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Gaga Feminism Sex, Gender, and the End of Normal

ISBN-10: 0807010979
ISBN-13: 9780807010976
Edition: 2013
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Description: A roadmap to sex and gender for the twenty-first century, using Lady Gaga as a symbol for a new kind of feminismWhy are so many women single, so many men resisting marriage, and so many gays and lesbians having babies?  In Gaga Feminism: Sex,  More...

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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 9/3/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 184
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

A roadmap to sex and gender for the twenty-first century, using Lady Gaga as a symbol for a new kind of feminismWhy are so many women single, so many men resisting marriage, and so many gays and lesbians having babies?  In Gaga Feminism: Sex, Gender, and the End of Normal, J. Jack Halberstam answers these questions while attempting to make sense of the tectonic cultural shifts that have transformed gender and sexual politics in the last few decades. This colorful landscape is populated by symbols and phenomena as varied as pregnant men, late-life lesbians, SpongeBob SquarePants, and queer families. So how do we understand the dissonance between these real lived experiences and the heteronormative narratives that dominate popular media? We can embrace the chaos! With equal parts edge and wit, Halberstam reveals how these symbolic ruptures open a critical space to embrace new ways of conceptualizing sex, love, and marriage. Using Lady Gaga as a symbol for a new era, Halberstam deftly unpacks what the pop superstar symbolizes, to whom and why. The result is a provocative manifesto of creative mayhem, a roadmap to sex and gender for the twenty-first century, that holds Lady Gaga as an exemplar of a new kind of feminism that privileges gender and sexual fluidity. Part handbook, part guidebook, and part sex manual, Gaga Feminism is the first book to take seriously the collapse of heterosexuality and find signposts in the wreckage to a new and different way of doing sex and gender.

J. Jack Halberstam is the author of four books, including Female Masculinity and In a Queer Time and Place. Currently a professor of English and gender studies and director of the Center for Feminist Research at the University of Southern California, Halberstam regularly speaks on queer culture, gender studies, and popular culture, and blogs at The Bully Bloggers.

A Note from the Series Editor
Preface Going Gaga
Introduction
Gaga Feminism for Beginners
Gaga Genders
Gaga Sexualities: The End of Normal
Gaga Relations: The End of Marriage
Gaga Manifesto
Acknowledgments
Notes

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