Gender and sexuality

Book
Feminist Theory: From margins to center, bell hooks
1984, South End Press: Boston
>> This seminal book argues that for feminism to create a mass movement it must encompass the diversity of womankind, including those that remain on the margin of society. Chapter one in particular focuses on Black women.
Shelf ref: GE.1/HOO

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Talking Black: Lesbians of African and Asian descent speak out, Valerie Mason-John
1995, Cassell: London.
>> Anthology of writing by lesbians of Black or Asian descent living in Britain. A critical study of the co-existence of the two communities.
Shelf ref: GE.3.02/MAS

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Straitjacket Sexualities: Unbinding Asian American manhoods in the movies, Celine Parrenas Shimizu
2012 Stanford University Press
>> Explores the ways Asian American men create and lay claim to a range of masculinities within cinematic history.
Shelf ref: AR.9.01/SHI

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Black Women in the Ivory Tower, 1850-1954: An intellectual history, Stephanie Y. Evans
2007, University Press of Florida
>> The little known history of Black women’s struggle to access formal education in America.
Shelf ref: ED.1.02/BER

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Neither Separate nor Equal: Women, race and class in the South, Barbara Ellen Smith
1999, Temple University Press
>> A collection of essays looking at Southern US women.
Shelf ref: GE.2.01/SMI

Book
Brothers Gonna Work It Out: Sexual politics in the golden age of rap nationalism, Charise L. Cheney
2005, New York University Press
>> A study of rap singers of the 1980s and 90s that sets their political expression in the context of the racial and sexual politics of Black nationalism since the early 19th century.
Shelf ref: AR.8.02/CHE

Article
Afro-American Women: The Outstanding and the Obscure, Sylvia Lyons Render
1975: Library of Congress
>> Contained in The Quarterly Journal of the Library of Congress special issue ‘The Age of Women’ this article explores the lives of three women, including Mary Anna Douglass, wife of Frederick Douglass.
Shelf ref: HI.3/REN