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    • Regulating passion : sexuality and patriarchal rule in Massachusetts, 1700-1830
    • Selves, symbols, and sexualities : an interactionist anthology
      Selves, symbols, and sexualities : an interactionist anthology
      Thomas S. Weinberg, SUNY Buffalo State, Staci Newmahr, SUNY Buffalo State, editors.

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    • Women, sexuality and the political power of pleasure
      Women, sexuality and the political power of pleasure
      edited by Susie Jolly, Andrea Cornwall and Kate Hawkins.
      "This pioneering collection explores the ways in which positive, pleasure-focused approaches to sexuality can empower women. Gender and development has tended to engage with sexuality only in relation to violence and ill-health. Although this has been hugely important in challenging violence against women, over-emphasizing these negative aspects has dovetailed with conservative ideologies that associate women's sexualities with danger and fear. On the other hand, the media, the pharmaceutical industry, and pornography more broadly celebrate the pleasures of sex in ways that can be just as oppressive, often implying that only certain types of people - young, heterosexual, able-bodied, HIV-negative - are eligible for sexual pleasure. Women, Sexuality and the Political Power of Pleasure brings together challenges to these strictures and exclusions from both the South and North of the globe, with examples of activism, advocacy and programming which use pleasure as an entry point. It shows how positive approaches to pleasure and sexuality can enhance equality and empowerment for all." -- Publisher's website.
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    • The new naked : the ultimate sex education for grown-ups
    • 150 shades of play : a beginner's guide to kink
      150 shades of play : a beginner's guide to kink
      by Em & Lo
      If your sex life could use some spicing up, this is the book for you. This A to Z guide includes: how to's, safety info, tips on shopping, everything beginners need to knos.
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    • Angry birds and killer bees : talking to your kids about sex
    • Why Europe is lesbian and gay friendly (and why America never will be)
    • Nobody is supposed to know : black sexuality on the down low
    • Steel closets : voices of gay, lesbian, and transgender steelworkers
      Steel closets : voices of gay, lesbian, and transgender steelworkers
      Anne Balay.
      Even as substantial legal and social victories are being celebrated within the gay rights movement, much of working-class America still exists outside the current narratives of gay liberation. Balay draws on oral history interviews with forty gay, lesbian, and transgender steelworkers, mostly living in northwest Indiana. They discuss what it means to be queer and shed light on the incredible homophobia and violence faced; most remain closeted at work, and many have experienced harassment, violence, or rape.
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    • The antelope in the living room : the real story of two people sharing one life : a memoir
    • The seven year contract : fixing the institution of marriage
    • How to have the wedding you want : (not the one everybody else wants you to have)
      How to have the wedding you want : (not the one everybody else wants you to have)
      Christine Egan.
      " The updated edition of the only wedding guide that's on your side! Figure out what you want. Who to invite. Where to celebrate. What to wear. And those are just the big issues. You've got flowers, showers, music, and more and you're wondering if you can get it done by your first anniversary, let alone the wedding. Figure out how to do it. With smart planning and budgeting, you can have the wedding you want-whether it's a white-lace extravaganza or a barefoot barbecue. And you don't even have to quit your job. Figure out how to deal with the people criticizing the decisions you made in Steps One and Two. Mom. Aunt Diane. The caterer. The etiquette experts. The pushy saleslady at the bridal shop. They all claim to have your interests at heart. And they're all driving you crazy. Finally! The book that understands what today's bride-to-be really needs: realistic strategies and creative options from women who've been there, strong support, diplomatic skills, and a great sense of humor. And what she doesn't need: more "expert advice." Have the wedding you want: special, meaningful, lots of fun, and perfectly suited to you and the one you adore. Because theme colors come and go, but love is forever. "-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Planning a wedding : the essential guide
    • A bride's book of lists : everything you need to plan the perfect wedding
    • DIY wedding manual : the step-by-step guide to creating your perfect wedding day on a budget
    • Strong mothers, strong sons : lessons mothers need to raise extraordinary men
      Strong mothers, strong sons : lessons mothers need to raise extraordinary men
      Meg Meeker, M.D.
      "Meg Meeker, M.D., acclaimed author of Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters, now turns to an equally powerful relationship in the family: the one between mother and son. From the moment a mother holds her newborn son, his eyes tell her that she is his world. But often, as he grows up, the boy who needs her simultaneously pushes her away. Calling upon thirty years of experience as a pediatrician, Meg Meeker, M.D., a highly sought after national speaker, assistant professor of clinical medicine, and mother of four, shares the secrets that every mother needs to know in order to strengthen--or rebuild--her relationship with her son. Boys today face unique challenges and pressures, and the burden on mothers to guide their boys through them can feel overwhelming. This empowering book offers a road map to help mothers find the strength and confidence to raise extraordinary sons by providing encouragement, education, and practical advice about the need for mothers to exercise courage and be bolder and more confident about advising and directing their boys the crucial role mothers play in expressing love to sons in healthy ways so they learn to respect and appreciate women as they grow up the importance of teaching sons about the values of hard work, community service, and a well-developed inner life the natural traps mothers of boys often fall into--and how to avoid them the need for a mother to heal her own wounds with the men in her life so she can raise her son without baggage and limitations the best ways to survive the moments when the going gets tough and a mom's natural ways of communicating--talking, analyzing, exploring--only fuel the fire When a mother holds her baby boy for the first time, she also instinctively knows something else: If she does her job right and raises her son with self-esteem, support, and wisdom, he will become the man she knows he was meant to be. PRAISE FOR MEG MEEKER, M.D. Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters "Dr. Meeker's conclusions are timely, relevant, and often deeply moving. No one interested in what girls experience growing up in our culture today--and the impact that parents, especially fathers, have on the experience--can afford to miss reading this book."--Armand M. Nicholi, Jr., M.D., professor of psychiatry, Harvard Medical School "Reassuring and challenging. a helpful road map for concerned fathers [that] tackles difficult issues."--National Review Boys Should Be Boys "If you want to raise a boy you'll be proud of, read Boys Should Be Boys."--Dave Ramsey, author of The Total Money Makeover "Filled with inspirational vignettes, Boys Should Be Boys empowers parents to stay involved and protect their sons' innocence. It's a wonderfully written and eye-opening book--a must-read."--Neil Bernstein, Ph.D., author of There When He Needs You The 10 Habits of Happy Mothers "Offers practical ways to help you let go of 'mom guilt' in order to become a happier, healthier woman."--Parent & Child "Just about any mom, or dad, can find useful wisdom in this book."--Associated Press"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Reproductive politics : what everyone needs to know
      Reproductive politics : what everyone needs to know
      Rickie Solinger.
      Tracing the historical roots of reproductive politics up through the present, Solinger considers a range of topics from abortion and contraception to health care reform and assisted reproductive technologies. She tackles some of the most contentious questions up for debate today, including the definition of "fetal personhood," and the roles poverty and welfare policy play in shaping reproductive rights. The answers she provides are informative, balanced, and sometimes quite surprising.
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    • Raising good kids : back to family basics
    • How does violent media affect youth?
      How does violent media affect youth?
      by Bonnie Szumski and Jill Karson.

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    • Texting toward Utopia : kids, writing, and resistance
      Texting toward Utopia : kids, writing, and resistance
      Ben Agger.
      "Parents complain that kids today don't do their homework because they are distracted by the Internet, texting, and video games. Many kids experience schooling as nothing more than endless homework, distracted teachers, and helicopter parents. It is easy to conclude from these factors that young people lack cultural literacy. By presenting the writings of today's kids, however, Agger develops an alternative perspective: This is the most literary of times, and the young people of today write furiously, albeit often below the adult radar. Here, where texting replaces textbooks, the writing may be emoticon-laden, slangy, or terse, but there is something profound going on, as kids (and their parents, too) engage in resistance and write toward utopia--a better world. Much texting and tweeting occur at night, when kids form egalitarian online and offline relationships and operate in a world in which a person can have many friends and explore opportunities previously unavailable to them. This book is a guide to understanding a new generation and its ideals, including democracy." -- Publisher's website.
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    • Youth and internet addiction in China
    • The love playbook : rules for love, sex, and happiness
      The love playbook : rules for love, sex, and happiness
      La La Anthony, with Karen Hunter.
      "Star of VH1's La La's Full Court Life, actress, entrepreneur, and wife of New York Knick's star Carmelo Anthony , La La Anthony found love and success on her own terms. But before La La was a strong woman balancing a growing career, a high-profile marriage, and motherhood, she suffered through bad dates, tumultuous relationships, and backstabbing friends. She learned the hard way how to rise above it all to live the life she loves. And now, for the first time, she channels her most rewarding and challenging lessons into a personal playbook, providing empowering, go-to advice for healthy relationships and a happy life."--From publisher description.
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    • Masculinities in Chinese history
      Masculinities in Chinese history
      Bret Hinsch.
      "Masculinities in Chinese History is the first historical survey of the many ways men have acted, thought, and behaved throughout China's long past. Bret Hinsch introduces readers to the basic characteristics of historical Chinese masculinity while highlighting the dynamic changes in male identity over the centuries. He covers the full span of Chinese history, from the Zhou dynasty in distant antiquity up to the current era of disorienting rapid change. Each chapter, focused on a specific theme and period, is organized to introduce key topics, such as differences between the sexes and the mutual influence of ideas regarding manhood and womanhood, masculine honor, how masculine ideals change, the use of high culture to bolster masculine reputation among the elite, and male role models from the margins of society. The author concludes by exploring how capitalism, imperialism, modernization, revolution, and reform have rapidly transformed ideas about what it means to be a man in contemporary China." -- Publisher's description.
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    • Live and die like a man : gender dynamics in urban Egypt
      Live and die like a man : gender dynamics in urban Egypt
      Farha Ghannam.
      Watching the revolution of January 2011, the world saw Egyptians, men and women, come together to fight for freedom and social justice. These events gave renewed urgency to the fraught topic of gender in the Middle East. The role of women in public life, the meaning of manhood, and the future of gender inequalities are hotly debated by religious figures, government officials, activists, scholars, and ordinary citizens throughout Egypt. Live and Die Like a Man presents a unique twist on traditional understandings of gender and gender roles, shifting the attention to men and exploring how they are collectively "produced" as gendered subjects. It traces how masculinity is continuously maintained and reaffirmed by both men and women under changing socio-economic and political conditions. Over a period of nearly twenty years, Farha Ghannam lived and conducted research in al-Zawiya, a low-income neighborhood not far from Tahrir Square in northern Cairo. Detailing her daily encounters and ongoing interviews, she develops life stories that reveal the everyday practices and struggles of the neighborhood over the years. We meet Hiba and her husband as they celebrate the birth of their first son and begin to teach him how to become a man; Samer, a forty-year-old man trying to find a suitable wife; Abu Hosni, who struggled with different illnesses; and other local men and women who share their reactions to the uprising and the changing situation in Egypt. Against this backdrop of individual experiences, Ghannam develops the concept of masculine trajectories to account for the various paths men can take to embody social norms. In showing how men work to realize a "male ideal," she counters the prevalent dehumanizing stereotypes of Middle Eastern men all too frequently reproduced in media reports, and opens new spaces for rethinking patriarchal structures and their constraining effects on both men and women.
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    • Feminism and power : the need for critical theory
      Feminism and power : the need for critical theory
      Mary Caputi.
      This book offers a critique of power feminism using the critical theories of Theodor Adorno and Jacques Derrida. It counters a triumphalist reading of female empowerment using the "negative," parergonal philosophies of these two authors, and advocates listening to the sufferer rather than celebrating the triumphalism of the reigning neoliberal order.
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    • Uprising : a new age is dawning for every mother's daughter
      Uprising : a new age is dawning for every mother's daughter
      by Sally Armstrong.
      "From Africa to Asia to the Americas, women are the key to progress on ending poverty, violence, and conflict. Award-winning humanitarian and journalist Sally Armstrong shows us why empowering women and girls is the way forward, and she introduces us to the leading females who are making change happen, from Nobel Prize winners to little girls suing for justice. Uprising examines the stunning courage, tenacity, and wit these change-makers are using to alter the status quo. From mud-brick houses in Afghanistan to the forests of Congo to a shelter in northern Kenya, where 160 girls have won an historic court case against a government who did not protect them from rape, Uprising is about the final frontier for women: having control over your own body, whether in zones of conflict, in rural villages, on university campuses, or in your own kitchen. In this landmark book, Sally Armstrong brings us the voices of the women all over the world whose bravery is changing the world as we know it"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • When everything changed : the amazing journey of American women from 1960 to the present : a keepsake journall
      When everything changed : the amazing journey of American women from 1960 to the present : a keepsake journall
      Gail Collins.
      Tells how American women got from there to here, in politics, fashion, economics, sex, families and work in the past five decades.
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    • New South Asian feminisms : paradoxes and possibilities
      New South Asian feminisms : paradoxes and possibilities
      edited by Srila Roy.
      "South Asian Feminism is in crisis. Under constant attack from right-wing nationalism and religious fundamentalism and co-opted by 'NGO-ization' and neoliberal state agendas, once autonomous and radical forms of feminist mobilization have been ideologically fragmented and replaced. It is time to rethink the feminist political agenda for the predicaments of the present. This timely volume provides an original and unprecedented exploration of the current state of South Asian feminist politics. It will map the new sites and expressions of feminism in the region today, addressing issues like disability, Internet technologies, queer subjectivities and violence as everyday life across national boundaries, including India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Written by young scholars from the region, this book addresses the generational divide of feminism in the region, effectively introducing a new 'wave' of South Asian feminists that resonates with feminist debates everywhere around the globe."--Publisher's website.
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    • Ask your gynecologist : answers to over 200 (sometimes embarrassing) questions women ask through every age and stage of their lives
    • The kind mama : a simple guide to supercharged fertility, a radiant pregnancy, a sweeter birth, and a healthier, more beautiful beginning
      The kind mama : a simple guide to supercharged fertility, a radiant pregnancy, a sweeter birth, and a healthier, more beautiful beginning
      Alicia Silverstone.
      "The bestselling author of The Kind Diet offers natural solutions for a healthier and more vibrant approach to new motherhood. When did making babies get to be so hard? Infertility is on the rise globally, affecting as many as one in six couples. But instead of considering diet and lifestyle factors, doctors pump their patients full of expensive and invasive fertility treatments. Once pregnant, women just accept that carrying a baby will be the gassy, swollen, irritable, sleepless nightmare that has become the new normal--and then assume that new motherhood will be just as challenging, from breastfeeding woes to screaming fits. It doesn't have to be that way. In The Kind Mama, Alicia Silverstone has created a comprehensive and practical guide empowering women to take charge of their fertility, pregnancy, and first 6 months with baby. Drawing on her own experience, as well as that of obstetricians, midwives, nutritionists, holistic health counselors, and others, Silverstone offers advice on getting one's "baby house" in order through nutrient-rocking foods that heal and nourish, and, once pregnant, gentle ways to boost comfort, energy, and health during each trimester. She helps readers navigate everything from prenatal testing and birth plans to successful breastfeeding and creating a supportive "baby nest." The result is an authoritative, one-stop guide that empowers women to trust their instincts during this vital milestone, while helping them embark on a healthy and more vibrant path to motherhood"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • A practical guide to mental health problems in children with autistic spectrum disorder : it's not just their autism!
      A practical guide to mental health problems in children with autistic spectrum disorder : it's not just their autism!
      Khalid Karim, Alvina Ali, and Michelle O'Reilly.
      Exploring the relationship between ASD and mental health difficulties, this book offers practical guidance to help parents and professionals recognise and handle co-morbid conditions, and dispels the myth that they are just a part of autism. The authors cover a wide range of common mental health problems experienced by children with ASD, including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), anxiety, ADHD, eating disorders, psychosis, stress, tics and depression, and illustrate these issues with case studies. They also provide vital advice in an accessible format and suggest strategies to ease the difficulties which arise from these co-morbid conditions. This book is essential reading for professionals working with children on the autism spectrum and is an accessible and practical resource for parents and carers.
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    • Life, animated : a story of sidekicks, heroes, and autism
    • Answers to distraction
      Answers to distraction
      Edward M. Hallowell and John J. Ratey.

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