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Daughters are Diamonds: Honour, Shame & Seclusion - A South African Perspective by Shafinaaz Hassim
Price: Free! Words: 41,790. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Gender studies
'Daughters are Diamonds' is a groundbreaking study on the objectification of women in honour-bound, traditionalist societies. The study asks questions about the failures of democracy in protecting minority rights, especially those with regard to women. It looks in particular at the case study of Indian Muslim women in South Africa.
Masculinity in Tolkien by Melanie Rost
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,240. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Gender studies
In Masculinity in Tolkien, Rost argues that despite Tolkien's often conservative views when it comes to sex and gender, a closer look at how masculinity is performed in his works actually shows the social criticism hidden within, the rejection of the heroic code and the search for a hero and a masculinity which is built on love and loyalty, not the excess of courage and pride of heroic poetry.
A Girl's Guide to the Heroine's Journey by Valerie Frankel
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 40,350. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2013 by Spero Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Gender studies, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Social Science / Folklore & Mythology
Suitable for all ages, this book examines 17 myths of the heroic woman from around the world. Asian, European, African, Native American (North AND South America), Australian, and Oceanic stories are re-told, examined, and discussed in detail. Each examination includes activities designed to appeal to girls 7 years old and older.
The Lingering Clasp of the Hand by Geoffrey Clarke
You set the price! Words: 66,470. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Gender studies
The romance of masculine adventure concentrates on action and adventure most often in a foreign locale. The fiction of adventure romance frequently contains covert references, situations and plots in which masculinity in some of its more extreme forms is manifested. The assurance of white dominance, the proof from technical superiority, the enrolling of ’loyal natives’ against savages, and so for
About Whoever by Karen Sinclair
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 51,830. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Gender studies, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Sex education
About Whoever is insightful, compelling analysis that puts contemporary sexuality on the social analyst’s couch. Experiences of real people, influences of history, culture, crucial developments in American Equal Rights, “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell”, domestic partnerships and other news provide fascinating discussion. Gay, Straight, right-wing, left, or whoever we are, About Whoever is about us.
Three Years of Hate: The Very Best of In Mala Fide by In Mala Fide
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 106,620. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2013 by MattForney.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Gender studies, Nonfiction » Social Science » Men's Studies
Three Years of Hate is a compilation of over 60 of my best blog posts from my old site In Mala Fide, from nearly 1,000 that were written. They include topics on game, dating, sex, self-improvement, politics, American society, humor and more.
Over his Shoulder by Geoffrey Clarke
Price: $1.35 USD. Words: 65,240. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Gender studies
A study of the aesthetics of the masculine novel of action and the romance form in the late Victorian and Edwardian periods.
Identical Treatment in the Machine of the Law, The Quest for Transgender Civil Rights by Joanne Borden
Price: Free! Words: 38,490. Language: American English. Published: December 24, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Politics and society, Nonfiction » Social Science » Gender studies
For an easy way to understand transgenderism and explain it to others read this book. Also, read this book's over 50 speeches that are loaded with ideas and arguments when lobbying for transgender civil rights. For a full discussion of transgenderism see this author's other book "Transgender Complete, A Virtual Handbook" also sold at most eBook retailers.
Femophobia: How Women Have Become Men - On the Fear of Fat, Fear of the Feminine and the Collapse of Society by Tovi Browning
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 86,550. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Gender studies
This book gives us tools for a real change. The Feminine is dying. Unless we awaken to this, so may we: eating disorders; broken relationships; our attraction to control and hardness; the speed of our life and its price; women’s hostility towards their bodies; our fear of feelings; epidemic addictions... It is crucial that we allow the Feminine back into our lives, to restore our lost balance.
The Transgender Monologues, Gender, Sexuality, and LGBT Life by Joanne Borden
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 63,540. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Transgender, Nonfiction » Social Science » Gender studies
This is a different, informative, and entertaining book regarding issues of life, which will interest LGBT people but mostly transgender people, their loved ones, and students/professionals in the social sciences. Within the 58 monologues are a close examination of everyday issues. The author, is the winner of the Best Storyteller Award at NYC Fresh Fruit Festival of 2012.
Pencil Me In: A Trans Perspective in a Gendered World by Michael Eric Brown
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 47,080. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Gender studies, Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Transgender
Michael Eric Brown shares not only his personal life as a transgender man, but he also talks candidly about gender roles and societal expectations. Approaching the subjects with frankness and occasional humor, he shares his experiences as well as those of countless others in the transgender community in order to communicate openly what it means to be a transgender individual in today’s society.
The Gender Police: A Diary by Ros Ball & James Millar
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 37,140. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Gender studies, Nonfiction » Parenting » Childhood development
The 'Gender Police: A Diary' is an intriguing and insightful record of how people treat girls and boys differently. When Ros Ball and James Millar’s son was born in 2010 they started to tweet about how people treated him compared to his big sister. What began as an attempt to retain their sanity in a gender obsessed world became a life changing experiment about gender identity.
Outspoken: A Decade of Transgender Activism and Trans Feminism by Julia Serano
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 128,680. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Gender studies, Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Transgender
Julia Serano (author of Whipping Girl and Excluded) combines elements of memoir, historical account, gender theory, and activist philosophy in her third book, Outspoken. This collection (spanning a decade of her work as a writer and trans feminist) provides an insightful overview of where transgender activism has been, and compelling analysis of where it should head in the future.
Women and Sport in India and the World: Examining the History and Suggesting Policy Reforms by Karmanye Thadani
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 64,460. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Gender studies, Nonfiction » Law » Gender & the Law(5.00 from 1 review)
Do you know of female cricketers outperforming male counterparts while playing each other? Or about female car-racers who compete with men and win? Ever wondered what challenges female sportspersons face and have faced historically? What steps have been taken to promote gender equality in sport? And what more needs to be done? Here's a book that deals with these questions.
The Woman I Was Born To Be by Aleshia Brevard
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 64,350. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Gay and lesbian, Nonfiction » Social Science » Gender studies(5.00 from 1 review)
Told with truth, humor and flair, this is the autobiography of one transsexual's wild ride from boyhood as Alfred Brevard ("Buddy") Crenshaw in rural Tennessee to voluptuous female entertainer in Hollywood. This memoir is a rare pre-Women's Movement account of coming to terms with gender identity.
The New Female Action Hero by Joe Goodwill
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 43,090. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Gender studies, Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Feminist
This academic but immensely readable book analyzes the rise of the female action over the last three decades in film and television. The author examines the way in which popular culture has revisioned the old archetype of the hero, so that all heroes now can combine the best of both masculine and feminine traits – and so that all women potentially have more freedom.
Uma Década Queer: 50 Entrevistas em Português (2004-2014) by Bruno Horta
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 54,430. Language: Portuguese. Published: September 7, 2015 by INDEX ebooks. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Gender studies
Existem sexualidades, feminismos, ideologias, políticas, pessoas, opiniões, agendas. Porquê olhar a realidade LGBT como um monolito que pensa ou reivindica a mesma coisa a todo o tempo e a uma só voz? - Bruno Horta