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By Karli June Cerankowski,Megan Milks

What is so radical approximately now not having intercourse? to reply to this query, this selection of essays explores the feminist and queer politics of asexuality. Asexuality is predominantly understood as an orientation describing those that don't event 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 valid and legitimate sexual orientation, the authors provide a severe exam of some of the so much basic ways that we categorize and index sexualities, wants, our bodies, and practices.

As the 1st book-length choice of severe essays ever produced regarding asexuality, this booklet serves as a foundational textual content in a starting to be box of research. It additionally goals to reshape the instructions of feminist and queer experiences, and to greatly modify well known conceptions of intercourse and hope. together with devices addressing theories of asexual orientation; the politics of asexuality; asexuality in media tradition; masculinity and asexuality; health and wellbeing, incapacity, and medicalization; and asexual literary conception, Asexualities should be of curiosity to students and scholars in sexuality, gender, sociology, cultural experiences, incapacity stories, and media culture.

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