Gender Studies

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Male Beauty

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

Beyond Explicit

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

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.

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.

Integral Voices on Sex, Gender, and Sexuality

Brings the insights of Integral Theory to the consideration of sex, gender, and sexuality.

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.

Mothering Queerly, Queering Motherhood

Provides a model for queering motherhood that resists racist, neoliberal, and hetero- or homonormative ideals of “good” mothering.

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.

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.

The Politics of Parenthood

Traces the rising emphasis on parenthood in contemporary American politics.

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.

Thinking with Irigaray

An interdisciplinary and contemporary response to Irigaray’s work.

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.

Bound by the City

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

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.