EDITOR: Merl Storr 
PUBLISHER: Routledge
DATE:
March 25, 1999
PAGES: 256
ISBN:
9780415166607

Bisexuality: A Critical Reader

edited by Merl Storr 

Bisexuality: A Critical Reader presents the essential primary texts on bisexuality from the last 100 years. Exploring this often controversial concept from a range of perspectives, this book places bisexuality in its historical and cultural context and explores its many meanings and uses.

The collection includes sections on:

  • the genealogy of the concept of bisexuality
  • bisexual identities and bisexual behaviors
  • bisexual epistemologies
  • the inner dynamics of bisexuality and its possible future in cyberspace

Presenting work by leading scholars in an easy-to-read format, Merl Storr’s introductions give a straightforward overview of the texts included and sets them clearly in the context of debates on bisexuality.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
  • Acknowledgements
  • Editors introduction
  • PART 1: GENEOLOGY OF THE CONCEPT OF BISEXUALITY
    • Henry Havelock Ellis: Extracts from the Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume I: Sexual Inversions (1897) and from Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume II: Sexual Inversions (1915)
    • Sigmund Freud: Extract from Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality: 1. The Sexual Aberrations (1905)
    • Wilhelm Stekel: Extracts from Bi-Sexual Love (1920)
    • Alfred C. Kinsey, Wardell B. Pomeroy and Clyde E. Martin: Extracts from Sexual Behavior in the Human Male (1948)
    • Fritz Klein: Extracts from The Bisexual Option: A Concept of One Hundred Percent Intimacy (1978)
    • Amanda Udis-Kessler: Notes on the Kinsey Scale and Other Measures of Sexuality (1992)
  • PART 2: BISEXUAL IDENTITY AND BISEXUAL BEHAVIOR
    • Philip W. Blumstein and Pepper Schwartz: Bisexuality: Some Social Psychological Issues (1977)
    • J. M. Carrier: Mexican Male Bisexuality (1985)
    • Wiresit Sittitrai, Tim Brown and Sirapone Virulrak: Extracts from Patterns of Bisexuality in Thailand (1991)
    • Sue George: Extracts from Women and Bisexuality (1993)
    • Jan Clausen: Extract from My Interesting Condition (1990)
    • Mariana Valverde: Extract from Sex, Power and Pleasure (1985)
  • PART 3: BISEXUALI EPISTEMOLOGIES
    • Jo Eadie: Extracts from Activating Bisexuality: Towards a Bi/Sexual Politics (1993)
    • Marjorie Garber: Extracts from Vice Versa: Bisexuality and Eroticism of Everyday Life (1995)
    • Maria Pramaggiore: Extracts from Epistemologies of the Fence (1996)
    • Yasmin Prabhudas: Bisexuals and People of Mixed-Race: Arbiters of Change (1996)
    • Elizabeth D. Däumer: Extract from Queer Ethics; or the Challenge of Bisexuality to Lesbian Ethics (1992)
    • Gilbert H. Herdt: Extract from A Comment on Cultural Attributes and Fluidity of Bisexuality (1984)
    • Amber Ault: Ambiguous Identity in an Unambiguous Sex/Gender Structure: The Case of Bisexual Women (1996)
  • PART 4: DIFFERENCES
    • Hélène Cixous: Extract from The Laughs of the Medusa (1975)
    • Clare Hemmings: Extract from Locating Bisexual Identities: Discourses of Bisexuality and Contemporary Feminist Theory (1995)
    • Ann Kaloski: Extracts from Bisexuals Making Out with Cyborgs: Politics, Pleasure, Con/fusion (1997)
  • Bibliography
  • Index
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