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Gender Studies

  • Kids Gone Wildby Joel Best; Kathleen A. Bogle

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 37.43

    To hear mainstream media sources tell it, the sex lives of modern teenagers outpace even the smuttiest of cable television shows. Teen girls “sext” explicit photos to boys they like; they wear “sex bracelets” that signify what sexual activities they have done, or will do; they team up with other girls at “rainbow parties”... more...

  • The Symbolic Representation of Genderby Emanuela Lombardo; Petra Meier

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Innovatively adopting a discursive approach, this book - the first full-length treatment of symbolic representation - focuses on gender issues to tackle important questions such as: What are women and men symbols of, and how is gender constructed in policy discourse? It studies what functions symbolic representation fulfils in the construction of gender,... more...

  • The Digital Mystiqueby Sarah Granger

    Seal Press 2014;

    In The Digital Mystique , Sarah Granger—a nationally recognized expert on online culture and social technology—shows us how digital media is shaping our lives in real time. Whether it's how we raise our children, communicate in love and partnerships, support causes, or establish friendships and trust, Granger pinpoints the best ways to seize digital... more...

  • Masculinity in Contemporary New York Fictionby Peter Ferry

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Masculinity in Contemporary New York Fiction is an interdisciplinary study that presents masculinity as a key thematic concern in contemporary New York fiction. This study argues that New York authors do not simply depict masculinity as a social and historical construction but seek to challenge the archetypal ideals of masculinity by writing counter-hegemonic... more...

  • Balancing on the Mechitzaby Noach Dzmura

    North Atlantic Books 2014; US$ 16.95

    ***WINNER, 2011 Lambda Literary Award - Transgender Non-Fiction While the Jewish mainstream still argues about homosexuality, transgender and gender-variant people have emerged as a distinct Jewish population and as a new chorus of voices. Inspired and nurtured by the successes of the feminist and LGBT movements in the Jewish world, Jews who identify... more...

  • Conjugal Rightsby Rachel Jean-Baptiste

    Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 26.99

    Conjugal Rights is a history of the role of marriage and other arrangements between men and women in Libreville, Gabon, during the French colonial era, from the mid?nineteenth century through 1960. Conventional historiography has depicted women as few in number and of limited influence in African colonial towns, but this book demonstrates that a... more...

  • Women Telling Nationsby Amelia Sanz; Francesca Scott; Suzan van Dijk

    Editions Rodopi 2014; US$ 126.00

    Women Telling Nations highlights how, from the 16th to the 19th centuries, European women, as readers and writers, contributed to the construction of national identities. The book, which presents twenty countries, is divided into four parts. First, we examine how women belonged to nations: they represented territories and political or religious communities... more...

  • Unsettled Statesby Dana Luciano; Ivy Wilson

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 118.50

    In Unsettled States , Dana Luciano and Ivy G. Wilson present some of the most exciting emergent scholarship in American literary and cultural studies of the “long” nineteenth century. Featuring eleven essays from senior scholars across the discipline, the book responds to recent critical challenges to the boundaries, both spatial and temporal,... more...

  • Sexual Feelingsby Elina Valovirta

    Editions Rodopi 2014; US$ 60.00

    The present book offers a reader-theoretical model for approaching anglophone Caribbean women?s writing through affects, emotions, and feelings related to sexuality, a prominent theme in the literary tradition. How does an affective framework help us read this tradition of writing that is so preoccupied with sexual feelings? The novelists discussed... more...

  • Transforming Scholarshipby Michele Tracy Berger; Cheryl L Radeloff

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 34.95

    Transforming Scholarship is a user-friendly work of practical guidance and inspiration for supporting a student's interest in a Women's Studies degree. Berger and Radeloff use empirical evidence to help students with the major barriers they face when exploring Women's Studies: the negative response a student often faces when announcing to the world... more...