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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.

Erotic Testimonies

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

Virgin Capital

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

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.

Smooth Operating and Other Social Acts

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

White Cottage, White House

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

Black Women and Public Health

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

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.

South of the Future

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

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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 Shojo

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.

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.

Gender and the Abjection of Blackness

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

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.

Queer Expectations

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

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.

Bodies in China

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

Intimate Memory

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

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.

Invisible Hosts

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

Intersex Matters

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

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.

Crossing the Gate

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

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.

Judicial Power and National Politics, Second Edition

Chronicles the conflict between religious and secular forces in Israel.

Rethinking Sexual Citizenship

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

Inventing the Mathematician

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

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.

Ghost Faces

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

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.

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.

Difficult Dialogues about Twenty-First-Century Girls

Introduces new conceptual frameworks for girls' studies.

Age Becomes Us

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

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.

Warrior Women

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

Sexual Virtue

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

Feminist Figure Girl

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

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.

Faculty Fathers

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

Luce Irigaray's Phenomenology of Feminine Being

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

Male Beauty

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

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.

Imagining Black Womanhood

Examines how Black girls and women negotiate and resist dominant stereotypes in the context of an Afrocentric youth organization for at-risk girls in the Bay Area.

Africa Writes Back to Self

By Evan M. Mwangi
Subjects: Literature

Explores the metafictional strategies of contemporary African novels rather than characterizing them primarily as a response to colonialism.

Bound by the City

Explores the connections between sexual difference and political structure in ancient Greek tragedy.

Rewriting Difference

A transdisciplinary reader on Luce Irigaray's reading and re-writing of Ancient Greek texts.

Interdisciplinarity and Social Justice

Considers the past, present, and future of interdisciplinary fields motivated by concerns for social justice.

Beyond Negritude

Key text never before in English by central figure of the Negritude movement.

Womanist Forefathers

Traces a lineage of pro-feminist black men to two early radical proponents of female equality.

Queer Externalities

Provocative take on the negative effects of increasing queer visibility and assimilation on the lives of queer people and politics in the U. S.

The Specter of Sex

Genealogy of the formation of race and gender hierarchies in the U.S.

Naked Lives

Looks at the experience of being an exotic dancer in different kinds of strip clubs.

Hetero

Uncovers the queer nature of heterosexuality on film.

The Mighty Scot

Turns a spotlight on the Victorian love affair with Scotland.

Resilience

First collection of essays by queer scholars with working-class backgrounds.

Rachel Carson

Leading scholars explore the full range and current significance of Carson’s work.

Desire of the Analysts

Explores psychoanalytic approaches to cultural studies.

The World of Perversion

An original critique of queer theory, from a psychoanalytic perspective.

The Gender of Desire

Articles and essays on the construction of male sexuality by a pioneer in the field of masculinity studies.

The Logic of Sexuation

Challenges essentialist notions of gender through a detailed account of Lacan's theories of gender, sexuality, and sexual difference.