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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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 University of North Carolina Press 2006; US$ 24.00
One of a small group of feminist pioneers in the historical profession, Estelle B. Freedman teaches and writes about women's history with a passion informed by her feminist values. Over the past thirty years, she has produced a body of work in which scholarship and politics have never been mutually exclusive. This collection brings together eleven... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...