Look Both Ways
Bisexual PoliticsBook - 2008
For author and activist Baumgardner, bisexuality has always been more than the "sexual non-preference of the '90s." Here she takes a close look at gay and bisexual people on the national cultural stage and the issues their growing visibility raises. In a society supposedly grown more open and accepting, what can it mean that bisexuality continues to be marginalized by both gay and straight cultures, and dismissed either as a phase or, worse, a cop-out? Baumgardner discusses her own experience as a bisexual, and the struggle she's undergone to reconcile the privilege of a woman who is perceived as straight, and the empowerment and satisfaction she's derived from her relationships with women. Her book is a study in bisexual lives lived secretly and openly, and an exploration of the lessons learned by writers, artists, and activists who have refused the either/or paradigm defended by both gay and straight communities.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008.
Edition: First paperback edition.
Copyright Date: ©2007
Branch Call Number: 306.7650820973 BAU
Characteristics: 244 pages ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Bisexual politics