Subject Area: Sexuality

Anthropological Perspective on Prostitution the World’s Oldest Profession
 Whelehan, Patricia
2001 0-7734-7604-0 248 pages
This work is essentially an ethnography, written and researched by an anthropologist. As such, the use of participant observation, in-depth interviews and a holistic, relativistic, culture-based approach provide a perspective not usually found in the literature on prostitution. The daily, nonwork lives of prostitutes are explored, showing their commonness, humanity and connections with the ‘straight’ world as ordinary people. By getting deep, rich data through the use of participant observation and ethnographic approach, it serves to address myths, and challenge stereotypes about sexuality, women, and prostitution.

Price: $179.95


Erotic Tales from Japan: The Many Shades of Sexual Love
 Mori, Maryellen Toman
2021 1-4955-0900-1 648 pages
Dr. Maryellen Toman Mori has collected this collection of erotic Japanese tales that have been translated into the English language for the first time. It is a collection of 17 stories, written by both male and female authors.

Price: $339.95


Essays in Irish Literary Criticism: Themes of Gender, Sexuality, and Corporeality
 Quinn, Deirdre
2008 0-7734-4830-6 284 pages
The only collection of its kind to be produced with a single, cutting edge theme, and to gather recent and upcoming scholarship in the area of gender and sexuality. Literary analyses feature prominently in the collection but essays from the disciplines of English, Film and Media Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies help to widen the scope of the topic as well as provide genuinely interdisciplinary dialogue.

Price: $199.95


Feminized Male Character in Twentieth-Century Literature
 Grace, Nancy McCampbell
1995 0-7734-8998-3 312 pages
This study explores a character type who is neither androgynous nor feminine, presenting a critique of the way in which the term "androgynous" has been misapplied to the feminized male, and through the use of reader response theory, argues that this type of figure appeals to female readers because he reflects parts of themselves often ignored or outrightly ridiculed through male literary representation. The book presents new arguments about characters created by James Joyce (Ulysses), Ernest Hemingway (The Sun Also Rises, The Garden of Eden), Jack Kerouac (On the Road), and Saul Bellow (Humboldt's Gift), advancing a growing body of research rejecting the majority view of these four writers as antifeminine artists. The feminized male, whose male creator has intentionally endowed him with feminine as well as masculine qualities in an effort to explore the complexities of gender in a dialectically social (via literary) realm, presents a powerful technique to explore, challenge, and redefine gender, not only in fiction but in our everyday lives as well.

Price: $219.95


Human Sex Change and Sex Reversal Transvestism and Transsexualism
 Carlisle, David Brez
1998 0-7734-8496-5 456 pages
Over a period of forty years, Dr. Carlisle has examined and interviewed several thousand sexually dysphoric persons, transsexuals and transvestites. This book provides an analysis of the mass of data resulting from this work, illustrated by verbatim accounts.

Price: $279.95


Mother Figure in Emile Zola's Le Rougon-Macquart
 Hennessy, Susie S.
2006 0-7734-5521-3 168 pages
This book analyzes the role of the mother figure in Emile Zola’s twenty-novel series Les Rougon-Macquart. Zola’s texts demonstrate a continual preoccupation with women as they become mothers, specifically, how their status as reproductive and sexual beings creates a conflict that cannot be reconciled. The author employs theories of determinism and naturalism to shape the mother figure, relying on tainted heredity to place her in situations in which she is bound to fail, either as a mother or as a woman. Motherhood in Les Rougon-Macquart entails an alienation of the woman as she loses her autonomy and her voice. The ideal mother portrayed in the series is a woman who will sacrifice her sexuality and even herself to fit the mold established by Zola. This work will appeal to Zola scholars as well as to scholars of nineteenth-century fiction and women’s studies.

Price: $159.95


Sexual Behavior of Adolescents In Contemporary Sub-Saharan Africa
 Djamba, Yanyi K.
2004 0-7734-6243-0 304 pages
When AIDS emerged in the 1980s, it caught humankind by surprise with its pants down in a world of cultural diversity and prejudice. However, the death toll associated with this pandemic shifted the course of scientific research and programs from family planning to sexual health as scholars struggled to understand the implications of different forms of sexual behaviors on populations. Still, in the two decades that followed, the tendency has been to search selectively for evidence that confirms held beliefs. This book provides a perspective on adolescent sexual behavior in Africa that is based on the state-of-art research methodologies. Written by an international and interdisciplinary group of scientists and covering all sub-Saharan regions, this book is a truly pan-African volume on new research on adolescent sexual behavior. The papers in this volume show that Africa is a mosaic of cultures where local norms and values must be considered in order to successfully understand and manage the emerging sexual and reproductive health issues. With its ten chapters and various methodological approaches that include sample survey research, focus-groups, meta- analysis, and actual HIV testing, this book is certainly a very strong and timely reference book to students, researchers, policy- makers, and all those interested in sexual science in contemporary Africa.

Price: $219.95


Subjetividades E Identidades Sexuales De La Posmodernidad: El Deseo HomoerÓtico En La Narrativa De Manuel Puig / Postmodern Subjectivities and Sexual Identities: Homoerotic Desire in the Narrative of Manuel Puig
 Nuño Ávila, Anthony
2011 0-7734-3680-4 268 pages
This study challenges the heterocentric and Eurocentric cultural hierarchies used Latin American leaders used to constrain cultural production related to gender practices and sexual identities. In Spanish.

Price: $199.95


The Depiction of Irish Masculinity in Neo-Expressionist Painting
 Pinfold, Michael John
2011 0-7734-3733-9 332 pages
This study examines Irish artistic production and generates a debate on how the painters' collective artistic intentions transcend national borders to engage with the wider debate concerning male subjectivity and masculine representation within a sexual political arena where patriarchal attitudes and assumptions are questioned.

Includes 40 color reproductions of paintings by Brian Maguire, Patrick Graham, and Michael Mulcahy.

Price: $219.95


Why Donor Insemination Requires Developments in Family Law
 Jones, Caroline
2007 0-7734-5257-5 328 pages
This book examines the legal framework and practices surrounding licensed donor insemination in Britain at the end of the twentieth-century, together with a detailed consideration of the legislative and policy based changes in the early years of the twenty-first century. Drawing on interviews with single women, lesbian couples and heterosexual couples, this analysis focuses on the practical effects of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act for women and men who had sought access to and used this procedure. This qualitative study explores the complexities and significance of the legal construction of parenthood and ‘the family’, together with the (re)configurations of biogenetic ties in the context of families with children conceived through donor insemination.

Price: $219.95