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The Critical Lede is a gender and sexuality studies podcast focused on interviews with authors of new and innovative works. Originally a qualitative communication studies show, The Critical Lede now serves as a platform for authors to discuss new works that bring critical perspectives on gender and sexuality. Although we are open to roundtable discussions and other formats, we focus on recently released books (primarily monographs) with special attention to feminist studies, queer studies, queer of color critique, sexual economies, critical race studies, American studies, anthropology, sociology, and performance studies.

The Critical Lede is a gender and sexuality studies podcast focused on interviews with authors of new and innovative works. Originally a qualitative communication studies show, The Critical Lede now serves as a platform for authors to discuss new works that bring critical perspectives on gender and sexuality. Although we are open to roundtable discussions and other formats, we focus on recently released books (primarily monographs) with special attention to feminist studies, queer studies, queer of color critique, sexual economies, critical race studies, American studies, anthropology, sociology, and performance studies.
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The Critical Lede is a gender and sexuality studies podcast focused on interviews with authors of new and innovative works. Originally a qualitative communication studies show, The Critical Lede now serves as a platform for authors to discuss new works that bring critical perspectives on gender and sexuality. Although we are open to roundtable discussions and other formats, we focus on recently released books (primarily monographs) with special attention to feminist studies, queer studies, queer of color critique, sexual economies, critical race studies, American studies, anthropology, sociology, and performance studies.

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English


Episodes

Megan Rivers-Moore on Gringo Gulch: Sex, Tourism, and Social Mobility in Costa Rica

3/11/2018
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"The story of sex tourism in the Gringo Gulch neighborhood of San José, Costa Rica could be easily cast as the exploitation of poor local women by privileged North American men—men who are in a position to take advantage of the vast geopolitical inequalities that make Latin American women into suppliers of low-cost sexual labor. But in Gringo Gulch, Megan Rivers-Moore tells a more nuanced story, demonstrating that all the actors intimately entangled in the sex tourism industry—sex workers,...

Duration:00:30:35

Elaine Carey on Women Drug Traffickers; Mules, Bosses, and Organized Crime

7/25/2017
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Elaine Carey on Women Drug Traffickers; Mules, Bosses, and Organized Crime

Kimberly Hoang Discusses “Dealing in Desire: Asian Ascendancy, Western Decline, and the Hidden Currencies of Global Sex Work”

6/18/2017
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Kimberly Hoang Discusses "Dealing in Desire: Asian Ascendancy, Western Decline, and the Hidden Currencies of Global Sex Work"

Duration:00:35:50

Shauna Pomerantz Discusses “Smart Girls: Success, School, and the Myth of Post-Feminism”

6/9/2017
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Shauna Pomerantz Discusses “Smart Girls: Success, School, and the Myth of Post-Feminism”

Duration:00:45:43

Donna Haraway Discusses Staying with the Trouble

6/6/2017
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We are back after a long hiatus with the amazing Donna Haraway talking about her new book!

Duration:00:45:51

Jenn Tyburczy Discusses “Sex Museums”

4/23/2016
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Jenn Tyburczy Discusses "Sex Museums"

Duration:00:34:19

Uri McMillan on Embodied Avatars

3/2/2016
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Uri McMillan on Embodied Avatars

Duration:00:42:57

Ramzi Fawaz on “The New Mutants”

2/17/2016
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Ramzi Fawaz on "The New Mutants"

Duration:00:45:33

Brian Herrera Interview on “Latin Numbers”

11/5/2015
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Brian Herrera Interview on "Latin Numbers"

Duration:00:49:15

Jane Ward on “Not Gay: Sex Between Straight White Men”

10/12/2015
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Jane Ward on "Not Gay: Sex Between Straight White Men"

Duration:00:44:48

Bobby Benedicto on “Under Bright Lights: Gay Manila and the Global Scene”

9/15/2015
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Bobby Benedicto on "Under Bright Lights: Gay Manila and the Global Scene"

Duration:00:37:54

Svati Shah Discusses “Street Corner Secrets”

8/24/2015
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Svati Shah Discusses "Street Corner Secrets"

Duration:00:41:31

Interview with Mireille Miller Young (A Taste for Brown Sugar)

8/8/2015
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Interview with Mireille Miller Young (A Taste for Brown Sugar)

Duration:00:57:18

Author Interview Marcia Ochoa – Queen for a Day: Transformistas, Beauty Queens, and the Performance of Femininity in Venezuela

7/16/2015
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Today Greg interviews Marcia Ochoa, current co-editor of GLQ and author of Queen for a Day.

Duration:00:59:53

Lucinda Ramberg's "Given to the Goddess"

5/25/2015
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We discuss Lucinda Ramberg's new book on Indian devadasis who are dedicated as temple wives to particular deities.

Duration:00:20:41

Discussion/Review of Jeffrey McCune’s Sexual Discretion: Black Masculinity and the Politics of Passing

3/19/2015
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Discussion/Review of Jeffrey McCune's Sexual Discretion: Black Masculinity and the Politics of Passing

Duration:00:28:14

Discussion/Review of Roxane Gay’s Bad Feminist

1/30/2015
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Discussion/Review of Roxane Gay's Bad Feminist

Duration:00:39:18

Discussion/Review of Sharon Holland’s The Erotic Life of Racism

1/7/2015
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Today we discuss Sharon Holland's The Erotic Life of Racism.

Duration:00:32:32

Interview with Nguyen Tan Hoang on “A View from the Bottom: Asian American Masculinity and Sexual Representation”

12/31/2014
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Interview with Nguyen Tan Hoang on "A View from the Bottom: Asian American Masculinity and Sexual Representation"

Duration:00:36:14

Interview with C. Riley Snorton on “Nobody Is Supposed to Know: Black Sexuality on the Down Low”

10/29/2014
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We talk to C. Riley Snorton about his new book, Nobody is Supposed to Know: Black Sexuality on the Down Low.

Duration:00:35:27