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  • Sperm Countsby Lisa Jean Moore

    NYU Press 2008; US$ 21.25

    2007 Choice Outstanding Academic Title Winner of the Passing the Torch Award from the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies It has been called sperm, semen, seed, cum, jizz, spunk, gentlemen's relish, and splooge. But however the ?tacky, opaque liquid that comes out of the penis? is described, the very act of defining ?sperm? and ?semen? depends... more...

  • The Social Media Readerby Michael Mandiberg

    NYU Press 2012; US$ 22.10

    With the rise of web 2.0 and social media platforms taking over vast tracts of territory on the internet, the media landscape has shifted drastically in the past 20 years, transforming previously stable relationships between media creators and consumers.  The Social Media Reader is the first collection to address the collective transformation with... more...

  • Queer Christianitiesby Kathleen T. Talvacchia; Mark Larrimore; Michael F. Pettinger

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 22.00

    Queerness and Christianity, often depicted as mutually exclusive, both challenge received notions of the good and the natural. Nowhere is this challenge more visible than in the identities, faiths, and communities that queer Christians have long been creating. As Christians they have staked a claim for a Christianity that is true to their self-understandings. ... more...

  • Punishedby Victor M. Rios

    NYU Press 2011; US$ 20.40

    Victor Rios grew up in the ghetto of Oakland, California in the 1980s and 90s. A former gang member and juvenile delinquent, Rios managed to escape the bleak outcome of many of his friends and earned a PhD at Berkeley and returned to his hometown to study how inner city young Latino and African American boys develop their sense of self in the midst... more...

  • Biopoliticsby Thomas Lemke; Monica J. Casper; Lisa Jean Moore

    NYU Press 2011; US$ 19.55

    The biological features of human beings are now measured, observed, and understood in ways never before thought possible, defining norms, establishing standards, and determining average values of human life. While the notion of ?biopolitics? has been linked to everything from rational decision-making and the democratic organization of social life... more...

  • Everyone Eatsby E. N. Anderson

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 22.10

    ˇ          ?Plenty of cultural insights and background history?particularly recommended for college?level students.? ? Midwest Book Review ?A solid introduction to the anthropology of food?Clear, well-written, spiced with interesting examples.? ? Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute more...

  • American Secularismby Buster G. Smith; Joseph O. Baker

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 22.95

    A rapidly growing number of Americans are embracing life outside the bounds of organized religion. Although America has long been viewed as a fervently religious Christian nation, survey data shows that more and more Americans are identifying as ?not religious.? There are more non-religious Americans than ever before, yet social scientists have not... more...

  • Family Secretsby Gloria González-López

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 22.40

    ?My breasts stopped growing when my grandfather touched them,? confides ?Elisa?, a young woman who recounts the traumatic incest and sexual abuse she experienced in childhood. In Family Secrets , Gloria González-López tells the life stories of 60 men and women in Mexico who, like Elisa, saw their lives irrevocably changed in the wake of... more...

  • Modern Familiesby Melissa Harris-Perry; Joshua Gamson

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 22.00

    The kinds of families we see today are different than they were even a decade ago, some fantastically so, as paths to parenthood have been rejiggered by technology, activism, and law.  In Modern Families , Joshua Gamson brings us extraordinary family creation tales?his own included?that illuminate this changing world of contemporary kinship. We meet... more...

  • Contesting Intersexby Georgiann Davis

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 23.00

    When sociologist Georgiann Davis was a teenager, her doctors discovered that she possessed XY chromosomes, marking her as intersex. Rather than share this information with her, they withheld the diagnosis in order to ?protect? the development of her gender identity; it was years before Davis would see her own medical records as an adult and learn... more...