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The Resource Asexualities : feminist and queer perspectives, edited by Megan Milks, Karli June Cerankowski

Asexualities : feminist and queer perspectives, edited by Megan Milks, Karli June Cerankowski

Label
Asexualities : feminist and queer perspectives
Title
Asexualities
Title remainder
feminist and queer perspectives
Statement of responsibility
edited by Megan Milks, Karli June Cerankowski
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
What is so radical about not having sex? To answer this question, this collection of essays explores the feminist and queer politics of asexuality. Asexuality is predominantly understood as an orientation describing people who do not experience sexual attraction. In this multidisciplinary volume, the authors expand this definition of asexuality to account for the complexities of gender, race, disability, and medical discourse. Together, these essays challenge the ways in which we imagine gender and sexuality in relation to desire and sexual practice. Asexualities provides a critical reevaluation of even the most radical queer theorizations of sexuality. Going beyond a call for acceptance of asexuality as a legitimate and valid sexual orientation, the authors offer a critical examination of many of the most fundamental ways in which we categorize and index sexualities, desires, bodies, and practices. As the first book-length collection of critical essays ever produced on the topic of asexuality, this book serves as a foundational text in a growing field of study. It also aims to reshape the directions of feminist and queer studies, and to radically alter popular conceptions of sex and desire. Including units addressing theories of asexual orientation; the politics of asexuality; asexuality in media culture; masculinity and asexuality; health, disability, and medicalization; and asexual literary theory, Asexualities will be of interest to scholars and students in sexuality, gender, sociology, cultural studies, disability studies, and media culture
Dewey number
306.732
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Milks, Megan,
  • Cerankowski, Karli June,
Series statement
Routledge research in gender and society
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sexual abstinence
  • Sexual aversion disorders
  • Sexual minorities
  • Sexual minorities in mass media
  • Sexual attraction
  • Feminist theory
  • Queer theory
Label
Asexualities : feminist and queer perspectives, edited by Megan Milks, Karli June Cerankowski
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Previously issued in print: 2014
Control code
ocn861647539
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780415714426
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other control number
  • 9780415714426
  • 10.4324/9781315882673
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)861647539
Label
Asexualities : feminist and queer perspectives, edited by Megan Milks, Karli June Cerankowski
Publication
Note
Previously issued in print: 2014
Control code
ocn861647539
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780415714426
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other control number
  • 9780415714426
  • 10.4324/9781315882673
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)861647539

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