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Awkward Stages:

Plays about Growing Up Gay
John Clum and Sean Metzger
ISBN: 9781604979084

The plays in this volume, written by some the most celebrated playwrights, illuminate how sexual identity is important to the young men, in great part because they must define themselves against the prejudice and sanctions of family and social institutions. For example, Michael Perlman’s From White Plains shows the power and danger of contemporary media, which has enabled a new, virulent form of bullying. Read More..

Gay Drama Now:

An Anthology
John M. Clum
ISBN: 9781604978421

“This timely collection reminds us that gay drama is as vital, vibrant and urgent today as it has ever been. Offering a refreshingly diverse range of voices and styles, these works transform traditions of gay male theatricality and fabulousness into resources for social change in the twenty-first century, Gay Drama Now deserves a standing ovation.” – Shane Vogel, Associate Professor of English and Director of the Cultural Studies Program, Indiana University Read More..

Sexuality and Contemporary Literature

Joel Gwynne and Angelia Poon
ISBN: 9781604978247

As the first critical collection of essays to consider the representation of sexuality across such a wide variety of contemporary writing, Sexuality and Contemporary Literature analytically foregrounds insights into the historical and current arrangements of sexuality that contemporary literature provides, while also inviting the reader to imagine other possibilities for the future that literary texts open up. Read More..

Sex, Love, and Fidelity:

A Study of Contemporary Romantic Relationships
Kassia R. Wosick
ISBN: 9781604978322

“This is a fascinating investigation of the meaning of ‘love,’ ‘sex,’ and ‘fidelity’ for different kinds of couples. Kassia Wosick reports on ... couples that were straight and gay, monogamous and non-monogamous, traditional and polyamorous. ... The traditional focus on sexual exclusivity does not fit many contemporary relationships. This is a very valuable book for researchers and therapists, and for all of us who care about ‘love,’ ‘sex,’ and ‘faithfulness’.” – Professor Francesca Cancian, University of California, Irvine Read More..

Are We What We Eat?

Food and Identity in Late Twentieth-Century American Ethnic Literature
William R. Dalessio
ISBN: 9781604978018

Over the last forty years, scenes that prominently feature acts of preparing and eating food have filled the pages of novels and memoirs written by American immigrants and their descendants because these writers understand that eating is more than a purely biological function but, instead, works to define who we are in the United States and abroad. This book critically analyzes eight of these pieces of ethnic American literature, which demonstrate the important role that cooking and eating play in the process of identity formation. Read More..

The Sex Goddess in American Film, 1930–1965:

Jean Harlow, Mae West, Lana Turner, and Jayne Mansfield
Jessica Hope Jordan
ISBN: 9781604976632

"Lavishly illustrated ... Jordan's lively discussion of the commodification of the female body in the service of the classic Hollywood star system will offer less experienced readers genuine insights into the way the system worked and how these women manipulated it to their advantage... Recommended. Lower- and upper-division undergraduates; general readers." - CHOICE Read More..

What Is Eating Latin American Women Writers:

Food, Weight, and Eating Disorders
Renée S. Scott
ISBN: 9781604976403

This book fills a theoretical void because it speaks to an ever-growing interest in Latin American literature about women, food, and the body. This study not only traces for the first time the historical development of the topics of food, eating consumption, and body image but also features well-known authors and others who are yet to be discovered in United States. Read More..

Villages, Women, and the Success of Dairy Cooperatives in India:

Making Place for Rural Development
Pratyusha Basu
ISBN: 9781604976250

"The book has wider implications for development studies ... Basu’s research is critical of broad-brush studies, policies, and programs of international and national development that aim to alleviate poverty with “one-size-fits-all” perspectives and that are not sufficiently attentive to diversity within community cultures and politics or open to multifaceted approaches to sustaining livelihoods." The Professional Geographer Read More..

Online Intersex Communities:

Virtual Neighborhoods of Support and Activism
Brian Still
ISBN: 9781604975925

The author's examination shows that what virtual intersex communities represent, from personal blogs to email lists, is the opportunity for those isolated by the nature of their treatment and the geographic distance that often stands between them, and others like them, to feel a sense of belonging, to exchange information, and, in the process, to generate productive noise. Read More..

Language and Gender in the Military:

Honorifics, Narrative, and Ideology in Air Force Talk
Edith A. Disler
ISBN: 9781604975383

In this landmark book, the author opens the door to considerations of power, gender dynamics, and language and ideology in a community that has not yet been studied using the techniques of discourse analysis. Read More..

 

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