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The Resource Asexualities : feminist and queer perspectives, edited by Karli June Cerankowski and Megan Milks

Asexualities : feminist and queer perspectives, edited by Karli June Cerankowski and Megan Milks

Label
Asexualities : feminist and queer perspectives
Title
Asexualities
Title remainder
feminist and queer perspectives
Statement of responsibility
edited by Karli June Cerankowski and Megan Milks
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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. --Provided by publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ21
LC item number
.A779 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Cerankowski, Karli June
  • Milks, Megan
Series statement
Routledge research in gender and society
Series volume
40
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sex
  • Sexual attraction
  • Sexual orientation
  • Sexual desire disorders
  • Feminist theory
  • Queer theory
Label
Asexualities : feminist and queer perspectives, edited by Karli June Cerankowski and Megan Milks
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
863044056
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 395 pages
Isbn
9780415714426
Lccn
2013042199
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)863044056
Label
Asexualities : feminist and queer perspectives, edited by Karli June Cerankowski and Megan Milks
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
863044056
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 395 pages
Isbn
9780415714426
Lccn
2013042199
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)863044056

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