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Genders and Sexualities in the Social Sciences

Bisexuality

Identities, Politics, and Theories

Authors: Monro, Surya

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About this book

This book provides an accessible introduction to bisexuality studies, set within the context of contemporary social theory and research. Drawing on interviews conducted in the UK and Colombia, it maps out the territory, providing a means of understanding sexualities that are neither gay, nor lesbian, nor heterosexual.

About the authors

Surya Monro is a Professor in Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom. She has published substantially in the fields of gender and sexuality. Professor Monro is the author of Gender Politics: Citizenship, Activism, and Sexual Diversity (Pluto Press, 2005), and co-author (with Diane Richardson) of Sexuality, Equality and Diversity (Palgrave MacMillan, 2012).

Reviews

“Bisexuality is an accessible social studies book that identifies and analyses key aspects of the lives of bisexual and other non-monosexual individuals. … book is supported throughout by reference to the scholarship of scholarship of other academics … it functions very well as an introduction to bisexual social studies. … book highlights several interesting gaps in existing scholarship, such as Indian bisexualities and bisexual parenting, but provides a solid theoretical framework upon which to start further research into these topics.” (Danni Glover, LSE Review of Books, blogs.lse.ac.uk, April, 2016)

“Bisexuality: Identities, Politics, and Theories makes a substantial contribution to filling a gap in the current scholarship on sexuality. … Monro has written a magisterial book that will become a ‘must read’ text in the field of sexuality for experienced scholars, students, and social activists … . I thoroughly enjoyed reading Monro’s book and I definitely recommend it. The current scholarship needed a book like this and I hope it will open the way for further research.” (Dr. Bolzonar Fabio, British Sociological Association Network, Issue 123, Summer, 2016)


"Despite the interesting discussion about sexual fluidity that has captured academic attention, sexual identity categories remain the basis of identity construction and politics for most of us in Euro-American nations. For students and professors wanting a wide-ranging and thoughtful overview of bisexuality, one need look no further then Surya Monro's ambitious and engaging book." -Steven Seidman, State University of New York, United States

"This is a must-read book for anyone in the field of sexuality. Not only is it the first academic book for years to deal with the woefully invisible topic of bisexuality, but it is also of much broader appeal given that it synthesises and integrates sexuality theories and research in a way that is both sophisticated and engaging. The global perspective of the book also sets it apart, and will provide a strong foundation for future scholarship and activism in this area to build on." - Meg John Barker, The Open University, United Kingdom

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  • ISBN 978-1-137-00730-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bisexuality
Book Subtitle
Identities, Politics, and Theories
Authors
Series Title
Genders and Sexualities in the Social Sciences
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-00731-5
DOI
10.1057/9781137007315
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-00730-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 207
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