• Gender, Sexuality and Reproduction in Evolutionary Narratives book cover

    Gender, Sexuality and Reproduction in Evolutionary Narratives

    By Venla Oikkonen

    Since the early 1990s, evolutionary psychology has produced widely popular visions of modern men and women as driven by their prehistoric genes. In Gender, Sexuality and Reproduction in Evolutionary Narratives, Venla Oikkonen explores the rhetorical appeal of evolutionary psychology by viewing it…

    Paperback – 2017-05-25

  • Power, Knowledge and Feminist Scholarship: An Ethnography of Academia book cover

    Power, Knowledge and Feminist Scholarship

    An Ethnography of Academia

    By Maria do Mar Pereira

    Feminist scholarship is sometimes dismissed as not quite ‘proper’ knowledge – it’s too political or subjective, many argue. But what are the boundaries of ‘proper’ knowledge? Who defines them, and how are they changing? How do feminists negotiate them? And how does this boundary-work affect women’s…

    Hardback – 2017-03-13

  • Irish Feminist Futures book cover

    Irish Feminist Futures

    By Claire Bracken

    This book is about the future: Ireland’s future and feminism’s future, approached from a moment that has recently passed. The Celtic Tiger (circa 1995-2008) was a time of extraordinary and radical change, in which Ireland’s economic, demographic, and social structures underwent significant…

    Hardback – 2016-02-15

  • Feminism's Queer Temporalities book cover

    Feminism's Queer Temporalities

    By Sam McBean

    Despite feminism’s uneven movements, it has been predominantly understood through metaphors of generations or waves. Feminism's Queer Temporalities builds on critiques of the limitations of this linear model to explore alternative ways of imagining feminism’s timing. It finds in feminism’s literary…

    Hardback – 2015-07-30

  • Arab, Muslim, Woman: Voice and Vision in Postcolonial Literature and Film book cover

    Arab, Muslim, Woman

    Voice and Vision in Postcolonial Literature and Film

    By Lindsey Moore

    Given a long history of representation by others, what themes and techniques do Arab Muslim women writers, filmmakers and visual artists foreground in their presentation of postcolonial experience? Lindsey Moore’s groundbreaking book demonstrates ways in which women appropriate textual and visual…

    Paperback – 2014-05-19

  • Feminist Cultural Studies of Science and Technology book cover

    Feminist Cultural Studies of Science and Technology

    By Maureen McNeil

    Feminist Cultural Studies of Science and Technology challenges the assumption that science is simply what scientists do, say, or write: it shows the multiple and dispersed makings of science and technology in everyday life and popular culture. This first major guide and review of the new field of…

    Paperback – 2014-04-28

  • Feminism, Culture and Embodied Practice: The Rhetorics of Comparison book cover

    Feminism, Culture and Embodied Practice

    The Rhetorics of Comparison

    By Carolyn Pedwell

    Within both feminist theory and popular culture, establishing similarities between embodied practices rooted in different cultural and geo-political contexts (e.g. ‘African’ female genital cutting and ‘Western’ cosmetic surgery) has become increasingly common as a means of countering cultural…

    Paperback – 2012-01-31

  • Working with Affect in Feminist Readings: Disturbing Differences book cover

    Working with Affect in Feminist Readings

    Disturbing Differences

    Edited by Marianne Liljeström, Susanna Paasonen

    Affect has become something of a buzzword in cultural and feminist theory during the past decade. References to affect, emotions and intensities abound, their implications in terms of research practices have often remained less manifest. Working with Affect in Feminist Readings: Disturbing…

    Paperback – 2012-01-31

  • Secrecy and Silence in the Research Process: Feminist Reflections book cover

    Secrecy and Silence in the Research Process

    Feminist Reflections

    Edited by Róisín Ryan-Flood, Rosalind Gill

    Feminist research is informed by a history of breaking silences, of demanding that women’s voices be heard, recorded and included in wider intellectual genealogies and histories. This has led to an emphasis on voice and speaking out in the research endeavour. Moments of secrecy and silence are less…

    Paperback – 2010-10-18

  • Violent Femmes: Women as Spies in Popular Culture book cover

    Violent Femmes

    Women as Spies in Popular Culture

    By Rosie White

    The female spy has long exerted a strong grip on the popular imagination. With reference to popular fiction, film and television Violent Femmes examines the figure of the female spy as a nexus of contradictory ideas about femininity, power, sexuality and national identity. Fictional representations…

    Paperback – 2007-10-25

  • Sexing the Soldier: The Politics of Gender and the Contemporary British Army book cover

    Sexing the Soldier

    The Politics of Gender and the Contemporary British Army

    By Rachel Woodward, Trish Winter

    Sexing the Soldier takes a critical look at how gender - what it means to be a man or a woman - is understood within the contemporary British Army, and the political and practical consequences of this. Drawing on original research, this informaive volume looks at: the history and structure of…

    Paperback – 2007-07-05

  • Pregnancy, Risk and Biopolitics: On the Threshold of the Living Subject book cover

    Pregnancy, Risk and Biopolitics

    On the Threshold of the Living Subject

    By Lorna Weir

    Traditionally, Euroamerican cultures have considered that human status was conferred at the conclusion to childbirth. However, in contemporary Euroamerican biomedicine, law and politics, the living subject is often claimed to pre-exist birth. In this fascinating book Lorna Weir argues that the…

    Paperback – 2006-07-27

  • Judging the Image: Art, Value, Law book cover

    Judging the Image

    Art, Value, Law

    By Alison Young

    Art, value, law - the links between these three terms mark a history of struggle in the cultural scene. Studies of contemporary culture have thus increasingly turned to the image as central to the production of legitimacy, aesthetics and order. Judging the Image extends the cultural turn in legal…

    Paperback – 2004-10-21

  • Jacques Lacan and Feminist Epistemology book cover

    Jacques Lacan and Feminist Epistemology

    By Kirsten Campbell

    This book outlines a compelling new agenda for feminist theories of identity and social relations. Using Lacanian psychoanalysis with feminist epistemology, the author sets out a groundbreaking psychoanalytic social theory. Campbell's work offers answers to the important contemporary question of…

    Paperback – 2004-05-13

  • Women and the Irish Diaspora book cover

    Women and the Irish Diaspora

    By Breda Gray

    Women and the Irish Diaspora looks at the changing nature of national and cultural belonging both among women who have left Ireland and those who remain. It identifies new ways of thinking about Irish modernity by looking specifically at women's lives and their experiences of migration and diaspora…

    Paperback – 2003-11-20

  • Class, Self, Culture book cover

    Class, Self, Culture

    By Beverley Skeggs

    Class, Self, Culture puts class back on the map in a novel way by taking a new look at how class is made and given value through culture. It shows how different classes become attributed with value, enabling culture to be deployed as a resource and as a form of property, which has both use-value to…

    Paperback – 2003-10-23

  • The Rhetorics of Feminism: Readings in Contemporary Cultural Theory and the Popular Press book cover

    The Rhetorics of Feminism

    Readings in Contemporary Cultural Theory and the Popular Press

    By Lynne Pearce

    Is it possible that changes in rhetorical practice could alter not just how thought is expressed, but also how it is made? Through a close stylistic and rhetorical analysis of contemporary feminist writing - from the cultural theory of Judith Butler to the popular journalism of Naomi Wolf and…

    Paperback – 2003-09-25

  • Haunted Nations: The Colonial Dimensions of Multiculturalisms book cover

    Haunted Nations

    The Colonial Dimensions of Multiculturalisms

    By Sneja Gunew

    Postcolonialism has attracted a large amount of interest in cultural theory, but the adjacent area of multiculturalism has not been scrutinised to quite the same extent. In this innovative new book, Sneja Gunew sets out to interrogate the ways in which the transnational discourse of…

    Paperback – 2003-09-11

  • When Women Kill: Questions of Agency and Subjectivity book cover

    When Women Kill

    Questions of Agency and Subjectivity

    By Belinda Morrissey

    Why are we so reluctant to believe that women can mean to kill? Based on case-studies from the US, UK and Australia, this book looks at the ways in which female killers are constructed in the media, in law and in feminist discourse almost invariably as victims rather than actors in the crimes they…

    Paperback – 2003-03-13

  • Thinking Through the Skin book cover

    Thinking Through the Skin

    Edited by Sara Ahmed, Jackie Stacey

    This exciting collection of work from leading feminist scholars including Elspeth Probyn, Penelope Deutscher and Chantal Nadeau engages with and extends the growing feminist literature on lived and imagined embodiment and argues for consideration of the skin as a site where bodies take form -…

    Paperback – 2001-07-19

  • Advertising and Consumer Citizenship: Gender, Images and Rights book cover

    Advertising and Consumer Citizenship

    Gender, Images and Rights

    By Anne M. Cronin

    Using a variety of print advertisements, this exciting and provocative study explores how the consumer is created by advertisements in terms of:* Sex* Class* Race.It also explores the figure of the citizen and how this identity is produced by contemporary political discourses. Advertising and…

    Paperback – 2000-10-26

  • Feminism & Autobiography: Texts, Theories, Methods book cover

    Feminism & Autobiography

    Texts, Theories, Methods

    By Tess Coslett, Celia Lury, Penny Summerfield

    Featuring essays by leading feminist scholars from a variety of disciplines, this key text explores the latest developments in autobiographical studies. The collection is structured around the inter-linked concepts of genre, inter-subjectivity and memory. Whilst exemplifying the very…

    Paperback – 2000-10-19

  • Transformations: Thinking Through Feminism book cover


    Thinking Through Feminism

    Edited by Sarah Ahmed, Jane Kilby, Celia Lury, Maureen McNeil, Maureen Mcneil, Beverley Skeggs

    With contributions from some of the most important current feminist thinkers, Transformations traces both the shifts in thinking that have allowed feminism to arrive at its present point, and the way that feminist agendas have progressed in line with wider social developments. A thorough…

    Paperback – 2000-10-05

  • Mothering the Self: Mothers, Daughters, Subjects book cover

    Mothering the Self

    Mothers, Daughters, Subjects

    By Stephanie Lawler

    The mother-daughter relationship has preoccupied feminist writers for decades, but typically it has been the daughter's story at centre-stage. Mothering the Self brings together these maternal and daughterly stories by drawing on in-depth interviews with women who speak both as mothers and as…

    Paperback – 2000-08-03

  • Strange Encounters: Embodied Others in Post-Coloniality book cover

    Strange Encounters

    Embodied Others in Post-Coloniality

    By Sara Ahmed

    Examining the relationship between strangers, embodiment and community, Strange Encounters challenges the assumptions that the stranger is simply anybody we do not recognize and instead proposes that he or she is socially constructued as somebody we already know. Using feminist and…

    Paperback – 2000-07-27