Sex Work Regulation, Agency, and Resistance
Red Light Labour, the first book to examine sex work policy and advocacy since Canada v. Bedford, showcases the perspectives of sex workers and activists and deepens our understanding of sex work as labour.
Affect and the Politics of Heterosexuality
Reconsidering Radical Feminism investigates the legacy of feminist debates about the politics of heterosexuality, examining how we become invested in arguments that position us as feminists – and as gendered subjects.
The Letters of Jane Rule and Rick Bébout
A Queer Love Story chronicles the poignant, incisive exchanges and intimate friendship that developed between Jane Rule, lesbian novelist and essayist, and Rick Bébout, gay journalist and activist, as they reflected on and participated in the key issues and events that shaped LGBT communities in the ’80s and ’90s.
Redefining Resistance in Sex and Gender Struggles
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.
Canadian Homonationalisms and the Politics of Belonging
This book contends that Canada’s acceptance of “gay rights” obscures and abets multiple forms of oppression and details how, in the fight for equality and inclusion, some LGBTQ communities gain acceptance within the mainstream, and as a result become complicit in a system that fortifies white supremacy, furthers settler colonialism, advances neoliberalism, and props up imperialist mythologies.
Non/Monogamy in the Public Sphere
Drawing on media, popular culture, and recent court cases, this book examines how various forms of non-monogamy (polygamy, adultery, and polyamory) are represented in the public sphere, how some forms of non-monogamy are tolerated and others vilified, and the effects such privileging is having on intimate relationships and other aspects of contemporary Western society.
Diversity and the Limits of Tolerance
A volume of cutting-edge scholarship that argues against the traditional assumption that religion and sexuality will always collide, instead exploring sites of intersection where various forms of both co-exist.
Engaging the Ideas of John Money
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.
Rethinking the Job, Respecting the Workers
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.
A History of Gay Persecution in Quebec and France
This history examines shifting constructions of homosexuality over time through a comparative analysis of gay persecution in France and Quebec.
A Global History of Love between Women
From the ancient poet Sappho to tombois in contemporary Indonesia, Sapphistries tells the stories of women throughout history who have desired, loved, and had sex with other women, capturing the multitude of ways that diverse societies have shaped female same-sex sexuality across time and place.
Queer Culture and Postcolonial Hong Kong
Undercurrents engages the critical rubric of “queer” to examine Hong Kong’s screen, uncovering 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.
School Sex Scandals and Queer Pedagogies
A provocative study of public and professional responses to female teacher sex scandals, this book employs queer theory, psychoanalysis, and feminist film theory to examine sensationalized legal cases, including Mary Kay Letourneau, Amy Gehring, and Heather Ingram.
Masculinity in Postwar 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.
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