Closer to Home: Bisexuality and Feminism

Closer to Home: Bisexuality and Feminism

by Elizabeth Reba Weise

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Edited by activist and journalist Weise, Closer to Home is a collection of 22 essays intended to map the political, social, emotional, and intellectual terrains of female bisexuality. Many of the contributions are personal narratives or ``coming out'' stories representative of voices from various racial, ethnic, and class backgrounds. Although the gay and lesbian communities have access to an extensive backlist of such accounts, this is a unique and overdue publishing venture for bisexuals. The contributors are critical of the gender essentialism central to heterosexual and homosexual discourses. Poignantly conveyed throughout the book is the absence of a distinct and precise nomenclature to describe bisexual identity. Authors cite ``bisexual-lesbian,'' ``monosexual,'' and ``socio-politically queer'' as identities. Closer to Home is an ambitious and honest attempt to treat female bisexuality seriously and theoretically. Recommended and needed in public and academic libraries.-- Melody Burton, York Univ. Libs., Toronto

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Avalon Publishing Group
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Women's Studies/gay Studies
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6.01(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.84(d)

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