We’re delighted to tell you that our next release, SEXSIM ED: ESSAYS ON GENDER AND LABOR IN ACADEMIA (Raven Books), by Kelly J. Baker, is up for pre-order!
The academy claims to be a meritocracy, in which the best and brightest graduate students gain employment as professors. When Kelly J. Baker earned her doctorate in religion, she assumed that merit mattered more than gender. She was wrong. This book is her effort to document how very common sexism, paired with labor exploitation, is in higher ed. Pulling very few punches, Baker writes about gender inequity, precarious labor, misogyny, and structural oppression. Sexism and patriarchy define our work and our lives, within and outside of academia. It’s exhausting to be a woman, but Baker never gives up hope that we can change higher ed—and the world—if only we continue to try.
This book has already earned RAVE reviews from readers:
“Smart, incisive, and hard to put down.” —Jessica W. Luther, author of Unsportsmanlike Conduct: College Football and the Politics of Rape
“An absolute must-read.” —Marc Bousquet, Ph.D., author of How the University Works: Higher Education and the Low-Wage Nation
“Harrowing, though never humorless or hopeless, this collection is required reading. It’s a huge accomplishment and I will recommend it everyone I know.” —Kecia Ali, Ph.D., author of Sexual Ethics and Islam: Feminist Reflections on Qur’an, Hadith, and Jurisprudence
“A stirring suite of essays.” —Miya Tokumitsu, Ph.D., author of Do What You Love: And Other Lies About Success & Happiness
Here are some links where you can get your copy: