faced with a decision: she could throw her hands up and quit or she could risk speaking up and work toward change. She decided to send out a call for submissions, asking women to share... More Info
A collection of seventeen stories with an introduction by editor Bernadette Rule. Most of these stories would come under the genre of historical fiction, as the writers were challenged to use the tools of fiction to bring these women back to life. The details of time and place are all authentic and... More Info
In 1941, the Jewish American writer and avant-garde icon Gertrude Stein embarked on one of the strangest intellectual projects of her life: translating for an American audience the speeches of Marshal Philippe Pétain, head of state for the collaborationist Vichy government. From 1941 to 1943,... More Info
Written by a social worker, popular educator, and transgender man, this well-rounded resource combines an accessible portrait of transgenderism with a rich history of transgender life and unique experiences of discrimination. The first guide to treat transgenderism as a distinct topic of study,... More Info
An essayist describes the modern transition from girl to woman and discusses the changes that have taken place in the process over the past 30 years while still finding that the landmarks through the journey have remained remarkably the same. 40,000 first printing.
Provides a detailed legal history and examines the motives of all players involved with the landmark Supreme Court gay rights case that protected consenting adults' rights, regardless of sexual preference, in the bedroom. 20,000 first printing.
Drawing upon untouched archives of documents and photographs and more than 200 new interviews, the authors chart L.A.Us unique gay history, and show how geography, economic opportunity, and a constant influx of new people created a city that was more compatible to gay life than any other in... More Info
Translated by CAROLYN SHREAD In the post-feminist age the fact that 'woman' finds herself deprived of her 'essence' only confirms, paradoxically, a very ancient state of affairs: 'woman' has never been able to define herself in any other way than in terms of the violence done to her. Violence alone... More Info
A central issue in feminist political theory in recent decades has been whether liberalism can continue to serve feminist purposes in gaining the reforms needed for women to lead fuller and freer lives or if feminism's association with liberalism should be relegated to the past.
In a pioneering reinterpretation of the role of mainstream feminism, Eisenstein shows how the ruling elites of developed countries utilize women's labor and the ideas of women's liberation and empowerment to maintain their economic and political power, both at home and abroad.
Using primary documents dating from the abolitionist movement to the Second World War, Maureen Moynagh and Nancy Forestell investigate the tensions inherent in organizing early transnational feminist movements.
"Some towns in Nevada have legal brothels where sex can be bought lawfully, yet in Las Vegas, prostitutes and their patrons are regularly prosecuted for exchanging sex for money, just as they are elsewhere in the United States. While sex work has long been controversial, it has become even more... More Info
Mónica waits in the Anti-Venereal Medical Service of the Zona Galactica, the legal, state-run brothel where she works in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico. Surrounded by other sex workers, she clutches the Sanitary Control Card that deems her registered with the city, disease-free, and able to work.
In this collection, Arab and Arab American feminists enlist their intimate experiences to challenge simplistic and long-held assumptions about gender, sexuality, and commitments to feminism and justice-centered struggles. Contributors hail from multiple geographical sites, spiritualities,... More Info
What queer lives, loves and possibilities teem within suburbia's little boxes? Moving beyond the imbedded urban/rural binary, Relocationsoffers the first major queer cultural study of sexuality, race and representation in the suburbs.
In the last decade the world has witnessed a rise in women’s participation in terrorism. Women, Gender, and Terrorism explores women’s relationship with terrorism, with a keen eye on the political, gender, racial, and cultural dynamics of the contemporary world. Throughout most of the twentieth... More Info
Guerilla street artist JR traveled to Sierra Leone, Liberia, Sudan, Kenya, Brazil, India, and Cambodia to seek out women struggling in their everyday lives and, in his words, “to take their stories around the world.” Pasting mural-size portraits of his subjects into their own communities—on... More Info
"From the misbehavior of President Clinton to Governor Mark Sanfordżs Argentinean tryst, sex scandals have become a prominent feature of American public life. This unique collection of essays explains why politicians elected for their leadership and promises of ethical behavior risk their career,... More Info