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AUTHOR: Karen Morgaine
PUBLISHER: Cognella Academic Publishing
DATE: 2020
PAGES: 227

Pansexuality: A Panoply of Co-Constructed Narratives

by Karen Morgaine

Pansexuality: A Panopoly of Co-Constructed Narratives expertly weaves contemporary research on sexual and gender identity with personal narratives of individuals who have navigated social norms and constructs to carve out an understanding of their own sexuality. The text provides readers with an innovative and intimate lens through which they can begin to understand the dynamic nature of sexuality. 

The text begins by providing readers with theoretical and historical context regarding nonbinary sexualities. The following chapters outline the methodologies the author used to support and generate new research on pansexuality—including one-on-one interviews, collage, transcript poetry, and a qualitative survey—and the results of that research. Eleven chapters highlight the personal stories of individuals who identify as pansexual and other nonbinary sexualities, summarizing important experiences, defining moments, the meanings they attach to sexuality and gender, and observations they have made over the years, testimony gleaned from the author’s interviews with them. 

Embodying modern research that explores the fluidity of gender and sexual identity, Pansexuality is an illuminating text that is well suited for courses in gender studies, human sexuality, and sociology.

  • Acknowledgements
  • Snippets (A Love Letter)
    • Chapter 1: Plurisexuality in Theory
    • Chapter 2: Methodological Musings
    • Chapter 3: Survey Results: A Jumping Off Point
    • Chapter 4: A Brief Foray into the Tumultuous World of Tumblr (with Jen Marony)
  • Interlude (The Stories)
    • Chapter 5: August: Queer Enough, Trans Enough?
    • Chapter 6: Orion: Death by a Thousand Cuts
    • Chapter 7: Janet: Becoming Visible and Breaking Boundaries
    • Chapter 8: Maggie: Authentically Fierce, Ideologically on Fire
    • Chapter 9: Karen: Quietly Fighting Invisibility
    • Chapter 10: Margot: Rainbows Forever
    • Chapter 11: Keith: Anxiously Re-Emerging
    • Chapter 12: N: Slowly Chipping Away
    • Chapter 13: Sonder: Trying on Pansexuality and Growing My Hair
    • Chapter 14: Stef: Metamorphosis
    • Chapter 15: Rowan: Fluid Sex-Toy Creator Extraordinaire
  • Postscript
  • Appendix 1: Exploring Pansexual and Polysexual Identities
  • Appendix 2: Additional Study Information for Potential Participants
  • Appendix 3: Exploring Pansexual and Polysexual Identities: Interview Schedule Prompts
  • Appendix 4: The Experiences of Pansexual and Polysexual Identified Individuals
  • Notes
  • Index


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