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Disruptive Power: Catholic Women, Miracles, and Politics in Germany, 1918-1965
Disruptive Power: Catholic Women, Miracles, and Politics in Germany, 1918-1965
By Michael E. O’Sullivan

Analyzing material from several archives in Germany and the United States, Michael E. O’Sullivan investigates the unsanctioned but very popular visions in several rural towns after World War II, providing micro-histories that illuminate the impact of mystical faith on religiosity, politics, and gender norms.

Available Aug 2018
Wrapping Authority: Women Islamic Leaders in a Sufi Movement in Dakar, Senegal
Wrapping Authority: Women Islamic Leaders in a Sufi Movement in Dakar, Senegal
Joseph Hill

Addressing the dominant perceptions of Islam as a conservative practise, with stringent regulations for women in particular, Joseph Hill reveals how Sufi women integrate values typically associated with pious Muslim women into their leadership.

Available Aug 2018
Marriage and Fatherhood in the Nazi SS
Marriage and Fatherhood in the Nazi SS
By Amy Carney

Marriage and Fatherhood in the Nazi SS, by Amy Carney, is the first work to significantly assess the role of SS men as husbands and fathers. These families contributed to the transformation of the SS into a racially-elite family community that was poised to serve as the new aristocracy of the Third Reich.

Available Jun 2018
Homophobia in the Hallways: Heterosexism and Transphobia in Canadian Catholic Schools
Homophobia in the Hallways: Heterosexism and Transphobia in Canadian Catholic Schools
By Tonya D. Callaghan

In Homophobia in the Hallways, Tonya D. Callaghan interrogates institutionalized homophobia and transphobia in the publicly-funded Catholic school systems of Ontario and Alberta.

Available May 2018
Do Men Mother?: Second Edition
Do Men Mother?: Second Edition
By Andrea Doucet

The second edition of Andrea Doucet’s Do Men Mother? builds upon the award winning first edition to further illuminate fathers' candid reflections on caring and the intricate social worlds that men and women inhabit as they ‘love and let go’ of their children.

Available Apr 2018
Getting Past "the Pimp": Management in the Sex Industry
Getting Past "the Pimp": Management in the Sex Industry
Edited by Chris Bruckert and Colette Parent

Getting Past "the Pimp" makes a compelling case for rethinking Canada’s response to sex work by highlighting the limits of criminal justice solutions and drawing our attention to the experiences and perspectives of those targeted.

Available Apr 2018
Moral Combat: Women, Gender, and War in Italian Renaissance Literature
Moral Combat: Women, Gender, and War in Italian Renaissance Literature
By Gerry Milligan

Moral Combat explores dozens of primary texts to ask why women’s militarism became one of the central discourses of sixteenth-century Italy.

Available Apr 2018
A New History of Iberian Feminisms
A New History of Iberian Feminisms
Edited by Silvia Bermúdez and Roberta Johnson

A New History of Iberian Feminisms is both a chronological history and an analytical discussion of feminist thought in the Iberian Peninsula, including Portugal, territories of Span, and the Basque Provinces, Catalonia, and Galicia, from the eighteenth century to the present day.

Available Feb 2018
Canadian Carnival Freaks and the Extraordinary Body, 1900-1970s
Canadian Carnival Freaks and the Extraordinary Body, 1900-1970s
By Jane Nicholas

In Canadian Carnival Freaks and the Extraordinary Body, 1900–1970s, Nicholas offers a sophisticated analysis of the place of the freak show in twentieth-century culture.

Available Feb 2018
Charlotte Lennox: An Independent Mind
Charlotte Lennox: An Independent Mind
By Susan Carlile

Charlotte Lennox (c. 1729–1804) was an eighteenth-century English novelist whose most celebrated work, The Female Quixote (1752), is just one of eighteen works spanning a forty-three year career. Susan Carlile’s critical biography of Lennox focuses on her role as the central figure in the professionalization of authorship in England.

Available Feb 2018