By Jonathan Alexander,Serena Anderlini-D'Onofrio
According to David Halperin, sexuality in our time is typified by means of a "crisis in modern sexual definition". what's sexuality? What does it suggest to have a sexual id or orientation? what's the courting among sexuality as an information build, on one hand, and the usually messy flows of hope and practices of affection, at the different? How and why are a few sexual, erotic, and intimate practices normalized and others marginalized?
Queer thought has emerged within the West as some of the most provocative analytical instruments within the humanities and social sciences. It scrutinizes id and social constructions that take heteronormativity with no consideration – that don't query the social development of heterosexuality as normative relating to its oppositional binary, homosexuality. whilst, bisexuality is a convention, identification, and orientation that demanding situations the binary common sense round which cultural notions of sexuality are prepared. it's a portal to the mind's eye of an international of amorous expression past that divide.
This provocative assortment provides bisexuality and queer idea as parallel concept collectives that experience made major contributions to cultural discourses approximately sexual and amorous practices because the onset of the AIDS period, and explores the guidelines that move in those idea collectives this day. We study a lot in regards to the building and adventure of sexuality, and the facility it nonetheless holds in the course of the modern Western international to form identities and practices. This quantity demanding situations our knowing of what it capacity to be sexual, to have a sexual id, and to guidance the humanities of loving.
This ebook was once orginally released as a distinct factor of the Journal of Bisexuality.
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Bisexuality and Queer Theory: Intersections, Connections and Challenges by Jonathan Alexander,Serena Anderlini-D'Onofrio