"In light of the unfortunate passage of the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act, Indiana University President Michael McRobbie has asked public officials and public institutions in our state to affirm their commitment to non-discrimination and fair treatment. Indiana University Press is proud to do so. Showcasing diversity and exposing intolerance are driving forces behind the books that we publish. It is our particular privilege to raise awareness of LGBTQ lives and issues. In this complex time of magnificent social awakening and deep rooted attempts to turn back the clock, it is more important than ever to listen and to read; to learn about each other; to appreciate fully through conversations and books the diverse weavings in the singular tapestry of America." —Gary Dunham, Director of Indiana University Press and Digital Publishing
We offer the following reading selections to increase your understanding of LGBTQ issues and sexuality. Visit our website to discover more diversity-related books.
Combing mass-market catalogs, newspaper and magazine articles, cartoons, and trade publications for signs of the fashion debates, Paoletti provides a multigenerational study of the "white space" between (or beyond) masculine and feminine.
Putting the ethical tools of philosophy to work, Ellen K. Feder seeks to clarify how we should understand “the problem” of intersex. Proposing a philosophical framework for the treatment of children with intersex conditions—one that acknowledges the intertwined identities of parents, children, and their doctors—Feder presents a persuasive moral argument for collective responsibility to these children and their families.
What are the consequences when international actors step in to protect LGBT people from discrimination with programs that treat their sexualities in isolation from the “facts on the ground”? Robert Lorway tells the story of the unexpected effects of The Rainbow Project (TRP), a LGBT rights program for young Namibians begun in response to President Nujoma's notorious hate speeches against homosexuals.
Often disguised in public discourse by terms like "gay," "homoerotic," "homosocial," or "queer," bisexuality is strangely absent from queer studies and virtually untreated in film and media criticism. The B Word transcends dominant relational formation (gay, straight, or otherwise) and brings a discursive voice to the field of queer and film studies.
Playing on the Edge challenges our assumptions about sadomasochism, sexuality, eroticism, and emotional experience, exploring what we mean by intimacy, and how, exactly, we achieve it.