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The bisexual imaginary : representation, identity and desire

Author: Bi Academic Intervention.; et al
Publisher: London ; Washington, D.C. : Cassell, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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This collection of essays focuses on historical and contemporary representations of bisexuality - both "real" and "imagined" - in literature, film and the visual arts. They ask questions concerning what it means to desire both men and women and explores the role of bisexuality in the construction of every person's sexual identity.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bi Academic Intervention.; et al
ISBN: 0304337447 9780304337446 0304337455 9780304337453
OCLC Number: 1070847770
Description: viii, 216 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Histories and Genealogies: --
Bisexual theoretical perspectives: emergent and contingent realtionships / Clare Hemmings --
Lose your face / Mariam Fraser --
'Her libido has flowed in two currents': representations of bisexuality in psychoanalytic case studies / Phoebe Davidson --
The Sexual reproduction of 'race': bisexuality, history and racialization / Merl Storr --
2. Literature, Criticism, Literary Theory: --
Returning to the lesbian Bildungsroman: a bisexual reading (of) Nancy Toder's Choices / Ann Kaloski --
'Two loves I have': Shakespeare and bisexuality / Kate Chedgzoy --
'Queer shoulders to the wheel': Whitman, Ginsberg and a bisexual poetics / Nick Selby --
3. Visual Cultures: --
'That's why she is bisexual': contexts for bisexual visibility / Jo Eadie --
The Androgynous self: Höch and Cahun / Sharon Morris --
Sometimes it's hard to be a woman/caught in the act / Stephanie Device --
4. Available Meanings, Divergent Perspectives: Editor's roundtable discussion: the bisexual imaginary
Responsibility: edited by Bi Academic Intervention (Phoebe Davidson ... [et al.]).

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This collection of essays focuses on historical and contemporary representations of bisexuality - both "real" and "imagined" - in literature, film and the visual arts. They ask questions concerning what it means to desire both men and women and explores the role of bisexuality in the construction of every person's sexual identity.

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