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Gendered Transitions: Mexican Experiences of Immigration
Gendered Transitions
Mexican Experiences of Immigration
Paperback      ISBN: 0520075145
"Edited by a leading pioneer of immigration studies, this volume offers some of the latest and most brilliant thinking about what migrant men and women bring to the United States, leave behind and create anew. This is a must read for those interested in immigration, gender, and the many meanings of life."--Arlie Russell Hochschild, co-editor with Barbara Ehrenreich of Global Woman: Nannies, Maids and Sex Workers in the New Economy "Moving between individual decisions and broad political and economic forces, and focusing on family and community in Mexico and the U.S., Hondagneu-Sotelo's pathbreaking book casts new light on the centrality of gender for patterns of migration. A superb intersection of ethnography, history and theory."--Michael Burawoy, University of California, Berkeley "A path-breaking book combining the study of gender with immigration to show how Mexican women and men continually reinvent themselves and their family lives in the U.S. Gendered Transitions offers rich insights into the complexities of women's settlement experiences and marks a new era in immigration studies."--Maxine Baca Zinn, Michigan State University
As Nature Made Him: The Boy Who Was Raised As a Girl
As Nature Made Him
The Boy Who Was Raised As a Girl
Paperback      ISBN: 0060929596
The heart-breaking and much-contested case of a boy who was surgically altered at birth to live as woman re-interprets a case that was initially hailed as proof that gender is culturally conditioned. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
Trans: A Memoir
Trans
A Memoir
Hardcover      ISBN: 1784781649
Moving memoir and insightful examination of transgender politics TRANS is the story of growing up, of finding an identity, and about the politics of gender. In July 2012, aged thirty, Juliet Jacques underwent sex reassignment surgery and felt for the first time that her body matched the person she felt she had been since childhood. Through university and then in a series of dead-end clerical jobs, Jacques felt out of place with her surroundings, and with who she really was. Living in Brighton, trying to launch a career as a writer, she navigates the hostilities and misunderstandings of growing up in a time where the mainstream media—and even feminism—fail to acknowledge transgender identity. Yet through films, music, politics and football she begins to find herself, and starts the process of transition, and life beyond. Through her memoir, Jacques interweaves the narrative with powerful explorations of many of the major debates surrounding trans: the uses of life writing, the relationship with feminism, and the “before and after
She's Not the Man I Married: My Life With a Transgender Husband
She's Not the Man I Married
My Life With a Transgender Husband
Paperback      ISBN: 1580051936
Helen Boyd's husband, who had long been open about being a cross-dresser, was considering living as a woman full time. Suddenly, Boyd was confronted with the reality of what it would mean if her husband were actually to become a woman — socially, legally, and medically. Would Boyd love and desire her partner the same way? Boyd's first book, My Husband Betty, explored the relationships of cross-dressing men and their partners. Now, She's Not the Man I Married is both a sequel and a more expansive examination of gender in relationships. It's for couples who are homosexual or heterosexual, and for readers who fall anywhere along the gender continuum. As Boyd struggles to understand the nature of marriage, passion, and love, she shares her confusion and anger, providing a fascinating observation of the ways in which relationships are gendered, and how we cope, or don't, with the emotional and sexual pressures that gender roles can bring to our marriages and relationships.
Dress, Gender and Cultural Change: Asian-American and African-American Rites of Passage
Dress, Gender and Cultural Change
Asian-American and African-American Rites of Passage
Paperback      ISBN: 1859739792
Within the Hmong American community, mothers and aunts of teenagers use bangles, lace and traditional handwork techniques to create dazzling displays reflecting the gender and ethnicity of their sons and daughters, nieces and nephews, as they participate in an annual courtship ritual. This book examines these events to show how dress is used to transform gender construction and create positive images of African American and Hmong American youth. Coming-of-age rituals serve as arenas of cultural revision and change. For each of these communities, the choice of dress represents cultural affirmation. This author shows that within the homogenizing context of American society, dress serves as a site for the continual renegotiation of identity - gendered, ethnic and otherwise.
Gynecology: The Metaethics of Radical Feminism
Gynecology
The Metaethics of Radical Feminism
Paperback      ISBN: 0807014133
"In this deeply original, provocative book, outrage, hilarity, grief, profanity, lyricism and moral daring join in bursting the accustomed bounds even of feminist discourse." —The New York Times Book Review
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.
Labor of Love: The Invention of Dating
Labor of Love
The Invention of Dating
Hardcover      ISBN: 0374182531
"A brilliant and surprising investigation into why we date the way we do"--
Gender and German Cinema: Feminist Interventions : German Film History/German History on Film
Gender and German Cinema
Feminist Interventions : German Film History/German History on Film
Paperback      ISBN: 0854963243
International film has received some of its most original impulses from German film makers however the works by women directors in German speaking countries have been largely ignored in spite of the important social, political and historical issues they have raised. This is the first work to consider the broad spectrum of German cinema through the category of gender. These volumes will be standard handbooks in film studies for many years to come.
Kissing the Mask: Beauty, Understatement and Femininity in Japanese Noh Theater
Kissing the Mask
Beauty, Understatement and Femininity in Japanese Noh Theater
Paperback      ISBN: 0061228494
The National Book Award–winning author of Europe Central offers a charming, evocative and piercing examination of the ancient Japanese tradition of Noh theater and the keys it holds to our modern understanding of beauty. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.