Abstract

Bisexuality has been largely erased from studies of sexuality and gender, and people who desire others of more than one gender often remain invisible. This book sets a new agenda for considering sexualities and genders, by focusing on the lives of people who are bisexual or who have other identities that are not heterosexual, lesbian or gay, in an international context. What are bisexual people's lived experiences? How can these be understood using social and political theories? What are the implications of bisexuality for future theorising and research? In addressing these and other questions, this book maps out under-explored territory. It does so by looking at topical themes, including sex and relationships, community, the commodification of bisexuality, and activism. The book also shows how understandings of bisexuality can usefully inform the social sciences in areas such as identity construction, social inequalities, postcolonial relations, and citizenship.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBasingstoke
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan UK
Number of pages207
ISBN (Electronic)9781137007315
ISBN (Print)9781349554492
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Publication series

NameGender and Sexualities in the Social Sciences
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan

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