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  • Eunuchs and Sacred Boundaries in Islamic Societyby Shaun Marmon

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 134.99 US$ 116.09

    In this thought-provoking interdisciplinary work, Shaun Marmon describes how eunuchs, as a category of people who embodied ambiguity, both defined and mediated critical thresholds of moral and physical space in the household, in the palace and in the tomb of pre-modern Islamic society. The author's central focus is on the sacred society of eunuchs... more...

  • Loose Women, Lecherous Menby Linda LeMoncheck

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 64.99 US$ 55.89

    Linda LeMoncheck introduces a new way of thinking and talking about women's sexual pleasures, preferences, and desires. Using the tools of contemporary analytic philosophy, she discusses methods for mediating the tensions among apparently irreconcilable feminist perspectives on women's sexuality and shows how a feminist epistemology and ethic can advance... more...

  • Maids and Mistresses, Cousins and Queensby Susan Frye; Karen Robertson

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 60.00 US$ 51.60

    These essays consider women's alliances in early modern England, ranging over a variety of communities and classes of women to explore the traces of women's connections. The essays, combining literary and historical methods and materials, are informed by feminism, queer theory, and studies of race. more...

  • The Family in the Western World from the Black Death to the Industrial Ageby Beatrice Gottlieb

    Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 44.99 US$ 38.69

    During the last few decades the study of the family has flourished, and in the process many myths about what life was like two or three centuries ago have been debunked. For example, contrary to popular belief, we now know that most women in the preindustrial West did not marry before they were twenty-five. Most households consisted of no more than... more...

  • With Pleasureby Paul R. Abramson; Steven D. Pinkerton

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 34.00 US$ 29.24

    This study argues that human sexuality cannot be understood if its significance is limited to reproduction alone. The authors define sexual pleasure as a unifying phenomenon to account for the practices of sexuality. They show that reproduction itself occurs as a by-product of pleasure. more...

  • The Image of Manby George L. Mosse

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 38.00 US$ 32.68

    What does it mean to be a man? This text examines the manly stereotype, which stresses courage, moral restraint and athletic comportment, which has become representative of normative modern society. The role of women and the "unmanly men" in maintaining the stereotype and its erosion is studied. more...

  • The Truth About Sexual Behaviorby Mark J. Kittleson; Elissa Howard-Barr

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 35.00

    The Truth About Sexual Behavior and Unplanned Pregnancy is a trusted source teens can turn to for straightforward information about everything from contraception to the media?s portrayal of sex. Providing a clear picture of teenage sexual behavior and its consequences, this book offers sound advice to teenagers and encourages discussion with parents... more...

  • Are We Thinking Straight?by Daniel K. Cortese

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    This book highlights the strategic deployment of a straight identity by an LGBT organization. Cortese explores the ways in which activists strategically use a "straight" identity as a social movement tool in order to successfully achieve the movement objectives. more...

  • Ethics of Marginalityby John Champagne; Donald E. Pease

    University of Minnesota Press 1995; US$ 70.50

    An original and timely critique which moves gay studies beyond both identity politics and the ?rights? discourse, as it questions whose interests are served in an uncritical celebration of the Other. Champagne uses the work of such critics as Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, and Gayatri Spivak, as he establishes a ground-breaking and controversial... more...

  • Evening Crowd at Kirmser’sby Ricardo J. Brown; William Reichard; Allan H. Spear

    University of Minnesota Press 2001; US$ 51.00

    The Evening Crowd at Kirmser?s is a compelling memoir of the author?s experiences as a young gay man during the 1940s. In an engaging and open writing style, and through stories both humorous and tragic, Brown introduces us to the companions and friends he met at Kirmser?s, a working-class bar in downtown St. Paul that became an unofficial home to... more...