Sex, Gender, and the End of Normal. USA 2012, 157 pp., hardbound, € 24.95Kostenloser Versand innerhalb Europas.Beacon
The author makes 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, the author unpacks what the pop star symbolizes, to whom and why, and holds Lady Gaga as an exemplar of a new kind of feminism that privileges gender and sexual fluidity.