Bisexuality: A Critical Reader [NOOK Book]

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Bisexuality: A Critical Reader brings together for the first time in one place some of the most important and influential writings on bisexuality of the last 100 years. The pieces in this unique collection explore this slippery, often controversial, and incredibly popular concept from a range of perspectives; question its many meanings and uses; and challenge assumptions about bisexuality commonly made by self-identified bisexuals and non-bisexuals alike. The reader is divided into four sections: First, Genealogy...
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Overview

Bisexuality: A Critical Reader brings together for the first time in one place some of the most important and influential writings on bisexuality of the last 100 years. The pieces in this unique collection explore this slippery, often controversial, and incredibly popular concept from a range of perspectives; question its many meanings and uses; and challenge assumptions about bisexuality commonly made by self-identified bisexuals and non-bisexuals alike. The reader is divided into four sections: First, Genealogy of the Concept of Bisexuality traces bisexuality through history, following the changing meanings from the 1890s and today. Bisexual Identities and Bisexual Behaviors jumps into some of the most important international discussions -- from the 1970s through the 1990s -- about what it means to be bisexual. Next, Bisexual Epistemologies examines some more recent arguments that bisexuality is revolutionary and can change old ways of thinking about gender and sexuality. Finally, Differences explores the inner dynamics of bisexuality and its possible futures in cyberspace. From Sigmund Freud to Marjorie Garber, Bisexuality introduces us to some key interpretations of what bisexuality means while encouraging deeper questions. Editor Merl Storr brings together many of the previously disparate voices and various positions taken on this often intimidating subject to demonstrate the unexpected breadth of thought on bisexuality over the past century. An easy-to-use introduction, Bisexuality: A Critical Reader is a straightforward, impressive and truly invaluable addition to the growing amount of attention focused on gender and sexuality.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134706891
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/3/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

List of figures
A note on the text
Acknowledgements
Editor's introduction 1
Pt. I Genealogy of the concept of bisexuality 13
1 Extracts from Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume I: Sexual Inversion 1897 and from Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume II: Sexual Inversion 1915 15
2 Extract from Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality: 1. The Sexual Aberrations 1905 20
3 Extracts from Bi-Sexual Love 1920 28
4 Extracts from Sexual Behavior in the Human Male 1948 31
5 Extracts from The Bisexual Option: A Concept of One Hundred Percent Intimacy 1978 38
6 Notes on the Kinsey Scale and Other Measures of Sexuality 1992 49
Pt. II Bisexual identity and bisexual behaviour 57
7 Bisexuality: Some Social Psychological Issues 1977 59
8 Mexican Male Bisexuality 1985 75
9 Extracts from Patterns of Bisexuality in Thailand 1991 87
10 Extracts from Women and Bisexuality 1993 100
11 Extract from My Interesting Condition 1990 107
12 Extract from Sex, Power and Pleasure 1985 112
Pt. III Bisexual epistemologies 117
13 Extracts from Activating Bisexuality: Towards a Bi/Sexual Politics 1993 119
14 Extracts from Vice Versa: Bisexuality and the Eroticism of Everyday Life 1995 138
15 Extracts from Epistemologies of the Fence 1996 144
16 Bisexuals and People of Mixed-Race: Arbiters of Change 1996 150
17 Extract from Queer Ethics; or, the Challenge of Bisexuality to Lesbian Ethics 1992 152
18 Extract from A Comment on Cultural Attributes and Fluidity of Bisexuality 1984 162
19 Ambiguous Identity in an Unambiguous Sex/Gender Structure: The Case of Bisexual Women 1996 167
Pt. IV Differences 187
20 Extract from The Laugh of the Medusa 1975 189
21 Extract from Locating Bisexual Identities: Discourses of Bisexuality and Contemporary Feminist Theory 1995 193
22 Extracts from Bisexuals Making Out with Cyborgs: Politics, Pleasure, Con/fusion 1997 201
Bibliography 211
Index 224
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2014

    To fionia

    GOD IS REAL HE IS THE ONE WHO LOVES US IF U DONT BELIVIE IN HIM TOU ARE GOING TO HELL TO FEEL ETERNAL PAIN AND SUFFERING

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2013

    Fiona hates jesus and god.

    Ummm god isn't real.He's made up from the bible or something.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2013

    To Lilly

    Dude Im ATHEIST! I dontgive a damn about the "Almighty god!" To be honest im lmfaoing at you right now!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2013

    Lilly

    You guys need to think about what you are doing. You also need to think about why youre doing it. Stressed? Angry? Do you want acceptance? Are you bullied? Do you want to be cool? Once you find out your intentions then itll be easier to stop. You may think "Well why should i listen to u? I dont know you" or "Im not hurting anything and you need to stay out of my buissness. After all you arent my mom/dad/relative." But i care enough about you and your well being and also other peoples well being also to even try to give you advice that may save your life. You may think that u arent affecting anyone but yourselves but thats not true. People may stumble across theses sites and may be scarred for life. Like little kids you dont want to scar their lives do you? I didnt think so. And also this isnt just your buisness if it was just your buisness then you wouldnt be asking on a PUBLIC device for other people that you dont know to have se.x with you. 9 times out of 10 you dont even really know the person that you are asking to do these things with you. And just like you dont know those people then you also dont know me then maybe youll listen to me just like you might listen to someone else thats asking you to have se.x. So all im saying is that you might want to take into consideration stopping this act. Se.x is a gift from god that was made to make more lives. He did not make it as something to play around with or to abuse. Would u abuse a gift that your best friend gave you? So why would you abuse something that God, almighty God gave to us to serve a good purpose? All im saying is that you guys really need to think about this kind of roleplay and the people that you are affecting.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2013

    Resha

    Result 7!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2013

    Kato

    How r u?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2013

    To Lily

    Ummmmm............... seriously? It just pretending to have se.x and kids these days know alot about it so.... anyway little kids are gonna find out about se.x sooner or later so yea....... also some people dont believe in god and are doing this u know? Some people cam believe in science or mabey there buddhist or something like that. But seriously all their really doing is PRETENDING to have se.x.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2013

    I need Seexxxxxxx!

    Reply to Ashley.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2013

    Rachel

    Hi

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2013

    Lexi

    Lets go phoenix! *takes off shirt then tanktop leaving only a grey sports bra*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2013

    Molly

    Another very sexy girl

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2013

    PARTY PARTY PARTY PARTY PARTY PARTY PARTY PARTY

    'Random' result one! Be there! NO SEX INVOLVED!!! NO DRAMA!!! Just fun!!!

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