AUTHOR: Ron Jackson Suresha
PUBLISHER: Routledge
LANGUAGE: English
DATE: 2009
PAGES: 168
ISBN:
9780415871754

Bisexual Perspectives on the Life and Work of Alfred C. Kinsey

by Ron J. Suresha

The books commonly known as the Kinsey Report were Dr Alfred C. Kinsey’s monumental scientific publishing achievement in 1948, often compared to the atomic bomb for its impact on the American public. On the sexagennial anniversary of the publication of Sexual Behavior in the Human Male, this book focuses on Alfred C. Kinsey’s work and life. Sixteen chapters consider the Kinsey legacy, tracing the development of modern American bisexuality, and posing an intriguing and illuminating look at many aspects of bisexuality in Kinsey’s life as depicted and lived in popular biographical culture and media.

Contributors to this stellar collection of outstanding writing include the final surviving member of Kinsey’s original research team, Dr Paul H. Gebhard, PhD, as well as leading names in the fields of sex research, GLBTIQA activism, and bisexual writing.

This book was published as a special issue of the Journal of Bisexuality and was a Finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Excellence in Bisexual Literature.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
  • Introduction and Acknowledgements
  • Chapter 1: Am I Bi?
  • Chapter 2: What If I Have a Preference?
  • Chapter 3: Does Bisexuality Reinforce the Gender Binary?
  • Chapter 4: When Should I Come Out?
  • Chapter 5: What’s Dating Like for Bi People?
  • Chapter 6: How Long Has Bisexuality Been Around?
  • Chapter 7: What is Biphobia?
  • Chapter 8: What is Bi Erasure?
  • Chapter 9: What Issues Do Bi People Face?
  • Chapter 10: What’s the Bi Community Like and How Do I Find It?
  • References
  • Resources That Informed the Text
  • Index
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