GenderQueer: Voices from Beyond the Sexual Binary

Front Cover
Joan Nestle, Clare Howell, Riki Anne Wilchins
Alyson Books, 2002 - Education - 297 pages
23 Reviews

Perhaps more than any other issue, gender identity has galvanized the queer community in recent years. The questions go beyond the nature of male/female to a yet-to-be-traversed region that lies somewhere between and beyond biologically determined gender. In this groundbreaking anthology, three experts in gender studies and politics navigate around rigid, societally imposed concepts of two genders to discover and illuminate the limitless possibilities of identity. Thirty first-person accounts of gender construction, exploration, and questioning provide a groundwork for cultural discussion, political action, and even greater possibilities of autonomous gender choices. Noted scholar Joan Nestle is joined by internationally prominent gender warrior Riki Anne Wilchins and historian Clare Howell to provide a societal, cultural, and political exploration of gender identity.

Marketing Plans:
National Advertising: The Advocate
Academic mailing to gender studies and queer studies professors
Media campaign hilighting authors Nestle and Wilchins

Joan Nestle is the cofounder of the Lesbian Herstory Archives in New York and the writer and editor of six books including the groundbreaking Women on Women series. Riki Anne Wilchins is the executive director of GenderPAC, the national gender advocacy group, and the cofounder of the Gender Identity Project of New York City's Lesbian and Gay Center. She is the author of Read My Lips: Sexual Subversion and the End of Gender. Clare Howell is a senior librarian at the Brooklyn Public Library.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
9
4 stars
8
3 stars
4
2 stars
2
1 star
0

Review: GenderQueer: Voices From Beyond the Sexual Binary

User Review  - Sassafras Lowrey - Goodreads

one of the first collections i found that really brought to life the lives of other genderqueer folks Read full review

Review: GenderQueer: Voices From Beyond the Sexual Binary

User Review  - courtney - Goodreads

"In a society where femininity is feared and loathed, all women are genderqueer." - Wilchins "Specific kinds of knowledge about bodies enable us to exercise power over them. Such knowledge is not ... Read full review

Contents

Genders on My Mind Joan Nestle
3
A Continuous Nonverbal Communication Riki Wilckins
11
Stories Clare Howell
18
Copyright

26 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

About the author (2002)

Joan Nestle is the author of A Fragile Union: New and Selected Writings. She is cofounder of the Lesbian Herstory Archives in New York City, where she lives.

Bibliographic information