Nobody Passes: Rejecting the Rules of Gender and Conformity

Nobody Passes: Rejecting the Rules of Gender and Conformity

by Matt Bernstein Sycamore
     
 

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Nobody Passes is a collection of essays that confronts and challenges the very notion of belonging. By examining the perilous intersections of identity, categorization, and community, contributors challenge societal mores and countercultural norms. Nobody Passes explores and critiques the various systems of power seen (or not seen) in the act ofSee more details below

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Nobody Passes is a collection of essays that confronts and challenges the very notion of belonging. By examining the perilous intersections of identity, categorization, and community, contributors challenge societal mores and countercultural norms. Nobody Passes explores and critiques the various systems of power seen (or not seen) in the act of “passing.” In a pass-fail situation, standards for acceptance may vary, but somebody always gets trampled on. This anthology seeks to eliminate the pressure to pass and thereby unearth the delicious and devastating opportunities for transformation that might create.
Mattilda, aka Matt Bernstein Sycamore, has a history of editing anthologies based on brazen nonconformity and gender defiance. Mattilda sets out to ask the question, “What lies are people forced to tell in order to gain acceptance as 'real'.” The answers are as varied as the life experiences of the writers who tackle this urgent and essential topic.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786750573
Publisher:
Avalon Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/08/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
781,554
File size:
1 MB

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