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The Daddy Shift
How Stay-at-Home Dads, Breadwinning Moms, and Shared Parenting Are Transforming the American Family
Written by Jeremy A. Smith


Format: eBook
On Sale: June 1, 2009
Price: $18.00

A revealing look at stay-at-home fatherhood-for men, their families, and for American society
 

It's a growing phenomenon among American families: fathers who cut back on paid work to focus on raising children. But what happens when dads stay home? What do stay-at-home fathers struggle with-and what do they rejoice in? How does... Read more >
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Gender Identities in a Globalized World
Gender Identities in a Globalized World
Edited by Ana Marta Gonzalez and Victor J. Seidler
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781591026747
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Gender Identities in a Globalized World

Edited by Ana Marta Gonzalez and Victor J. Seidler


Format: Trade Paperback, 382 pages
On Sale: December 16, 2008
Price: $38.99

This cross-disciplinary collection of essays focuses on gender from multiple perspectives, touching on a variety of aspects that range from specific tendencies, such as fashion, to general trends connected to globalization, human dignity, and world migration. The main themes include human rights, political economy, cultural diversity, democracy, immigration, dignity, care, and... Read more >
Girl Boy Girl
Girl Boy Girl
Written by Savannah Knoop
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583228517
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Girl Boy Girl
How I Became JT Leroy
Written by Savannah Knoop


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: October 7, 2008
Price: $17.95

The JT LeRoy scandal is a story of our times. In January 2006, the New York Times unmasked Savannah Knoop as the face of the mysterious author JT LeRoy. A media frenzy ensued as JT’s fans, mentors, and readers came to terms with the fact that the gay-male-ex-truck-stop-prostitute-turned literary-wunderkind was really... Read more >
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Why Gender Matters
Why Gender Matters
Written by Leonard Sax, M.D., Ph.D.
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307419583
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Why Gender Matters
What Parents and Teachers Need to Know about the Emerging Science of Sex Differe nces
Written by Leonard Sax, M.D., Ph.D.


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $13.99

Are boys and girls really that different? Twenty years ago, doctors and researchers didn’t think so. Back then, most experts believed that differences in how girls and boys behave are mainly due to differences in how they were treated by their parents, teachers, and friends.
It's hard to cling to that... Read more >
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Just Add Hormones
Just Add Hormones
Written by Matt Kailey
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780807079591
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Just Add Hormones
An Insider's Guide to the Transsexual Experience
Written by Matt Kailey


Format: Trade Paperback, 184 pages
On Sale: June 1, 2006
Price: $16.00

Matt Kailey lived as a straight woman for the first forty-two years of his life. Though happy as a social worker and teacher, he knew something wasn't right. Then he made some changes. With the help of a good therapist, chest surgery, and some strong doses of testosterone, Kailey began his... Read more >
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Just Add Hormones
An Insider's Guide to the Transsexual Experience
Written by Matt Kailey


Format: eBook
On Sale: June 1, 2006
Price: $16.00

Matt Kailey lived as a straight woman for the first forty-two years of his life. Though happy as a social worker and teacher, he knew something wasn't right. Then he made some changes. With the help of a good therapist, chest surgery, and some strong doses of testosterone, Kailey began his... Read more >
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Conundrum
Conundrum
Written by Jan Morris
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781590171899
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Conundrum

Written by Jan Morris


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
On Sale: May 16, 2006
Price: $15.95

The great travel writer Jan Morris was born James Morris. James Morris distinguished himself in the British military, became a successful and physically daring reporter, climbed mountains, crossed deserts, and established a reputation as a historian of the British empire. He was happily married, with several children. To all appearances, he... Read more >
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Hello Cruel World
Hello Cruel World
Written by Kate Bornstein, Foreword by Sara Quin
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583227206
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Hello Cruel World
101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks, and Other Outlaws
Written by Kate Bornstein
Foreword by Sara Quin


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: May 2, 2006
Price: $16.95

Celebrated transsexual trailblazer Kate Bornstein has, with more humor and spunk than any other, ushered us into a world of limitless possibility through a daring re-envisionment of the gender system as we know it.
Here, Bornstein bravely and wittily shares personal and unorthodox methods of survival in an often cruel world. A... Read more >
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The Riddle of Gender
The Riddle of Gender
Written by Deborah Rudacille
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780385721974
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The Riddle of Gender

Written by Deborah Rudacille


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
On Sale: February 14, 2006
Price: $17.00

When Deborah Rudacille learned that a close friend had decided to transition from female to male, she felt compelled to understand why.

Coming at the controversial subject of transsexualism from several angles–historical, sociological, psychological, medical–Rudacille discovered that gender variance is anything but new, that changing one’s gender has been met with... Read more >
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Why Gender Matters
Why Gender Matters
Written by Leonard Sax, M.D., Ph.D.
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780767916257
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Why Gender Matters
What Parents and Teachers Need to Know about the Emerging Science of Sex Differences
Written by Leonard Sax, M.D., Ph.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: February 14, 2006
Price: $15.99

Are boys and girls really that different? Twenty years ago, doctors and researchers didn’t think so. Back then, most experts believed that differences in how girls and boys behave are mainly due to differences in how they were treated by their parents, teachers, and friends.

It's hard to cling to that... Read more >
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Crossing Sexual Boundaries
Crossing Sexual Boundaries
Edited by J. Ari Kane-Demaios and Vern Bullough
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781591023883
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Crossing Sexual Boundaries
Transgender Journeys, Uncharted Paths
Edited by J. Ari Kane-Demaios and Vern Bullough


Format: Trade Paperback, 365 pages
On Sale: December 30, 2005
Price: $28.99

"Transgender" has become a convenient umbrella term to cover a collectivity of individuals (including cross-dressers, transvestites, transsexuals, and intersexuals) who do not conform to traditional norms of gender identity or behavior. Until recent centuries, transgender behavior has rarely been the subject of scholarly or public attention. During the 20th century, medical... Read more >
From Chivalry to Terrorism
From Chivalry to Terrorism
Written by Leo Braudy
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780679768302
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From Chivalry to Terrorism
War and the Changing Nature of Masculinity
Written by Leo Braudy


Format: Trade Paperback, 656 pages
On Sale: April 12, 2005
Price: $22.00

Manliness has always been linked to physical prowess and to war; indeed the warrior has been the archetypal man across countless cultures throughout time. In this magisterial excursion through literature, history, warfare, and sociology, one of our most prominent scholars tracks the complex relationship between the changing methods and goals of... Read more >
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Sexual Metamorphosis
Sexual Metamorphosis
Edited by Jonathan Ames
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781400030149
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Sexual Metamorphosis
An Anthology of Transsexual Memoirs
Edited by Jonathan Ames


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: April 12, 2005
Price: $15.00

But who could describe my fright when, on the next morning, I awoke and found myself feeling as if completely changed into a woman. — Case 129, Autobiography, from Psychopathia Sexualis, a Medico-Forensic Study by Richard Von Krafft-Ebing
At the time the passage above was written, people who felt trapped in... Read more >
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Masquerade
Masquerade
Written by Alfred F. Young
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780679761853
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Masquerade
The Life and Times of Deborah Sampson, Continental Soldier
Written by Alfred F. Young


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
On Sale: March 8, 2005
Price: $16.95

In Masquerade, Alfred F. Young scrapes through layers of fiction and myth to uncover the story of Deborah Sampson, a Massachusetts woman who passed as a man and fought as a soldier for seventeen months toward the end of the American Revolution.

Deborah Sampson was not the only woman to pose... Read more >
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