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Genre Books publish and distribute books with a particular interest in gender and sexuality. See our catalogue below.

Courage

Courage

James Courage's stage play, portrayed the intimate and sexual relationships of boys in boarding schools, and attracted full houses in London in 1938.

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Teenagers

Teenagers

Through the diaries and letters, photographs and drawings that teenagers left behind, we meet New Zealanders as they transition from children to adults: sealers and bushfellers, factory girls and newspaper boys, the male 'mashers' of the 1880s and the female 'flappers' of the 1910s and '20s, schoolgirls and rock'n'rollers, larrikins and louts.

RRP - NZ$49.99
Our Price - NZ$20.00

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Smoking

Smoking

Smoking chronicles the courageous subtext of John Mulgan's iconic novel Man Alone. Many see only the solitary exploits of a stoic Kiwi joker but Smoking explores the love of the hero Johnson for his best mate Scott.

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Southern Men

Southern Men

Southern Men documents men's lives, travels, friendships and leisure in the years before gay liberation, showing men at war, at home and at the beach.

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New Country

New Country

New Country introduces some of James Courage's most evocative plays and short stories to a twenty-first century audience. Christopher Burke's critical introduction explores their homoerotic themes, both overt and coded.

RRP - NZ$39.95

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Dunedin's Warehouse Precinct

Dunedin's Warehouse Precinct

Dunedin's warehouse district is a newly rediscovered treasure. This richly illustrated, freely downloadable e-book explores the history of this fascinating part of Dunedin.

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Two-by-Two

Two-by-Two

What does it mean for two men to be together? Two-by-two showcases 100 photos taken between 1880 and 1960, in which pairs of New Zealand men share their lives at leisure, at work and at home.

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Manly Affections

Manly Affections

Robert Gant's photographs, taken between 1885 and 1915, offer a profound redefinition of colonial masculinity. Manly Affections unveils 230 fascinating Gant images in which men hug, hold hands and hang out.

RRP - NZ$49.95
Our Price - NZ$20.00

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