Sexuality Studies

Sexuality Studies, edited by Janice Irvine and Regina Kunzel, features work in sexuality studies broadly construed, in its social, cultural, and political dimensions, and in both historical and contemporary formations. The series includes titles located within disciplinary and interdisciplinary frames that combine theoretical methodologies with empirical research.

Proposals may be submitted to Shaun Vigil, Editor, Temple University Press 

"Beyond the Law"

The Politics of Ending the Death Penalty for Sodomy in Britain

Charles Upchurch

A major reexamination of the earliest British parliamentary efforts to abolish capital punishment for consensual sex acts between men

302 pages | 6 x 9 | 19 halftones


Deregulating Desire

Flight Attendant Activism, Family Politics, and Workplace Justice

Ryan Patrick Murphy

How flight attendants have drawn on feminist and LGBTQ activist legacies to challenge big business's rise to power after 1970

252 pages | 6 x 9


Disruptive Situations

Fractal Orientalism and Queer Strategies in Beirut

Ghassan Moussawi

The first comprehensive study to employ the lens of queer lives in the Arab World to understand everyday life disruptions, conflicts, and violence

210 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 table, 2 figures, 3 halftones


The Hirschfeld Archives

Violence, Death, and Modern Queer Culture

Heike Bauer

Examines the violence of queer existence in the first part of the twentieth century

230 pages | 6 x 9 | 7 halftones


Just Queer Folks

Gender and Sexuality in Rural America

Colin R. Johnson

Uncovering the history of gender and sexual nonconformity in rural America, with a focus on the Midwest during the first half of the twentieth century.

264 pages | 6 x 9 | 4 figures, 18 halftones


Making Modern Love

Sexual Narratives and Identities in Interwar Britain

Lisa Z. Sigel

How people used popular culture between the world wars to articulate sexual identities and practices

258 pages | 6 x 9 | 17 halftones


Mobilizing Gay Singapore

Rights and Resistance in an Authoritarian State

Lynette Chua

How gay activism survives in a state that maintains power while promoting the rule of law and social harmony

228 pages | 6 x 9 | 4 tables, 1 map


Public City/Public Sex

Homosexuality, Prostitution, and Urban Culture in Nineteenth-Century Paris

Andrew Israel Ross

How female prostitutes and men who sought sex with other men shaped the history and emergence of modern Paris in the nineteenth century

264 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 figure, 7 halftones, 2 maps


Sex and the Founding Fathers

The American Quest for a Relatable Past

Thomas A. Foster

How public curiosity about the "real" Founders has influenced the stories we tell and remember

232 pages | 6 x 9 | 15 halftones


Sexology and Translation

Cultural and Scientific Encounters across the Modern World

Edited by Heike Bauer

Is the emergence of modern sexuality a global phenomenon?

288 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 halftone


Talk about Sex

How Sex Ed Battles Helped Ignite the Right
20th Anniversary Edition

Janice M. Irvine

A 20th Anniversary edition of the classic book that shows how the American right wing used sex education to build a political movement and regulate sexuality by controlling sexual speech

276 pages | 6 x 9