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Stiffed: The Betrayal of the American Man
Stiffed
The Betrayal of the American Man
Paperback      ISBN: 0380720450
The much maligned American male has problems of his own, and in an exploration of the male culture, the author of Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women reveals how society has manipulated men into a tangled dilemma. Reprint.
Self-made Man: One Woman's Year Disguised As a Man
Self-made Man
One Woman's Year Disguised As a Man
Paperback      ISBN: 0143038702
A Los Angeles Times columnist recounts her eighteen-month undercover stint as a man, a time during which she underwent considerable personal risks as she worked a sales job, joined a bowling league, frequented sex clubs, dated, and encountered firsthand the rigid codes and rituals of masculinity. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 150,000 first printing.
The Age of the Bachelor: Creating an American Subculture
The Age of the Bachelor
Creating an American Subculture
Hardcover      ISBN: 069102796x
Chudacoff (history, Brown U.) describes how a new subculture was created in the late 19th century by single men migrating to US cities. He tells how they rejected the restraints and dependencies of the contemporary family and took their social life from public places such as boarding houses, saloons, clubs, and cafes. He also traces the ambiguous image through the 20th century and compares it to the burgeoning urban singles scene. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype
Women Who Run With the Wolves
Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype
Paperback      ISBN: 0345409876
A Jungian analyst explores the feminine psyche through stories of "wild women"--the mythological archetype of the strong, primitive woman
Men's Business, Women's Business: The Spiritual Role of Gender in the World's Oldest Culture
Men's Business, Women's Business
The Spiritual Role of Gender in the World's Oldest Culture
Paperback      ISBN: 0892816554
These beautiful stories of life in Australian Aboriginal society--where gender influences every aspect of existence--show a new way to find happiness in our modern Western culture.
Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family
Becoming Nicole
The Transformation of an American Family
Hardcover      ISBN: 0812995414
The inspiring true story of a transgender girl, her identical twin brother, and an ordinary American family’s extraordinary journey to understand, nurture, and celebrate the right to be different—from the Pulitzer Prize–winning science reporter forThe Washington Post.
Women in Dada: Essays on Sex, Gender, and Identity
Women in Dada
Essays on Sex, Gender, and Identity
Hardcover      ISBN: 0262194090
For all of its iconoclasm, the Dada spirit was not without repression, and the Dada movement was not without misogynist tendencies. Indeed, the word Dada evokes the idea of the male—both as father and as domineering authority. Thus female colleagues were to be seen not heard, nurturers not usurpers, pleasant not disruptive. This book is the first to make the case that women's changing role in European and American society was critical to Dada. Debates about birth control and suffrage, a declining male population and expanding female workforce, the emergence of the New Woman, and Freudianism were among the forces that contributed to the Dadaist enterprise. Among the female dadaists discussed are the German emigre Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven; Berlin dadaist Hannah Hoch; French dadaists Juliette Roche and Suzanne Duchamp; Zurich dadaists Sophie Taeuber and Emmy Hennings; expatriate poet and artist Mina Loy; the "Queen of Greenwich Village," Clara Tice; Margaret Anderson and Jane Heap, the lesbian couple who ran The Little Review; and Beatrice Wood, who died in 1998 at the age of 105. The book also addresses issues of colonialist racism, cross-dressing and dandyism, and the gendering of the machine. The bibliography was compiled by the International Dada Archive (Timothy Shipe and Rudolf E. Kuenzli). Contributors: Eleanor S. Apter, Barbara J. Bloemink, Willard Bohn, Carolyn Burke, William A. Camfield, Whitney Chadwick, Dorothea Dietrich, Susan Fillin-Yeh, Paul B. Franklin, Renee Riese Hubert, Marisa Januzzi, Amelia Jones, Marie T. Keller, Rudolf E. Kuenzli, Maud Lavin, Margaret A. Morgan, Dickran Tashjian, Elizabeth Hutton Turner, Barbara Zabel.
Sexual Revolution in Early America
Sexual Revolution in Early America
Hardcover      ISBN: 0801868009
A narrative on the lesser-known sexual values and customs of colonial Americans repudiates conventional Puritanical stereotypes to profile the social, political, and legal dynamics that shaped two hundred years of sexual diversity, discussing Puritan attitudes toward sex, the influence of race and class, and a shift in sexual culture during the eighteenth century.
Conundrum
Conundrum
Paperback      ISBN: 1590171896
The great travel writer Jan Morris was born James Morris. James Morris distinguished himself in the British military, became a successful and physically daring reporter, climbed mountains, crossed deserts, and established a reputation as a historian of the British empire. He was happily married, with several children. To all appearances, he was not only a man, but a man’s man. Except that appearances, as James Morris had known from early childhood, can be deeply misleading. James Morris had known all his conscious life that at heart he was a woman. Conundrum, one of the earliest books to discuss transsexuality with honesty and without prurience, tells the story of James Morris’s hidden life and how he decided to bring it into the open, as he resolved first on a hormone treatment and, second, on risky experimental surgery that would turn him into the woman that he truly was.
Doing Diversity in Higher Education: Faculty Leaders Share Challenges and Strategies
Doing Diversity in Higher Education
Faculty Leaders Share Challenges and Strategies
Paperback      ISBN: 0813544475
Using case studies from universities throughout the nation, Doing Diversity in Higher Education examines the role faculty play in improving diversity on their campuses. The power of professors to enhance diversity has long been underestimated, their initiatives often hidden from view. Winnifred Brown-Glaude and her contributors uncover major themes and offer faculty and administrators a blueprint for conquering issues facing campuses across the country. Topics include how to dismantle hostile microclimates, sustain and enhance accomplishments, deal with incomplete institutionalization, and collaborate with administrators. The contributors' essays portray working on behalf of diversity as a genuine intellectual project rather than a faculty "service." The rich variety of colleges and universities included provides a wide array of models that faculty can draw upon to inspire institutional change.