Course Essentials on Gender, Women, and Sexuality

Our most-adopted and award-winning books in Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies are listed below, featuring classics from Alicia Gaspar de Alba, Asma Barlas, Joanna Russ, and more. Enjoy 30% off and free domestic shipping on course essentials for gender and sexuality with discount code UTXGWS during checkout on our website! This offer expires January 1, 2024.

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Sexuality, Fantasy, and the Superhero

Anna Peppard

Comic Book Women

Characters, Creators, and Culture in the Golden Age

Peyton Brunet, Blair Davis, Trina Robbins

The Color Pynk

Black Femme Art for Survival

Omise'eke Natasha Tinsley

Conjured Bodies

Queer Racialization in Contemporary Latinidad

Laura Grappo

Agent of Change

Adela Sloss-Vento, Mexican American Civil Rights Activist and Texas Feminist

Cynthia E. Orozco

Playing with Things

Engaging the Moche Sex Pots

Mary Weismantel

Brown Trans Figurations

Rethinking Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Chicanx/Latinx Studies

Francisco J. Galarte

Love in the Drug War

Selling Sex and Finding Jesus on the Mexico-US Border

Sarah Luna

Glitter Up the Dark

How Pop Music Broke the Binary

Sasha Geffen

Believing Women in Islam

Unreading Patriarchal Interpretations of the Qur'an

Asma Barlas

Beyoncé in Formation

Remixing Black Feminism

Omise'eke Natasha Tinsley

Chicana Movidas

New Narratives of Activism and Feminism in the Movement Era

Dionne Espinoza, María Eugenia Cotera, Maylei Blackwell

How to Suppress Women's Writing

Joanna Russ, Jessa Crispin

Captivity Beyond Prisons

Criminalization Experiences of Latina (Im)migrants

Martha D. Escobar

Queer Brown Voices

Personal Narratives of Latina/o LGBT Activism

Uriel Quesada, Letitia Gomez, Salvador Vidal-Ortiz

The Dread of Difference

Gender and the Horror Film

Barry Keith Grant

[Un]framing the "Bad Woman"

Sor Juana, Malinche, Coyolxauhqui, and Other Rebels with a Cause

Alicia Gaspar de Alba

The Latina Advantage

Gender, Race, and Political Success

Christina E. Bejarano

Fertile Matters

The Politics of Mexican-Origin Women's Reproduction

Elena R. Gutiérrez

Shamans of the Foye Tree

Gender, Power, and Healing among Chilean Mapuche

Ana Mariella Bacigalupo

With Her Machete in Her Hand

Reading Chicana Lesbians

Catrióna Rueda Esquibel

Women Who Live Evil Lives

Gender, Religion, and the Politics of Power in Colonial Guatemala

Martha Few

Surrealist Women

An International Anthology

Penelope Rosemont

Our Lady of Guadalupe

Faith and Empowerment among Mexican-American Women

Jeanette Rodríguez, Fr. Virgilio Elizondo