Whiter: Asian American Women on Skin Color and Colorism

Editor Nikki Khanna has collected heartfelt personal accounts from Asian American women on their experiences with skin color bias.

“[Whiter] is an eye-opening book that aims to help us better understand the role of skin color in social mobility.”—Bitch Magazine

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Distributed Blackness: African American Cybercultures

From BlackPlanet to #BlackGirlMagic, Distributed Blackness places blackness at the very center of internet culture. André Brock Jr. claims issues of race and ethnicity as inextricable from and formative of contemporary digital culture in the US.


Camming: Money, Power, and Pleasure in the Sex Work Industry

The erotic webcam industry, also known as “camming,” is a thriving global business. Angela Jones takes readers inside this multi-billion dollar industry, revealing how its workers experience intimacy, community, empowerment—and, as she compellingly argues, pleasure.

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Uncounted: The Crisis of Voter Suppression in America

Essential reading for 2020: Gilda R. Daniels addresses the assault on voting rights by examining the phenomenon of disenfranchisement through the lens of history, race, law, and the democratic process.

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Avidly Reads—discover the new series

Part memoir, part cultural criticism, each Avidly Reads book brings new life to the most common cultural experiences. Explore the first three books in the series: Board Games by Eric Thurm, Making Out by Kathryn Bond Stockton, and Theory by Jordan Alexander Stein.
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