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A History of Bisexuality

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Why is bisexuality the object of such skepticism? Why do sexologists steer clear of it in their research? Why has bisexuality, in stark contrast to homosexuality, only recently emerged as a nascent political and cultural identity? Bisexuality has been rendered as mostly irrelevant to the history, theory, and politics of sexuality. With A History of Bisexuality, Steven Ange ...more
Paperback, 296 pages
Published September 15th 2001 by University of Chicago Press
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I didn't finish this; barely got into chapter one. Not my cup of tea. Very academic. Not, by my estimation, for someone who is just curious and wants to learn more (at a beginning level) about the history of bisexuality from a VERY academic and philosophical perspective.
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Overall, an informative read for someone like me who is interested in bisexuality and its attendant culture. The information and speculations within the text are engaging. Having said that, there is a lot of unproductive academic jargon and sentences are often long winded. if you are prepared to sit next to a dictionary with it ready on hand, have the patience to decode and are commited to finishing it then it will be a good read.
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