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

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

Leftover Women

The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China

Leta Hong Fincher

Feminism is Queer

The Intimate Connection between Queer and Feminist Theory

Mimi Marinucci Second Edition

Sex, Needs and Queer Culture

From Liberation to the Postgay

David Alderson

Reading from Behind

A Cultural Analysis of the Anus

Jonathan A. Allan

The Politics of Everybody

Feminism, Queer Theory, and Marxism at the Intersection

Holly Lewis

Beyond Mothers, Monsters, Whores

Thinking about Women's Violence in Global Politics

Caron E. Gentry and Laura Sjoberg

Practising Feminist Political Ecologies

Moving Beyond the 'Green Economy'

Edited by Wendy Harcourt and Ingrid L. Nelson

Rethinking Gender in Revolutions and Resistance

Lessons from the Arab World

Edited by Maha El Said, Lena Meari, and Nicola Pratt

Male Daughters, Female Husbands

Gender and Sex in an African Society

Ifi Amadiume
With a Foreword by Pat Caplan
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