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GenderQueer: Voices From Beyond the Sexual Binary [PDF / Epub] ☃ GenderQueer: Voices From Beyond the Sexual Binary Author Joan Nestle – Thomashillier.co.uk Perhaps than any other issue, gender identity has galvanized the queer community in recent years The questions go beyond the nature of male female to a yet to be traversed region that lies somewhere b Perhaps than any other issue, gender identity has From Beyond PDF/EPUB ê galvanized the queer community in recent years The questions go beyond the nature of male female to a yet to be traversed region that lies somewhere between and beyond biologically determined gender In this groundbreaking anthology, three experts in gender studies and politics navigate around rigid, societally imposed concepts of two genders to discover and illuminate the limitless possibilities of identity Thirty first person accounts of gender construction, exploration, and questioning provide a groundwork for cultural discussion, GenderQueer: Voices Kindle - political action, and even greater possibilities of autonomous gender choices Noted scholar Joan Nestle is joined by internationally prominent gender warrior Riki Anne Wilchins and historian Clare Howell to provide a societal, cultural, and political exploration of gender identityMarketing Plans National Advertising The Advocate Academic mailing to gender studies and queer studies professors Media campaign hilighting authors Nestle and WilchinsJoan Nestle is the cofounder of the Lesbian Herstory Archives in New York and the writer and editor of six books including the groundbreaking Women on Women Voices From Beyond PDF ↠ series Riki Anne Wilchins is the executive director of GenderPAC, the national gender advocacy group, and the cofounder of the Gender Identity Project of New York City s Lesbian and Gay Center She is the author of read My Lips Sexual Subversion and the End of Gender Clare Howell is a senior librarian at the Brooklyn Public Library.


About the Author: Joan Nestle

Joan Nestle writes and edits essays, erotic fiction, From Beyond PDF/EPUB ê poetry, and short stories She is an activist, and among many actions has co founded the Lesbian Herstory Archives to preserve records of lesbian lives and communities and currently coordinates the Women in Black protests against Israel s occupation of Palestinian lands.



10 thoughts on “GenderQueer: Voices From Beyond the Sexual Binary

  1. Julie Julie says:

    This is a collection of essays stories by people who don t fit into the neat packages of male and female A number of them defy any labels, while others identify by their gender or sexual orientation, but aren t quite what you d expect from that label.I did find it all interesting, but there was a lotdiscussion of sex than I was expecting It gives the impression that gender is all about or mostly about sex Not a lot of asexual voices in here, for one thing.It s also a little inacce This is a collection of essays stories by people who don t fit into the neat packages of male and female A number of them defy any labels, while others identify by their gender or sexual orientation, but aren t quite what you d expect from that label.I did find it all interesting, but there was a lotdiscussion of sex than I was expecting It gives the impression that gender is all about or mostly about sex Not a lot of asexual voices in here, for one thing.It s also a little inaccessible wait, bad term, scratch that term There are a number of references to people, places, events, and a lot of terms and acronyms that the writers and editors just expect you to know It seems to be written with the LGB if not even also T community in mind Now, I m not ignorant, but there were a number of things that went over my head completely And it took me a minute to figure out what GB meant.There are some really good ones in here A few I even half identified with But even though I didn t identify with any of them fully, you sort of glean that it s okay that you don t Because most of these writers are trying to carve their own path amongst all the labels.Weirdly, I kept thinking this was published in the early 90 s But it was 2002, I think I kept having to remind myself that it really wasn t that old Still, a lot has changed in even 8 years Resources and information and community are a lot easier to find on the Internet now.I d like to see another anthology like this, aimed at teens, maybe More current Less sex More diversity of voices


  2. Lobeck Lobeck says:

    Holy crap, the intro essays are boring and not particularly well written It s no wonder I never made it through this book the first time I tried I am unimpressed with the idea that emerges in these essays that genderqueer folks have it harder than transexual folks I dislike this theme equally in reverse, as it is divisive and pointless and doesn t get the trans community anywhere We all struggle for different reasons, and I don t find it helpful to fight about who has a harder time.There a Holy crap, the intro essays are boring and not particularly well written It s no wonder I never made it through this book the first time I tried I am unimpressed with the idea that emerges in these essays that genderqueer folks have it harder than transexual folks I dislike this theme equally in reverse, as it is divisive and pointless and doesn t get the trans community anywhere We all struggle for different reasons, and I don t find it helpful to fight about who has a harder time.There are a few excellent short stories personal narrative style that are well worth the read and thankfully make up the majority of the book I don t find it particularly insightful as far as gender goes, though if it were my first book on trans genderqueer identities, I might have gottenout of it


  3. Darceylaine Darceylaine says:

    A few essays of solid gender theory followed by many many first person essays by folks all along the gender borders Some narratives are better than others, but it s great to have so many different voices It gives a rich picture of the gender frontier.


  4. Danni Green Danni Green says:

    This was one of the first books I encountered when I was starting to question my gender identity as a teenager, and I d read it many times back then, but haven t touched it in years I loved going back and experiencing these old familiar stories again I was especially delighted to find that some of the pieces in this book were written by people I ve become friends with since then


  5. Karmelle Karmelle says:

    Excellent Not brand new and still covers ways of thinking, existing and identifying that many of us have yet to ponder Empowering and reassuring.


  6. Julie Julie says:

    This book is a collection of short pieces that actually divide into two books the majority are short personal essays, while the first sixty pages are intro and theory Both of these were wonderful and I recommend the whole book, although I can certainly see the two parts being worthwhile to people in different amounts or at different times or coming from different places I found the theory articles to be eye opening, as someone who hadn t been exposed to these ideas before and particularly to This book is a collection of short pieces that actually divide into two books the majority are short personal essays, while the first sixty pages are intro and theory Both of these were wonderful and I recommend the whole book, although I can certainly see the two parts being worthwhile to people in different amounts or at different times or coming from different places I found the theory articles to be eye opening, as someone who hadn t been exposed to these ideas before and particularly to ideas of gender being the core issue, of challenging the binary framework that asks the question in the first place, that marginalizes people who don t fit the neat boxes that gay movements have carved out, etc The personal pieces were amazing and many of them emotional and powerful Hearing about how other people experience life, in their own words, is enlightening in a way that reading theory can t be And it s comforting, even when the stories are troubling, to hear people sharing experiences that, while different, have parallels with your own And even when there is no parallel, it s still powerful to have your view of the world expanded by hearing how people experience the world differently than you I would also recommend this part of the book to anyone who is or wants to write about their personal experiences I really want to hug this book The book is not perfect, though The stories do not represent all experiences They are mostly urban At times I felt that the authors failed to account for the experiences of asexual people It is a decade old And the inclusion of a piece by JT LeRoy is fascinating But despite these problems, it was a wonderful starting point for me, and I highly recommend it I want to post so many excepts from the book on social media, because they still point out relevant ideas that shake up one s way of looking at the world that the mainstream and queer mainstream are just not challenging


  7. Cory Cory says:

    This book is amazingly affirming and eye opening It is a true testament to diversity and all the invisible groups and individuals within the queer community If you are seeking to understand the transgender, genderqueer, even butch and femme communities, all those gendered or not self expressions which generally go undiscussed, this book will really help And if you are looking for ideas support for your own expressions, look no further.The essays on gender are very insightful and incredibly This book is amazingly affirming and eye opening It is a true testament to diversity and all the invisible groups and individuals within the queer community If you are seeking to understand the transgender, genderqueer, even butch and femme communities, all those gendered or not self expressions which generally go undiscussed, this book will really help And if you are looking for ideas support for your own expressions, look no further.The essays on gender are very insightful and incredibly easy and fun to read, as well as eminently quotable The stories are touching and widely varied, so if you are queer in any form, I believe you are bound to connect and identify with at least one Even if not, the understanding it can provide is well worth the time it s a quick, delicious read, easily read in chapter installments before bedtime.I wouldn t recommend this as a gift to those unfamiliar with the trans or queer community, as it is very radical I found it comfortingly so, but It also contains a lot of terminology used within the queer community, without definitions, which can be off putting I do think it does a decent job of being introductory to the topic, though, at least in the essays, and it s definitely thought provoking Highly recommend


  8. maddi1134 maddi1134 says:

    Fantastic collection of essays on gender While not a new topic to me, there were still some ah ha moments while reading And so many short essays to share with friends on the experience of genderqueerness Great read


  9. Alex Alex says:

    FANTASTIC


  10. Tree Olive Tree Olive says:

    I mark 5 stars a lot books are sweet This book is actually the most impressive work on breaking apart gender that I have read thoughof the nonfiction type..


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