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1. Do it Like a Woman: ... and Change the World Popular
Doing anything 'like a woman' used to be an insult. Now, as the women in this book show, it means being brave, speaking out, and taking risks, changing the world one step at a time. Here, campaigner and journalist Caroline Criado-Perez introduces us to a host of pioneers, including a female fighter pilot in Afghanistan; a Chilean revolutionary; the Russian punks who rocked against Putin; and the Iranian journalist who uncovered her hair.

Author: Caroline Criado-Perez
Format: 336 pages
Publisher: Portobello Books Ltd
Guide price:* Book: £8, Kindle: £7

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2. Female Trouble (Queer Film Classic) (A Queer Film Classic) Popular
Chris Holmlund's book examines the film's camp aethestic and its position in the history of independent film

The first title in the Queer Film Classic series to focus on the work of legendary director and cinematic camp icon John Waters, best known for the underground classic Pink Flamingos and his later more commercial works such as Crybaby, starring Johnny Depp, and Hairspray, which was also made into a hit stage and film musical. His films are perhaps best exemplified by his partnerships with the late, legendary drag queen Divine, who starred in his most outrageous films, including 1972's Pink Flamingos and its 1974 follow-up, Female Trouble.

In Female Trouble, Divine stars such as Dawn Davenport, a young troublemaker who runs away from home and embarks on a mind-bending journey in a world 'where crime and beauty are the same.'

In his review of the film, critic Rex Reed asked, 'Where do these people come from? Where do they go when the sun goes down? Isn't there a law or something?'

Author: Chris Holmlund
Format: Paperback and Kindle
Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press
Guide price:* Book: £13, Kindle: £11

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3. Judith Butler: Sexual Politics, Social Change and the Power of the Performative Popular
Judith Butler's work on gender, sexuality, identity, and the body has proved massively influential across a range of academic disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Yet it is also notoriously difficult to access.

This key book provides a comprehensive introduction to Butler's work, plus a critical examination of it and its precursors, both feminist (including Simone de Beauvoir, Monique Wittig, Julia Kristeva and Luce Irigaray), and non-feminist (including Erving Goffman, Michel Foucault, Jacques Lacan, and Jacques Derrida).

Author: Gill Jagger
Format: Paperback 200 pages
Publisher: Routledge
Guide price:* Book: £28.50, Kindle: £27

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