Bisexual Men in Culture and Society by Erich W Steinman,Brett Genny Beemyn

By Erich W Steinman,Brett Genny Beemyn

achieve a clean standpoint in this misunderstood sexual orientation!

From invisible to pathological, the literary, cultural, and theoretical representations of male bisexuality were virtually uniformly detrimental. Bisexual males in tradition and Society offers a transparent, rational research of the adverse stereotypes and the underlying purposes for them.

”The bisexual is the brutal father, the abusive husband, the violent rapist (all time-honored figures of male heterosexual power), yet he's additionally the simpering, oral-sadistic mama's boy present in psychoanalytic money owed of homosexuality. . . . Bisexuals are queers with instantly privilege, . . . straights with homosexual chic.” Jonathan David White's caustic precis of bisexual males as visible in David Lynch's movie Blue Velvet additionally applies to some of the representations of male bisexuality in renowned and excessive tradition. the unique essays in Bisexual males in tradition and Society deconstruct that risky picture with blistering strength and accuracy.

Bisexual males in tradition and Society deals considerate, insightful examinations of the cultural meanings of bisexuality, together with:

  • the ordinary determine of the predatory, immoral bisexual guy within the novels of E. Lynn Harris
  • the missed bisexual topics in James Baldwin's vintage novels one other nation and Giovanni's Room
  • the murderous bisexual males in such movies as Blue Velvet and American Commandos
  • the portrayal in women's magazines of the bisexual husband as a promiscuous, deceitful AIDS provider
  • the conflicts inside of sexual-identity politics among homosexual males and bisexual males
  • the focal point on bisexual orientation, instead of sexual habit, as a danger issue for AIDS

    Continuing the culture of Bisexuality within the Lives of fellows: evidence and Fictions, Bisexual males in tradition and Society bargains an excellent research of the lives of bisexual males and their precarious place inside of a racist, sexist, and homophobic society.

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