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Becoming Him - A Trans Memoir Of Triumph (Paperback): Landa Mabenge Becoming Him - A Trans Memoir Of Triumph (Paperback)
Landa Mabenge
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In April 1981, Landa Mabenge enters this world, trapped in a girl’s body. From an early age, Landa is aware that he does not relate to his female form, despite being socialised as a girl. In this groundbreaking and brutally honest memoir, Landa Mabenge establishes himself as a resounding and inspirational voice for anyone fighting to define themselves on their own terms. In mesmerising detail, Becoming Him lays bare Landa’s tortured world, growing up trapped in the wrong body, while unflinchingly tracing his transition from female to male.

His childhood in Umtata is brutally shattered, when at age 11 an angry woman and her zombie-like husband unexpectedly arrive to force him to accompany them to Port Elizabeth. Life in PE with ‘The Parents’ soon morphs into a Dickensian nightmare. Landa is subjected to horrific physical, emotional and psychological abuse as he descends into a world of isolation and shame. He recalls his prison of powerlessness: “I count the years I will have to remain a slave. There are seven before my redemption: 7 x 365 = 2555 days. Today is nearly at an end. By the end of tomorrow there will be 2554. By the end of the week, 2548. And so I will myself on. Eventually the day will come when I will be free.”

At 18 Landa is finally able to escape PE to study at UCT, where he tries to embrace life as a butch lesbian, but he remains tortured by his female body. After a close-to-death break down, Landa finally finds strength to embark on an arduous four-year-long journey to physically and legally become “him”, relentlessly researching what it will entail to embark on gender alignment. In 2014, Landa makes history by becoming the first known transgender man in South Africa to successfully motivate a medical aid to pay for his surgeries through the Groote Schuur Transgender Clinic.

Both heartbreaking and uplifting, Becoming Him is a unique story of torture and triumph, bravely opening the lid on cultural shame and abuse against those who choose a path less travelled.

Girl, Stop Apologizing - A Shame-Free Plan For Embracing And Achieving Your Goals (Paperback): Rachel Hollis Girl, Stop Apologizing - A Shame-Free Plan For Embracing And Achieving Your Goals (Paperback)
Rachel Hollis
R285 R209 Discovery Miles 2 090 Save R76 (27%) In stock

"Hollis's writing is beautifully blunt, and she humbly thanks her fans for her success. Her actionable ideas and captivating voice will encourage women to believe in themselves." - Publisher's Weekly (starred review)

"I believe we can change the world. But first, we've got to stop living in fear of being judged for who we are."

Rachel Hollis has seen it too often: women not living into their full potential. They feel a tugging on their hearts for something more, but they're afraid of embarrassment, of falling short of perfection, of not being enough.

In Girl, Stop Apologizing, #1 New York Times bestselling author and founder of a multimillion-dollar media company, Rachel Hollis sounds a wake-up call. She knows that many women have been taught to define themselves in light of other people--whether as wife, mother, daughter, or employee--instead of learning how to own who they are and what they want. With a challenge to women everywhere to stop talking themselves out of their dreams, Hollis identifies the excuses to let go of, the behaviors to adopt, and the skills to acquire on the path to growth, confidence, and believing in yourself.

Not That Bad - Dispatches From Rape Culture (Paperback): Roxane Gay Not That Bad - Dispatches From Rape Culture (Paperback)
Roxane Gay 1
R353 R222 Discovery Miles 2 220 Save R131 (37%) In stock

Edited and with an introduction by Roxane Gay, the New York Times bestselling and deeply beloved author of Bad Feminist and Hunger, this anthology of first-person essays tackles rape, assault, and harassment head-on.

In this valuable and revealing anthology, cultural critic and bestselling author Roxane Gay collects original and previously published pieces that address what it means to live in a world where women have to measure the harassment, violence, and aggression they face, and where they are "routinely second-guessed, blown off, discredited, denigrated, besmirched, belittled, patronized, mocked, shamed, gaslit, insulted, bullied" for speaking out. Contributions include essays from established and up-and-coming writers, performers, and critics, including actors Ally Sheedy and Gabrielle Union and writers Amy Jo Burns, Lyz Lenz, and Claire Schwartz.

Covering a wide range of topics and experiences, from an exploration of the rape epidemic embedded in the refugee crisis to first-person accounts of child molestation, this collection is often deeply personal and is always unflinchingly honest. Like Rebecca Solnit's Men Explain Things to Me, Not That Bad will resonate with every reader, saying "something in totality that we cannot say alone."

Searing and heartbreakingly candid, this provocative collection both reflects the world we live in and offers a call to arms insisting that “not that bad” must no longer be good enough.

From Servants to Workers - South African Domestic Workers and the Democratic State (Paperback): Shireen Ally From Servants to Workers - South African Domestic Workers and the Democratic State (Paperback)
Shireen Ally
R195 R99 Discovery Miles 990 Save R96 (49%) In stock

In the past decade, hundreds of thousands of women from poorer countries have braved treacherous journeys to richer countries to work as poorly paid domestic workers. In From servants to workers, Shireen Ally asks whether the low wages and poor working conditions so characteristic of migrant domestic work can truly be resolved by means of the extension of citizenship rights. Following South Africa's 'miraculous' transition to democracy, more than a million poor black women who had endured a despotic organization of paid domestic work under apartheid became the beneficiaries of one of the world's most impressive and extensive efforts to formalize and modernise paid domestic work through state regulation. Ally explores the political implications of paid domestic work as an intimate form of labour. From Servants to workers integrates sociological insights with the often-heartbreaking life histories of female domestic workers in South Africa and provides rich detail of the streets, homes, and churches of Johannesburg where these women work, live, and socialise.

Writing a wider war - Rethinking gender, race, and identity in South African War, 1899 - 1902 (Paperback): Greg Cuthbertson,... Writing a wider war - Rethinking gender, race, and identity in South African War, 1899 - 1902 (Paperback)
Greg Cuthbertson, Albert Grundlingh, Mary-Lynn Suttie
R290 R249 Discovery Miles 2 490 Save R41 (14%) In stock

Writing a Wider War presents a dramatically new interpretation of the role of Boer women in the conflict and profoundly changes how we look at the making of Afrikaner nationalism. African experiences of the war are also examined, highlighting racial subjugation in the context of colonial war and black participation, and showcasing important new research by African historians. The collection includes a reassessment of British imperialism and probing essays on J. A. Hobson; the masculinist nature of life on commando among Boer soldiers; Anglo-Jewry; secularism; health and medicine; nursing, women, and disease in the concentration camps; and the rivalry between British politicians and generals. An examination of the importance of the South African War in contemporary British political economy, and the part played by imperial propaganda, rounds off a thoroughly groundbreaking reinterpretation of this formative event in South Africa's history.

Race, Nation, Translation - South African Essays, 1990-2013 (Paperback): Zoe Wicomb Race, Nation, Translation - South African Essays, 1990-2013 (Paperback)
Zoe Wicomb; Edited by Andrew Van Der Vlies
R380 R299 Discovery Miles 2 990 Save R81 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 10 working days

The most significant nonfiction writings of Zoë Wicomb, one of South Africa’s leading authors and intellectuals, are collected here for the first time in a single volume.

This compilation features critical essays on the works of such prominent South African writers as Bessie Head, Nadine Gordimer, Njabulo Ndebele, and J.M. Coetzee, as well as writings on gender politics, race, identity, visual art, sexuality and a wide range of other cultural and political topics. Also included are a reflection on Nelson Mandela and a revealing interview with Wicomb.

In these essays, written between 1990 and 2013, Wicomb offers insight on her nation’s history, policies, and people. In a world in which nationalist rhetoric is on the rise and diversity and pluralism are the declared enemies of right-wing populist movements, her essays speak powerfully to a wide range of international issues.

Mouth Full of Blood - Essays, Speeches, Meditations (Paperback): Toni Morrison Mouth Full of Blood - Essays, Speeches, Meditations (Paperback)
Toni Morrison 1
R320 R252 Discovery Miles 2 520 Save R68 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

A vital new non-fiction collection from one of the most celebrated and revered writers of our time `Word-work is sublime, she thinks, because it is generative; it makes meaning that secures our difference, our human difference-the way in which we are like no other life. We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives.' The Nobel Lecture in Literature, 1993 Spanning four decades, these essays, speeches and meditations interrogate the world around us. They are concerned with race, gender and globalisation. The sweep of American history and the current state of politics. The duty of the press and the role of the artist. Throughout A Mouth Full of Blood our search for truth, moral integrity and expertise is met by Toni Morrison with controlled anger, elegance and literary excellence. The collection is structured in three parts and these are heart-stoppingly introduced by a prayer for the dead of 9/11, a meditation on Martin Luther King and a eulogy for James Baldwin. Morrison's Nobel lecture, on the power of language, is accompanied by lectures to Amnesty International and the Newspaper Association of America. She speaks to graduating students and visitors to both the Louvre and America's Black Holocaust Museum. She revisits The Bluest Eye, Sula and Beloved; reassessing the novels that have become touchstones for generations of readers. A Mouth Full of Blood is a powerful, erudite and essential gathering of ideas that speaks to us all. `To what do we pay greatest allegiance? Family, language group, culture, country, gender? Religion, race? And, if none of these matter, are we urbane, cosmopolitan or simply lonely? In other words, how do we decide where we belong? What convinces us that we do?' The Alexander Lecture series, 2002

Queer X Design - 50 Years of Signs, Symbols, Banners, Logos, and Graphic Art of LGBTQ (Hardcover): Andy Campbell Queer X Design - 50 Years of Signs, Symbols, Banners, Logos, and Graphic Art of LGBTQ (Hardcover)
Andy Campbell
R458 R341 Discovery Miles 3 410 Save R117 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The first-ever illustrated history of the iconic designs, symbols, and graphic art representing more than 5 decades of LGBTQ pride and activism--from the evolution of Gilbert Baker's rainbow flag to the NYC Pride typeface launched in 2017 and beyond. Organized by decade beginning with Pre-Liberation and then spanning the 1970s through the millennium, QUEER X DESIGN will be an empowering, uplifting, and colorful celebration of the hundreds of graphics-from shapes and symbols to flags and iconic posters-that have stood for the powerful and ever-evolving LGBTQ movement over the last five-plus decades. Included in the collection will be everything from Gilbert Baker's original rainbow flag, ACT-UP's Silence = Death poster, the AIDS quilt, and Keith Haring's "Heritage of Pride" logo, as well as the original Lavender Menace t-shirt design, logos such as "The Pleasure Chest," protest buttons such as "Anita Bryant Sucks Oranges," and so much more. Sidebars throughout will cover important visual grouping such as a "Lexicon of Pride Flags," explaining the now more than a dozen flags that represent segments of the community and the evolution of the pink triangle.

How Girls Achieve (Hardcover): Sally A. Nuamah How Girls Achieve (Hardcover)
Sally A. Nuamah
R453 R342 Discovery Miles 3 420 Save R111 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

If we want girls to succeed, we need to teach them the audacity to transgress. Through the lives of students at three very different schools, an award-winning scholar-activist makes the case for "feminist schools" that orient girls toward a lifetime of achievement. This bold and necessary book points out a simple and overlooked truth: most schools never had girls in mind to begin with. That is why the world needs what Sally Nuamah calls "feminist schools," deliberately designed to provide girls with achievement-oriented identities. And she shows how these schools would help all students, regardless of their gender. Educated women raise healthier families, build stronger communities, and generate economic opportunities for themselves and their children. Yet millions of disadvantaged girls never make it to school-and too many others drop out or fail. Upending decades of advice and billions of dollars in aid, Nuamah argues that this happens because so many challenges girls confront-from sexual abuse to unequal access to materials and opportunities-go unaddressed. But it isn't enough just to go to school. What you learn there has to prepare you for the world where you'll put that knowledge to work. A compelling and inspiring scholar who has founded a nonprofit to test her ideas, Nuamah reveals that developing resilience is not a gender-neutral undertaking. Preaching grit doesn't help girls; it actively harms them. Drawing on her deep immersion in classrooms in the United States, Ghana, and South Africa, Nuamah calls for a new approach: creating feminist schools that will actively teach girls how and when to challenge society's norms, and allow them to carve out their own paths to success.

Love In The Time Of AIDS - Inequality, Gender And Rights In South Africa (Paperback): Mark Hunter Love In The Time Of AIDS - Inequality, Gender And Rights In South Africa (Paperback)
Mark Hunter
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In some parts of South Africa, more than one in three people are HIV positive. Love in the Time of AIDS explores transformations in notions of gender and intimacy to try to understand the roots of this virulent epidemic. By living in an informal settlement and collecting love letters, cell phone text messages, oral histories, and archival materials, Mark Hunter details the everyday social inequalities that have resulted in untimely deaths. Hunter shows how first apartheid and then chronic unemployment have become entangled with ideas about femininity, masculinity, love, and sex and have created an economy of exchange that perpetuates the transmission of HIV/AIDS. This sobering ethnography challenges conventional understandings of HIV/AIDS in South Africa.

The A-Z of Gender and Sexuality - From Ace to Ze (Paperback): Morgan Lev Edward Holleb The A-Z of Gender and Sexuality - From Ace to Ze (Paperback)
Morgan Lev Edward Holleb
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There can be confusion around the appropriate terminology for trans and queer identities, even within the trans community itself. As language is constantly evolving, it can be especially difficult to know what to say. As a thorough A-Z glossary of trans and queer words from 'ace' to 'xe', this dictionary guide will help to dispel the anxiety around using the "wrong" words, while explaining the weight of using certain labels and providing individuals with a vocabulary for personal identification. Having correct and accurate terminology to describe oneself can be empowering, especially with words and phrases that describe gender identity, sexuality, sexual orientation, as well as slang relevant to LGBTQ+ rights and anti-discrimination, queer activism, gender-affirming healthcare and psychology. Written in a traditional A-Z glossary style, this guide will serve as a quick reference for looking up individual words, as well as an in-depth look at trans history and culture.

Sex and Politics in South Africa (Paperback): Martin Hoad, Reid Hoad Sex and Politics in South Africa (Paperback)
Martin Hoad, Reid Hoad
R185 R163 Discovery Miles 1 630 Save R22 (12%) In stock

This book tells how South Africa came to lead the world in enshrining sexual equality in our Bill of Rights, which forms part of the Constitution. The achievement, which has been hailed as a model for the rest of the world, did not come about without a long struggle. This was spearheaded by gender activists and movements during the 1980s, whose campaigns on the one hand evoked hostility from the apartheid state and were also dismissed as an irrelevance by conservative factions within the liberation movement. Indeed, the end of apartheid did not automatically guarantee that sexual equality would be realised, and the book explains how in the end this was achieved. The volume draws upon the rich archive of the Gay and Lesbian Association and incorporates fascinating first-hand documents from the time as well as essays by participants in the events and later commentators. Graeme Reid is a researcher at Wiser, the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research.

How to Make Anyone Fall in Love with You - 85 Proven Techniques For Success (Paperback): Leil Lowndes How to Make Anyone Fall in Love with You - 85 Proven Techniques For Success (Paperback)
Leil Lowndes
R212 R148 Discovery Miles 1 480 Save R64 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

MOVE OVER CUPID, HERE IS THE LOVE POTION WE’VE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR…!

In this irresistible, witty guide, internationally acclaimed relationships expert, Leil Lowndes, reveals 85 proven techniques to help you capture the heart of anyone you choose. You will discover:
• how to meet that perfect someone
• successful first moves for ‘hunters’ and ‘huntresses’

• how to make an unforgettable first impression:
what to wear, how to avoid getting stuck in the small talk rut, and how to let your body do the talking
• how to GIVE first date butterflies
• when you should play hard to get (and when not to)
• he says/ she says: the differences between men and women (and how to use them to your advantage)
• how to awaken primal, unsettling, sexy feelings in your partner
• how to learn in one hour what will drive your partner wild in bed!

Read this book and you will gain the power to fuel the smallest spark of attraction into an all – consuming passion!

THE SHORT CUT ROUTE TO SURE FIRE SUCCESS IN LOVE

Mouth Full of Blood - Essays, Speeches, Meditations (Hardcover): Toni Morrison Mouth Full of Blood - Essays, Speeches, Meditations (Hardcover)
Toni Morrison 1
R555 R339 Discovery Miles 3 390 Save R216 (39%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A vital new non-fiction collection from one of the most celebrated and revered writers of our time `Word-work is sublime, she thinks, because it is generative; it makes meaning that secures our difference, our human difference-the way in which we are like no other life. We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives.' The Nobel Lecture in Literature, 1993 Spanning four decades, these essays, speeches and meditations interrogate the world around us. They are concerned with race, gender and globalisation. The sweep of American history and the current state of politics. The duty of the press and the role of the artist. Throughout A Mouth Full of Blood our search for truth, moral integrity and expertise is met by Toni Morrison with controlled anger, elegance and literary excellence. The collection is structured in three parts and these are heart-stoppingly introduced by a prayer for the dead of 9/11, a meditation on Martin Luther King and a eulogy for James Baldwin. Morrison's Nobel lecture, on the power of language, is accompanied by lectures to Amnesty International and the Newspaper Association of America. She speaks to graduating students and visitors to both the Louvre and America's Black Holocaust Museum. She revisits The Bluest Eye, Sula and Beloved; reassessing the novels that have become touchstones for generations of readers. A Mouth Full of Blood is a powerful, erudite and essential gathering of ideas that speaks to us all. `To what do we pay greatest allegiance? Family, language group, culture, country, gender? Religion, race? And, if none of these matter, are we urbane, cosmopolitan or simply lonely? In other words, how do we decide where we belong? What convinces us that we do?' The Alexander Lecture series, 2002

Homes and Haunts of the Indians - New York and New Jersey (Paperback): Albert H. Heusser Homes and Haunts of the Indians - New York and New Jersey (Paperback)
Albert H. Heusser
R354 R264 Discovery Miles 2 640 Save R90 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Outsiders - Five Women Writers Who Changed the World (Hardcover): Lyndall Gordon Outsiders - Five Women Writers Who Changed the World (Hardcover)
Lyndall Gordon
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Mary Shelley, Emily Bronte, George Eliot, Olive Schreiner and Virginia Woolf: they all wrote dazzling books that forever changed the way we see history. In Outsiders, award-winning biographer Lyndall Gordon shows how these five novelists shared more than talent. In a time when a woman's reputation was her security, each of these women lost hers. They were unconstrained by convention, writing against the grain of their contemporaries, prophetically imagining a different future. We have long known the individual greatness of each of these writers, but in linking their creativity to their lives as outcasts, Gordon throws new light on the genius they share. All five lost their mothers in childbirth or at a young age. With no female role model present, they learned from books-and sometimes from an enlightened mentor. Crucially, each had to imagine what a woman could be in order to invent a voice of her own. The passion in their own lives infused their fiction. Writing with passionate intelligence of her own, Gordon reveals that these renegade writers inspired a new breed of women who wished to change a world locked in war, violence, exploitation, and sexual abuse. Gordon's biographies have always shown the indelible connection between life and art: an intuitive, exciting and revealing approach that has been highly praised. In Outsiders, she crafts nuanced portraits of Shelley, Bronte, Eliot, Schreiner and Woolf, naming each of these writers as prodigy, visionary, 'outlaw,' orator, and explorer, and shows how they came, they saw, and they left us changed. Today, following the tsunami of women's protest at widespread abuse, we do more than read them; we listen and live with their astonishing bravery and eloquence.

Inferior - The True Power of Women and the Science That Shows it (Paperback): Angela Saini Inferior - The True Power of Women and the Science That Shows it (Paperback)
Angela Saini 1
R275 R167 Discovery Miles 1 670 Save R108 (39%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

`Inferior is more than just a book. It's a battle cry - and right now, it's having a galvanising effect on its core fanbase' Observer Are women more nurturing than men? Are men more promiscuous than women? Are males the naturally dominant sex? And can science give us an impartial answer to these questions? Taking us on an eye-opening journey through science, Inferior challenges our preconceptions about men and women, investigating the ferocious gender wars that burn in biology, psychology and anthropology. Angela Saini revisits the landmark experiments that have informed our understanding, lays bare the problem of bias in research, and speaks to the scientists finally exploring the truth about the female sex. The result is an enlightening and deeply empowering account of women's minds, bodies and evolutionary history. Interrogating what these revelations mean for us as individuals and as a society, Inferior unveils a fresh view of science in which women are included, rather than excluded.

This One Looks Like a Boy - My Gender Journey to Life as a Man (Hardcover): Lorimer Shenher This One Looks Like a Boy - My Gender Journey to Life as a Man (Hardcover)
Lorimer Shenher
R439 R345 Discovery Miles 3 450 Save R94 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Inspiring and honest, this unique memoir of gender transition and coming-of-age proves it's never too late to find your true identity. Since he was a small child, Lorimer Shenher knew something for certain: he was a boy. The problem was, he was growing up in a girl's body. In this candid and thoughtful memoir, Shenher shares the story of his gender journey, from childhood gender dysphoria to teenage sexual experimentation to early-adult denial of his identity--and finally the acceptance that he is trans, culminating in gender reassignment surgery in his fifties. Along the way, he details his childhood in booming Calgary, his struggles with alcohol, and his eventual move to Vancouver, where he became the first detective assigned to the case of serial killer Robert Pickton (the subject of his critically acclaimed book That Lonely Section of Hell). With warmth and openness, This One Looks Like A Boy takes us through one of the most important decisions Shenher will ever make, as he comes into his own and finally discovers acceptance and relief.

Gender Violence (Second Edition) - Interdisciplinary Perspectives (Paperback, 2 Rev Ed): Laura L. O'Toole, Jessica R.... Gender Violence (Second Edition) - Interdisciplinary Perspectives (Paperback, 2 Rev Ed)
Laura L. O'Toole, Jessica R. Schiffman, Margie L. Kiter Edwards
R673 R621 Discovery Miles 6 210 Save R52 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

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aThis collection provides the most insightful and influential analyses from the last two decades showing how violence against women and children is all too-well integrated into global politics and economics.a
--Sandra Harding, editor of "The Feminist Standpoint Theory Reader"

"This is an extraordinary interdisciplinary volume. It is comprehensive both in terms of the subjects that it includes as well as the type of articles, essays and the range of contributors. "Gender Violence" makes a very significant contribution to the literature on violence against women."
--Beth Richie, author of "Compelled to Crime: The Gender Entrapment of Battered, Black Women"

From the murder of schoolgirls in a rural Amish community to the widespread rape of women in the Sudan to sexual predators on the Internet, this volume explores the persistent, pervasive phenomenon of gendered violence in the United States and around the world.

In the fully revised second edition of this path-breaking anthology, the editors bring together emerging scholarship from feminist, post-modern, and queer theory with classic articles and central authors in the fields of gender, sexuality and violence. This edition features a new comprehensive introduction, revised section introductions, and eighteen new selections, including original articles on sex trafficking, masculinity and terrorism, and community responses to gender violence. Other topics represented in this volume include sexual harassment and violence in schools and workplaces, child abuse, intimate partner violence, and pornography.

Innovative theoretical and empirical articles written by scholars fromfields such as law, history, and the social sciences appear alongside solution-focused pieces developed by activists, academics, and poets committed to creating a non-violent world.

Unwanted - How Sexual Brokenness Reveals Our Way to Healing (Paperback): Jay Stringer Unwanted - How Sexual Brokenness Reveals Our Way to Healing (Paperback)
Jay Stringer
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Handbook of Research on Gender and Economic Life (Paperback): Deborah M. Figart, Tonia L. Warnecke Handbook of Research on Gender and Economic Life (Paperback)
Deborah M. Figart, Tonia L. Warnecke
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In the aftermath of global economic downturn, it has never been more important to understand how gender relates to economic life and well-being. This interdisciplinary collection of original research details key areas of intersection, provides a comprehensive overview of the current state of research and proposes avenues for further investigation. The Handbook illuminates complex facets of the economic and social provisioning process across the globe. The contributors - academics, policy analysts and practitioners from wide-ranging areas of expertise - discuss the methodological approaches to, and analytical tools for, conducting research on the gender dimension of economic life. They also provide analyses of major issues facing both developed and developing countries. Topics explored include civil society, discrimination, informal work, working time, central bank policy, health, education, food security, poverty, migration, environmental activism and the financial crisis. Economists, sociologists and political scientists will find this book to be an invaluable research tool, as will academics, researchers and students with an interest in economics - particularly feminist economics - gender studies and global studies.

Intersex and Identity - The Contested Self (Paperback): Sharon E. Preves Intersex and Identity - The Contested Self (Paperback)
Sharon E. Preves
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"With sensitivity and solid critical analysis, Intersex and Identity brings to the fore the long-ignored voices of people with intersex conditions. This is an important and accessible book for all, including 'patients, ' parents, clinicians, activists, scholars, and novice students."-Cheryl Chase, Founder of the Intersex Society of North America "In Intersex and Identity Preves has produced the most up-to-date, comprehensive account available of what it is like to grow up and live with a body that isn't simply male or female. This work is compassionate, intelligent, and beautifully written, and promises to be well read and highly valued."-Alice Dreger, author of Hermaphrodites and the Medical Invention of Sex "Sharon Preves's analysis of her interviews with adult intersexuals illuminates the power of the coming out process in transforming stigma into pride. This book is an invaluable resource in the ongoing discourse on the clinical management of intersexuality."-Walter Bockting, assistant professor, Program in Human Sexuality, University of Minnesota Medical School Approximately one in every two thousand infants born in the United States each year is sexually ambiguous in such a way that doctors cannot immediately determine the child's sex. Some children's chromosomal sexuality contradicts their sexual characteristics. Others have the physical traits of both sexes, or of neither. Drawing upon life history interviews with adults who were treated for intersexuality as children, Sharon E. Preves explores how such individuals experience and cope with being labeled sexual deviants in a society that demands sexual conformity. By demonstrating how intersexed people manage and create their own identities, often in conflict with their medical diagnosis, Preves argues that medical intervention into intersexuality often creates, rather than mitigates, the stigma these people suffer. Sharon E. Preves is an associate professor of sociology at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Trans Like Me - A Journey for All of Us (Paperback): C. N. Lester Trans Like Me - A Journey for All of Us (Paperback)
C. N. Lester 1
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'Lester makes the most complex of subjects easy to digest. I finished with more insight and knowledge than I ever expected' Stylist What does it mean to be transgender? How do we discuss the subject? In this eye-opening book, CN Lester, academic and activist, takes us on a journey through some of the most pressing issues concerning the trans debate: from pronouns to Caitlyn Jenner; from feminist and LGBTQ activists, to the rise in referrals for gender variant children - all by way of insightful and moving passages about the author's own experience. Trans Like Me shows us how to strive for authenticity in a world which often seeks to limit us by way of labels. 'CN Lester breaks down the myths and misconceptions about trans people and politics with clarity and calm. An important, timely book' Juliet Jacques 'CN Lester is a writer for our times - a moving, learned and essential voice at the razor edge of gender politics' Laurie Penny 'One of the year's most important books on transgender identity' Gay Times

The Queeriodic Table - A Celebration of LGBTQ+ Culture (Hardcover): Harriet Dyer The Queeriodic Table - A Celebration of LGBTQ+ Culture (Hardcover)
Harriet Dyer
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Celebrate the richness of modern queer culture and its vast history with this fascinating introduction to all the essential elements that helped sculpt the LGBTQ+ community up to the present day, including: the amazing stories of queer pioneers like Marsha P. Johnson, celebrities, game-changers and unsung heroes alike the essential LGBTQ+ timeline of queer world history the biggest queer culture festivals and events in the world classic works of queer art, literature, music, TV and film This cheerful collection shines a light on the rich variety of elements that form The Queeriodic Table.

Missing Persians - Discovering Voices in Iranian Cultural History (Paperback, 1st ed): Nasrin Rahimieh Missing Persians - Discovering Voices in Iranian Cultural History (Paperback, 1st ed)
Nasrin Rahimieh
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This work serves to articulate the disparate, dispersed, and displaced narratives of five Persian subjects. Its complex arguments show five figures' links to a stable Persian identity - complicated by their experiences of travel, exile, conversion, and social change.

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