Virgin Envy

The Cultural (In)Significance of the Hymen

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Virgin Envy sets out to re-conceive the ways that we describe and relate to virginity as a cultural construct. Who is a virgin? How do we lose our virginities? What if we regret our "first time"?


A Note From the Publisher

Virgin Envy is #2 in the U of R Press's new series "The Exquisite Corpse." Relevant to anyone teaching YA lit or topics in pop culture, especially with its critiques of vampire lit and Bollywood...

Advance Praise

"Virgin Envy provides a welcome addition to the new subfield of virginity studies with an intrepid array of old and new, Western and non-Western, virgins and virginities. Any reader not yet convinced...

Marketing Plan

Excerpt in Queer Deer Media, sent to all major gender, sexuality, and queer studies journals in the U.S. and Canada, advertising in the New Republic

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