Gender & Sexuality

  • Paying for Masculinity

    Boys, Men and the Patriarchal Dividend

    By Murray Knuttila     September 2016

    In Paying for Masculinitiy, Murray Knuttila argues that male dominance is best understood in the context of the particular mode of gender practice — hegemonic masculinity — that typifies patriarchal gender orders.

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  • Exiled for Love

    The Journey of an Iranian Queer Activist

    By Arsham Parsi and Marc Colbourne     March 2015

    Finalist for the 2016 Lambda Literary Award for Gay Memoir/Biography All orders of Exiled for Love are 30% off. Use discount code exiled30 during checkout

    A fast-paced memoir of Arsham Parsi, a queer Iranian activist who was forced to flee his country under threat of execution for his work in fighting human rights abuses against LGBT individuals in Iran.

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  • Feminism & Men

    By Nikki van der Gaag     August 2014

    What is men’s position in the feminist story? Are men villains or victims? Whilst the answer is both and neither, both genders are still seen in terms of these kinds of unhelpful categories, and while feminist waves have ensured that, in theory, at least, many women are now able to do the things that used to be done only by men, the reality of how men are seen and see themselves has changed very little across the globe.

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  • Double Pregnant

    Two Lesbians Make a Family

    By Natalie Meisner     March 2014

    Double Pregnant is author Natalie Meisner’s light-hearted, poignant and informative true story about starting a family with her wife Viviën.

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    A Roseway Book
  • Under the Rainbow

    A Primer on Queer Issues in Canada

    By Jeanette Auger and Kate Krug     October 2013

    Under the Rainbow is a primer on the social and political history and the everyday practices and processes of living queer lives in Canada.

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  • Mind the Gaps

    Canadian Perspectives on Gender and Politics

    By Roberta Lexier and Tamara Small     February 2013

    The gender gap refers to the differences in public opinion and political participation between men and women: the proportion of seats held by women in Canadian legislatures appears to have plateaued or even declined at all levels of government, and gendered differences in political behaviour and participation impact public policy, political outcomes and democratic fairness in Canada.

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  • Men On the Edge

    Taking Risks and Doing Gender Among BASE Jumpers

    By Caitlin Forsey     September 2012

    In the arena of extreme sports, BASE jumping is among the most dangerous. BASE jumpers leap from fixed objects such as bridges, skyscrapers and cliffs, and freefall for several seconds before parachuting back to earth. Men On The Edge offers a wide-ranging sociological analysis of gender and voluntary risk taking as it unfolds in the context of BASE jumping. This book challenges highly individualistic accounts of voluntary risk taking and extends early attempts to explain the gendered participation in the sport by drawing on wider debates about modernization, individualization, community formation, gender relations and the sociology of the everyday.

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  • Gender and Sexuality

    Canadian History Through the Stories of Activists

    By Scott Neigh     August 2012

    The freedoms and liberties that every community, workplace and individual in Canada enjoys are due to the many struggles and social movements in our country’s history. Yet the stories, accounts and histories of the movements to overcome racism, sexism and poverty, for example, remain largely untold, thanks to the single, simplistic national story taught to the masses in school. Deftly combining history with accounts from activists and participants in social movements, two new books from Scott Neigh introduce us to the untold histories of two crucial issues in contemporary Canadian society that challenge all of us to engage in the struggles that will shape our shared tomorrow.

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  • Religion, Sex and Politics

    Christian Churches and Same-Sex Marriage in Canada

    By Pamela Dickey Young     August 2012

    Same-sex marriage continues to be a heated issue in Canadian politics. Why does this issue persist in the headlines and remain so controversial? What place does religion have in legislative and legal decisions? Religion, Sex and Politics analyzes the same-sex marriage debate in Canada by examining the intersections between religion, sexuality and public policy. Furthermore, the various arguments made by religious groups, both for and against same-sex marriage, are discussed, illustrating the range of perspectives on sexuality espoused by Christian groups and the numerous ways in which they influence the outcomes of legislation and court decisions.

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  • Men & Women and Tools

    Bridging the Divide

    By Marcia Braundy     October 2011

    Although there have been many equity initiatives to encourage women to train and work in the trades, Canadian women still represent less than 3 percent of tradesworkers. Why does this disparity continue to exist? In Men & Women and Tools, Marcia Braundy – herself a tradesperson – explores this issue by focusing on male resistance to the inclusion of women in technical work. Early in her research, Braundy conducted an interview with several male and female tradespeople. Finding this interview rich with deeply ingrained notions of masculinity and female roles, Braundy constructs a short play from their words. Deconstructing the play line by line, this book weaves together scholarly research and lived experience to explore the historical and cultural origins of the ideas expressed.

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