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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
Sex and the Weimar Republic: German Homosexual Emancipation and the Rise of the Nazis
Sex and the Weimar Republic: German Homosexual Emancipation and the Rise of the Nazis
By Laurie Marhoefer

Sex and the Weimar Republic shows how, in Weimar Germany, the citizen’s right to sexual freedom came with a duty to keep sexuality private, non-commercial, and respectable.

Published Sep 2015
Growing into Resilience: Sexual and Gender Minority Youth in Canada
Growing into Resilience: Sexual and Gender Minority Youth in Canada
By André P. Grace with Kristopher Wells

Both a resource for those professionally engaged in work with sexual and gender minorities and a comprehensive text for use in courses on working with vulnerable youth populations, Growing into Resilience is a timely and transdisciplinary book.

Published Sep 2015
Constance Maynard's Passions: Religion, Sexuality, and an English Educational Pioneer, 1849-1935
Constance Maynard's Passions: Religion, Sexuality, and an English Educational Pioneer, 1849-1935
By Pauline A. Phipps

Using Maynard’s extensive personal papers, especially her diaries and autobiography, Constance Maynard’s Passions is the fascinating account of a life which confounds the usual categories of faith, gender, and sexuality.

Published Aug 2015
Valerii Pereleshin: The Life of a Silkworm
Valerii Pereleshin: The Life of a Silkworm
By Olga Bakich

In Valerii Pereleshin: The Life of a Silkworm, Bakich delves deep into Pereleshin’s poems and letters to tell the rich life story of this underappreciated writer.

Published Mar 2015
Love's Refraction: Jealousy and Compersion in Queer Women's Polyamorous Relationships
Love's Refraction: Jealousy and Compersion in Queer Women's Polyamorous Relationships
By Jillian Deri

In Love’s Refraction, Jillian Deri explores the distinctive question of how and why polyamorists – people who practice consensual non-monogamy – manage jealousy. Her focus is on the polyamorist concept of “compersion” – taking pleasure in a lover’s other romantic and sexual encounters.

Published Mar 2015
Power and Legitimacy: Law, Culture, and Literature
Power and Legitimacy: Law, Culture, and Literature
By Anne Quéma

Examining modern jurisprudence theory, statutory law, and the family within the modern Gothic novel, Anne Quéma shows how the forms and effects of political power transform as one shifts from discourse to discourse.

Published Feb 2015
Sapphic Fathers: Discourses of Same-Sex Desire from Nineteenth-Century France
Sapphic Fathers: Discourses of Same-Sex Desire from Nineteenth-Century France
By Gretchen Schultz

Gretchen Schultz explores how male writers and their readers in late nineteenth-century France took lesbianism as a cipher for apprehensions about sex and gender during a time of social and political upheaval. 

Published Dec 2014
Embodied Politics in Visual Autobiography
Embodied Politics in Visual Autobiography
Edited by Sarah Brophy and Janice Hladki

With contributions by both artists and scholars, Embodied Politics in Visual Autobiography is a unique examination of visual autobiography’s involvement in the global cultural politics of health, disability, and the body.

Published Oct 2014
Testimonies and Secrets: The Story of a Nova Scotia Family, 1844-1977
Testimonies and Secrets: The Story of a Nova Scotia Family, 1844-1977
By Robert M. Mennel

A story of vivid personalities and episodes, by turns sad, conflicted, joyful, bitter, funny and reflective, Testimonies and Secrets will be read with pleasure by scholars and general readers alike.

Published Sep 2013