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By Karli June Cerankowski,Megan Milks

What is so radical approximately now not having intercourse? to respond to this question, this number of essays explores the feminist and queer politics of asexuality. Asexuality is predominantly understood as an orientation describing those who don't adventure sexual appeal. during this multidisciplinary quantity, the authors extend this definition of asexuality to account for the complexities of gender, race, incapacity, and clinical discourse. jointly, those essays problem the ways that we think gender and sexuality when it comes to hope and sexual perform. Asexualities provides a serious reevaluation of even the main radical queer theorizations of sexuality. Going past a choice for recognition of asexuality as a sound and legitimate sexual orientation, the authors provide a serious 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 with regards to asexuality, this booklet serves as a foundational textual content in a starting to be box of analysis. It additionally goals to reshape the instructions of feminist and queer reports, and to noticeably adjust renowned conceptions of intercourse and wish. 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 thought, Asexualities could be of curiosity to students and scholars in sexuality, gender, sociology, cultural experiences, incapacity reports, and media culture.

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