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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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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.

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

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

    "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, sex tourists, and the state—use it as a strategy for getting ahead." - U Chicago Press

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

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

    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”

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

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

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

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

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

    • 45 min
    Donna Haraway Discusses Staying with the Trouble

    Donna Haraway Discusses Staying with the Trouble

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

    • 45 min
    Jenn Tyburczy Discusses “Sex Museums”

    Jenn Tyburczy Discusses “Sex Museums”

    Jenn Tyburczy Discusses "Sex Museums"

    • 34 min

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