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The Will to Change: Men, Masculinity, and Love
The Will to Change: Men, Masculinity, and Love
by bell hooks
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Everyone needs to love and be loved -- even men. But to know love, men must be able to look at the ways that patriarchal culture keeps them from knowing themselves, from being in touch with their feelings, from loving. In The Will to Change, bell hooks... (read more)

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Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity
Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity
by Julia Serano
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A provocative manifesto, Whipping Girl tells the powerful story of Julia Serano, a transsexual woman whose supremely intelligent writing reflects her diverse background as a lesbian transgender activist and professional biologist. Serano shares her... (read more)

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Unspeakable Things: Sex, Lies and Revolution
Unspeakable Things: Sex, Lies and Revolution
by Laurie Penny
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Smart, clear-eyed, and irreverent, Unspeakable Things is a fresh look at gender and power in the twenty-first century, which asks difficult questions about dissent and desire, money and masculinity, sexual violence, menial work, mental health, queer... (read more)

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The Alphabet Versus the Goddess: The Conflict Between Word and Image
The Alphabet Versus the Goddess: The Conflict Between Word and Image
by Leonard Shlain
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This groundbreaking book proposes that the rise of alphabetic literacy reconfigured the human brain and brought about profound changes in history, religion, and gender relations. Making remarkable connections across brain function, myth, and anthropology,... (read more)

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Transgender History (Seal Studies)
Transgender History (Seal Studies)
by Susan Stryker
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Covering American transgender history from the mid-twentieth century to today, Transgender History takes a chronological approach to the subject of transgender history, with each chapter covering major movements, writings, and events. Chapters cover the... (read more)

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The Alphabet Versus the Goddess: The Conflict Between Word and Image
The Alphabet Versus the Goddess: The Conflict Between Word and Image
by Leonard Shlain
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Proposes, rather than argues closely, that the shift from apprehending the world from images to writing--especially alphabetic--contributed largely to the suppression of goddess worship and the decline in the status of women in society. Shlain is a... (read more)

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Dude, You're a Fag: Masculinity and Sexuality in High School (07 Edition)
Dude, You're a Fag: Masculinity and Sexuality in High School (07 Edition)
by C. J. Pascoe
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High school and the difficult terrain of sexuality and gender identity are brilliantly explored in this smart, incisive ethnography. Based on eighteen months of fieldwork in a racially diverse working-class high school, Dude, You're a Fag sheds new light... (read more)

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Charity and Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage in Early America
Charity and Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage in Early America
by Rachel Hope Cleves
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Conventional wisdom holds that same-sex marriage is a purely modern innovation, a concept born of an overtly modern lifestyle that was unheard of in nineteenth century America. But as Rachel Hope Cleves demonstrates in this eye-opening book, same-sex... (read more)

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Trans Bodies, Trans Selves: A Resource for the Transgender Community
Trans Bodies, Trans Selves: A Resource for the Transgender Community
by Laura Erickson-schroth
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There is no one way to be transgender. Transgender and gender non-conforming people have many different ways of understanding their gender identities. Only recently have sex and gender been thought of as separate concepts, and we have learned that sex... (read more)

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Veiled Sentiments: Honor and Poetry in a Bedouin Society
Veiled Sentiments: Honor and Poetry in a Bedouin Society
by Lila Abu Lughod
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Updated Edition With a New Preface Lila Abu-Lughod lived with a community of Bedouins in the Western Desert of Egypt for nearly two years, studying gender relations and the oral lyric poetry through which women and young men express personal feelings... (read more)

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Raising My Rainbow (13 Edition)
Raising My Rainbow (13 Edition)
by Lori Duron
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US Praise for Lori Duron’s Raising My Rainbow   "Heartwarming, though wrenching…what makes Raising My Rainbow fresh and enjoyable is Duron’s utter lack of pretension.” —New York Times Book Review “A powerful book... (read more)

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She's Not There: A Life in Two Genders
She's Not There: A Life in Two Genders
by Jennifer Finney Boylan
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The provocative bestseller Shes Not There is the winning, utterly surprising story of a person changing genders. By turns hilarious and deeply moving, Jennifer Finney Boylan explores the territory that lies between men and women, examines changing... (read more)

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Transfeminist Perspectives in and Beyond Transgender and Gender Studies
Transfeminist Perspectives in and Beyond Transgender and Gender Studies
by Anne Enke
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Lambda Literary Award for Best Book in Transgender Nonfiction... (read more)

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Race, Class, and Gender in the United States
Race, Class, and Gender in the United States
by Paula S Rothenberg
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Regarded as the best reader of its kind, Race, Class, and Gender in the United States: An Integrated Study invites students to think critically about complex issues of race, gender, and sexuality. Rothenberg deftly and consistently helps students analyze... (read more)

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Gaga Feminism (12 Edition)
Gaga Feminism (12 Edition)
by Halberstam J.
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Why are so many women single, so many men resisting marriage, and so many gays and lesbians having babies?    In Gaga Feminism: Sex, Gender, and the End of Normal, J. Jack Halberstam answers these questions while attempting to make sense... (read more)

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On Lies, Secrets, and Silence: Selected Prose, 1966-1978
On Lies, Secrets, and Silence: Selected Prose, 1966-1978
by Adrienne Rich
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At issue are the politics of language; the uses of scholarship; and the topics of racism, history, and motherhood among others called forth by Rich as "part of the effort to define a female consciousness which is political, aesthetic, and erotic, and... (read more)

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He's a Stud, She's a Slut (08 Edition)
He's a Stud, She's a Slut (08 Edition)
by Jessica Valenti
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Double standards are nothing new. Women deal with them every day. Take the common truism that women who sleep around are sluts while men are studs. Why is it that men grow distinguished and sexily gray as they age while women just get saggy and haggard... (read more)

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Invisible Lives: The Erasure of Transsexual and Transgendered People
Invisible Lives: The Erasure of Transsexual and Transgendered People
by Viviane K. Namaste
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Invisible Lives is the first scholarly study of transgendered people-cross-dressers, drag queens, and transsexuals-and their everyday lives. Through combined theoretical and empirical study, Viviane K. Namaste argues that transgendered people are not so... (read more)

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Violence in the City of Women : Police and Batterers in Bahia, Brazil (07 Edition)
Violence in the City of Women : Police and Batterers in Bahia, Brazil (07 Edition)
by Sarah J. Hautzinger
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Brazil's innovative all-female police stations, installed as part of the return to civilian rule in the 1980s, mark the country's first effort to police domestic violence against women. Sarah J. Hautzinger's vividly detailed, accessibly written study... (read more)

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Undoing Gender (04 Edition)
Undoing Gender (04 Edition)
by Judith Butler
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Undoing Gender deepens issues introduced by Butler's earlier scholarship: the materiality of the body, the meaning and instrument of human agency, the relation between power and the psyche or power and the body, psychic triangulation and the incest taboo,... (read more)

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