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Pride Month: Celebrating a Year of Viva M·A·C with Andrea Benoit

In our final post for Pride Month, we spoke with Andrea Benoit, author of VIVA M·A·C: AIDS, Fashion, and the Philanthropic Practices of M·A·C Cosmetics, a book that is celebrating its one year release. We asked Andrea about the M·A·C Cosmetics story and also what Pride might look like this year. We even got it all on video. Enjoy!

Pride Month: Reimagining Queer Protest in Singapore

It’s Pride Month, and to celebrate we’re reaching out to some of our UTP authors and asking them them to delve deeper into their books as well as share what Pride might look like this year. In this post, Robert Phillips, author of Virtual Activism: Sexuality, the Internet, and a Social Movement in Singapore, discusses the history of the LGBT movement, and in particular, examines how the movement has unfolded in Singapore over the last twenty years.

Decades Later, Women in Academia Continue Lifting a Ton of Feathers

Lifting a Ton of Feathers: A Woman’s Guide to Surviving in the Academic World was published in 1993. It was originally intended not only as a survival guide, but as a way to help destroy some of the myths surrounding women’s career opportunities in the university. In this post, author Paula J. Caplan revists her book and explains why nearly 30 years on, many of the struggles women face in academia remain unchanged.

Isolation Reading for the Week of June 15

We’re bringing you some great books chosen by our staff for your work-from-home reading. Check in with us every Monday for some fantastic book recommendations. This week’s selection comes from our acquisitions editor Carli Hansen who has chosen Queering Urban Justice: Queer of Colour Formations in Toronto as her staff pick, a book that is currently 50% off in our Pride Month Sale.