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Bay Lodyans

Considers how popular Haitian films not only provide entertainment but also help audiences in Haiti and the diaspora think through daily challenges.

Feminist Spiritualities

Explores the feminist spiritual and emotional politics of literary and cultural works by Black Caribbean women.

Equal Natures

Explores how Victorian women writers used the popular science of phrenology to challenge socially constructed forms of power.

The Racial Crisis in American Higher Education, Third Edition

Fully revised, updated edition of the classic text with all new essays assessing the state of race and racial issues in US higher education today.

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.

Ana M. López

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

Erotic Testimonies

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

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.

Stakes Is High

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

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.

Crisis Narratives, Institutional Change, and the Transformation of the Japanese State

Looking at Japan, traces crisis narratives across three decades and ten policy fields, with the aim of disentangling discursively manufactured crises from actual policy failures.

Between Camp and Cursi

Examines how contemporary Mexican literature uses humor to contest heteronormativity.

Virgin Capital

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

Horizons of Difference

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

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 Women and Public Health

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

Making the Case

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

Antigone's Sisters

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

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.

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.

Capitán Latinoamérica

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

Beyond Gold and Diamonds

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

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.

Screen Love

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

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.

South of the Future

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

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.

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.

Sankofa

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

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.

Thinking Life with Luce Irigaray

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

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.

Romantic Vacancy

Examines the concept of a poetics of vacancy in Romantic-era literature.

An Ethic of Innocence

Offers a feminist theory of ignorance that sheds light on the misunderstood or overlooked epistemic practices of women in literature.

Argentine Intimacies

Revisits a foundational moment in Argentine history to demonstrate how the crisis of modernity opened up new possibilities for imagining kinship otherwise.

Earthly Encounters

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

Unsettling Colonialism

An interdisciplinary analysis of gender, race, empire, and colonialism in fin-de-siècle Spanish literature and culture across the global Hispanic world.

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.

Age of Shōjo

Examines the role that Japanese girls’ magazine culture played during the twentieth century in the creation and use of the notion of shōjo, the cultural identity of adolescent Japanese girls.

Major Concepts in Spanish Feminist Theory

First book in English to offer a thorough introduction to key concepts and figures in Spanish feminist thought.

Organizing for Transgender Rights

Illuminates transgender activists' successful strategies to organize for social and political change in the US.

Love and Violence

A critical, philosophical engagement of the psychological structures that propagate the continued oppression of women.

Queer Expectations

Examines how Jewish women have used poetry to challenge their historical limitations while rewriting their potential futures.

Fashion, Modernity, and Materiality in France

Edited by Heidi Brevik-Zender
Subjects: Literature

An interdisciplinary examination of French fashion, modernity, and materiality from the eighteenth to the early twentieth centuries.

Gender and the Abjection of Blackness

An anti-racist critique of gender studies as a field.

Buddhist Feminisms and Femininities

Adds new voices to the feminist conversation and brings a rich variety of diverse approaches to Buddhist women’s identities, “the feminine,” and Buddhist feminism.

The Gender Legacy of the Mao Era

By Xin Huang
Subjects: Asian Studies

Shows that the feminist interventions of the Mao era (1949–1976) continue to influence contemporary Chinese women.

Troubled Memories

Analyzes literary and cultural representations of iconic Mexican women to explore how these reimaginings can undermine or perpetuate gender norms in contemporary Mexico.

Trans People in Higher Education

Edited by Genny Beemyn
Subjects: Education

Addresses the experiences of trans college students, faculty, and staff in a single volume for the first time.

The Symbolic Order of the Mother

Argues that affirming the irreducible differences between men and women can lead to more transformative politics than the struggle for abstract equality between the sexes.

Intimate Memory

Sheds new light on pre-modern Chinese gender relationships in the context of marriage, male Confucian literati self-presentation, and social networks.

Bodies in China

Engages with Chinese philosophy to offer new conceptual models for reframing gender, bodies, and aesthetics.

Intersex Matters

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

Invisible Hosts

Provides a rhetorical analysis of female spirit medium's autobiographies in the historical and social contexts of Victorian era America.

Sex on Earth as It Is in Heaven

Offers a new theology of desire and delight based on the Christian hope for bodily resurrection.

New Forms of Revolt

Essays explore the significance of Julia Kristeva’s concept of intimate revolt for social and political philosophy.

Staging Women's Lives in Academia

Argues that institutional change must accommodate women’s professional and personal life stages.

The Good Is One, Its Manifestations Many

Presents a twenty-first-century, progressive, liberal Confucianism.

Legal Path Dependence and the Long Arm of the Religious State

A comparative examination of the political, historical, legal, and religious antecedents of penalties and discrimination against sexual minority groups around the world.

Crossing the Gate

Challenges the accepted wisdom about women and gender roles in medieval China.

Judicial Power and National Politics, Second Edition

Chronicles the conflict between religious and secular forces in Israel.

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.

Inventing the Mathematician

Considers how our ideas about mathematics shape our individual and cultural relationship to the field.

Engaging the World

Offers essays demonstrating the critical relevance of Irigaray’s thought of sexual difference for addressing contemporary ethical and social issues.

Rethinking Sexual Citizenship

Offers a more democratic way to think about families, politics, and public life.

Ghost Faces

Combines psychoanalysis, queer theory, masculinity studies, and cultural studies to explore contemporary manhood in film.

It Hurts Down There

Tracks the medical emergence and treatment of vulvar pain conditions in order to understand why so many US women are misinformed about their sexual bodies.

Age Becomes Us

Deconstructs fiction and nonfiction to further understandings of how aging and old age are created.

Contesting Feminisms

Creates a new space for hybrid feminist analysis of Asian Muslim women’s lives.

Explicit Utopias

Provides an incisive account of women’s porn and queer porn of the 1980s and 1990s.

Difficult Dialogues about Twenty-First-Century Girls

Introduces new conceptual frameworks for girls' studies.

Asian Muslim Women

Presents multifaceted aspects of Asian Muslim women’s lives and agencies.

Maternal Activism

Demonstrates how individuals can respond to widespread injustice and systemic militarization in society.

Bikini-Ready Moms

Argues that expectations for mothering include a new core principle of "body work. "

The Returns of Antigone

Examines Antigone’s influence on contemporary European, Latin American, and African political activism, arts, and literature.

Sexual Virtue

Uses virtue ethics to offer a sexual ethics inclusive of LGBT and straight people, one that challenges the longstanding procreative patriarchal norm.

Warrior Women

Considers the significance of female Chinese action stars in national and transnational contexts.

Feminist Figure Girl

Analyzes the author’s transformation from academic to figure competitor.

Luce Irigaray's Phenomenology of Feminine Being

A dynamic interpretation of feminine identity capable of resistance, change, and transformation.

Faculty Fathers

Explores the challenges faculty fathers face in navigating the demands of work and family.

Male Beauty

Explores how a younger and more sensitive form of masculinity emerged in the United States after World War II.

Reproduction, Race, and Gender in Philosophy and the Early Life Sciences

Investigates the impact of theories of reproduction and heredity on the emerging concepts of race and gender at the end of the eighteenth and the beginning of the nineteenth centuries.

Beyond Explicit

Develops a novel characterization of the pornographic as a cultural concept.

Yemoja

Bridges theory, art, and practice to discuss emerging issues in transnational religious movements in Latina/o and African diasporas.

Youth Peacebuilding

Defines a new research area linking youth cultures and music with peacebuilding practice and policy.

Education Feminism

Collection of important essays by feminist scholars from cultural studies, philosophy of education, curriculum theory, and women’s studies.

Zines in Third Space

Develops third-space theory by engaging with zines produced by feminists and queers of color.

The Politics of Parenthood

Traces the rising emphasis on parenthood in contemporary American politics.

Violence and the Philosophical Imaginary

Examines how violence has been conceptually and rhetorically put to use in continental social theory.

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.

Sex in Transition

Argues that South Africa’s apartheid system of racial segregation relied on an unexamined but interrelated system of sexed oppression that was at once both rigid and flexible.

Sleights of Reason

Demonstrates the dramatic interplay of elements that comprise the concepts of norm, bisexuality, and development.

Transgender Employment Experiences

Brings together the workplace experiences of transgender people with an assessment of current policy protections.

Excess and Masculinity in Asian Cultural Productions

Innovative analysis of the relationship of gender to East Asian economic development.

Black Womanist Leadership

Collection of Black women’s stories that show how leadership values are transmitted from mothers to daughters

Detecting Women

Ambitious and comprehensive history of the female detective in Hollywood film from 1929 to 2009.

Walt Whitman's Mystical Ethics of Comradeship

Recovers Walt Whitman as a self-conscious religious figure with an ethic based in male comradeship, one at odds with the temper of his times.