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Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution
Headscarves and Hymens
Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution
Paperback      ISBN: 0374536651
"A passionate manifesto decrying misogyny in the Arab world, by an Egyptian American journalist and activist When the Egyptian journalist Mona Eltahawy published an article in Foreign Policy magazine in 2012 titled "Why Do They Hate Us?" it provoked a firestorm of controversy. The response it generated, with more than four thousand posts on the website, broke all records for the magazine, prompted dozens of follow-up interviews on radio and television, and made it clear that misogyny in the Arab world is an explosive issue, one that engages and often enrages the public. In Headscarves and Hymens, Eltahawy takes her argument further. Drawing on her years as a campaigner and commentator on women's issues in the Middle East, she explains that since the Arab Spring began, women in the Arab world have had two revolutions to undertake: one fought with men against oppressive regimes, and another fought against an entire political and economic system that treats women in countries from Yemen and Saudi Arabia to Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya as second-class citizens. Eltahawy has traveled across the Middle East and North Africa, meeting with women and listening to their stories. Her book is a plea for outrage and action on their behalf, confronting the "toxic mix of culture and religion that few seem willing or able to disentangle lest they blaspheme or offend." A manifesto motivated by hope and fury in equal measure, Headscarves and Hymens is as illuminating as it is incendiary"--
Sexuality, Gender, And Rights: Exploring Theory And Practice in South And Southeast Asia
Sexuality, Gender, And Rights
Exploring Theory And Practice in South And Southeast Asia
Paperback      ISBN: 0761934030
Demonstrating how ideas of scholars and activists can be converted into action bringing a difference, these 15 essays spanning eight countries analytically document work in areas like: sexuality education, sexual health services, sexual rights, transexuality, and HIV/AIDS prevention and offer strategies in advocacy, service delivery and more.
Gynecology: The Metaethics of Radical Feminism
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
Beyond Identity Politics: Feminism, Power & Politics
Beyond Identity Politics
Feminism, Power & Politics
Hardcover      ISBN: 0803978847
Recent debates in contemporary feminist theory have been dominated by the relation between identity and politics. Beyond Identity Politics examines the implications of recent theorizing on difference, identity and subjectivity for theories of patriarchy and feminist politics. Organised around the three central themes of subjectivity, power and politics, this book focuses on a question which feminists struggled with and were divided by throughout the last decade, that is: how to theorize the relation between the subject and politics. In this thoughtful engagement with these debates Moya Lloyd argues that the turn to the subject in process does not entail the demise of feminist politics as many feminists have argued. She demonstrates how key ideas such as agency, power and domination take on a new shape as a consequence of this radical rethinking of the subject-politics relation and how the role of feminist political theory becomes centred upon critique. A resource for feminist theorists, women's and gender studies students, as well as political and social theorists, this is a carefully composed and wide-ranging text, which provides important insights into one of contemporary feminism's most central concerns.
All About Love: New Visions
All About Love
New Visions
Paperback      ISBN: 0060959479
Presenting radical new ways to think about love, the acclaimed cultural critic, feminist, and author examines the role of love in our personal and professional lives and how it can be used to end struggles between individuals, communities, and societies. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.
Sexing the Body: Gender Politics and the Construction of Sexuality
Sexing the Body
Gender Politics and the Construction of Sexuality
Paperback      ISBN: 0465077145
Discusses the causes and determining factors of gender behavior differences and sexual identity, particularly biology and societal expectations, and argues that differences between male and female are not always distinct.
Swoon: Great Seducers and Why Women Love Them
Great Seducers and Why Women Love Them
Paperback      ISBN: 0393348482
The author of Seductress presents a lively study of ladies' men that draws on research from a variety of disciplines to demystify their character, seductive secrets and allure while challenging the advice of such references as The Game and arguing that sexually disconnected 21st-century women may benefit from the examples of charming men. 17,000 first printing.
Queersexlife: Autobiographical Notes on Sexuality, Gender and Identity
Autobiographical Notes on Sexuality, Gender and Identity
Paperback      ISBN: 1551522365
Evocative of Patrick Califia-Rice and Kate Bornstein, this frank and personal collection of essays explores the politics of gender, identity, race, and queer sex imbued with the author’s own experiences. Terry Goldie delves into subjects that are both varied and explicit, including drag queens, feminism, cross-cultural sex, and the homosexual child, all with a perceptive and provocative eye, the result of which expands and deepens our understanding of the parameters and ramifi cations of queer sexuality, in all its forms. Terry Goldie is the author of three previous books and is an English professor at York University in Toronto.
Strangers to the Law: Gay People on Trial
Strangers to the Law
Gay People on Trial
Paperback      ISBN: 0472086456
Describes the legal challenge to the Colorado anti-gay civil rights initiative
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.