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Queen of the Maple Leaf

Beauty Contests and Settler Femininity

UBC Press

Queen of the Maple Leaf reveals the role of beauty pageants in entrenching settler femininity and white heteropatriarchy at the heart of twentieth-century Canada.

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Red Light Labour

Sex Work Regulation, Agency, and Resistance

UBC Press

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.

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Reconsidering Radical Feminism

Affect and the Politics of Heterosexuality

UBC Press

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.

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A Queer Love Story

The Letters of Jane Rule and Rick Bébout

UBC Press

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.

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We Still Demand!

Redefining Resistance in Sex and Gender Struggles

UBC Press

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.

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The Nature of Masculinity

Critical Theory, New Materialisms, and Technologies of Embodiment

UBC Press

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

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Disrupting Queer Inclusion

Canadian Homonationalisms and the Politics of Belonging

UBC Press

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.

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Fraught Intimacies

Non/Monogamy in the Public Sphere

UBC Press

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.

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Making a Scene

Lesbians and Community across Canada, 1964-84

UBC Press

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.

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Religion and Sexuality

Diversity and the Limits of Tolerance

UBC Press

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.

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