Look Both Ways by Jennifer Baumgardner
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Look Both Ways
By Jennifer Baumgardner

Look Both Ways

Bisexual Politics

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Look Both Ways by Jennifer Baumgardner

Book Description

For the acclaimed author and activist Jennifer Baumgardner, bisexuality has always been more than the "sexual non-preference of the '90s." In "Look Both Ways", Baumgardner takes a close look at the growing visibility of gay and bisexual characters, performers, and issues on the national cultural stage. Despite the prevalence of bisexuality among Generation X and Y women, she finds that it continues to be marginalized by both gay and straight cultures, and dismissed either as a phase or a cop-out.With intimacy and humour, Baumgardner discusses her own experience as a bisexual, and the struggle she's undergone to reconcile the privilege she's garnered as a woman who is perceived as straight and the empowerment and satisfaction she's derived from her relationships with women. That Baumgardner argues have bridged feminist aims with those of the gay rights movement. "Look Both Ways" is a compelling and current 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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780374531089
ISBN-10: 0374531080
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 140mm x 18mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
Publish Date: 30-May-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jennifer Baumgardner

Jennifer Baumgardner, co-author of "Manifesta "and "Grassroots," frequently writes and lectures on feminism, activism, and popular culture for magazines and on college campuses around the country.

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