Asexualities: Feminist and Queer Perspectives (Routledge by Karli June Cerankowski,Megan Milks

By Karli June Cerankowski,Megan Milks

What is so radical approximately no longer having intercourse? to respond to this query, 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 when it comes to hope and sexual perform. Asexualities provides a severe reevaluation of even the main radical queer theorizations of sexuality. Going past a decision for popularity of asexuality as a sound and legitimate sexual orientation, the authors provide a serious exam of some of the such a lot primary ways that we categorize and index sexualities, wishes, our bodies, and practices.

As the 1st book-length selection of severe essays ever produced regarding asexuality, this e-book serves as a foundational textual content in a becoming box of research. It additionally goals to reshape the instructions of feminist and queer reviews, and to substantially regulate renowned conceptions of intercourse and hope. together with devices addressing theories of asexual orientation; the politics of asexuality; asexuality in media tradition; masculinity and asexuality; future health, incapacity, and medicalization; and asexual literary concept, Asexualities may be of curiosity to students and scholars in sexuality, gender, sociology, cultural reviews, incapacity stories, and media culture.

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