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Title:
GenderQueer : voices from beyond the sexual binary
Author:
Nestle, Joan, 1940-
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Los Angeles : Alyson Books, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
297 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781555837303
Format :
Book

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Central Library HQ76.25 .G46 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Gender identity, an issue that has galvanised the queer community in recent years, goes 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.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Gay and Lesbian Studies Whether it's a 14-year-old waiting for her first Transexual Menace T-shirt in the mail, a lesbian in a butch-femme relationship reflecting on the subversive power of being an "invisible" femme, or a female-to-male transsexual singing the praises of his Colt .45, the contributors to GenderQueer: Voices from Beyond the Sexual Binary report on life in the gray area between genders and suggest that those genders aren't as self-evident as they appear. Edited by writer Joan Nestle (A Restricted Country); Riki Wilchins (Read My Lips), director of the gender advocacy group GenderPAC; and Brooklyn Public Library librarian Clare Howell, the anthology includes 30 first-person testimonies from writers and activists like Sylvia Rivera, Cheryl Chase and Ethan Zimmerman. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


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