Women in Relationships with Bisexual Men: Bi Men By Women

Women in Relationships with Bisexual Men: Bi Men By Women

by Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli


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This book is an intimate journey into the experiences and insights of 79 Australian women in relationships with bisexual men. The research, revelations, and reflections in this book tell us much about global constructions and understandings of intimate relationships, sexual de...

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ISBN-13: 9781498530057
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 10/31/2017
Pages: 522
Product dimensions: 5.93(w) x 8.94(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli is senior lecturer in the School of Health and Social Development, Deakin University and a founding member of the Australian GLBTIQ Multicultural Council Inc. (AGMC).

Table of Contents

Part One: Introduction Chapter One: "Outside Belonging": An Introduction to the Women, their Men, and the Research Chapter Two: "Border Women and Their Border Men": Some Theories, Definitions, and Debates Framing the Research Chapter Three: "You know, the old Kinsey scale": Women Talk about their Partners' Bisexualities Chapter Four: "I Have A Sexuality Too": Women Discussing their Own Sexualities Part Two: The Journeys Chapter Five: "Starting Out Knowing": Negotiating the Beginning of the Relationship Chapter Six: "Changing Course Midstream": From Closet to Confrontation Chapter Seven: "We've Arrived Where We Started and Know the Place for the First Time": Women Reflecting on 'Staying the Course' or 'Splitting Up' Part Three: Mapping the Landscape Chapter Eight: "New Rules, No Rules, Old Rules or Our Rules": Women Designing MOREs with their Partners Chapter Nine: "The Problem Is That He's A Man, Not That He's Bisexual": Women Discussing Masculinity, Misogyny, Privilege, and Power Chapter Ten: "What Do We Tell The Kids?": Women Talk about Bisexual Fathers Chapter Eleven: "Spreading Disease With the Greatest of Ease": Negotiating Sexual Health Issues Part Four: Borderdwelling as Outsiders Belonging Chapter Twelve: "Minute by Minute Maneuvering": Navigating the Heteroworld Chapter Thirteen: "Ewww, girl germs": Women's Experiences and Perceptions of Homonormativity Chapter 14: "The Priest Told Him to Marry Me and He'd Go Straight": Bordering Religion and Spirituality in MOREs Chapter Fifteen: "It's A Matter of Family Honor and Shame": Negotiating Ethnic Identity and Community Codes Chapter Sixteen: "When Your Relationship Isn't Recognized by Relationship Services": Misrepresentations and Erasures in Health Services Part Five: Not Just Belonging but Blooming in the Borderlands Chapter Seventeen: "A door that hasn't been opened": Women's Final Words for Future Women

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