The Gender Frontier
                    December 1st, 2003
                    ISBN 3936636044 (ISBN13: 9783936636048)
                    Mariette Pathy Allen documents the lives of extraordinary individuals, their partners, families and friends. Through                     photographs and short texts, the reader is offered an intimate connection to the book’s subjects and -insight into how                     their own lives are affected by gender. As Allen says: "Trans-gendered people offer the rest of us a potentially                                       exhilarating  vision of fluidity, freed from traditional roles or definitions. They make vivid the questions: What is the                     essence of humanness beyond masculinity or femininity?"Gender Studies

Teens LGBT Issues
                    September 2nd, 2014
                    ISBN 1422288706 (ISBN13: 9781422288702)
                    Over the past few decades, landmark legal cases, medical discoveries, and movies and television shows have helped                     increase acceptance of homosexuality in American culture. Young people’s opinions have played an important part in                     this growing tolerance. Studies show that more than 60 percent of young adults consider homosexuality acceptable. This                     volume will examine teen attitudes toward homosexuality, issues such as gay marriage and civil unions, and the                     experiences of gay teens.

Major Problems in the History of American Sexuality: Documents and Essays
                    July 12th, 2001
                    ISBN 039590384X (ISBN13: 9780395903841)
                    The book--which is suitable for courses on the history of American sexuality, gender studies, or gay and lesbian studies,                     presents a carefully selected group of readings organized to allow students to evaluate primary sources, test the                     interpretations of distinguished historians, and draw their own conclusions.

The Gay Mystique: The Myth and Reality Of Male Homosexuality
                    February 1st, 1972

                    ISBN 0812870050 (ISBN13: 9780812870053)

Sexual Behavior in the Human Male
                    December 1st, 1948
                    ISBN 0721654452 (ISBN13: 9780721654454
                    When published in 1948, this volume encountered a storm of both condemnation and acclaim. Dr. Kinsey and his fellow                     researchers employed interviews to accumulate a body of empirical data regarding sex. Based on the personal histories                     of approximately 5,300 males, this volume describes the methodology, sampling, coding, interviewing, and statistical                     analyses used, and then examines sexual outlet and the factors and sources involved. "The Kinsey Report, " as this                     book was popularly designated fifty years ago, represents a milestone on the path toward a scientific understanding of                     human sexual behavior.

Read My Lips: Sexual Subversion and the End of Gender
                    September 27th, 1997
                    ISBN 1563410907 (ISBN13: 9781563410901)
                    Riki Anne Wilchins has written the book that may take the discussion of gender over the top. Read My Lips: Sexual                     Subversion and the end of Gender, a frontal assault on both the status quo in academic studies and the full spectrum of                     single-issue identity politics, will change the way you think about bodies, sex, and gender. Yours and everyone                     else’s.Combining the theoretical breakthroughs of Judith Butler’s Gender Trouble and the performance revelations of                     Kate Bornstein’s Gender Outlaw, Wilchins – cofounder of the Transsexual Menace – moves the dialogue to a new level.                     In a voice that is by turns outraged, outrageous, sad, and hilarious, the author weaves theory and personal experience                     into a compelling story of self-discovery. 

PoMoSexuals: Challenging Assumptions About Gender and Sexuality
                    October 10th, 1997
                    ISBN 1573440744 (ISBN13: 9781573440745)

                    PoMo: short for PostModern; in the arts, a movement following after and in direct reaction to Modernism; culturally, an                     outlook that acknowledges diverse and complex points of view. PoMoSexual: the queer erotic reality beyond the                     boundaries of gender, separatism, and essentialist notions of sexual orientation.

Queer Theory: An Introduction
                    January 1st, 1996
                    ISBN 0814742343 (ISBN13: 9780814742341)
                    In Queer Theory: An Introduction, Annamarie Jagose provides a clear and concise explanation of queer theory, tracing it                     as part of an intriguing history of same-sex love over the last century, from mid-century homophile movements to gay                     liberation, the women's movement and lesbian feminism, to the re-appropriation of the term "queer." Carefully                                       interrogating the arguments of supporters and opponents of queer theory, Jagose suggests that its strength lies in its                     questioning of the very idea of sexual identities. Blending insights from prominent queer theorists such as Judith Butler                     and David Halperin, Jagose argues that queer theory's challenge is to create new ways of thinking, not only about fixed                     sexual identities such as heterosexual and homosexual, but also about other supposedly essential notions such as                     "sexuality" and "gender" and even "man" and "woman."    

Queer Theory, Gender Theory: An Instant Primer
                    August 1st, 2004
                    ISBN 1555837980 (ISBN13: 9781555837983)
                    A one-stop, no-nonsense introduction to the core of postmodern theory, particularly its impact on queer and gender                     studies. Nationally known gender activist Riki Wilchins combines straightforward prose with concrete examples from                     LGBT and feminist politics, as well as her own life, to guide the reader through the ideas that have forever altered our                     understanding of bodies, sex and desire. This is that rare postmodern theory book that combines accessibility, passion,                     personal experience and applied politics, noting at every turn why these ideas matter and how they can affect your daily                     life.                    

Queer Frontiers: Millennial Geographies, Genders, and Generations
                    April 5th, 2000
                    ISBN 0299160947 (ISBN13: 9780299160944)
                    In the first collection of its kind, twenty-three scholars, artists, and critics forecast the impact of queer theory on the future                     of sexuality. Arguing that queer theory is poised to transform society’s perception of gender itself, this thoroughly                     interdisciplinary anthology locates itself at the forefront of various debates both inside and outside the academy. From                     the history of gay and lesbian studies to the emergence of video bars, from an interview with playwright Cherrie Moraga                     to a photo record of 1950s gay Los Angeles, these original essays tackle the past, present, and future of queer sexuality                     from all directions. Queer Frontiers brings together the most vital and energetic voices around; whether promising young                     scholar or veteran of gay activism, each contributor is helping to move the debate into uncharted territory.

No Future: Queer Theory and the Death Drive
                    December 6th, 2004
                    ISBN 0822333694 (ISBN13: 9780822333692)
                    In this searing polemic, Lee Edelman outlines a radically uncompromising new ethics of queer theory. His main target is                     the all-pervasive figure of the child, which he reads as the linchpin of our universal politics of “reproductive futurism.”                     Edelman argues that the child, understood as innocence in need of protection, represents the possibility of the future                     against which the queer is positioned as the embodiment of a relentlessly narcissistic, antisocial, and future-negating                     drive. He boldly insists that the efficacy of queerness lies in its very willingness to embrace this refusal of the social and                     political order. In No Future, Edelman urges queers to abandon the stance of accommodation and accede to their status                     as figures for the force of a negativity that he links with irony, jouissance, and, ultimately, the death drive itself.

Sex Between Men: An Intimate History of the Sex Lives of Gay Men Postwar to Present
                    June 1st, 1996
                    ISBN 0062512692 (ISBN13: 9780062512697)

                    From the liberating discovery of "buddies" in the World War II trenches to the brutal repression of the '50s, from the                     heady possibilities that emerged in the wake of the Stonewall uprising to the hedonistic lovefests and ecstatic extremes                     of the baths and sex clubs of the '70s, and finally from the psychical and emotional carnage of the AIDS-plagued '80s to                     the '90s sex clubs, Douglas Sadownick provides a full-scale psychosocial analysis of the sexual behavior of gay men.                     Combining personal testimony, thoughtful commentary and glimpses of social history from archival material, Sex                     Between Men puts the sex back in homosexual.

Queering the Color Line: Race and the Invention of Homosexuality in American Culture
                    December 23rd, 1999
                    ISBN 0822324431 (ISBN13: 9780822324430)
                    Queering the Color Line transforms previous understandings of how homosexuality was “invented” as a category of                     identity in the United States beginning in the late nineteenth century. Analyzing a range of sources, including sexology                     texts, early cinema, and African American literature, Siobhan B. Somerville argues that the emerging understanding of                     homosexuality depended on the context of the black/white “color line,” the dominant system of racial distinction during                     this period. This book thus critiques and revises tendencies to treat race and sexuality as unrelated categories of                     analysis, showing instead that race has historically been central to the cultural production of homosexuality.

The Gender Agenda: A First-Hand Account of How Girls and Boys Are Treated Differently
                    July 21st, 2017
                    ISBN 178592320X (ISBN13: 9781785923203)
                    From language and clothes, to toys and the media, society inflicts unwritten rules on each gender from birth. Aiming to                     make people aware of the way gender is constructed and constantly reinforced, this diary chronicles the differences two                     parents noticed while raising their son and daughter.

Gender & Sexuality Studies

Sex Changes: The Politics of Transgenderism
                    December 31st, 1997
                    ISBN 1573441805 (ISBN13: 9781573441803)
                    Patrick Califia is one of the most outspoken and intelligent commentators on sexual politics writing today. Writing about                     both male-to-female and female-to-male transsexuals, he examines the lives of early transgender pioneers like Christine                     Jorgensen, Jan Morris, Renee Richards and Mark Rees; and contemporary transgender activists like Leslie Feinberg                     and Kate Bornstein. This edition features an updated introduction by the author and includes a bibliography, list of                     resources, and index.

The Bold World: A Memoir of Family and Transformation
                    January 29th 2019
ISBN 0399179011 (ISBN13: 9780399179013)
                    In The Bold World, we witness a mother reshaping her attitudes and beliefs, as well as those of her community, to meet                     the needs of her transgender son, Penelope-- and opening the minds of everyone in her family who absolutely,                     unequivocally refused to conform. As we walk alongside Patterson on her journey, we meet the Southern women who                     came before her--the mother, grandmothers, and aunts who raised and fortified her, all the while challenging cultural                     norms and gender expectations. She shares her family's history--particularly incidents within the Black community                     around sexism, racism, and civil rights. We learn about her children, who act as a vehicle for Jodie Patterson's own                     growth and acceptance of her diverse family, and her experiences as a wife, mother, and, eventually, activist. 

Spinsters and Lesbians: Independent Womanhood in the United States
                    December 1st, 1995
                    ISBN 0814726429 (ISBN13: 9780814726426)
                    Americans have long held fast to a rigid definition of womanhood, revolving around husband, home, and children.                     Women who rebelled against this definition and carved out independent lives for themselves have often been rendered                     invisible in U.S. history. In this unusual comparative study, Trisha Franzen brings to light the remarkable lives of two                     generations of autonomous women: Progressive Era spinsters and mid-twentieth century lesbians. While both groups of                     women followed similar paths to independence--separating from their families, pursuing education, finding work, and                     creating woman-centered communities--they faced different material and cultural challenge and came to claim very                     different identities. Many of the turn-of-the-century women were prominent during their time, from internationally                     recognized classicist Edith Hamilton through two early Directors of the Women's Bureau, Mary Anderson and Freida                     Miller. Maturing during the time of a broad and powerful women's movement, they were among that era's new women,                     the often-single women who were viewed as in the vanguard of women's struggle for equality.

My New Gender Workbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Achieving World Peace Through Gender Anarchy and Sex Positivity
                    December 1st, 2012
                    ISBN 0415538653 (ISBN13: 9780415538657)
                    Cultural theorists have written loads of smart but difficult-to-fathom texts on gender theory, but most fail to provide a                     hands-on, accessible guide for those trying to sort out their own sexual identities. In My Gender Workbook, transgender                     activist Kate Bornstein brings theory down to Earth and provides a practical approach to living with or without a gender.

Queer Phenomenology: Orientations, Objects, Others
                    January 17th, 2006
                    ISBN 0822339145 (ISBN13: 9780822339144)
                    In this groundbreaking work, Sara Ahmed demonstrates how queer studies can put phenomenology to productive use.                     Focusing on the “orientation” aspect of “sexual orientation” and the “orient” in “orientalism,” Ahmed examines what it                     means for bodies to be situated in space and time. Bodies take shape as they move through the world directing                     themselves toward or away from objects and others. Being “orientated” means feeling at home, knowing where one                     stands, or having certain objects within reach. Orientations affect what is proximate to the body or what can be reached.                    

Straight: The Surprisingly Short History of Heterosexuality
                    January 31st, 2012
                    ISBN 0807044431 (ISBN13: 9780807044438)
                    Like the typewriter and the light bulb, the heterosexual was invented in the 1860s and swiftly transformed Western                     culture. The idea of “the heterosexual” was unprecedented. After all, men and women had been having sex, marrying,                     building families, and sometimes even falling in love for millennia without having any special name for their emotions or                     acts. Yet, within half a century, “heterosexual” had become a byword for “normal,” enshrined in law, medicine, psychiatry,                     and the media as a new gold standard for human experience. With an eclectic scope and fascinating detail, Straight tells                     the eye-opening story of a complex and often contradictory man-made creation that turns out to be anything but straight                     or narrow.

Queer: A Graphic History
                    September 8th, 2016
                    ISBN 1785780719 (ISBN13: 9781785780714)

                    Activist-academic Meg-John Barker and cartoonist Julia Scheele illuminate the histories of queer thought and LGBTQ+                     action in this groundbreaking non-fiction graphic novel. From identity politics and gender roles to privilege and exclusion,                     Queer explores how we came to view sex, gender and sexuality in the ways that we do; how these ideas get tangled up                     with our culture and our understanding of biology, psychology and sexology; and how these views have been disputed                     and challenged.

Self-Made Men: Identity and Embodiment Among Transsexual Men
                    June 1st, 2003
                    ISBN 0826514359 (ISBN13: 9780826514356)
                    In Self-Made Men, Henry Rubin explores the production of male identities in the lives of twenty-two FTM transsexuals--                    people who have changed their sex from female to male. The author relates the compelling personal narratives of his                     subjects to the historical emergence of FTM as an identity category. In the interviews that form the heart of the book, the                     FTMs speak about their struggles to define themselves and their diverse experiences, from the pressures of gender                     conformity in adolescence to being mistaken for "butch lesbians," from hormone treatments and surgeries to                                         relationships with families, partners, and acquaintances. Their stories of feeling betrayed by their bodies and of                     undergoing a "second puberty" are vivid and thought-provoking. Throughout the interviews, the subjects' claims to                     having "core male identities" are remarkably consistent and thus challenge anti-essentialist assumptions in current                     theories of gender, embodiment, and identity.

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