By Karli June Cerankowski,Megan Milks
What is so radical approximately no longer having intercourse? to reply to this question, this choice of essays explores the feminist and queer politics of asexuality. Asexuality is predominantly understood as an orientation describing those that don't adventure sexual charm. during this multidisciplinary quantity, the authors extend this definition of asexuality to account for the complexities of gender, race, incapacity, and scientific discourse. jointly, those essays problem the ways that we think gender and sexuality on the subject of hope and sexual perform. Asexualities provides a severe reevaluation of even the main radical queer theorizations of sexuality. Going past a choice for reputation of asexuality as a valid and legitimate sexual orientation, the authors provide a severe exam of a number of the such a lot primary ways that we categorize and index sexualities, wants, our bodies, and practices.
As the 1st book-length choice of severe essays ever produced relating to asexuality, this ebook serves as a foundational textual content in a starting to be box of research. It additionally goals to reshape the instructions of feminist and queer stories, and to significantly adjust well known conceptions of intercourse and wish. together with devices addressing theories of asexual orientation; the politics of asexuality; asexuality in media tradition; masculinity and asexuality; wellbeing and fitness, incapacity, and medicalization; and asexual literary concept, Asexualities can be of curiosity to students and scholars in sexuality, gender, sociology, cultural reviews, incapacity reports, and media culture.
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Asexualities: Feminist and Queer Perspectives (Routledge Research in Gender and Society) by Karli June Cerankowski,Megan Milks