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Opposite Sex : Gay Men on Lesbians, Lesbians on Gay Men - Sara Miles

Opposite Sex

Gay Men on Lesbians, Lesbians on Gay Men

By: Sara Miles (Editor), Eric Rofes (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st April 1998
ISBN: 9780814774779
Number Of Pages: 284

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The past decade has seen an extraordinary outpouring of research, writing, and talk about lesbian and gay sexuality, triggered in part by the confluence of the AIDS epidemic, the feminist sex wars, and the development of queer studies. Yet many lesbian and gay writers and readers have been frustrated by recurring gaps and absences in the queer studies approach to sexuality, as well as by the limitations of explicit queer community discourse around sex.

Opposite Sex brings the sex back into queer studies, making real bodies, acts, and desires central to analysis of the complex relationships between male and female homosexualities, and their impact on lesbian and gay culture. The contributors to this volume--scholars, artists, activists, and journalists--redress the remarkable dearth of thoughtful discourse about the many ways in which lesbian and gay men are implicated--and viewed within--in each other's sexual realities.

Opposite Sex includes writing by lesbians and gay men about each other's bodies, interpretations of different male and female homosexual sex cultures, and reflections on the history, sociology, and politics of changing discourses around queer sexuality. Passionate and challenging, this anthology shows the rich and complex forms through which individuals and communities make meaning from their quotidian sexual impulses, their utopian sexual mores, and their idiosyncratic sexual acts.

The contributors include Roberto Bedoya, Kaucylia Brooke, Lawrence Chua, Linnea Due, Sandra Lee Golvin, Jewelle Gomez, Francisco J. Gonzalez, Della Grace, Amber Hollibaugh, Robert Jensen, Kate Kane, Elizabeth A. Kelly, Monica Majoli, Mimi McGurl, Robert Reid-Pharr, Gayle Rubin, Lawrence Schimel, Richard Schimpf, and Susan Stryker.

Introductionp. 1
"Jackie" and "Lee, the Boy"p. 6
Blackbeard Lostp. 8
GM ISO (m)other: A Gay Boy in the World of Lesbian Personalsp. 15
Passagep. 37
The Ick Factor: Flesh, Fluids, and Cross-Gender Revulsionp. 44
In Goldilocks's Footsteps: Exploring the Discursive Construction of Gay Masculinity in Bear Magazinesp. 66
The Butch/Femme Dance: Two-Stepping along the Gender Linep. 99
Another Place to Breathep. 105
Slipsp. 139
Getting It Up for Politics: Gay Male Sexuality and Radical Lesbian Feminismp. 146
Through the Looking Glass: A Folsom Street Storyp. 171
Recognizing the Real: Labor and the Economy of Banjee Desirep. 189
Crossing Overp. 201
If Two Men Are Having Lesbian Sex Together ...p. 222
Los Angeles at Nightp. 252
Contributorsp. 263
Indexp. 269
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ISBN: 9780814774779
ISBN-10: 0814774776
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 284
Published: 1st April 1998
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 13.77 x 20.73  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.31