PoMoSexuals: Challenging Assumptions About Gender And Sexuality

PoMoSexuals: Challenging Assumptions About Gender And Sexuality

by Carol Queen, Lawrence Schimel, Kate Bornstein
     
 

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PoMo: short for PostModern; in th earts, a movement following after and in direct reaction to Modernism; culturally, an outlook that acknowledges diverse and complex points of view.

PoMoSexual: the queer erotic reality beyond the boundaries of gender, separatism, and essentialist notions of sexual orientation.

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PoMo: short for PostModern; in th earts, a movement following after and in direct reaction to Modernism; culturally, an outlook that acknowledges diverse and complex points of view.

PoMoSexual: the queer erotic reality beyond the boundaries of gender, separatism, and essentialist notions of sexual orientation.

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Holly Fogleboch
As the debate rages over who exactly is included in the GLBT community, these essays remind us all that desire is more complicated than any label and that gender is more fluid than our mothers thought. -- Lambda Book Report
Library Journal
As the gay and lesbian movement heads toward the mainstream, the trans movement is left behind at the margins, virtually alone in challenging the way society constructs and defines gender and sexuality. The executive director of GenderPac, Wilchins combines personal narrative, essay, photojournalism, history, and a critique of the feminist and queer movements to present a unified rage against gender-based oppression. In her enlightening and moving book, she challenges us to break out of our boxes and view gender, eroticism, oppression, and persecution through the eyes of a strident member of the trans community. Covering much of the same territory, PoMoSexuals gives voice to 15 people living in the gray areas of gender and sexuality who struggle with what it means to have "nonstandard" erotic desires and identities in America. They represent people on the margins of gender and sexuality, ranging from a man who becomes a lesbian woman to a heterosexual woman exploring her attraction to gay men and a lesbian who writes gay male porn. These eye-opening stories carry us into the lives of people we don't usually encounter. The collection varies in quality, but pieces by well-known authors, such as Dorothy Allison and Pat Califia, help to carry the rest of the work. Wilchins also offers a powerful autobiographical essay. Academic libraries with gay/lesbian and feminist collections should include both books in their collections.Jerilyn Veldof, Univ. of Arizona Lib., Tucson

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781573440745
Publisher:
Cleis Press
Publication date:
10/28/1997
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 8.54(h) x 0.63(d)

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