PoMoSexuals: Challenging Assumptions About Gender And Sexuality

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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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Overview


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
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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)

Table of Contents

Preface 13
Introduction 19
1 Beyond Definitions
Loaded Words 29
2 The Politic Identity: Questioning Reputations
Like a Virgin 39
Confessions of a Second Generation...Dyke?: Reflections on Sexual Non-Identity 53
Le Freak, C'est Chic! Le Fag, Quelle Drag! 62
3 Don't Fence Me In: Bi-/Pan-/Omni-Sexuals
Beyond Bisexuality 70
Beyond the Valley of the Fag Hags 76
4 Through a Glass Queerly: Our Boys, Ourselves
Identity Sedition and Pornography 87
Her Body, Mine, and His 107
5 Hermaphrodykes: Girls Will Be Boys, Dykes Will Be Fags
Antivenom for the Soul 114
Stroking My Inner Fag 122
6 Gender Pending: Denying Gender Imperatives
The Personals 129
Lines in the Sand, Cries of Desire 138
A Real Girl 150
7 Tectonic Shifts: Crossing Cultures, Mapping Desires
Diaspora, Sweet Diaspora 163
Adventures of a Dacha Sex Spy 174
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2000

    great book

    a very interesting book, containing different assays of different individuals describing their explaination of their own experiences, some very philosofical but still extremly logical.

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