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Sexuality Studies series

Interdisciplinary scholarship on sex-related topics is flourishing, a direct result of thirty years of grassroots activism by sexual minorities in North America. In recognition of the proliferation of activity in sexuality studies, this series focuses on original, provocative, scholarly research examining from a range of perspectives the complexity of human sexual practice, identity, community, and desire.

We Still Demand

We Still Demand!
Redefining Resistance in Sex and Gender Struggles
Edited by Patrizia Gentile, Gary Kinsman, and L. Pauline Rankin

By challenging the erasure of radical histories, this book makes an invaluable contribution to remembering and rethinking Canadian sex and gender activism from the 1970s to the present.

2016, 324 pages, 6 x 9"


The Nature of Masculinity

The Nature of Masculinity
Critical Theory, New Materialisms, and Technologies of Embodiment
By Steve Garlick

Harnessing the strengths of social theory and new materialisms, this book advances a new critical theory of masculinity.

2016, 236 pages, 6 x 9"


Disrupting Queer Inclusion

Making a Scene
Lesbians and Community across Canada, 1964-84
By Liz Millward

A celebratory history of how lesbians "made a scene" by creating places and opportunities to form relationships, debate politics, and build their own culture across Canada.

2015, 328 pages, 6 x 9"


Disrupting Queer Inclusion

Disrupting Queer Inclusion
Canadian Homonationalisms and the Politics of Belonging
Edited by OmiSoore H. Dryden and Suzanne Lenon

How has the struggle for "gay rights" in Canada helped fortify white supremacy, further settler colonialism, advance neoliberalism, and prop up imperialist mythologies, to the detriment and exclusion of some queer and trans bodies?

2015, 208 pages, 6 x 9"


Fraught Intimacies

Fraught Intimacies
Non/Monogamy in the Public Sphere
By Nathan Rambukkana

A stimulating and sophisticated argument for why we need to reconsider how we talk – and think – about non-monogamy and its place in society.

2015, 244 pages, 6 x 9"


Religion and Sexuality

Religion and Sexuality
Diversity and the Limits of Tolerance
Edited by Pamela Dickey Young, Heather Shipley, and Tracy J. Trothen

A provocative volume examining the relationship between various forms of religious affiliation and sexuality – and the unlikely places where both co-exist.

2015, 264 pages, 6 x 9"


The Man Who Invented Gender

The Man Who Invented Gender
Engaging the Ideas of John Money
By Terry Goldie

This book offers, for the first time, a balanced and probing textual analysis of John Money's writing, to assess the profound impact of this pioneering sexologist's work on the debates and research on sexuality and gender that dominated the last half of the twentieth century.

2014, 276 pages, 6 x 9"


Sex Work

Sex Work
Rethinking the Job, Respecting the Workers
By Colette Parent, Chris Bruckert, Patrice Corriveau, Maria Nengeh Mensah,and Louise Toupin

A lucid and unflinching argument for the reframing of the debate on sex work, ending limiting moralistic approaches, and respecting the unique perspectives of workers.

2013, 160 pages, 6 x 9"


Selling Sex

Selling Sex
Experience, Advocacy, and Research on Sex Work in Canada
Edited by Emily van der Meulen, Elya M. Durisin, and Victoria Love

A diverse and comprehensive dialogue between sex workers, advocates, and researchers that looks at sex work in a new way.

2013, 364 pages, 6 x 9"


Judging Homosexuals

Judging Homosexuals
A History of Gay Persecution in Quebec and France
By Patrice Corriveau

An absorbing exploration of the origins of homophobia and the evolution of gay persecution in France and Quebec.

2011, 244 pages, 6 x 9"


Awfully Devoted Women

Awfully Devoted Women
Lesbian Lives in Canada, 1900-65
By Cameron Duder

This intimate study of the lives of middle-class lesbians who came of age before the gay rights movement unveils a previously unknown world of private relationships, discreet social networks, and love.

2010, 328 pages, 6 x 9"


The Canadian War on Queers

The Canadian War on Queers
National Security as Sexual Regulation
By Gary Kinsman and Patrizia Gentile

This path-breaking account of how the state used national security to wage war on its own people offers ways of understanding, and resisting, contemporary ideological conflicts such as the "war on terror."

2009, 584 pages, 6 x 9"



A Global History of Love between Women
By Leila J. Rupp

Combines lyrical narrative with meticulous historical research, providing a uniquely sweeping story of desire, love, and sex between women around the globe from the beginning of time to the present.

2009, 320 pages, 6 x 9"



Queer Culture and Postcolonial Hong Kong
By Helen Hok-Sze Leung

Engages the critical rubric of "queer" to examine Hong Kong's screen and media culture during the transitional and immediate postcolonial period. Undercurrents uncovers a queer media culture that has been largely overlooked by critics in the West, and demonstrates the cultural vitality of Hong Kong amidst political transition.

2008, 168 pages, 6 x 9"


Sexing the Teacher

Sexing the Teacher
School Sex Scandals and Queer Pedagogies
By Sheila L. Cavanagh

Examines the moral and professional panic over sexual transgressions in the educational milieu by analyzing several sensationalized legal cases. A provocative study of public and professional responses to female teacher sex scandals in Canada, the United States, and Britain.

2007, 240 pages, 6 x 9"


The Manly Modern

The Manly Modern
Masculinity in Postwar Canada
By Christopher Dummitt

The first major book on the history of masculinity in Canada. Through a series of case studies covering such diverse subjects as car culture, mountaineering, war veterans, murder trials, and a bridge collapse, Christopher Dummitt argues that the very idea of what it meant to be modern was gendered.

2007, 232 pages, 6 x 9"


Queer Youth in the Province of the "Severely Normal"

Queer Youth in the Province of the "Severely Normal"

By Gloria Filax

Explores how youth identities have been constructed through dominant and often competing discourses about youth, sexuality, and gender, and how queer youth in the province of Alberta negotiated the contradictions of these discourses.

2006, 200 pages, 6 x 9”

Every Inch a Woman

Every Inch a Woman
Phallic Possession, Femininity, and the Text
By Carellin Brooks

Witty and engaging, Every Inch a Woman makes an innovative contribution to sexuality, gender, and women's studies, as well as psychoanalytic theory and criticism.

2005, 224 pages, 6 x 9”

Masculinities without Men?

Masculinities without Men?
Female Masculinity in Twentieth-Century Fictions
By J. Bobby Noble

This groundbreaking study explores how the construction of gender was thrown into crisis during the twentieth century, resulting in a permanent rupture in the sex/gender system, and how masculinity became an unstable category, altered across time, region, social class, and ethnicity.

  • Selected, 2003 Outstanding Academic Title, CHOICE
  • 2003, 222 pages, 6 x 9”


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