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Bisexuality and the Eroticism of Everyday Life

Bisexuality and the Eroticism of Everyday Life Author Marjorie Garber
ISBN-10 9781136612831
Release 2013-05-13
Pages 624
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"Bisexuality is about three centuries overdue . . . nevertheless, here it is: a learned, witty study of how our curious culture has managed to get everything wrong about sex." -Gore Vidal



Bisexuality and the Eroticism of Everyday Life

Bisexuality and the Eroticism of Everyday Life Author Marjorie Garber
ISBN-10 9781136612848
Release 2013-05-13
Pages 624
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"Bisexuality is about three centuries overdue . . . nevertheless, here it is: a learned, witty study of how our curious culture has managed to get everything wrong about sex." -Gore Vidal



Bisexuality and the Eroticism of Everyday Life

Bisexuality and the Eroticism of Everyday Life Author Marjorie B. Garber
ISBN-10 9780415926614
Release 2000
Pages 606
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"Bisexuality is about three centuries overdue . . . nevertheless, here it is: a learned, witty study of how our curious culture has managed to get everything wrong about sex." -Gore Vidal



Quotation Marks

Quotation Marks Author Marjorie Garber
ISBN-10 9781134955381
Release 2016-05-06
Pages 328
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Written with characteristic verve, Quotation Marks considers, among other subjects, how we depend upon the most quotable men and women in history, using great writers to bolster what we ourselves have to say. The entertaining turns and reversals of Marjorie Garber's arguments offer the rare pleasure of a true essayist.



A History of Bisexuality

A History of Bisexuality Author Steven Angelides
ISBN-10 0226020908
Release 2001-09-15
Pages 281
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Why is bisexuality the object of such skepticism? Why do sexologists steer clear of it in their research? Why has bisexuality, in stark contrast to homosexuality, only recently emerged as a nascent political and cultural identity? Bisexuality has been rendered as mostly irrelevant to the history, theory, and politics of sexuality. With A History of Bisexuality, Steven Angelides explores the reasons why, and invites us to rethink our preconceptions about sexual identity. Retracing the evolution of sexology, and revisiting modern epistemological categories of sexuality in psychoanalysis, gay liberation, social constructionism, queer theory, biology, and human genetics, Angelides argues that bisexuality has historically functioned as the structural other to sexual identity itself, undermining assumptions about heterosexuality and homosexuality. In a book that will become the center of debate about the nature of sexuality for years to come, A History of Bisexuality compels us to rethink contemporary discourses of sexual theory and politics.



Bisexuality in the Ancient World

Bisexuality in the Ancient World Author Eva Cantarella
ISBN-10 0300093020
Release 2002
Pages 286
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A history of bisexuality in the classical age. Eva Cantarella draws on a full range of sources - from legal texts, inscriptions and medical documents to poetry and philosophical literature - to reconstruct and compare the bisexual cultures of Athens and Rome. This second edition includes a preface which considers work published since the text first appeared.



Vested Interests

Vested Interests Author Marjorie Garber
ISBN-10 9781136615771
Release 2012-10-12
Pages 500
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Beginning with the bold claim, "There can be no culture without the transvestite," Marjorie Garber explores the nature and significance of cross-dressing and of the West's recurring fascination with it. Rich in anecdote and insight, Vested Interests offers a provocative and entertaining view of our ongoing obsession with dressing up--and with the power of clothes.



Vice Versa

Vice Versa Author Marjorie B. Garber
ISBN-10 0140230971
Release 1997
Pages 606
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Originally published in 1996 and now available in paperback, a study of bisexuality as an erotic, social and cultural phenomenon, which addresses various perceptions of love, desire, sex, gender and identity and provides analysis of literature, film and popular culture.



The Feminist Bookstore Movement

The Feminist Bookstore Movement Author Kristen Hogan
ISBN-10 9780822374336
Release 2016-04-08
Pages 328
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From the 1970s through the 1990s more than one hundred feminist bookstores built a transnational network that helped shape some of feminism's most complex conversations. Kristen Hogan traces the feminist bookstore movement's rise and eventual fall, restoring its radical work to public feminist memory. The bookwomen at the heart of this story—mostly lesbians and including women of color—measured their success not by profit, but by developing theories and practices of lesbian antiracism and feminist accountability. At bookstores like BookWoman in Austin, the Toronto Women’s Bookstore, and Old Wives’ Tales in San Francisco, and in the essential Feminist Bookstore News, bookwomen changed people’s lives and the world. In retelling their stories, Hogan not only shares the movement's tools with contemporary queer antiracist feminist activists and theorists, she gives us a vocabulary, strategy, and legacy for thinking through today's feminisms.



Second Skins

Second Skins Author Jay Prosser
ISBN-10 9780231533805
Release 1998-04-07
Pages 270
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Do we need bodies for sex? Is gender in the head or in the body? In Second Skins Jay Prosser reveals the powerful drive that leads men and women literally to shed their skins and--in flesh and head--to cross the boundary of sex. Telling their story is not merely an act that comes after the fact, it's a force of its own that makes it impossible to forget that stories of identity inhabit autobiographical bodies. In this stunning first extensive study of transsexual autobiography, Jay Prosser examines the exchanges between body and narrative that constitute the phenomenon of transsexuality. Showing how transsexuality's somatic transitions are spurred and enabled by the formal transitions of narrative, Prosser uncovers a narrative tradition for transsexual bodies. Sex change is a plot--and thus appropriately transsexuals make for adept and absorbing authors. In reading the transssexual plot through transsexuals' own recounting, Prosser not only gives us a new and more accurate rendition of transsexuality. His book suggests transsexuality, with its extraordinary conjunctions of body and narrative, as an identity story that transitions across the body/language divide that currently stalls poststucturalist thought. The form and approach of Second Skins works to cross other important and parallel divides. In addition to analyzing transsexual textual accounts, the book includes some 30 photographic portraits of transsexuals-- poignant attempts by transsexuals to present themselves unmediated to the world except by the camera. And the author does not shy from exposure himself. Interjecting the personal into his theoretical discussion and close textual work throughout the book, Prosser reads and writes his own body, his purpose in that stylistic crossing to stake out transsexuality--and hence this very book--as his own body's narrative.



Bi Any Other Name

Bi Any Other Name Author Lani Ka’ahumanu
ISBN-10 9781626011984
Release 2015-09-23
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“I am part of the generation that came of age when Bi Any Other Name was already in print. This groundbreaking anthology gave me the language, courage and sense of community I needed as a young queer woman.” —Daisy Hernández, A Cup of Water Under My Bed The 25th Anniversary Edition Bi Any Other Name: Bisexual People Speak Out first debuted in 1991. This groundbreaking book helped catalyze a national movement for bisexual identity, justice and equality. Often dubbed “the bisexual bible,” Bi Any Other Name was on Lambda Book Review’s Top 100 GLBT Books of the 20th century and became a beloved reference text in many classrooms, doctors’ offices, libraries, and pulpits. A 2007 Mandarin translation was published in Taiwan. The new 2015 introduction of this book updates readers to the enormous changes the past quarter century has brought – for bi people, the larger society and the sexual rights and liberation movement of which we are a part. When did you know? How did you come out? What was your experience? The coming out stories in this book speak to the many ways bisexuals embrace realities outside rigid either/or categories throughout the passage of our lives. Everyday stories of women, men, transgender bisexuals, teenagers to octogenarians, from many different cultures and family arrangements. The fierce truth of these lives made visible puts a check on bisexual erasure, exposing the binary constructions of gay/straight and male/female as oversimplifications that reduce spectrums to mere opposites. Caught between the mainstream culture’s persistent discounting of bisexuality, the sensationalizing characterizations presented in media, and the sexual liberation movement’s continual disregard of bisexuality as a serious identity, bisexual people are often not seen or heard when they speak out. There is a vital need for these earnest voices to be heard in the new century. Enormous cultural changes have occurred in the past 25 years, yes, but understanding bisexualities has just begun.



Private Bodies Public Texts

Private Bodies  Public Texts Author Karla FC Holloway
ISBN-10 9780822349174
Release 2011-03-14
Pages 225
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InPrivate Bodies, Public Texts, Karla FC Holloway reflects on those bodies made hyper-visible as private medical matters are thrust into the public sphere, and on that which is rendered invisible or not knowable by the professional cultures of law and medicine. Maintaining that the bodies of women and African Americans are accorded less privacy than those of white men, Holloway considers the intersection of medicine, law, ethics, race, and gender in reproductive medicine, genomics and DNA testing, the conduct of clinical trials, and death and dying. She looks at these issues in light of literary texts such as Octavia Butler'sBloodchild, Margaret Edson's playWit, and Ernest Gaines'sA Lesson before Dying, highlighting the capacity of literature to grasp cultural and historical complexities elided by law and medicine. Holloway contends that bioethics is always a cultural inquiry. Ultimately, inPrivate Bodies, Public Textsshe argues for a cultural ethics that recognizes cultural complexity as the origin of subjectivity. Such an ethics would involve reflexive analysis of the discourses and practices that constitute the medical and legal professions. It would also entail accountability for which subjects particular professional cultures construct or bring into view and which they obscure. Holloway advocates an ethics that acknowledges that professional cultures produce their subjects.



The Girls

The Girls Author Diana McLellan
ISBN-10 0312283202
Release 2001-09-19
Pages 464
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Exposes the secrets of Hollywood's Golden Age female stars, including Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich's affair and Tallulah Bankhead's obsession with Garbo, and discusses their behavior despite societal expectations of the 1930s.



The Medusa Reader

The Medusa Reader Author Marjorie Garber
ISBN-10 9781136635410
Release 2013-10-11
Pages 288
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Ranging from classical times to pop culture, this collection will appeal to art historians, feminists, classicists, cultural critics, and anyone interested in mythology.



Our Sexuality

Our Sexuality Author Robert L. Crooks
ISBN-10 9781305887428
Release 2016-01-01
Pages 50
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This is the most respected and authoritative college textbook available on human sexuality. Written in a direct, non-judgmental manner, the thirteenth edition of OUR SEXUALITY has been thoroughly and carefully updated to reflect the most current research findings and psychosocial developments. It is the first college text to deliver cutting-edge and in-depth emphasis on the impact of politics on sexuality. Crooks and Baur keep students interested with the most exciting, emerging research and coverage, and focus on strengthening their self-awareness and sexual intelligence. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Sapphistries

Sapphistries Author Leila J. Rupp
ISBN-10 9780814777268
Release 2011-01-28
Pages 303
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From the ancient poet Sappho to tombois in contemporary Indonesia, women throughout history and around the globe have desired, loved, and had sex with other women. In beautiful prose, Sapphistries tells their stories, capturing the multitude of ways that diverse societies have shaped female same-sex sexuality across time and place. Leila J. Rupp reveals how, from the time of the very earliest societies, the possibility of love between women has been known, even when it is feared, ignored, or denied. We hear women in the sex-segregated spaces of convents and harems whispering words of love. We see women beginning to find each other on the streets of London and Amsterdam, in the aristocratic circles of Paris, in the factories of Shanghai. We find women’s desire and love for women meeting the light of day as Japanese schoolgirls fall in love, and lesbian bars and clubs spread from 1920s Berlin to 1950s Buffalo. And we encounter a world of difference in the twenty-first century, as transnational concepts and lesbian identities meet local understandings of how two women might love each other. Giving voice to words from the mouths and pens of women, and from men’s prohibitions, reports, literature, art, imaginings, pornography, and court cases, Rupp also creatively employs fiction to imagine possibilities when there is no historical evidence. Sapphistries combines lyrical narrative with meticulous historical research, providing an eminently readable and uniquely sweeping story of desire, love, and sex between women around the globe from the beginning of time to the present.



The Turn to Ethics

The Turn to Ethics Author Marjorie Garber
ISBN-10 9781135205256
Release 2013-10-08
Pages 256
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What kind of turn is the turn to ethics? A Right turn? A Left turn? A wrong turn? A U-turn? Ethics is back in literary studies, philosophy, and political theory. The philosophers, political theorists, literary critics and physician whose essays are collected here bring the particularities of their disciplines and training to a vital complex of questions.