Little, Brown imprint Fleet is to publish Material Girls: Why Reality Matters for Feminism by Professor Kathleen Stock, exploring ideas around gender identity and biological sex.
Publisher Ursula Doyle acquired British Commonwealth (BCN) rights from Caroline Hardman at Hardman & Swainson. The title will be published in spring 2021.
The synopsis says: "Material Girls is a critique of the recently influential theory that each of us has a gender identity, which is socially and morally more significant than our biological sex. Professor Stock explores the philosophical roots of this new paradigm, making a clear and humane feminist case for naming material reality in a range of important contexts, including health, sport, the gathering of statistics, and women-only protected spaces and resources. She makes an impassioned case for an alternative route seeking to promote the interests of all."
Stock is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Sussex who has written extensively on the nature of pretence, imagination and fiction for an academic readership. More recently, she has written articles on sex, gender and women’s interests for the Economist, the Conversation and Quillette. She is regularly called upon for comment on matters relating to sex and gender and has appeared on "Good Morning Britain", "Politics Live", "Newsnight", "Woman’s Hour", "PM" and "Sky News".