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Debating Sexual Correctness
Pornography, Sexual Harassment, Date Rape and the Politics of Sexual Equality
Edited by Adele Stan


Format: Trade Paperback, 340 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: February 2, 1995
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-31384-1 (0-385-31384-5)

Have the new rules of feminist politics gone too far? Since Katie Riophe's book The Morning After helped spark a national debate over the politics of date rape, the media has focused on controversial sexual behavior of all kinds. Proponents of what has come to be called sexual correctness contend that... Read more >

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Cruising

Written by Chad States
Contribution by Alec Soth


Format: Hardcover, 100 pages
Publisher: powerHouse Books
On Sale: November 8, 2011
Price: $40.00
ISBN: 978-1-57687-583-4 (1-57687-583-0)

“Cruising” has always been a part of gay culture; the word itself is a code, innocuous to outsiders, but representing an incognito hunt for sexual partners to those in the know. Over the years, men with particular desires found spaces–certain parks, public restrooms, and roadside wooded groves–out of sight and yet... Read more >

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The Stranger Next Door
The Story of a Small Community's Battle over Sex, Faith, and Civil Rights
Written by Arlene Stein


Format: Trade Paperback, 280 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: April 16, 2002
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-7953-9 (0-8070-7953-7)

Winner of the 2001 Ruth Benedict Award

In a book that combines strong on-the-ground research and lucid analysis with a novelist’s imaginative sympathy, Arlene Stein sets out to discover why a small town with no apparent queer population became the site of a bitter battle over gay rights.

“A fascinating look... Read more >

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Outlaw Marriages
The Hidden Histories of Fifteen Extraordinary Same-Sex Couples
Written by Rodger Streitmatter


Format: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: May 7, 2013
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0342-8 (0-8070-0342-5)

For more than a century before gay marriage became a hot-button political issue, same-sex unions flourished in America. Pairs of men and pairs of women joined together in committed unions, standing by each other “for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health” for periods of thirty or forty–sometimes as many... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Outlaw Marriages
The Hidden Histories of Fifteen Extraordinary Same-Sex Couples
Written by Rodger Streitmatter


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: May 15, 2012
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0334-3 (0-8070-0334-4)

For more than a century before gay marriage became a hot-button political issue, same-sex unions flourished in America. Pairs of men and pairs of women joined together in committed unions, standing by each other “for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health” for periods of thirty or forty—sometimes as many... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Thy Neighbor's Wife

Written by Gay Talese


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Ivy Books
On Sale: March 1, 1995
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-47270-0 (0-345-47270-5)

"Engrossing and provocative."
Library Journal

Bestselling author Gay Talese's exploration into the hidden and changing sex lives of Americans from all walks of life shocked the world when it was first published in 1981. Now considered a classic, this fascinating personal oddysey and revealing public reflection on American sexuality changed the way Americans... Read more >

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Cuba Diaries
An American Housewife in Havana
Written by Isadora Tattlin


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: May 13, 2003
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-7679-1484-0 (0-7679-1484-8)

Isadora Tattlin was accustomed to relocating often for her husband’s work. When he accepted a post in Cuba in the early 1990s, she resolved to keep a detailed diary of her time there, recording her daily experiences as a wife, mother, and foreigner in a land of contraband. The result is... Read more >

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Speaking of Boys
Answers to the Most-Asked Questions About Raising Sons
Written by Michael Thompson, Ph.D. and Teresa Barker


Format: Trade Paperback, 354 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: August 1, 2000
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-44148-5 (0-345-44148-6)

With the bestselling book Raising Cain, Michael Thompson, Ph.D., at last broke the silence surrounding the emotional life of boys and spearheaded an important national debate.

With candid questions and detailed responses, Speaking of Boys covers important topics such as peer pressure, ADHD/ADD, and body image as well as traditional issues such... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Good Wives
Image and Reality in the Lives of Women in Northern New England, 1650-1750
Written by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 4, 1991
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-73257-0 (0-679-73257-8)

Winner of the Colonial Dames of America Award

This enthralling work of scholarship reveals the hidden and not always stoic face of the "goodwives" of Colonial America. We encounter the awesome burdens and considerable power of a New England housewife's domestic life and witness her occasional forays into the world of men... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Miss Vera's Cross-Dress for Success
A Resource Guide for Boys Who Want to Be Girls
Written by Veronica Vera


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Villard
On Sale: October 8, 2002
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-9195-6 (0-8129-9195-8)

Veronica Vera, creator and founder of the world’s first cross-dressing academy, knows that a host of goods and services for the girl with something extra are just a mouse click away. But who wants to spend hours surfing the Net? Fear no more: Miss Vera has done the legwork, combing the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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My Own Country
A Doctor's Story
Written by Abraham Verghese


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 25, 1995
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-75292-9 (0-679-75292-7)

Nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award

Nestled in the Smoky Mountains of eastern Tennessee, the town of Johnson City had always seemed exempt from the anxieties of modern life. But on August 11, 1985, the local hospital treated its first AIDS patient, and before long, a crisis that had once... Read more >

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The Case for Marriage
Why Married People are Happier, Healthier and Better Off Financially
Written by Linda Waite and Maggie Gallagher


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: October 9, 2001
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-7679-0632-6 (0-7679-0632-2)

In the first full-scale comparison of married and single life, Linda J. Waite and Maggie Gallagher convincingly argue that marriage increases mental and physical health. They draw on their own research and the research of leading scholars to present compelling evidence that those who are married suffer fewer psychological and emotional... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Divided Lives

Written by Elsa Walsh


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 1, 1996
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-48447-3 (0-385-48447-X)

Despite the large number of books devoted to women's issues in the last twenty years, Washington Post  reporter Elsa Walsh felt that the literature was missing a crucial element--the voices of women themselves. Setting out to probe the myriad layers of women's lives and to illuminate the interior struggles women face at... Read more >

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Advanced Cinematherapy
The Girl's Guide to Finding Happiness One Movie at a Time
Written by Beverly West and Nancy Peske


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Dell
On Sale: February 26, 2002
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-440-50915-8 (0-440-50915-7)

This movie guide includes dozens of new reviews of classic and modern movies that address women's issues.

PLEASE NOTE: This title is not available at the examination price. Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Cinematherapy
The Girl's Guide to Movies for Every Mood
Written by Beverly West


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Dell
On Sale: March 9, 1999
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-440-50850-2 (0-440-50850-9)

This movie guide includes dozens of new reviews of classic and modern movies that address women's issues.

PLEASE NOTE: This title is not available at the examination price. Read more >

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Why There Are No Good Men Left
The Romantic Plight of the New Single Woman
Written by Barbara Dafoe Whitehead


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: December 30, 2003
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-7679-0640-1 (0-7679-0640-3)

A double revolution is at work in modern American love: A revolution in higher education has created the most professionally accomplished and independent generation of young women in history, and a revolution in mating has created a prolonged and perplexing search for "Mr. Right". Based on extensive research and interviews, Why... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Fight the Power!
A Visual History of Protest Among the English Speaking Peoples
Written by Sean Michael Wilson and Benjamin Dickson
Illustrated by Hunt Emerson, John Spelling and Adam Pasion


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: October 15, 2013
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-492-3 (1-60980-492-9)

According to Gandhi, the Four Stages of Protest are as follows: First they ignore you. Then they ridicule you. Then they fight you. Then you win!

In Fight the Power!, comics authors Sean Michael Wilson and Benjamin Dickson team up with illustrators Hunt Emerson, John Spelling, and Adam Pasion to show how... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Misconceptions
Truth, Lies, and the Unexpected on the Journey to Motherhood
Written by Naomi Wolf


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 4, 2003
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-49745-9 (0-385-49745-8)

In The Beauty Myth the fearless Naomi Wolf revolutionized the way we think about beauty. In Misconceptions, she demythologizes motherhood and reveals the dangers of common assumptions about childbirth. With uncompromising honesty she describes how hormones eroded her sense of independence, ultrasounds tested her commitment to abortion rights, and the keepers... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The New Male Sexuality
The Truth About Men, Sex, and Pleasure
Written by Bernie Zilbergeld


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: July 6, 1999
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-38042-2 (0-553-38042-7)

The New Male Sexuality addresses the most urgent questions of men today. Bernie Zilbergeld reports findings from his twenty years as a psychologist specializing in human sexuality, as well as those other experts in the field, and shares his own and his clients' experiences. the result is a comprehensive guide to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Raising Our Athletic Daughters
How Sports Can Build Self-Esteem And Save Girls' Lives
Written by Jean Zimmerman


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Main Street Books
On Sale: October 19, 1999
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-48960-7 (0-385-48960-9)

These first-hand accounts from small-town playing fields and inner-city gyms offer compelling evidence that participation in athletics helps girls build physical strength, academic excellence, and self-esteem, while reducing the likelihood of substance abuse, eating disorders, teen pregnancy, and dropping out of school. Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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