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Gender Studies

  • Matteringby Victoria Pitts-Taylor

    NYU Press 2016; US$ 25.50

    Feminists today are re-imagining nature, biology, and matter in feminist thought and critically addressing new developments in biology, physics, neuroscience, epigenetics and other scientific disciplines. Mattering , edited by noted feminist scholar Victoria Pitts-Taylor, presents contemporary feminist perspectives on the materialist or ?naturalizing?... more...

  • The Devil's Wheelsby Sasha Disko

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 34.95

    During the high days of modernization fever, among the many disorienting changes Germans experienced in the Weimar Republic was an unprecedented mingling of consumption and identity: increasingly, what one bought signaled who one was. Exemplary of this volatile dynamic was the era's burgeoning motorcycle culture. With automobiles largely a luxury... more...

  • Smutty Little Moviesby Peter Alilunas

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    In the late 1970s, the adult film industry began the transition from celluloid to home video. Smutty Little Movies traces this change and examines the cultural and legal efforts to regulate, contain, limit, or eradicate pornography.áDrawing on a wide variety of materials, Smutty Little Movies de-centers the film text in favor of industry histories... more...

  • Beyond Monogamyby Mimi Schippers

    NYU Press 2016; US$ 22.95

    A man and woman are in an open relationship. They have agreed that having sexual partners outside of their relationship is permissible.á One night, when her partner is in another city, the woman has sex with the man?s best friend.á What does this mean for their relationship? More importantly, why is there such a strong cultural taboo against this... more...

  • Technosexby Meenakshi Gigi Durham

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 99.99

    In this book, Meenakshi Gigi Durham outlines and advances a progressive feminist framework for digital ethics in the technosexual landscape,exploring the complex and evolving interrelationships between sex and tech. Today we live in a ?sexscape,? a globalized assemblage of media, transnational capital, sexual practices, and identities. Sexuality... more...

  • How Gender Shapes the Worldby Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 104.99 US$ 90.29

    This book focuses on how gender in its many guises - Linguistic, Natural, Social - is reflected in human languages, how it features in myths and metaphors, and the role it plays in human cognition. Examples are drawn from all over the world, with a special focus on Aikhenvald's extensive fieldwork in Amazonia and New Guinea. more...

  • Gender and the Rhetoric of Modernity in Spanish America, 1850?1910by Lee Skinner

    University Press of Florida 2016; US$ 79.95

    This ambitious volume surveys an expansive and diverse range of countries across the nineteenth-century Spanish-colonized Americas, showing how both men and women used the discourses of modernity to envision the place of women in the modern, utopian nation. Lee Skinner argues that the rhetorical nature of modernity made it possible for readers and... more...

  • Caught Upby Jerry Flores

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    From home, to school, to juvenile detention center, and back again. Follow the lives of fifty Latina girls living forty miles outside of Los Angeles, California, as they are inadvertently caught up in the school-to-prison pipeline. Their experiences in the connected programs between ?El Valle? Juvenile Detention Center and ?Legacy? Community School... more...

  • When We Imagine Graceby Simone C. Drake

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 35.00

    Simone C. Drake spent the first several decades of her life learning how to love and protect herself, a black woman, from the systems designed to facilitate her harm and marginalization. But when she gave birth to the first of her three sons, she quickly learned that black boys would need protection from these very same systems?systems dead set on... more...

  • An Aristotelian Feminismby Sarah Borden Sharkey

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 99.99

    This book articulates the theoretical outlines of a feminism developed from Aristotle?s metaphysics, making a new contribution to feminist theory. Readers will discover why Aristotle was not a feminist and how he might have become one, through an investigation of Aristotle and Aristotelian tradition. The author shows how Aristotle?s metaphysics can... more...