Bisexuality and transgenderism: interSEXions of the others

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Harrington Park Press, 2003 - Psychology - 298 pages
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Explore the common ground--and the important differences--between bisexuality and transgenderism! This book, guaranteed to provoke debate and discussion of sexuality and gender, is the first devoted exclusively to the relationship between transgenderism and bisexuality. Combining the work of scholars and activists, professional writers and lay people, Bisexuality and Transgenderism: InterSEXions of the Others proesents ideas, thoughts, feelings, and insights from a variety of contributors who are committed to understanding--and deepening our understanding of--gender and sexuality. You'll find scholarly essays, narratives, poetry, and a revealing interview with four male-to-female transsexuals, two of whom are married to women who also participate in the discussion. In addition, the book includes insightful chapters by well-known advocates of transgenderism, including Jamison James” Green, Coralee Drechsler, and Matthew Kailey. The editors of Bisexuality and Transgenderism: InterSEXions of the Others make the provocative but crucial claim that the larger queer community looks at B” and T” lives as mere add-ons” to L” and G.” In this book they focus attention on bisexuality and transgenderism--moving the margins” to center stage and exploring how sexuality, gender, desire, and intimacy are constructed and circulate in our society. The book's inclusion of voices and scholarship from Eastern cultures challenges our understanding of sexuality and gender constructions all the more, giving this collection a global scope. Here is a sample of what Bisexuality and Transgenderism: InterSEXions of the Others examines: biphobia and transphobia within the United States' gay and lesbian community the bi/trans and subversive aspects of the works and images of cultural icons Angelina Jolie and Sandra Bernhardt how bisexual and transgendered identities are socially constructed through relationships the false promise of pomosexual play--why the concepts of postmodern sexuality fail to rewrite the construction of gender why swingers who practice bisexual and transgender behavior are often disdained and marginalized by other GLBT people suicidal thoughts and other mental health concerns of bisexual males and females, as well as transgender people Eastern perspectives on sexual/gender identities--with revealing chapters on gender identity in Japan and Indonesia

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This fascinating anthology explores issues affecting bisexual and transgender people (and the way in which these two categories intersect in the lives of many queer folks). One of the better books about these two important topics I have read so far. Read full review


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Karen Yescavage

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Jonathan Alexander has over 25 years of experience in software development. He is currently VP of Engineering at Vocalocity, a leader in cloud-based business telecommunications. Previously he built and managed software teams at vmSight, Epiphany, and Radnet. He studied computer science at UCLA, and began his career writing software for author Michael Crichton.

Yescavage is Associate Professor of Psychology and Women's Studies at Colorado State University-Pueblo. Her research interests are in sexuality studies generally and queer studies particularly.

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