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  • Lydia’s Open Doorby Patty Kelly

    University Presses of California, Columbia and Princeton 2004; US$ 15.95

    Examines the lives of the women who work in the Zona Galactica, a state-run brothel in Chiapas' capital city. By delving into lives that would otherwise go unremarked, this book documents the modernization of the sex industry during the neoliberal era in the city of Tuxtla Gutierrez. more...

  • Queer Latino Testimonio, Keith Haring, and Juanito Xtravaganzaby Arnaldo Cruz-Malavé

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 31.00

    In the tradition of the Latin American testimonio , this is the story of Juan Rivera, a.k.a. Juanito Xtravaganza, a Latino runaway youth who ends up homeless in the streets of New York in the late 70s and becomes partner of the internationally famous 1980s Pop artist Keith Haring during some of the most frenetically productive years of his brief life,... more...

  • The Idea of Prostitutionby Sheila Jeffreys

    Spinifex Press 1997; US$ 16.95

    There are (at least) two competing views on prostitution: Prostitution as a legitimate and acceptable form of employment, freely chosen by women and Men?s use of prostitution as a form of degrading the women and causing grave psychological damage. In The Idea of Prostitution Sheila Jeffreys  explores these sharply contrasting views. She examines... more...

  • The Lesbian Heresyby Sheila Jeffreys

    Spinifex Press 1993; US$ 16.95

    A critique of the lesbian sex industry's efforts to profit from women's oppression. more...

  • Making Sex Workby Mary Lucille Sullivan

    Spinifex Press 2007; US$ 16.95

    Backing up theory and critical literature with hard evidence, this book refutes the idea that legalization of prostitution can be anything but a harmful contributor to the commodification of women. It explores the fallacy of the "cottage industry," the role of financial institutions in supporting prostitution, the myth of exit programs, the conflation... more...

  • The Other Side of Desireby Daniel Bergner

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    ?Riveting?.Powerful?as much about desire and what?s normal as it is an exploration of why we are the way we are, whether we like it or not.? ? New York Times Book Review   Subtitled ? Four Journeys into the Far Realms of Lust and Longing,? Daniel Bergner?s The Other Side of Desire is a literary exploration of science and sex... more...

  • Gay Bombayby Parmesh Shahani

    SAGE India 2008; US$ 32.95

    Through a multi-sited ethnography in an online-offline community, Parmesh Shahani. examines how Internet technologies, the media industry, audiences and broader. socio-historical contexts shape gay identity in contemporary urban India. He realizes. that the identity of a gay man in the community is negotiated on the stability. of the idea of Indianness.... more...

  • What Happened to Gay Lifeby Robert Reynolds

    University of NSW Press 2007; US$ 19.50

    This book spans a generation of gay life, from the early activist origins of Mardi Gras to the confident, perhaps even tired, gay Sydney of today. Charting the life stories of ten very different gay men, Robert Reynolds asks whether gay life has contemporary relevance, or if being gay has lost its air of transgression and simply become another lifestyle... more...

  • Queer Visibilitiesby Andrew Tucker

    Wiley 2011; US$ 94.95

    Combining current theory and original fieldwork, Queer Visibilities explores the gap between liberal South African law and the reality for groups of queer men living in Cape Town. Explores the interface between queer sexuality, race, and urban space to show links between groups of queer men Focuses on three main 'population groups' in Cape Town—white,... more...

  • Faeries, Bears, and Leathermenby Peter Hennen

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 25.00

    Over time, male homosexuality and effeminacy have become indelibly associated, sometimes even synonymous. In Faeries, Bears, and Leathermen , Peter Hennen contends that this stigma of effeminacy exerts a powerful influence on gay subcultures. Through a comparative ethnographic analysis of three communities, Hennen explores the surprising ways that... more...