Gender and Sexualities

Zed Books boasts one of the first academic Gender Studies lists in the UK. The list has for decades now been dedicated to pioneering work on global women’s rights, LGBTQIA+ rights, global feminism and more recently queer politics in a global context.

Unlike any other gender and sexualities list, our list is provides the most comprehensive collection of works focussing in gender in a global context, creating a go-to platform for international and global south perspectives, linking Gender and Sexualities Studies with international politics and critical Development Studies.

Themes include intersectional politics, queer politics and LGBTQIA+ rights as well as strands dedicated to decolonizing the queer and queering the postcolonial. The Zed Books gender and sexualities list is home to world leading thinkers and writers such as Vandana Shiva, Kimberle Crenshaw, Nawal El Saadawi and Maggie Nelson.

Titles in subject

The Law of War and Peace

A Gender Analysis Volume 1

Gina Heathcote, Emily Jones, Sheri Labenski, and Sara Bertotti


Resisting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Rights and Equalities

Catherine Jean Nash and Kath Browne

Violence in Everyday Life

Power, Gender and Sexuality

Aliraza Javaid

Women Resisting Sexual Violence and the Egyptian Revolution

Arab Feminist Testimonies

Manal Hamzeh

Land, God, and Guns

Settler Colonialism and Masculinity in the American Heartland

Levi Gahman

Global Perspectives on Violence against Women and Girls

Tamsin Bradley

Marxist-Feminist Theories and Struggles Today

Essential writings on Intersectionality, Labour and Ecofeminism

Edited by Khayaat Fakier, Diana Mulinari, and Nora Räthzel

After Repeal

Rethinking Abortion Politics

Edited by Kath Browne and Sydney Calkin


PrEP, Pedagogy, and the Politics of Barebacking

Edited by Ricky Varghese and afterword by Tim Dean

Facing Patriarchy

From a Violent Gender Order to a Culture of Peace

Professor Bob Pease

Liberia's Women Veterans

War, Roles and Reintegration

Leena Vastapuu
Illustrated by Emmi Nieminen

The Political Economy of Conflict and Violence against Women

Cases from the South

Edited by Kumudini Samuel, Claire Slatter and Vagisha Gunasekara for DAWN

Lesbian Feminism

Essays Opposing Global Heteropatriarchies

Edited by Niharika Banerjea, Kath Browne, Eduarda Ferreira, Marta Olasik, and Julie Podmore

Queer Asia

Decolonising and Reimagining Sexuality and Gender

Edited by J. Daniel Luther and Jennifer Ung Loh

Researching Sex and Sexualities

Edited by Charlotte Morris, Paul Boyce, Andrea Cornwall, Hannah Frith, Laura Harvey, and Yingying Huang
With a Foreword by Meg-John Barker

Masculinities under Neoliberalism

Edited by Andrea Cornwall, Frank G. Karioris, and Nancy Lindisfarne

Happy Abortions

Our Bodies in the Era of Choice

Erica Millar

Women and the War on Boko Haram

Wives, Weapons, Witnesses

Hilary Matfess

Ecofeminism as Politics

Nature, Marx and the Postmodern

Ariel Salleh
With Forewords by Vandana Shiva and John Clark
Second Edition

Writing African Women

Gender, Popular Culture and Literature in West Africa

Edited by Stephanie Newell
With a Foreword by Wendy Griswold
New Edition

Women's Activism in Africa

Struggles for Rights and Representation

Edited by Balghis Badri and Aili Mari Tripp

Translating the Queer

Body Politics and Transnational Conversations

Héctor Domínguez Ruvalcaba

Virgin Envy

The Cultural Insignificance of the Hymen

Edited by Jonathan A. Allan, Cristina Santos, and Adriana Spahr

Feminist Futures

Reimagining Women, Culture and Development

Edited by Kum-Kum Bhavnani, John Foran, Priya A. Kurian and Debashish Munshi Second Edition
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