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Transgender Employment Experiences
Transgender Employment Experiences (August 2011)
Gendered Perceptions and the Law
Kyla Bender-Baird - Author

Brings together the workplace experiences of transgender people with an assessment of current policy protections.

The complex and changing state of policy protections for transgender communities practically requires trans people to become legal experts just to navigate their everyday lives. It also simultaneously offers a window of opportunity for legal advocates to shape new laws and policies based on the lived ...(Read More)
 
 
Sleights of Reason
Sleights of Reason (February 2011)
Norm, Bisexuality, Development
Mary Beth Mader - Author

Demonstrates the dramatic interplay of elements that comprise the concepts of norm, bisexuality, and development.

A brilliant and original reimagining of sexuality, Sleights of Reason examines how concepts lend themselves to power/knowledge formations. Many contemporary French philosophers make incidental use of the notion of a ruse. Its names are legion: “duplicity,” “concealment,&rdqu...(Read More)
 
 
Unequal Desires
Unequal Desires (September 2010)
Race and Erotic Capital in the Stripping Industry
Siobhan Brooks - Author

Investigates race and racism in the U.S. exotic dance industry.

Winner of the 2008 SUNY Press Dissertation/First Book Prize in Queer Studies, this groundbreaking ethnographic study of racial stratification in queer and straight strip clubs examines the lives and working conditions of Black and Latina dancers in strip clubs in New York City and Oakland, California. Through interviews with dancers, customers, man...(Read More)
 
 
Anachronism and Its Others
Anachronism and Its Others (September 2009)
Sexuality, Race, Temporality
Valerie Rohy - Author

Traces the origins of contemporary analogies between queerness and blackness.

Slogans such as “gay is the new black,” the use of evolutionary rhetoric against gay marriage, and nationalist efforts within the United States to promote the white family all gesture toward an analogical relationship between race and sexuality in contemporary culture. Anachronism and Its Others traces contemporary analog...(Read More)
 
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