Relations with the state and with non-Gypsies have been central to the shaping of the lived identity of Gypsy people. This book examines how the state deals with Gypsies and travellers, and how they deal with the state. It also provides a comparative study of Gypsy politics in Britain and abroad.
Why and how does the appeal of certain male Hollywood stars cross over from straight to gay audiences? Do stars lose their appeal to straight audiences when they cross over? This book responds to these questions with an analysis of three famous "crossover" stars - James Dean, Mel Gibson, and Keanu Reeves.
Exploring the status of feminism in this "postfeminist" age, this work on feminist thinking aims to move away from the all too common dependence on French theorists and male thinkers and instead builds on feminist theory written by women. These writings address the question "Where are we going?" as well as "Where have we come from?"
Denzin turns his gaze upon cinematic race relations, and demonstrates that while the cinema reflects the creed of treating all persons as equal, along with the rest of society it struggles to define and implement diversity, pluralism and multiculturalism, and Hollywood's ghetto action film cycle contributes to a culture of violence.
Blending cultural studies and political analysis, this interdisciplinary text both illuminates and furthers debates over 'race' and its meanings in contemporary society as well as in educational and social policy. It is essential reading for all those concerned with discrimination and antiracist policy.
Written by a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Becoming Nicole is the sometimes heartbreaking, always inspiring true story of a transgender girl, and an ordinary American family's extraordinary journey.
Trapped in bodies barely changed since caveman days, males are now contending with corporate culture, lifelong commitment, rampant depression and crazy expectations to be a success at work and home. From relationships, religion, and the rise of ISIS, to porn, and oppression of office life, this book explores how men should be living these days.
Britain has made some progress towards reducing racist violence and racial discrimination, but it still has a long way to go before it can claim to be a tolerant and just multi-ethnic society that is at ease with, delights in and profits from its rich diversity. This report describes and analyses the contemporary reality.
Beautifully written, honest and moving, If Women Rose Rooted is a passionate song to a different kind of femininity, a rallying cry for women to reawaken their natural power - not just for the sake of their own wellbeing, but for love of this threatened earth.
This book gives a detailed analysis of official documents, and of the historical origins of racist violence. It uses the conclusions to analyse why the ideas and language of white supremacy and racial exclusion direct violence at 'non-white' individuals, and why the police response is so routinely ineffectual.
The twentieth century saw an unprecedented movement of peoples from one geographical area to another. Multiculturalism is a term used to describe the variety that exists and the problems to which it gives rise. This book examines multiculturalism in the context of the national experience of countries such as France, Britain, the USA and China.
This is unique in that it not only critically interrogates sociological theory from a feminist perspective, but also embarks on a politics of reconstruction, working creatively at the interface of feminist and sociological theory to induce a more adequate conceptualisation of the social.
Includes perspectives on the impact of race, culture, and language in therapy. This book discusses topics such as: issues concerning race and power; the impact culture has on communication; how dominant theories influence counseling; and, the concept of mixed-identity therapeutic relationships.
'I've lived through ten iOS upgrades on my Mac - and that's just something I use to muck about on Twitter. Surely capitalism is due an upgrade or two?' Combining the best of her recent columns, the author deals with topics as pressing and diverse as 1980s swearing, benefits, boarding schools, and why the internet is like a drunken toddler.
First published in 1792, Wollstonecraft's book attacked the prevailing view of docile, decorative femininity and laid out the principles of emancipation - an equal education for girls and boys, an end to prejudice, and for women to become defined by their profession, not their partner.
How does it feel to be constantly regarded as a potential threat, strip-searched at every airport? Or be told that, as an actress, the part you're most fitted to play is 'wife of a terrorist'? How does it feel to have words from your native language misused, misappropriated and used aggressively towards you?
A highly original account of the spatial metaphor of "the closet"in the context of gay men. Using a variety of research techniques and materials the book explores the closet through texts including oral histories, travel literature, Butler, Lefebvre and Foucault.
Including testimonials from people across the gender and sexual spectrums, this book explores everything anyone who ever dared to wonder wants to know - from sex to politics, how to pull, stereotypes, how to come-out and more.
Offers a theoretical examination of race and ethnicity that draws upon examples in Britain, US and Australia. This book examines: how race and ethnicity operate in the social world; the making of race and ethnicity by the connections between people, spaces and places; and the ways race and ethnicity articulate analytical themes in social science.
The sexual revolution: an evocative term, but what meaning can be given to it today? How does sexuality come into being and what connections does it have with the changes that have affected personal life on a more general plane? This book answers such questions and disputes many of the interpretations of the role of sexuality in modern culture.
The definitive history of the LGBT community's struggle for equality. A compelling and comprehensive account of British LGBT lives from the late 1800s to the present day, written by a leading authority.
Examines the limits of female freedom and explodes our deeply ingrained beliefs about femininity. Liberation, the author argues, entails challenging traditional perceptions of the social relationship between the sexes and, crucially, in achieving economic independence.
Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick is one of the most important figures in the history of modern gender studies. This book, which features an interview with Sedgwick, is a collection of new essays by established scholars
Practically ignored for over 200 years, Mary Astell's writing returned to prominence in the latter part of the 20th century in a celebrated biography by Ruth Perry. Self-educated, Astell was an avid political thinker, philosopher, educationalist & early feminist. Until recently, little attention has been paid to her importance.