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Nobody Passes Rejecting the Rules of Gender and Conformity

ISBN-10: 1580051847
ISBN-13: 9781580051842
Edition: 2006
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Description: Nobody Passes is a collection of essays that confronts and challenges the very notion of belonging. By examining the perilous intersections of identity, categorization, and community, contributors challenge societal mores and countercultural norms.  More...

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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Seal Press
Publication date: 11/27/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Nobody Passes is a collection of essays that confronts and challenges the very notion of belonging. By examining the perilous intersections of identity, categorization, and community, contributors challenge societal mores and countercultural norms. Nobody Passes explores and critiques the various systems of power seen (or not seen) in the act of "passing." In a pass/fail situation, standards for acceptance may vary, but somebody always gets trampled on. This anthology seeks to eliminate the pressure to pass and thereby unearth the delicious and devastating opportunities for transformation this might create. Mattilda, a.k.a. Matt Bernstein Sycamore has a history of editing anthologies based on brazen nonconformity and gender defiance. Nobody Passes is a cutting-edge exploration of the very topical issue of passing. From activism to academia, immigration to appropriation, disability culture to trans communities, this anthology challenges standards of authenticity and destroys notions of acceptability. Mattilda sets out to ask the question, "What lies are people forced to tell in order to gain acceptance as 'real'?" The answers are as varied as the life experiences of the writers who tackle this urgent and essential topic.

Reaching Too Far: An Introduction
All Mixed Up with no Place to Go: Inhabiting Mixed Consciousness on the Margins
Friction Burn: A Nonfiction Admission
Who's That Wavin' That Flag? On the Signs, Stories, and Strategies of the Current Immigrant Rights Movement
Undermining Gender Regulation
Passing Last Summer
Innocent Victims and Brave New Laws: State Protection and the Battered Women's Movement
Different Types of Hunger: Finding My Way Through Generations of Okie Migration
What I Learned From Being G Minus in the World of Homohop Commerce
No Longer Just American
The End of Genderqueer
My Kind of Cruising
Pino's Father
Trans-Portation
Melchizedek's Three Rings
Behind These Mascaraed Eyes: Passing Life in Prison
Race Haunted, Otherwise
Why Mahmud Can't Be a Pilot
F2mestizo
Persephone
Hat
"And Then You Cut Your Hair": Genderfucking on the Femme Side of the Spectrum
Surface Tensions
Origins
Lack of Close Friends or Confidants
From Hot Pink to Code Pink: Notes on Passing for Monolingual Folk
Not Quite Queer
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