Bi: Notes for a Bisexual Revolution

Life Isn’t Binary: On Being Both, Beyond, and In-Between book

cover of book Bi: Notes for a Bisexual Revolution by Shiri Eisner

AUTHOR: Shiri Eisner 
July 02, 2013
AWARDS: Lambda Literary Award Nominee for Bisexual Nonfiction (2014)

TAGS: bisexuality, sexuality, nonfiction, queer nonfiction, politics,

Publisher’s description

“Depicted as duplicitous, traitorous, and promiscuous, bisexuality has long been suspected, marginalized, and rejected by both straight and gay communities alike. Bi: Notes for a Bisexual Revolution takes a long overdue, comprehensive look at bisexual politics, from the issues surrounding biphobia/monosexism, feminism, and transgenderism to the practice of labeling those who identify as bi as either “too bisexual” (promiscuous and incapable of fidelity) or “not bisexual enough” (not actively engaging romantically or sexually with people of at least two different genders). In this forward-thinking and eye-opening book, feminist bisexual and genderqueer activist Shiri Eisner takes readers on a journey through the many aspects of the meanings and politics of bisexuality, specifically highlighting how bisexuality can open up new and exciting ways of challenging social convention.
Informed by feminist, transgender, and queer theory, as well as politics and activism, Bi is a radical manifesto for a group that has been too frequently silenced, erased, and denied — and a starting point from which to launch a bisexual revolution.”

Table of Contents

— What Is Bisexuality?
— Monosexism and Biphobia
— Bisexuality, Privilege, and Passing
— Bisexuality, Feminism, and Women
— Bisexuality, Feminism, and Men
— Bi and Trans
— Bisexuality and Radicalization
— Bisexuality and the GGGG Movement
For Further Reading

Library Books Cited in this Work

Bisexuality and Transgenderism: InterSEXions of the Others
By Jonathan Alexander

Look Both Ways: Bisexual Politics
By Jennifer Baumgardner

Vice Versa: Bisexuality and the Eroticism of Everyday Life
By Marjorie Garber

Getting Bi: Voices of Bisexuals Around the World
Edited by Robyn Ochs & Sarah E. Rowley

Queer Theory, Gender Theory: An Instant Primer
by Riki Wilchins

Other Relevant Books Cited

  • Bisexuality and Queer Theory: Intersections, Connections, and Challenges by Jason Alexander and Serena Anderlini-D’Onofrio
  • The Man Who Would be Queen: The Science of Gender-Bending and Transsexualism by Michael J. Bailey
  • Nobody Passes: Rejecting the Rules of Gender and Conformity by Matt Bernstein-Sycamore
  • The Bisexual Imaginary by Bi Academic Intervention
  • Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women and the Rest of Us by Kate Bornstein
  • Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity by Judith Butler
  • Bisexual People in the Workplace: Practical Advice for Employers by Brent Chamberlain
  • Boots of Leather, Slippers of Gold: The History of a Lesbian Community by Madeline Davis and Elizabeth Kennedy
  • The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan
  • Bisexual Spaces by Clare Hemmings
  • Feminism is for Everybody: Passionate Politics by bell hooks
  • Toward a Feminist Theory of State by Catharine MacKinnon
  • GenderQueer: Voices from Beyond the Sexual Binary edited by Joan Nestle, Clare Howell, and Riki Wilchins
  • Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Feminity by Julia Serano
  • Refusing to Be a Man: Essays on Sex and Justice by John Stoltenberg
  • Transgender History by Susan Stryker
  • Read My Lips: Sexual Subversion and the End of Gender by Riki Anne Wilchins
  • Bi Men: Coming Out Every Which Way by Ron Jackson Suresha and Pete Chvany

Library Notes

Pristine copy, purchased new as donation.