Category: Feminism

Violence Against Women

University of Toronto Press | February 15, 2011 | 178 pages
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

Flaming Souls

May 1, 2012 | 160 pages
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


April 24, 2012 | 256 pages
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Caring for/caring about

University of Toronto Press | January 2, 2004 | 200 pages
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


Paragon House | September 1, 2012 | 320 pages
"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

Gender Outlaws

Seal Pr | August 31, 2010 | 302 pages
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.  More Info

Halsted Plays Himself

Semiotext | October 28, 2011 | 216 pages
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

Femicide Machine,Th

MIT Press | January 13, 2012 | 135 pages
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

The End of Men

Riverhead Books (Hardcover) | September 11, 2012 | 310 pages
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

The New Feminist Agenda

Chelsea Green Publishing | April 23, 2012 | 288 pages
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.  More Info

Revolution at Point Zero

Pm Press | October 5, 2012 | 188 pages
Collects 35 years of essays on feminism, as well as critiques of capitalism, in a book that looks at elder care, labor, sex and reproduction and more. Original.  More Info

Sex, Race and Class-The Perspective of Winning

PM Press | March 1, 2012 | 300 pages
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

Fighting to Serve

September 20, 2012 | 280 pages
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.  More Info


Zed Books | September 15, 2012 | 208 pages
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

Dangerous brown men

August 1, 2008 | 170 pages
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

Afghan Women

Zed Books | August 15, 2007 | 176 pages
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

Sexuality in Muslim Contexts

Zed Books | November 27, 2012 | 288 pages
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.  More Info

Quiet Rumours

A K PressDistribution | December 11, 2012 | 160 pages
Long out of print, a new revised and expanded edition of AK's classic anarcha-feminist compendium!  More Info

Women of Brave Mettle

October 15, 2012 | 224 pages
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

My Breasts, My Choice

Sumach Pr | April 17, 2003 | 172 pages
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

Writing the Revolution

Second Story Press | September 30, 2011 | 304 pages
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

Women Who Care

September 15, 2010 | 178 pages
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

In the Wings

August 15, 2012 | 162 pages
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

The Second Shift

Penguin Paperbacks | January 31, 2012 | 352 pages
A landmark study of two-career parents, and a compassionate inside view of ten couples struggling to find time and energy for jobs, children and marriage.  More Info

Unlikely Collaboration

Columbia Univ Pr | August 12, 2011 | 274 pages
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

Transgender 101

May 15, 2012 | 168 pages
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

Girl Land

Reagan Arthur Books | January 12, 2012 | 224 pages
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.  More Info

Flagrant Conduct

W W Norton & Company Incorporated | March 12, 2012 | 352 pages
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.  More Info

Gay L.A.

Univ of California Pr | August 3, 2009 | 448 pages
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

Blueprints for Building Better Girls

Simon and Schuster | September 6, 2011 | 240 pages
Author of Use Me, Elissa Schappell's extraordinary book, Blueprints for Building Better Girls, is a brilliantly rendered collection of short stories.  More Info

Changing Difference

Polity | September 16, 2011 | 180 pages
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

The Return of Feminist Liberalism

Acumen Publishing | July 20, 2011 | 352 pages
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.  More Info

Feminism Seduced

Paradigm Pub | January 30, 2010 | 293 pages
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.  More Info

Documenting First Wave Feminisms

January 14, 2012 | 656 pages
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.  More Info

Arab & Arab American feminisms

Syracuse Univ Pr | November 30, 2010 | 389 pages
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

Legalizing Prostitution

New York Univ Pr | December 1, 2011 | 284 pages
"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

Policing Pleasure

New York Univ Pr | December 1, 2011 | 229 pages
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.  More Info


New York Univ Pr | August 1, 2011 | 283 pages
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.  More Info


Duke University Press Books | December 13, 2011 | 500 pages
A definitive collection of Rubin’s essays of feminist and queer theory.  More Info

Women, Gender, and Terrorism

December 1, 2011 | 224 pages
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

Women Are Heroes

Harry N Abrams Inc | May 1, 2012 | 360 pages
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

Sex Scandals in American Politics

Continuum Intl Pub Group | September 15, 2011 | 208 pages
"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

Canadian Women's Issues

James Lorimer & Company | June 1, 1995 | 500 pages
Preface Acknowledgements 1.The Politics of the Domestic Sphere Documents Ruth Roach Pierson 2. Paid Work Documents Marjorie Griffen Cohen 3. Education and Training Documents Ruth Roach Pierson 4. Feminisms Effect on Economic Policy Documents Marjorie Griffen Cohen 5. Global Issues Documente Ruth... More Info

Criminalizing women

Fernwood Publishing Co., Ltd. | August 1, 2006 | 382 pages
This reference focuses on the key issues addressed by feminists in their engagement with criminology over the past four decades. Exploring women's lives as "errant females," this volume maps out the connections between the choices women make and their environment as linked to the wider... More Info

Intimate Wars

The Feminist Press at CUNY | January 10, 2012 | 336 pages
"As a girl, Merle Hoffman knew she was destined for greatness--she just didn't know which stage she would act upon. Coming of age amidst the cries for reproductive freedom and the rise of modern feminism, Hoffman saw her chance to become a pioneer in an exciting new field: she would run one of the... More Info

I Dare to Say

Zephyr Press | February 1, 2012 | 288 pages
Featuring the real-life experiences of contemporary African women who tell of atrocities, pain, motherhood, marriage, love, and courage in their daily life, this gripping collection brings greater awareness to a continuing struggle. Denied a voice by their own culture for centuries, these women... More Info

Madonna and Me

March 13, 2012 | 272 pages
Collects pieces on the popular singer by women writers, covering a wide range of opinions on her life, her creative work, her sexuality, and her social significance.  More Info

Forced Marriage

July 15, 2011 | 288 pages
Forced Marriage brings together leading practitioners and researchers from the disciplines of criminology, sociology and law. Together the contributors provide an international, multi-disciplinary perspective that offers a compelling alternative to prevailing conceptualisations of the problem of... More Info

The New Maids

August 15, 2011 | 240 pages
The New Maids is a pioneering book, grounded on rich, empirical evidence, which examines the relationship between globalization, transnationalism, gender and the care economy. Expertly addressing the thorny questions that surround the increasing number of migrant domestic workers and cleaners,... More Info

Women and war in the Middle East

July 1, 2009 | 285 pages
Women and War in the Middle East critically examines how the experiences of women in conflict and post-conflict situations are shaped by the interactions between groups such as women's movements, diaspora communities, national governments, non-governmental actors and multilateral bodies.... More Info