Asexualities: Feminist and Queer Perspectives

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Karli June Cerankowski, Megan Milks
Routledge, 2014. márc. 14. - 396 oldal

What is so radical about not having sex? To answer this question, this collection of essays explores the feminist and queer politics of asexuality. Asexuality is predominantly understood as an orientation describing people who do not experience sexual attraction. In this multidisciplinary volume, the authors expand this definition of asexuality to account for the complexities of gender, race, disability, and medical discourse. Together, these essays challenge the ways in which we imagine gender and sexuality in relation to desire and sexual practice. Asexualities provides a critical reevaluation of even the most radical queer theorizations of sexuality. Going beyond a call for acceptance of asexuality as a legitimate and valid sexual orientation, the authors offer a critical examination of many of the most fundamental ways in which we categorize and index sexualities, desires, bodies, and practices.

As the first book-length collection of critical essays ever produced on the topic of asexuality, this book serves as a foundational text in a growing field of study. It also aims to reshape the directions of feminist and queer studies, and to radically alter popular conceptions of sex and desire. Including units addressing theories of asexual orientation; the politics of asexuality; asexuality in media culture; masculinity and asexuality; health, disability, and medicalization; and asexual literary theory, Asexualities will be of interest to scholars and students in sexuality, gender, sociology, cultural studies, disability studies, and media culture.

 

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Tartalomjegyzék

List of Figures and Tables
Mismeasures of Asexual Desires
fMRI Pilot of Asexuality
Asexualitys
Asexuality and Contemporary Articulations
Asexual Politics and the Rhetoric of Sexual Liberation
On the Racialization of Asexuality
Media Visibility and Cultural Fetish
Asexuality Polymorphous
AsexuallyIdentified Men Talk
Asexualities and Disabilities in Constructing Sexual Normalcy
Mutual Negation in Adams v Rice and
The Asexuality of Chronic Genital Pain
What to Call That Sport the Neuter Human Asexual Subjectivity
Toward an Asexual Narrative Structure
Contributors

Media Representation Queerness and Asexual
CYNTHIA BAROUNIS

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A szerzőről (2014)

Karli June Cerankowski is a Ph.D. candidate in the Program in Modern Thought and Literature at Stanford University.

Megan Milks is currently a visiting assistant professor of English at Illinois College.

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