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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 32 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book The Gendered Brain by Gina Rippon
    The Gendered Brain - by Gina Rippon

    £20.00   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781847924759 | ISBN 10: 1847924751

    Reading maps or reading emotions? Barbie or Lego? We live in a gendered world where we are bombarded with messages about sex and gender. On a daily basis we face deeply ingrained beliefs that your sex determines your skills and preferences, from toys ... more

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  • Cover image of book Testosterone Rex: Unmaking the Myths of Our Gendered Minds by Cordelia Fine
    Testosterone Rex: Unmaking the Myths of Our Gendered Minds - by Cordelia Fine

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781785783180 | ISBN 10: 1785783181

    WINNER OF THE 2017 ROYAL SOCIETY INSIGHT INVESTMENT SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE   Testosterone Rex is the powerful myth that squashes hopes of sex equality by telling us that men and women have evolved different natures. Fixed in an ancestral past that rew ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Womb of Her Own: Women
    A Womb of Her Own: Women's Struggle for Sexual and Reproductive Autonomy - by Ellen L.K. Toronto, Joann Ponder, Kristin Davisson and Maurine Kelber Kelly

    £31.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781138194977 | ISBN 10: 1138194972

    Gender and body-based distinctions continue to be a defining component of women’s identities, both in psychoanalytic treatment and in life. Although females have made progress in many areas, their status within the human community has remained unst ... more

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  • Cover image of book Greek Homosexuality by K. J. Dover
    Greek Homosexuality - by K. J. Dover

    £24.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781474257152 | ISBN 10: 1474257151

    Hailed as magisterial when it first appeared, Greek Homosexuality remains an academic milestone and continues to be of major importance for students and scholars of gender studies. Kenneth Dover explores the understanding of homosexuality in ancient ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson
    The Argonauts - by Maggie Nelson

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780993414916 | ISBN 10: 0993414915

    A timely and genre-bending memoir that offers fresh and fierce reflections on motherhood, desire, identity and feminism. At the centre of The Argonauts is the love story between Maggie Nelson and the artist Harry Dodge, who is fluidly gendered. A ... more

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  • Cover image of book Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex by Eric A. Stanley and Nat Smith (Editors)
    Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex - by Eric A. Stanley and Nat Smith (Editors)

    £16.50   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781849352345 | ISBN 10: 1849352348

    Pathologized, terrorized, and confined, trans/gender non-conforming and queer folks have always struggled against the enormity of the prison industrial complex.  The first collection of its kind, Eric A. Stanley and Nat Smith bring together curr ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Gender Police: A Diary by James Millar and Ros Ball
    The Gender Police: A Diary - by James Millar and Ros Ball

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781526200426 | ISBN 10: 1526200422

    Piketurn Books is the home of the new non-fiction book The Gender Police: A Diary. Two years in the life of a mother and father who want to tell the world about the pink and blue divide that is limiting children's lives.   Through their Twitte ... more

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  • Cover image of book Girls Will be Girls: Dressing Up, Playing Parts and Daring to Act Differently by Emer O
    Girls Will be Girls: Dressing Up, Playing Parts and Daring to Act Differently - by Emer O'Toole

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781409148746 | ISBN 10: 1409148742

    Change the way you think about gender and feminism forever. With all the revolutionary zeal, laugh-out-loud humour and intelligence of Laura Bates, Caitlin Moran and Bell Hooks, Emer O'Toole explores what it really means to 'act like a girl'. Being ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Underground Girls of Kabul: The Hidden Lives of Afghan Girls Disguised as Boys by Jenny Nordberg
    The Underground Girls of Kabul: The Hidden Lives of Afghan Girls Disguised as Boys - by Jenny Nordberg

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781844087754 | ISBN 10: 1844087751

    Uncovers the hidden true story of the age-old tradition of 'Bacha Posh' - girls masquerading as boys - in a society that does not value females. An Afghan woman's life expectancy is just 44 years, and her life cycle often begins and ends in disappo ... more

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  • Cover image of book Autism and Gender: From Refrigerator Mothers to Computer Geeks by Jordynn Jack
    Autism and Gender: From Refrigerator Mothers to Computer Geeks - by Jordynn Jack

    £18.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780252079894 | ISBN 10: 0252079892

    The first ever study of how conceptions of gender influence debates about autism. The reasons behind the increase in autism diagnoses have become hotly contested in the media as well as within the medical, scholarly, and autistic communities. In ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Politics of the Body: Gender in a Neoliberal and Neoconservative Age by Alison Phipps
    The Politics of the Body: Gender in a Neoliberal and Neoconservative Age - by Alison Phipps

    £15.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780745648880 | ISBN 10: 0745648886

    The body is a site of impassioned, fraught and complex debate in the West today. In one political moment, left-wingers, academics and feminists have defended powerful men accused of sex crimes, positioned topless pictures in the tabloids as empowerin ... more

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  • Cover image of book Raising My Rainbow: Adventures in Raising a Fabulous, Gender Creative Son by Lori Duron
    Raising My Rainbow: Adventures in Raising a Fabulous, Gender Creative Son - by Lori Duron

    £14.50   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780770437725 | ISBN 10: 0770437729

    Raising My Rainbow is Lori Duron’s frank, heartfelt, and brutally funny account of her and her family’s adventures of distress and happiness raising a gender-creative son.   Whereas her older son, Chase, is a Lego-loving, sports-playing bo ... more

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  • Cover image of book My New Gender Workbook (2nd Revised edition) by Kate Bornstein
    My New Gender Workbook (2nd Revised edition) - by Kate Bornstein

    £24.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780415538657 | ISBN 10: 0415538653

    "This updated edition of Bornstein's formative My Gender Workbook (1997) provides an invigorating introduction to contemporary theory around gender, sexuality, and power. The original is a classic of modern transgender theory and literature and, alon ... more

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  • Cover image of book Gender and Sexuality for Beginners by Jaimee Garbacik, illustrated by Jeffrey Lewis
    Gender and Sexuality for Beginners - by Jaimee Garbacik, illustrated by Jeffrey Lewis

    £12.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781934389690 | ISBN 10: 1934389692

    What does sexual orientation mean if the very categories of gender are in question? How do we measure equality when our societys definitions of male and female leave out much of the population? There is no consensus on what a real man or woman ... more

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  • Cover image of book Gaga Feminism: Sex, Gender, and the End of Normal by J. Jack Halberstam
    Gaga Feminism: Sex, Gender, and the End of Normal - by J. Jack Halberstam

    £14.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780807010976 | ISBN 10: 0807010979

    A roadmap to sex and gender for the twenty-first century, using Lady Gaga as a symbol for a new kind of feminism.  Using Lady Gaga as a symbol for a new era, J. Jack Halberstam deftly unpacks what the pop superstar symbolizes, to whom and why ... more

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  • Cover image of book Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme by Ivan E. Coyote and Zena Sharman (Editors)
    Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme - by Ivan E. Coyote and Zena Sharman (Editors)

    £16.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781551523972 | ISBN 10: 1551523973

    In the summer of 2009, butch writer and storyteller Ivan Coyote and gender researcher and femme dynamo Zena Sharman wrote down a wish-list of their favourite queer authors; they wanted to continue and expand the butch-femme conversation. The result i ... more

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  • Cover image of book Delusions of Gender: The Real Science Behind Sex Differences by Cordelia Fine
    Delusions of Gender: The Real Science Behind Sex Differences - by Cordelia Fine

    £8.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781848312203 | ISBN 10: 1848312202

    This is a vehement attack on the latest pseudo-scientific claims about the differences between the sexes - with the scientific evidence to back it up. Sex discrimination is supposedly a distant memory. Yet popular books, magazines and even scien ... more

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  • Cover image of book Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation by Kate Bornstein and S. Bear Bergman
    Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation - by Kate Bornstein and S. Bear Bergman

    £12.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781580053082 | ISBN 10: 1580053084

    In the 15 years since the release of Gender Outlaw, Kate Bornstein's groundbreaking challenge to gender ideology, transgender narratives have made their way from the margins to the mainstream and back again. Today's transgenders and other sex/gender ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Nearest Exit May be Behind You by S. Bear Bergman
    The Nearest Exit May be Behind You - by S. Bear Bergman

    £15.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781551522647 | ISBN 10: 1551522640

    Alternately unsettling and affirming, devastating and delicious, The Nearest Exit May Be Behind You is a new collection of essays on gender and identity by S. Bear Bergman that is irrevocably honest and endlessly illuminating.   With humour a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Between XX and XY: Intersexuality and the Myth of Two Sexes by Gerald N. Callahan, PhD
    Between XX and XY: Intersexuality and the Myth of Two Sexes - by Gerald N. Callahan, PhD

    £23.00   hardback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781556527852 | ISBN 10: 1556527853

    "On October 10, 1970, the day she was born, she was named Dorothy Maree Alani - a baby girl. Curiously, though, no one filled out a birth certificate that day. When the certificate was finally filed on November 5, the name on it was Rudolph Andrew Al ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Myth of Mars and Venus: Do Men and Women Really Speak Different Languages? by Deborah Cameron
    The Myth of Mars and Venus: Do Men and Women Really Speak Different Languages? - by Deborah Cameron

    £10.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780199550999 | ISBN 10: 0199550999

    Popular assumptions about gender and communication - famously summed up in the title of the massively influential 1992 bestseller Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus - can have unforeseen but far-reaching consequences in many spheres of life, fro ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Riddle of Gender: Science, Activism and Transgender Rights by Deborah Rudacille
    The Riddle of Gender: Science, Activism and Transgender Rights - by Deborah Rudacille

    £15.95   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780385721974 | ISBN 10: 0385721978

    When Deborah Rudacille learned that a close friend had decided to transition from female to male, she felt compelled to understand why.   Coming at the controversial subject of transsexualism from several angleshistorical, sociological, psyc ... more

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  • Cover image of book When Sex Became Gender by Shira Tarrant
    When Sex Became Gender - by Shira Tarrant

    £37.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780415953474 | ISBN 10: 0415953472

    When Sex Became Gender is a study of post-World War II feminist theory from the viewpoint of intellectual history. The key theme is that ideas about the social construction of gender have its origins in the feminist theorists of the postwar period, a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Nobody Passes: Rejecting the Rules of Gender and Conformity by Mattilda/Matt Bernstein Sycamore (editor)
    Nobody Passes: Rejecting the Rules of Gender and Conformity - by Mattilda/Matt Bernstein Sycamore (editor)

    £12.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781580051842 | ISBN 10: 1580051847

    Nobody Passes is a collection of essays that confronts and challenges the very notion of belonging. By examining the perilous intersections of identity, categorization, and community, contributors challenge societal mores and countercultural norms. N ... more

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  • Cover image of book Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity by Judith Butler
    Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity - by Judith Butler

    £20.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780415389556 | ISBN 10: 0415389550

    One of the most talked-about scholarly works of the past fifty years, Judith Butlers Gender Trouble is as celebrated as it is controversial. Arguing that traditional feminism is wrong to look to a natural, 'essential' notion of the female, or in ... more

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  • Cover image of book Gendered Intersections: An Introduction to Women
    Gendered Intersections: An Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies - by Lesley Biggs and Pamela Downe (editors)

    £26.00   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9781552661543 | ISBN 10: 1552661547

    Gendered Intersections brings together a diverse group of academics, artists and activists who explore the politics of womens and mens everyday lives. Adopting a variety of perspectives, the contributors show that the personal is political in Abo ... more

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  • Cover image of book Same Difference: How Gender Myths Are Hurting Our Relationships, Our Children, and Our Jobs by Caryl Rivers & Rosalind Barnett
    Same Difference: How Gender Myths Are Hurting Our Relationships, Our Children, and Our Jobs - by Caryl Rivers & Rosalind Barnett

    £12.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780465006137 | ISBN 10: 0465006132

    From respected academics like Carol Gilligan to pop-psych gurus like John Gray, and even the controversial Harvard President Lawrence Summers, the message has long been the same: Men and women are fundamentally different, and trying to bridge the gen ... more

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  • Cover image of book Undoing Gender by Judith Butler
    Undoing Gender - by Judith Butler

    £30.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780415969239 | ISBN 10: 0415969239

    Undoing Gender constitutes Judith Butler's recent reflections on gender and sexuality, focusing on new kinship, psychoanalysis and the incest taboo, transgender, intersex, diagnostic categories, social violence, and the tasks of social transformation ... more

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  • Cover image of book Gender on Planet Earth by Ann Oakley
    Gender on Planet Earth - by Ann Oakley

    £19.99   paperback   (2002) - ISBN 13: 9780745629643 | ISBN 10: 0745629644

    A provocative analysis of gender inequality's destructive effects on our society and our planet.  In this wide-ranging and powerful new book, the influential author and social scientist Ann Oakley mounts a devastating argument about the state ... more

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  • Cover image of book Gender:  Sociological Reader by Stevi Jackson & Sue Scott (editors)
    Gender: Sociological Reader - by Stevi Jackson & Sue Scott (editors)

    £38.99   paperback   (2001) - ISBN 13: 9780415201803 | ISBN 10: 0415201802

    The first gender reader in UK to focus on sociological perspectives, this book offers students an informed overview of some of the most significant sociological work on gender produced over the last three decades. Edited by leading authorities, the r ... more

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  • Cover image of book Travesti: Sex, Gender and Culture Among Brazilian Transgendered Prostitutes by Don Kulick
    Travesti: Sex, Gender and Culture Among Brazilian Transgendered Prostitutes - by Don Kulick

    £22.00   paperback   (1998) - ISBN 13: 9780226461007 | ISBN 10: 0226461009

    In this dramatic and compelling narrative, anthropologist Don Kulick follows the lives of a group of transgendered prostitutes (called travestis in Portuguese) in the Brazilian city Salvador. Travestis are males who, often beginning at ages as young ... more

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  • Cover image of book Women Voice Men: Gender in European Culture by Maya Slater (editor)
    Women Voice Men: Gender in European Culture - by Maya Slater (editor)

    £16.00   paperback   (1997) - ISBN 13: 9781871516937 | ISBN 10: 1871516935

    A selection of lively, scholarly pieces that presents a view of men given by women. Some of the contributors write directly about men and how men see women; others view men at a distance, as a woman looking at men through the eyes of a female writer, ... more

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