In treating hijab and other forms of modest clothing as fashion, Reina Lewis counters the overuse of images of veiled women as “evidence” in the prevalent suggestion that Muslims and Islam are incompatible with Western modernity. Participating in the world of popular mainstream fashion—often thought to be the domain of the West—young Muslim women are […]
One hundred and forty years before Gerda Lerner established women’s history as a specialized field in 1972, a small group of women began to claim American Indian history as their own domain. A Field of Their Own, published by University of Oklahoma Press, examines nine key figures in American Indian scholarship to reveal how women came […]
The new Series Editor for The Body, Gender and Culture book series published with Pickering & Chatto, welcomes proposals for monographs or edited essay collections from established scholars and first-time authors alike. This series moves beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries within gender and sexuality studies and cultural history, and explores how factors such as religion, environment, social […]
Brill Press is publishing a new book series, edited by Catherine Ceniza Choy (UC Berkeley) and Judy Tzu-Chun Wu (Ohio State University), exploring the gendered nature of the Pacific World. The series focuses on three phenomena: Diaspora, Empire, and Race. For more information, please visit their website.
Edited by Mark McLelland and Vera Mackie, the newly-published Routledge Handbook of Sexuality Studies in East Asia surveys sexuality studies in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, North and South Korea, Mongolia, and Vietnam. For more information, please click here.
(by Leslie J. Harris) Leslie J. Harris (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee) announces the recent publication of her book “State of the Marital Union: Rhetoric, Identity, and Nineteenth-Century Marriage Controversies” (Baylor University Press, Cloth, July, 2014). “State of the Marital Union” documents the transformations of public identity occurring in American society through a close examination of the […]