Pomosexuals: Challenging Assumptions About Gender and Sexuality

Pomosexuals: Challenging Assumptions About Gender and Sexuality

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Pomosexuals: Challenging Assumptions About Gender and Sexuality edited by Carol Queen & Lawrence Schimel

1997, Paperback

 

PoMo: short for PostModern: in the arts, a movement following after and in direct reaction to Modernism; culturally, an outlook that acknowledges diverse and complex points of view.

PoMoSexual: the queer erotic reality beyond the boundaries of gender, separatism, and essentialist notions of sexual orientation

"How about you?  Ever wonder if you're the only one who doesn't quite fit in one of the sanctioned queer worlds?  Like, are you really a lesbian?  Are you really a gay man?  Maybe you fall outside the 'permitted' labels, and maybe you're the only one who knows you do, and so you feel a bit guilty?  Well, I've got news for you.   You're not guilty, you're simply postmodern.  Isn't that neat?  If you don't believe me, all you need to do is pick up this book and start reading anywhere.   Really.  I keep a copy in my bathroom because that's where I do a lot of my wondering.  From revelation to analysis, from XX to XY and back again, PoMoSexuals is the literary amusement park we've all been hoping exists someplace.  Carol Queen and Lawrence Schimel have found Oz..." - Kate Bornstein