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  • Conditional Spacesby Denise Tse-Shang Tang

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2011; US$ 50.00

    Dense living conditions in Hong Kong do not provide much privacy for lesbians and other sexual minorities living with their families. As a result, lesbians often locate alternative spaces to develop support networks with other women. Others reject the notion of lesbian spaces and instead assert their visibility in different aspects of everyday life.... more...

  • Queer Politics and Sexual Modernity in Taiwanby Hans Tao-Ming Huang

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2011; US$ 50.00

    Examining the deployments of gender and sexuality over the past five decades in Taiwan, this book chronicles a queer historiography that illuminates the production of sexual identities and the formation of sexual modernity. Through primary research and historical investigation, Hans Tao-Ming Huang offers a contextualised study of Pai Hsien-yung’s... more...

  • Idle Threatsby Andrew Lyndon Knighton

    NYU Press 2012; US$ 30.00

    The 19th century witnessed an explosion of writing about unproductivity, with the exploits of various idlers, loafers, and “gentlemen of refinement” capturing the imagination o fa country that was deeply ambivalent about its work ethic. Idle Threats documents this American obsession with unproductivity and its potentials, while offering an... more...

  • The Explanation For Everythingby Paul Morrison

    NYU Press 2002; US$ 27.00

    "The claim 'I'm straight' is the psychosexual analogue of 'The check is in the mail': if you need to say it, your credit or creditability is already in doubt." So begins Paul Morrison's dazzling polemic, which takes as its point of departure Foucault's famous remark that sex is "the explanation for everything." Combining psychoanalytic, literary,... more...

  • Islamic Homosexualitiesby Will Roscoe; Stephen O. Murray

    NYU Press 1753; US$ 60.00

    The dramatic impact of Islamic fundamentalism in recent years has skewed our image of Islamic history and culture. Stereotypes depict Islamic societies as economically backward, hyper-patriarchal, and fanatically religious. But in fact, the Islamic world encompasses a great diversity of cultures and a great deal of variation within those cultures... more...

  • Bewitching Women, Pious Menby Aihwa Ong; Michael G Peletz

    University of California Press 1995; US$ 33.95

    This impressive array of essays considers the contingent and shifting meanings of gender and the body in contemporary Southeast Asia. By analyzing femininity and masculinity as fluid processes rather than social or biological givens, the authors provide new ways of understanding how gender intersects with local, national, and transnational forms of... more...

  • When Will I Be Famous?by Martin Kelner

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 11.27

    When Will I Be Famous? is about a world of entertainment; a twilight world far from the bright lights of the West End. Among the pages of Showcall, an annual index of artistes and attractions, there is an army of hopefuls waiting for their big break. Some may be on the verge of a big break; for others, the big break came and went years ago. What... more...

  • Faces around the World: A Cultural Encyclopedia of the Human Faceby Margo DeMello

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 98.00

    Our faces identify who we are—not only what we look like and what ethnicities we belong to, but they can also identify what religions we practice and what personal ideologies we have. This one-of-a-kind A–Z reference explores the ways we change, beautify, and adorn our faces to create our personalities and identities. In addition to covering the... more...

  • Women, Property and Islamby Annelies Moors

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 28.00

    Islamic law entitles women to inherit property and to manage their own income. This book examines under what circumstances they claim property rights and when they are prevented from doing so. more...

  • Merchants of Essaouiraby Daniel J. Schroeter

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 42.00

    This study of a specific city and region throws light on the problems of traditional societies in the age of European economic imperialism. more...