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Gay Studies

  • Wonder Womanby Noah Berlatsky

    Rutgers University Press 2017; US$ 26.95

    William Marston was an unusual man?a psychologist, a soft-porn pulp novelist, more than a bit of a carny, and the (self-declared) inventor of the lie detector. He was also the creator of Wonder Woman , the comic where he expressed two of his greatest passions: feminism and women in bondage. Noah Berlatsky takes us on a wild ride through the Wonder... more...

  • Queer Cityby Peter Ackroyd

    Random House 2017; US$ 23.96 US$ 20.00

    In Queer City Peter Ackroyd looks at London in a whole new way ? through the history and experiences of its gay population. In Roman Londinium the city was dotted with lupanaria (?wolf dens? or public pleasure houses), fornices (brothels) and thermiae (hot baths). Then came the Emperor Constantine, with his bishops, monks and missionaries.... more...

  • So Famous and So Gayby Jeff Solomon

    University of Minnesota Press 2017; Not Available

    Gertrude Stein (1874?1946) and Truman Capote (1924?1984) should not have been famous. They made their names between the Oscar Wilde trial and Stonewall, when homosexuality meant criminality and perversion. And yet both Stein and Capote, openly and exclusively gay, built their outsize reputations on works that directly featured homosexuality and a... more...

  • Live Through Thisby Clay Cane

    Cleis Press 2017; US$ 11.49

    This powerful book couldn?t come at a more timely juncture. With our deep misunderstanding of racial identity, the murder of transgender women increasing at an alarming rate, and the battle of faith and sexual orientation at churches across the country, we are in a cultural war of ideologies. Overwhelming prejudices have constricted our basic capacity... more...

  • Straight Expectationsby Peggy Cryden LMFT; Janet E. Goldstein-Ball LMFT

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2017; US$ 17.95

    Ever since they were young, Peggy Cryden noticed her children's gender expression did not correspond with society's expectations of their biological gender. In this moving and honest memoir, Peggy details the experiences and challenges of raising both a gay son and a gay, transgender son and shares her family's journey of adversity and growth, which... more...

  • The Voice Book for Trans and Non-Binary Peopleby Matthew Mills; Gillie Stoneham; Philip Robinson; Matthew Hotchkiss

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2017; US$ 24.95

    Two leading speech therapists in the field explain what voice and communication therapy can offer transgender and non-binary individuals and the interventions used. Each chapter features narratives of individuals transitioning, giving an account of their experience transferring voice and communication skills from the clinic to the real world. more...

  • The Global Tourism Systemby Scarlett Cornelissen

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Focusing on the political economy of the international tourism sector in the era of globalization and its impact in developing contexts, this book employs a case study analysis of South Africa to assess how international tourism as a global system of trade, production, exchange and governance plays out in developing countries. It also examines its... more...

  • Undercover Girlby Lisa E. Davis

    Charlesbridge 2017; US$ 10.99

    At the height of the Red Scare, Angela Calomiris was a paid FBI informant inside the American Communist Party. As a Greenwich Village photographer, Calomiris spied on the New York Photo League, pioneers in documentary photography. While local Party o?cials may have had their sus-picions about her sexuality, her apparent dedication to the cause won... more...

  • The Life and Death of ACT UP/LAby Benita Roth

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 22.00

    This book examines ACT UP/LA and their activities protesting against government neglect of the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s and 1990s. more...

  • Good As Youby Paul Flynn

    Ebury Publishing 2017; US$ 28.19

    In 1984 the pulsing electronics and soft vocals of Smalltown Boy would become an anthem uniting gay men. A month later, an aggressive virus, HIV, would be identified and a climate of panic and fear would spread across the nation, marginalising an already ostracised community. Yet, out of this terror would come tenderness and 30 years later, the long... more...