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Bisexuality : Pocket Essentials : Culture - Angela Bowie


Pocket Essentials : Culture

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The Pocket Essentials Series is a dynamic series of books that are concise, lively, and easy to read. Packed with facts as well as expert opinions, each book has all the key information you need to know about such popular topics as film, television, cult fiction, history, and more.

At the end of the 20th century, popular role models were profiting from the term bisexual, such as Madonna, David Bowie, Mick Jagger, and Anne Heche. But what is bisexuality? This book highlights civilisations where bisexuality flourished - Queen Nzinga of Africa dressed as a warrior in battle, and the Ancient Greeks practised bisexuality and where it did not - the Conquistadors turned their dogs on the bisexual Incas.

There are biographies, showcasing the lives and loves of famous bisexuals like Alexander the Great, Sappho, Casanova, Marquis de Sade, Oscar Wilde, and Virginia Woolf. There is also an examination of bisexuality in film, including the bisexual escapades of actors and writers.

'To their way of thinking, what made it possible to desire a man or a woman was simply the appetite that nature had implanted in man's heart for 'beautiful' human beings whatever their sex might be.' Foucault, The Use Of Pleasure

ISBN: 9781903047910
ISBN-10: 1903047919
Series: Pocket Essentials
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 96
Published: 5th January 2002
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 0.8
Weight (kg): 0.068