2022 National Women's Studies Association

NWSA.22

 

Welcome to our virtual booth for the National Women's Studies Association annual conference. Check out our new and recent titles below!

Use code ZNWS22 at checkout to save 30% through 12/13/22!

Working on a project? Our editors would love to hear about it!

Rebecca Colesworthy, Sr. Acquisitions Editor
Areas of focus: African American Studies (Humanities); Education (Higher Education, Multicultural, and Social Justice); Indigenous Studies; Latin American, Latinx, and Iberian Studies; Literary and Cultural Studies; Queer Studies; Women’s and Gender Studies
rebecca.colesworthy@sunypress.edu

Browse our Journals:

philoSOPHIA

Palimpsest

Showing 1-86 of 86 titles.
Sort by:

Crossing Boundaries and Confounding Identity

Examines literary, historical, and cultural portrayals of Chinese women, across centuries and continents.

Ana M. López

Brings together Ana M. López's field-defining essays on Latin American film and media in one indispensable volume.

Distancing Representations in Transgender Film

Argues that transgender representations in film make it more difficult for cisgender people to understand the experiences of transgender people and for transgender people to fully participate in public life.

Feminists Reclaim Mentorship

Feminists revisit their mixed experiences of mentoring and being mentored to reclaim mentorship as a project for new generations.

Erotic Testimonies

Asks how Black women tap into their feelings to develop ways to live freely.

Introduction to LGBTQ+ Studies

This textbook offers accessible, academically sound information on a wide range of LGBTQ+ topics. The 12 chapters cover LGBTQ+ history, culture, and Queer Theory, but also explore LGBTQ+ relationships, families, parenting, health, and education - as well as a separate chapter on how to conduct research on LGBTQ+ topics.

Ladies' Day at the Capitol

First history of New York's women legislators within the larger story of New York State politics.

Woman-Centered Brazilian Cinema

Illuminates the complex factors that have helped or hindered creative work by and about women in the twenty-first-century Brazilian film industry.

Moving across Differences

Explores how discussion of LGBTQ+ themes in a high-school literature course can foster ethical engagement among students.

Jewish Women and the Defense of Palestine

By Meir Chazan
Translated by Meir Chazan
Subjects: Area Studies

Examines the struggle of Jewish women to join defense and military activities during the decades leading up to the Israeli War of Independence.

Servant-Leadership, Feminism, and Gender Well-Being

Combines servant-leadership and feminism into a new understanding of leadership.

Normality, Abnormality, and Pathology in Merleau-Ponty

Drawing on Merleau-Ponty offers new insights into our understandings of health and illness, ability and disability, and the scientific and cultural practices that both enable and limit our capacity for diverse experiences.

Racial Equity on College Campuses

Offers insight into race-based disparities in higher education and practical tools for advancing racial equity on college and university campuses.

How Trump and the Christian Right Saved LGBTI Human Rights

Traces the Trump administration's surprising support for LGBTI human rights abroad to Trump's indifference and the cynicism and political interests of Christian conservative elites.

Resist, Organize, Build

Juxtaposes feminist and queer activism in Britain and the United States in the face of resurgent conservatism during the 1980s.

The Future of the World Is Open

Conversations with prominent Italian feminist thinkers Lea Melandri, Luisa Muraro, and Adriana Cavaero, as well as three essays - appearing in English for the first time - by author, journalist, and renown political figure Rossana Rossanda.

Between Camp and Cursi

Examines how contemporary Mexican literature uses humor to contest heteronormativity.

Stakes Is High

A rich, authentic account of eight young Black men's experiences on their paths to and through college.

Moving for Marriage

Comparative, ethnographic study of women who migrate for marriage in rural north India.

The Space of the Transnational

Challenges and reimagines transnational feminism by analyzing the concept of ummah, or community, in Muslim women's writing.

Under the Bed of Heaven

Explores how concepts of sex in heaven can inform Christian sexual ethics in ways that challenge traditional norms and open new possibilities.

Thinking Ecologically, Thinking Responsibly

Engages and extends the feminist philosopher Lorraine Code’s groundbreaking work on epistemology and ethics.

Virgin Capital

Ethnography situating the contemporary financial services industry in the US Virgin Islands within broader histories of racial capitalism and gender inequality.

From Pariah to Priority

Incorporates a unique diplomatic, insider perspective to explain the unexpected incorporation of LGBTI rights into American and Swedish foreign policies.

Lives beyond Borders

Examines how contemporary US migrant women's life writing adapts autobiographical genres to call for social change benefiting minoritized communities.

Horizons of Difference

Edited collection engaging Luce Irigaray's work and pushing it in important new directions.

Otherwise Than the Binary

Examines traditional sites of binary thinking in ancient Greek texts and culture to demonstrate surprising ambiguity, especially with regard to sexual difference.

Singing the Goddess into Place

Explores how a folk ballad in southern India transforms the landscape and embeds the deities that are its subject within the social worlds of their devotees.

White Cottage, White House

Argues that Irish American masculinity functioned to negotiate, consolidate, and reinforce hegemonic whiteness in Hollywood cinema from 1930 to 1960.

Smooth Operating and Other Social Acts

An engaging homage to African American resilience and resourcefulness in US literature and culture.

Black Lives Matter in US Schools

A powerful anthology on the role of curricula in perpetuating—and resisting—oppression.

Lichen Tufts, from the Alleghanies

An important and prescient early example of US environmental writing with a profound sense of consciousness and appreciation for the natural world.

Screening #MeToo

Considers how Hollywood films since the 1960s have both reflected and shaped attitudes toward rape and sexual violence.

Engaging Italy

By Etta M. Madden
Subjects: Literature

Traces literary and social connections among three American women navigating the changing political landscape of 1860s and '70s Italy.

Tales from Du Bois

Offers a new framework for understanding Du Bois's poetics and politics, including the concept of double consciousness, by tracing the trope of the cross-caste romance across his fiction.

Mary Frank

Presents sculpture, painting, drawings, prints, and photographs from throughout the artist's illustrious career.

Ida Rubinstein

The critical biography of a dynamic and under-represented figure who produced and starred in some of the most innovative works of her day.

Black Women and Public Health

Moves Black women's voices and experiences from the margins to the center of conversations about public health.

Contemporary Italian Women Philosophers

A unique portrayal of the theoretical positions of eleven Italian women thinkers who share the practice of philosophy and extend philosophical work and interests beyond the realm of the discipline strictly defined.

Making the Case

Analyzes the value of using case-based methodologies to address contemporary social justice issues in philosophy.

Poetics of Breathing

A comparative study of breath and breathing as a core poetic and compositional principle in modern literature.

Antigone in the Americas

Argues for a decolonial reinterpretation of Sophocles’ classical tragedy, Antigone, that can help us to rethink the anti-colonial politics of militant mourning in the Americas.

More Than Our Pain

Covering rage and grief, as well as joy and fatigue, examines how Black Lives Matter activists, and the artists inspired by them, have mobilized for social justice.

The Other/Argentina

Argues that Jewishness is an essential element of Argentina’s self-fashioning as a modern nation.

Sappho's Legacy

Examines women’s food cooperatives and local dining venues on the Greek island of Lesvos and how tourism, gender, and sexualities inform the creation of these alternative economies.

Nos/Otras

Offers a timely reconsideration of the writings of Gloria Anzaldúa, treating issues of multiplicitous agency, identarian politics, and the stakes of coalition building as core themes in the author's work.

Fracture Feminism

Shows how feminist writing in British Romanticism developed alternatives to linear time.

Antigone's Sisters

An original and innovative exploration of Antigone, femininity, and love in various cosmological, philosophical, and theological contexts.

Battling the Prince

This political memoir exposes the weaknesses of democratic culture in the United States and suggests ways to strengthen it in the face of rising authoritarianism.

Gendered Lives

A gender studies textbook that takes an anthropological approach.

Mexico Unmanned

Demonstrates how transhistorical myths of masculinity are both perpetuated and challenged in recent Mexican cinema.

Sisterlocking Discoarse

Follows a Black woman's forty-year career in academia, sharing how race and gender can disrupt and enhance the professional and the personal, from leadership and policies to family life.

This Bridge Called My Back, Fortieth Anniversary Edition

Fortieth anniversary edition of the foundational text of women of color feminism.

Life after the Revolution

Shares the unique story of a Christmas tree farm in Poughkeepsie, New York, where, for over four decades, women artists boldly built a space where they could create community and art together.

Unruly Catholic Feminists

Third- and fourth-wave feminists write about their experiences with Catholicism and their visions for the future of women in the Church.

South of the Future

Unique interdisciplinary analysis of gendered and racialized economies of care in South Asia and the Americas.

Teaching Race in Perilous Times

Multidisciplinary anthology on teaching issues of race and racism in US college classrooms.

Black Women's Yoga History

Examines how Black women elders have managed stress, emphasizing how self-care practices have been present since at least the mid-nineteenth century, with roots in African traditions.

Beyond Gold and Diamonds

The first book to examine and establish characteristics of the British South African novel.

Death Rights

Analyzes how literary representations of suicide have reinforced antiblackness in the modern world.

Media-Ready Feminism and Everyday Sexism

Unique empirically grounded analysis of how audiences negotiate sexism and feminism across media, from popular television shows to dating apps.

Screen Love

Engaging analysis of men-seeking-men media as paradoxical sites of both self-marketing and radical queer sociality.

Charlotte Brontë at the Anthropocene

Forges a fresh interpretation of Charlotte Brontë’s oeuvre as a response to ecological instability.

Tastemakers and Tastemaking

Considers how and why taste persists in the analysis of Mexican film and television by looking at key figures and their impact on the curation of violence.

Capitán Latinoamérica

Analyzes contemporary superhero-themed cinema, television, and web series in Latin America.

Plantation Politics and Campus Rebellions

Argues that plantation life, its racialized inequities, and the ongoing struggle against them are embedded in not only the physical structures but also the everyday workings of higher education.

An Unfinished Revolution

The story of the suffrage movement and the ongoing struggle for women’s rights through the lens of one family’s history.

Boy-Wives and Female Husbands

A significant contribution to anthropology, history, and gender studies that reveals the denials of homosexuality in traditional and contemporary African societies to be rooted in colonialist ideologies.

Women's Activism and New Media in the Arab World

Critically evaluates the rapid changes that have happened in women’s lives in the contemporary Middle East due to globalization and the increasing popularity of modern technology and social media use.

Angel on a Freight Train

By Peter C. Baldwin
Subjects: History

The story of a nineteenth-century New Yorker’s struggle to reconcile his same-sex erotic desires with his commitment to a Christian life.

Jouissance

A comprehensive discussion of an important but elusive Lacanian concept within the field of psychoanalysis, as well as its relevance for philosophy, literature, gender, and queer studies.

The Politics of Right Sex

Examines the limitations of rights-based mobilization and litigation for advancing the interests of trans individuals in the contemporary United States.

Suffrage and Its Limits

Reflects on the legacy and limits of suffrage in New York State as a way to understand present-day issues with women's social and political rights, as well proposes ideas for future progress.

Sankofa

Explores the complex interplay of race and culture in the doctoral experiences of African American students.

Queer Freedom : Black Sovereignty

Evocative, innovative ethnography of spiritual practices and forms of queer, black, and indigenous life in the Dominican Republic.

Thinking Life with Luce Irigaray

A broad exploration of Irigaray’s philosophy of life and living.

Djinn

The gripping memoir of a young man’s struggle with his sexuality and Muslim identity, culminating in his rise to the Dutch Parliament.

Manufactured Uncertainty

By Lorraine Code
Subjects: Philosophy

Wide-ranging critique of the epistemological and ethical assumptions that underlie contemporary debates concerning climate change.

The Immortals

Translation of the award-winning debut novel by Haitian writer Makenzy Orcel about the lives of prostitutes in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, amid the 2010 earthquake.

Earthly Encounters

A feminist approach to the Anthropocene that recovers the relevance of sensation and phenomenology.

Revolutionary Time

Examines the relationship between time and sexual difference in the work of French feminists Julia Kristeva and Luce Irigaray.

Birth Chart

A collection of poems weaving together astrology, motherhood, music, and literary history.

The Holocaust and Masculinities

Edited by Björn Krondorfer & Ovidiu Creangă
Subjects: History

Critically assesses the experiences of men in the Holocaust.

Intersex Matters

Analyzes intersex debates through a queer feminist, intersectional, and transnational lens.

Are All the Women Still White?

Provides a contemporary response to such landmark volumes as All the Women Are White, All the Blacks Are Men, But Some of Us Are Brave and This Bridge Called My Back.

Imagining Russia

A bold work of feminist international relations that contributes to our understanding of the gendered, racialized, and heteronormative dynamics of U.S. foreign policy, both in relations with Russia and in the invasion of Iraq.